Welcome to Richard’s first-ever Up, Up & Away Retirement Sale Showcase! The Make Amazing Girls are showing off some incredible projects, each featuring retiring products from Fun Stampers Journey. Make sure to visit each and every blog, because there’s a lot of inspiration to be had… and a chance to win prizes, too! And check out the incredible deals on fabulous stamp sets, patterned paper, and more HERE.
Here’s what you do:
• -Visit each blog listed below
• -Leave a comment on each blog; one winner from all comments received will win their choice of one retiring stamp set. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win!
• Comments close on Thursday, May 8, 2015 at Midnight, PST.
• -Return on May 9th to see the winner announcement on Richardgaray.com! (Knowing Richard, he probably has a few surprises up his sleeve, too!).
Here is my creation for the hop and a little tutorial on how I created it!
On this card I‘m using SS-0094 With Love and SS-0136 Love You Stamp Sets. Once I decide what I’m going to use I then choose a paper and color scheme. I chose the PP-0004 New DayPaper Collection. Here’s another way to get a layered look by cutting out a shape on your first layer revealing the paper underneath. I stamped my hearts in Pool Play ink and stamped the heart 2 times making one a lighter shade, then cut them out with my DI-0033 Heart Felt Dies.
Then I chose other elements from the stamp sets that I wanted on my card and stamped them and cut them out. I stamped the rose 3 times so I can make a 3d rose in 3 different tiers. Now I will layer my card using AC-0084 and 0085 foam dots in between each new layer.
You can see the shadows of each layer giving your card dimension and height.
I also have added some hearts on my white layer under the Patterned Paper. See those lovely little silver sparkle splatters around the hearts.. that’s Fun Stampers Journey’s fabulous AC-0019 Silver Silk.
One of my favorite parts of creating a card is adding all of those small little details that really give your projects that extra pop! I have used AC-0027 Hearts and StarsWooden Buttons, AC-0102 Paper Clip Elements, AC-0113 Journey Sequins Blue Sky and AC-0005 Natural Journey Twine.
The PP-0004 NewDay Paper Collection and 2 Stamp Sets, SS-0094 With Love and SS-0136 Love YouStamp are currently on the retirement list and will soon no longer be available. You can find these sets and lots of others on the retirement list. Great deals for you or gifts for friends!
Thank you for visiting my blog today and joining us on the hop. Be sure to visit everyone!
Have a wonderful day!