I made this card before I traveled to OnStage in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago. It turns out that all the stamp sets I used on this card are retiring! That makes me sad because I like these sets and will miss them. As reminder, if you like something that is going to retire, you need to order it sooner rather than later because once these things are gone, they are gone for good.
The porch swing, pillows, sentiment, and bird are are from the stamp set called Sitting Here. I stamped the swing in Memento Black Ink and then colored it using the Soft Suede Light and Dark Blends. I then stamped it again onto a piece of Post-It Notes and covered it up before stamping the wall and floor. This way the swing would not have wall marks on it. I used the stamp set called Hardwood. I inked it with Crumb Cake ink but stamped off before stamping it onto the cardstock to make it a little lighter. All that means is I stamped it first onto a piece of scrap paper before stamping it on the cardstock.
After doing that I stamped the pillows in Memento Black Ink and colored them with the Dark Granny Apple and Bermuda Bay Blends and cut them out. I colored the sitting pad with the same colors and then adhered the pillows on top. I stamped the sentiment and bird but still felt it needed something else. I decided to use the door and door frame from At Home With You and colored the door using the Light Cajun Craze Blends and then going over it a few times with the Color Lifter to make it look more washed out. I cut then cut the frame and door out with the matching dies called At Home Framelits. and adhered them to the card.
Sitting Here, Hardwood, At Home With You and the At Home Framelits are retiring.The good news with all of that is the Memento Ink and the Stampin’ Blends are not! It is ok, though. You are going to love the new catalog and all the wonderful products in it. I can’t wait to show it to all of you! If you would like a new catalog, you can come pick one up for free when I get them (probably Mid-May) or if you want me to mail you one, you just need to pay the cost of shipping. In the meantime, enjoy the two catalogs we still have. They are available until June 3rd!