Welcome to the May edition of the International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Hop coordinated by the amazing Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to be part of this blog hop after participating in her April International Blog Highlight and being a top vote getter. I just want to thank everyone who voted for my card during the Highlight. I really appreciate it!
For this blog hop, we are all featuring some of our favorite products from the Stampin’ Up retiring list. This is a great opportunity to take a look and get some inspiration on products that will no longer be available after May 31. If you see something you like, now is the time to get it! As a reminder, stamp sets are guaranteed to be available through May 22, but everything else on the retiring list is while supplies last. After May 22, retiring stamps will also be while supplies last.
For this card, I started by creating an A2 top-folding card base from thick Whisper White cardstock. I also created a layer using regular Whisper White cut to 3.75 x 5″. For a decorative element, I punched each of the corners using the Curvy Corner Trio punch (retiring). I adhered the layer to my card base using liquid glue which gave me a little “wiggle” time to ensure I had everything lined up correctly.
I created my focal point by using an entire field of little flowers punched from Lost Lagoon cardstock (retiring) using the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (retiring). I sponged around the edge of each flower petal using the coordinating Lost Lagoon ink (retiring). For a little sparkle, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to each of them.
I adhered the flowers to the card using glue dots. Once adhered, I added a medium rhinestone to the center of each flower then fluffed up the petals a bit using my fingers for some added dimension.
I stamped the Just Because sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set (retiring) on a 1/2″ strip of Lost Lagoon card using VersaMark ink. I added some white embossing powder then heat set it to melt the powder. I flagged the ends using the Banner punch (retiring). For a little added texture on my card, I looped some metallic silver thread behind the sentiment then adhered the whole thing to my card using Dimensionals.
Thank you so much for taking part in our blog hop. You are currently are at my blog (Melissa Miller). Be sure check the full blog hop list below to see who is next in the list. There are so many amazing ideas and inspiration from all the participants, so you don’t want to miss any!