Groovy Guava will be the retiring Stampin' Up! In Color I will miss most (although Purely Pomegranate is a close second). I indulged in this week's Splitcoast Sketch and Color Challenges (Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Groovy Guava) to get a few more groove-a-licious doses in before the big retirement date of Aug. 10. TIP: Want some inspiration? Daily Splitcoast challenges are listed on my right side bar for your convenience. Be sure to check the status of Stampin' Up!'s Retired Stamp List and Accessories if you still plan to order. Much has sold out 🙂
So I grabbed my sumptuous Groovy Guava Designer Series Paper, came up with placement and accessories to use on today's card and realize, I don't own the Sahara Sand Ink Pad. How could this be in a household filled to the brim with all things SU (and beyond)? But wait, I have the Sahara Sand marker . . . my hero.
I inked up "enjoy" from Enjoy Every Moment with my marker and stamped it on Whisper White. TIP: A few warms "huffs" help to keep the ink moist before stamping. The image takes shape and is embossed using my new Nestabilities Long Rectangles and a Cuttlebug. Cool. The "o" in "enjoy" is a flower from the same set (stamped in Groovy Guava), emancipated with a 3/4" Circle Punch and layered on Sahara Sand (Nestabilities Circles).
The flower gets some lift with Stampin' Dimensionals and stick on pearls for the center and the dot on the "j." I inked "the little things" with my Sahara Sand Marker (double hero bonus points), stamped it on Sahara Sand and popped it out with a key Tag Punch (layered under neath).
I made strips of Groovy Guava Designer Series Polka Dot paper and layered them on Whisper White. I matted my trio on a background of Sahara Sand and Whisper White card stock.
The final touches were adding some Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon (yes, the Stay Put Bow method) and snipping the ends for a little pizzazz (as I often admire on my friend Silke's fanciful creations). The bottom left corner gets a snippet of attention using my Crop-a-Dile and Sahara Sand Eyelets. TIP: I prefer to add eyelets (and brads) just short of the final card base so that they go through the Groovy Guava stripe paper but don't poke through the inside of the card. Groovy Guava (5.5 x 4.25) card base.
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Hugs and Pretties . . . . M
Stamp Set: Enjoy Every Moment
Paper: Groovy Guava Designer Series, Groovy Guava, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand Marker
Cool Tools: Crop-A-Dile, Key Tag Punch, Nestabilities Long Rectangles, Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch: Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Eyelets (Basics), Stick-On Pearls