Welcome to the STBD May Blog Hop as we say goodbye to retiring products from the current Stampin' Up! catalogs. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their projects and ideas to help inspire you.For my card design today, I decided to showcase the retiring Over The Moon stamp set (item #149331) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I paired it with two punches that are also retiring, the Twinkle Builder Punch (item #146321) and the Pretty Label Punch (item #143715), to create this sweet card design.
To create this card, I chose Balmy Blue cardstock for the card base and added a layer of the retiring Blueberry Bushel cardstock for the background. I stamped one of the cow images from the Over The Moon stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Basic Black, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers. I fussy cut the image out with my Paper Snips and added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the image.
To create the clouds for the design, I punched out two shapes using the Pretty Label Punch from Whisper White cardstock and carefully went around the outline of each shape with the Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker to give it definition. I heat embossed the sentiment onto one of the "clouds" with Gold Embossing Powder. Using the Twinkle Builder Punch, I punched out one of the crescent moon shapes and seven stars of various sizes to decorate the background. I colored each shape using Clear Wink of Stella to add a touch of sparkle.
The card was assembled by attaching the plain cloud to the card front using Snail Adhesive towards the center of the card. The cloud with the sentiment was attached using Stampin' Dimensionals so that it overlaps the first cloud. Using Snail Adhesive, I attached the moon and stars to the background, except for two of the stars that were attached to the sentiment cloud to embellish it. For the finishing touch, I added the cow image so that it rested on the top cloud, slightly overhanging the cloud with the sentiment. I love how this card design turned out and I think it can be used for a variety of occasions. My first thought was an unconventional Graduation card, especially for a Kindergartner or a student transitioning from Elementary school to Middle school.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to take a look at the retiring products still available on the Last Chance Retirement List and order your favorites before they disappear. Some of these products, like the Twinkle Builder Punch, have been discounted. Products on the Last Chance List are available while supplies last or until June 2nd, 2020.
If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects.
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