I’m now allowed to talk about what’s in, and what’s not in, the forthcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.
Stampin’ Up have released the Retiring Lists for both the Spring/Summer Catalogue 2018, and for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. These are the lists for the UK.
you would like to receive the lists in Euros, and don’t already have a Stampin Up! demonstrator, please email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be happy to send you the lists for
the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Austria.
really pleased that Southern Serenade Stamp Set is being carried
For today’s card, I chose Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach for my colour scheme as
both of these colours are retiring as they are 2016-2018 InColours.
I stamped the flowers using Basic Black Archival
Ink, and coloured them using Marker Pens, including Daffodil Delight
for the centres of the flowers.
To give the flowers a bit of background, I used the lacy stamp in this stamp set, stamped off once in Sahara Sand.
used my favourite corner stamp from the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set –
which I’m really pleased to say is also being carried forward – on both
the front and the inside of the card, stamped in Emerald Envy Ink!
Also inside the card, using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the top part of the flowery stamp and coloured it in the same way I did the front of the card.
The flowers needed something to finish them off, so I stamped the bow from the Jar of Love Stamp Set, which is another set that’s being carried forward!
not sure if I was brave or foolish but when I stamped the bow using Emerald Envy Ink, I felt it wasn’t dark enough!
I decided to stamp
straight on top of the stamped image again! Phew – lucky!!
I really struck lucky with the three stamp sets I used for today’s card.
I didn’t check whether they were on the retiring list or not, before starting this project.
That’s about it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.