ESAD May 2020 see ya later favourites blog hop

Welcome to an ESAD blog hop. You may have come to my blog from Narelle’s blog. The theme of the blog hop today is to show case Stampin’ Up! items that are retiring when the new 2020-2021 annual catalogue goes live on 3 June.

I’ve decided to show case the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors as well as one of my favourite retiring stamp sets, First Frost with a few other retiring things thrown for good measure. The retiring In Colors are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel, and I have made a project incorporating all the colours.

I started with a piece of shimmery white card stock and used the straight edge die from the Stitched Nested Label dies to create faux stitching around the edge.  I mixed a few drops of Pineapple Punch re-inker with some shimmery white embossing paste and  applied the paste to the card stock using one of the Pattern Party decorative masks.  This panel was matted in Blueberry Bushel card stock and then mounted on the a Pineapple Punch card base.

I then used the First Frost stamp set to create a floral arrangement using the In Colors I hadn’t used yet. I cut the floral images out using the retiring Frosted Bouquet dies. The sentiment comes from another retiring stamp set, Special Celebrations.  I stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel and used the Stitched so Sweetly dies to cut out the label. The edges of the label have been sponged in Blueberry Bushel ink.  I added some retiring glitter enamel dots for additional bling.

The inside of the card has been decorated as well.  I used the same decorative mask that I used previously to sponge the brick pattern on Whisper White card stock with Pineapple Punch ink. I used another stamp from First Frost to add foliage. And just to incorporate another retiring product, I added a piece of Pressed Petals washi tape.

Used in this project:

Paper: Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, shimmery white, Whisper White

Stamps: First Frost, Special Celebrations (both retiring)

Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel

Die cutting and embossing tools:  Frosted Bouquet (retiring), Stitched so Sweetly dies, Stitched Nested Labels dies

Tools: Pattern Party decorative masks (retiring), sponge daubers, palette knives

Embellishments: glitter enamel dots (retiring), Pressed Petels Specialty washi tape (retiring), shimmery white embossing paste

All items listed above  for these projects (except retired items) are available through my online store. If you live in Australia, just click on the shopping cart in the left hand column of this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Now it is time to hop over to Lynsey’s  blog to check out what she has made. Should you get lost there is a list of participants below so you can rejoin the hop.

Happy stamping


Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Denise Buetler
  4. Sue Vine
  5. Melissa Gifford
  6. Mae Collins
  7. Sharni Haines
  8. Lou Kitzelman
  9. Rebecca Scurr
  10. Libby Dyson
  11. Narelle Fasulo
  12. Cathy Pinchbeck – you are here
  13. Lynsey McCord
  14. Bronwyn Eastley
  15. Jenny Hayward
  16. Mandy Depiazzi

10 responses to “ESAD May 2020 see ya later favourites blog hop

  1. wow I really love the yellow brick background, it really sets off the flowers nicely.

  2. Such an elegant card Cathy! And very clever to use all the retiring InColours…your brick wall embossing is lovely too.

  3. What a gorgeous way to use all of those colours together. This is really pretty Cathy. x

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