Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig April Blog Hop. This month our theme is Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors! You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Su Mohr at Aromas and Art, or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
Normally there are five “in colors” that retire. This year, Flirty Flamingo will be in the new catalog as a member of the Brights Collection. I’m paying homage to the four retiring colors: Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, and Peekaboo Peach.
Even though I’m celebrating the retiring “in colors,” the highlight of this card for me is the silhouetted girl. She is from the new stamp set, Enjoy Life, which instantly caught my eye. I love working with silhouettes, remembering how much I used the silhouette of the Little Drummer Boy from the Holiday catalog.
I stamped the backward girl in Dapper Denim on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and yes, I fussy cut her. It was also necessary to place a bunch of tiny pieces of dimensionals on her to give her strength.
She’s doing a fine job of holding the balloons. I made the balloons using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and dotted Designer Series Paper. It took some planning and “do-overs” to make her hold the balloon strings correctly. But, we did it!
The Enjoy Life stamp set also provided the grass, which and I stamped in Emerald Envy to match the card base. Our silhouetted girl is standing on the sentiment, “Happy Retirement,” from the retiring, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Fortunately, there’s a new stamp set, Itty Bitty Greetings, to replace it. It has 32 greetings, new fonts, new sentiments, so I’m happy. The Bunch of Banners Die I used for cutting is carrying over to the new catalog. Yay!
Are you curious about the entire color revamp? Click on this post to get all of the info.
The last detail for today’s card was embossing the envelope flap with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. Not only is it not retiring, there are 25 Embossing Folders in the new catalog, Yippee!
I want to thank you for taking part in our Remarkable InkBig April Blog Hop. Now hop along, because there are many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember, you are on my blog – Su Mohr at Aromas And Art. Check the blog hop line up to see who is next on the list. Have fun!