Bye Bye Bella Blossoms

Stampin up bella blossoms

Did you know this pretty Bella Blossoms stamp set (the sentiments are fabulous) is still available?  It's not in the catalog but part of the Stampin' Up! Dormant Stamp List.  However, it's headed for retirement after June 30 along with many other favorite Stampin' Up! stamps.  Click here to download the Last Chance Stamp ListTIP:  Check out all Last Chance Lists located in the top right corner of my blog. 

Many of the accessories and colors used in today's card will be
retiring on June 30.  Click here for the Last Chance Accessories List
& Sale (inventory updated 6/3/09).  My color choices, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango, are part of this week's Splitcoast Color Challenge CC231.  The layout is from Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC231.

  • I used Riding Hood Red Textured card stock to create a rich 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.
  • It's topped with Tangerine Tango Textured card stock.
  • The big Bella Blossoms flower was inked in Kiwi Kiss and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.
  • I cropped the Very Vanilla panel to 3 3/8" x 5", centering the flower as much as possible.
  • The image panel was cut into three strips 1 1/8" wide and layered on the Tangerine Tango background.
  • Stampin up scallop oval punch I dipped the "best wishes" sentiment in Jet Black Stazon and stamped it on Tangerine Tango.  TIP:  For a crisp, black image, Jet Black Stazon is my top choice.
  • The sentiment was cropped with a Large Oval Punch and layered with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals over a Riding Hood Red Scallop Oval.  The Scallop Oval Punch is available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
  •  A strip of Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon is tucked behind.  The vanilla trim is absolutely charming.  Grab this easy to use ribbon on the Last Chance Accessories List at 25% off before it's gone!
  • My final touch was Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red Textured card stock shaped with a Photo Corners Punch.
  • Three Black Brads from Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Brad Collection add depth to the corner piece and balance the black text in the sentiment.
  • I attached the Photo Corner element with Stampin' Dimensionals for a 3-D effect.

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Stamp Set:  Bella Blossoms (111596)
Paper:  Riding Hood Red Textured (111345), Tangerine Tango (111349), Tangerine Tango Textured (111345), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss (111835), Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889, Occasions Mini Catalog), Photo Corners Punch (109042), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Vintage Brads (109109, Black), Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (111365)

Bella blossoms

8 Comments:

  1. Very unique, Mary. So beautiful. I just played with this stamp this week. It is sad to see it go already. The potential to use this in a variety of ways which I thought would have kept this stamp around for a long time. Too bad others didn’t see it that way. Can’t wait to see sneak peaks with the new in colours.

  2. So beautiful – Mary!!! Great take on the Sketch!!!

  3. lovely job on the two challenges, beautiful card!

  4. Somehow I didn’t get this post, but saw it in the left margin. I’ve been proved wrong. The Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red do go together after all, definitely with a neutral shade to help out. Thanks for highlighting an unusal color combination. Who would have “thunk” it?

  5. colleen kramer

    I Love, Love, Love this stamp set! It has earned an extended stay in my stamp collection!
    You are so good at these challenges (with yet another impossible color combo)!

  6. oh I am going to miss this beauty so much! So sad! I love the color combo you used for this card very sweet!

  7. I hate to see Bella go! I love your card, the corner punch is the perfect accent!

  8. I can’t believe it! I love that stamp, and the card beautiful!

    Jeanette

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