Fond Farewell ~ Timeless Textures Anniversary Card

We are in the last 8 days  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Timeless Textures Stamp Set ~ I truly have loved this set – and have used it on so many projects – the texture stamps are so versatile and todays card uses the stamps as the focal point – I shall miss this set when it retires at the end of the month.

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3D Greeting Technique with Video Tutorial

As I explain in my video – I received a card using this technique and just had to give it a try.  It works wonderfully with dies with words so I am sure it would work equally as well with ones for flowers and the like.

I have created a birthday card using the Happy Birthday Framelit Die using the  technique as my focal point, so the stamping is very simple using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set to create a background on which to present the Happy Birthday.

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Black Ice Technique with Video Tutorial

Time to share a technique ~ Black Ice.  It creates a great focal point to a card with a really unusual finish.  As this is an embossing technique it also gave me a chance to pull out my Heat Gun which has been sadly neglected for a while 🙂

Looking at the color combination I think this would make for a great card for the guys in our lives and the second sample with a little flower and bow would be great for a feminine card.

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Sweet and Simple ~ Timeless Textures

Timeless Textures just has to be one of my favorite stamp sets, it can be used to give texture for another focal point or can feature on its own – just as I have today.

This is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal.  Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs and spices etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.

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Double Waterfall Card ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

This is one of those cards that you make for someone special – a friend who has a heart of gold, is in your Stampin’ Up! team, is very supportive and brings you cookies and cakes when she visits!

When you make a card for a fellow card maker you know that she will appreciate it but that she will also look at it very closely to see how it is done!  So you try to out do yourself because you don’t want to produce an ‘ordinary’ card.

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Designer Tin of Cards

Would you like to make handmade cards but dont’t have the space for all the ‘stuff’ or maybe you would like a gift for the upcoming holidays

Here is the perfect solution…………….It’s a kit & it’s fabulous! Pre-cut supplies, the tin, envelopes & accessories are included to make 16 cards. Divided tabs provide organization to sort according to the sentiment. The kit has a coordinating stamp set, too

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