Replacing Retired Stamps
Have you ever come across a card on Pinterest you loved, only to find out the stamp set used to create it was retired? At this point you hit eBay and cross your fingers you can find it at a reasonable price (good luck with that!). If you're like me and only seem to find overpriced sets (or sets missing stamps), this post is for you!
When the Retired List for the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up!® catalog came out, I was hit hard with casualties. None more beloved than the Pun Intended Hostess Set. There were many stamps I loved in this set, but some of my favorite cards were done with the light bulb. While my heart was broken at the loss, the new catalog brought with it Watts of Occasions, a set full of nothing but light bulbs; short ones, tall ones, fat ones, skinny ones (I feel a childhood song coming on here).
Not All Cards Are for Happy Occasions
Now, celebrations are wonderful, but we've all dealt with hard times too. These are the moments our friends and family are most needed, and a card is most appreciated. I have a card my mom had given me 15 years ago during such a time. Each time I see it I feel so loved, even after all this time.
With the new set came an opportunity to recreate some of my favorite designs as well as create some fun new cards. For today's post I want to share a card I made back in March and the remodel I made for a recent class on sponge daubers.
Just a Daub Will Do It
Can you believe this all begins with a piece of Whisper White cardstock? I stamped my light in Basic Black before adding any color. After that, I began layering my colors using sponge daubers. I used six or seven colors of ink, but you could easily make it work with less. The most important thing is to remember to keep the yellow close to the bulb itself, as the sentiment talks about being burnt out, so the light emitted should be dim.
This card takes just a few minutes to make but offers great depth of color and will be sure to brighten your loved one's spirits! Head down to the comments and let me know what your most-treasured card you've received is.