I haven't had time to share my Stamp Club cards for this month. We met last week and made these cards. I had designed the cards before the Retiring List came out and I was trying to predict which stamps were retiring. I guessed correctly on some of them.
This first one uses Blooms for You which is retiring. It is a single stamp. Other stamp sets used were: Hardwood Background Stamp; Tin of Cards; Papillion Potpourri; and Something to Say (retiring). I used Early Espresso on everything except the middle of the flower which is Soft Sky.
The only things retiring on this card is the DSP - both the Botanical and the Color Me Irresistible which is a resist paper that I sponged with Mint Macaron. Thank goodness this stamp and die set will carry over.
I will be sad to see The Open Sea leave. It was such a great set for masculine cards. I did my first - successful - Reflection Technique on this card. I stamped the water on the bottom with Pool Party using one of the stamps from Timeless Textures. Don't overlook this stamp set - it is a good one for lots of different backgrounds. Next I stamped the ship in Early Espresso on the card AND on a piece of acrylic transparency. I turned the transparency over, line it up with the ship and rubbed the ink onto the card. Easy, peasy!! The sun is from Kinda Eclectic stamped and embossed in white. I sponged Soft Sky on the top.
This card was a fun one to make. I stamped the flower from Watercolor Words with Versamark and used Clear powder to heat emboss them. Next I spritzed the card with water or you can just use your Aqua Brush to brush on clear water. Make sure you are using either Watercolor Paper OR Shimmery White Paper. I used the Shimmery White. After the paper is damp, brush on three different colors from top to bottom letting each one blend into the next. I used: Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry on the pink one and Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky and Tempting Turquoise for the blue one. I am sad to see the Corner Punch leaving us but that is the only retiring item on these cards (oh - also the thick twine.)
My postings may be a little sporadic for the next week (aren't they always???) I am "leaving on a jet plane" tomorrow for Texas - my final trip for a few years. I am taking my Mom to spend a little time with Ashley before she moves to Hawaii. I have been doing really good on Weight Watchers but don't think I will be counting points next week as I enjoy Mexican, BBQ, and steaks at Josephines!!