Are you ready to see the debut of Baby Rhino from the Animal Outing Stamp Set? This stamp set is one that the demonstrators who attended OnStage received. It comes with dies, which I haven’t received yet, so Baby Rhino is standing in a Layering Square. I don’t think he minds, because he is surrounded by pretty, Peekaboo Peach Designer Series Paper. Isn’t he cute?

By Su Mohr for TGIFC154; Click visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Animal Outing, Petal Burst, Birds & Blooms, Layering Squares, Layering Ovals, Thankful Thoughts; #thankyoucards #babycards #rhinos #petalburst #animalouting #stampinup #tgif154

Animal Outing Baby Rhino

 

The sentiment, “thank you Big Time”  is also in the stamp set, and I used layering ovals to coordinate. I used Basic Black Ink for stamping, and decided to let him stay black and white, and let the color be elsewhere.

Speaking of color, there’s a big color revamp going on at Stampin’ Up! Some colors will be discontinued, and a bunch of new colors will be added.

Retiring Colors
On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo
Marina Mist
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red
Soft Sky
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
Dapper Denim
Emerald Envy
Flirty Flamingo*
Peekaboo Peach
Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

 This is all very exciting to us crafters. Some will mourn the loss of colors, while others will rejoice. The colors in today’s project were chosen by the designers at the TGIF Challenge. These are three of the five “in colors” from 2016-2018. Traditionally, they get to be “in colors” for two years, and then are retired. For those who love pink, you’ll be delighted to know that Flirty Flamingo is being carried into the new catalog as a permanent member of the “Brights Collection.” But, after May 31st,  it’ll be “bye bye” to Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach.

 

The GOOD NEWS is, you have until May 31st to stock up on your retiring favorites. Just click on my “shop” button to go to my store.

 

For now, we will celebrate our retiring “in colors” along with Flirty Flamingo. The card base for today’s project is Flirty Flamingo, layered with Peekaboo Peach, striped Designer Series Paper, topped with Thick Whisper White. I embossed this white layer with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder, liking the way it mimicked the leaves on the tree branch I was planning to use.

I’ve heard that rhinos like to sit under trees, and I chose a branch from the Best Birds Stamp Set to make him happy. I stamped it in Sweet Sugarplum ink, and used the die from the Birds & Blooms Die Set for cutting. I double layered the branch, so it would be sturdy when placed on dimensionals.

I just love Enamel Dots, and the three challenge colors fit perfectly along the scalloped edge of the square.

 

To complete the sentiment on the inside, I found just what I wanted to say in the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set, “If you could see my face, you’d see the smile you put on it.” The writing even matches the “thank you” on the front.

 

I went ahead and finished the envelope too. Using the Leaf Punch is quick and easy, and a great use of scraps!

 

Thanks so much for paying me a visit. I know Baby Rhino enjoyed showing off for you.