The DSP varied in colors and they had the option to use this side with the script or the other polka dotted side. The retiring stamp set is Garden In Bloom. I used the Scalloped Tag Punch on this card. I will miss this stamp.
For this card, I used Oh So Eclectic (yay! it's NOT retiring.) I cut the flowers out with the matching dies to this set in Soft Sky and Peekaboo Peach (both retiring as is the seam binding I used.)
This was a fun card! The retiring items on it are the raindrops and the sentiment - both from Sprinkles of Life. The umbrella and girl are from Beautiful You - definitely NOT retiring! Another choice for rain is a diagonal line stamp from the retired Gorgeous Grunge.
Ø Position the long white panel onto the white layer and temporarily hold it in place with washi tape.
Ø Stamp the image of the lady across the narrow panel with black ink so the top of the umbrella and her ankles are stamped on the larger white panel and the rest of her is on the narrow white piece.
Ø Lightly stamp rain.
Ø Stamp umbrella onto DSP.
Ø Stamp sentiment at bottom right.
Ø Color the girl with Blendabilities or Watercolor pencils.
Ø Adhere bottom of umbrella onto narrow panel and the top of the umbrella on to the card.
Ø Mat the narrow piece onto black cardstock carefully positioning it so umbrella & legs line up.
Ø Adhere to white cardstock with dimensionals.
The retiring item on this card is the Color Theory DSP. I have used this paper a lot! The stamp set is one that was in the retiring Occasions Catalog but will be in the new Annual Catalog called A Good Day. The Layering Circles framelits makes it a super easy card. I used Blendabilities to color the images.
I probably won't be blogging much in the next couple of weeks. I am taking my Mom to Hawaii to visit Ashley. Ashley surprised Mom with a ticket to Hawaii for Christmas and Mom has been counting down the days. She is so excited. Wish me luck on this venture with my almost 90 year old legally blind mother!! I borrowed a wheel chair from a friend so that should make it a little better. Luckily, Ashley is very patient with her and will be a great help.
I have my two latest Paper Pumpkin kits that I have not opened yet. I am planning on taking them on the plane to work on them during the long flight. We fly from Charlotte to Phoenix (4 1/2) hours and from Phoenix to Honolulu (6 hours).