None of the colors on the Watercolor Trio card are retiring - woohoo!
Isn't it cool the way you can create a frame using the eyelet border punch? I learned how to do this from Stampin' Sucess, a magazine for SU demonstrators. It's not that hard, but takes a little practice. Also, you have to use particular dimensions and start in exactly the right place.
Originally I designed this Big Buckle card using melon mambo card stock since that's one of the colors in the Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper (which I used on the belt). Since Pink Passion is a retiring color and is very similar to Melon Mambo (card on left uses pink Passion; card on right uses Melon Mambo), I used that color for my class. I also changed the belt color from Pretty in Pink to Crushed Curry since curry is retiring.
We used the wing of the 2-Step XL Bird punch to create tulips. If you put the straight side of the wing facing out it looks like a tulip, but if you put the curvy side of the wing facing out it looks more like a rosebud. We stamped images from Flight of the Butterfly on the inside of the tulip card.
I started to blog my Masculine Technique Class and realized I still hadn't written a post for my Feminine Technique Class! So I'm posting these photos today and will post the masculine class in a couple days and then a fancy fold grad card I made for a friend's graduating son.
Project 1 - Hummingbird Card
sets- Elements of Style #120045 $19.95 cm
cs- basic gray, pixie pink, very vanilla
ink- basic gray pad, pixie pink pad, markers: brilliant blue, orchid opulence, garden green
access- eyelet border punch, basic gray taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, paper snips
Project 2 - Big Buckle Card
sets- circle circus
cs- pink passion, whisper white, crushed curry, razzleberry lemonade dp
ink- pink passion, crushed curry & rich razzleberry pad and marker
access- word window & scallop circle punch, paper piercer & mat pack, filigree designer brads, fire circle rhinestone brads, curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon
Project 3 - Watercolor Trio Card
sets- watercolor trio #120084 cm $16.95 cm
cs- kraft, whisper white
ink- rich razzleberry, melon mambo, & pumpkin pie pads
access- wide oval, scallop oval and scallop border punch, kraft taffeta ribbon, gold glow smooch spritz
Project 4 - Tulip Card
sets- flight of the butterfly
cs- lavendar lace, mellow moss, whisper white, & scraps (mellow moss, pixie pink, pretty in pink, lovely lilac, lavender lace, apricot appeal, & barely banana)
ink- lovely lilac pad
access- big shot, top note, perfect details texturz plate, xl 2-step bird punch, sponge, dotto, crop-a-dile, delphinium ribbon (retired)
Happy Stamping! Mary