Friday, April 27, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Set Blog Hop: Fifth Avenue Floral

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop! You may have come from Debra's Blog where she highlighted Flight of the Butterfly. Didn't she do an amazing job with that set? I have to admit that I haven't used that set in a long time until recently!

If you are just starting the hop right here, have no fear. We are all linked in a big circle so you can hop around no matter where you start! If, by chance, you get lost you can click the banner at the top of this post and see a list of all the hop stops on Stampin' Addicts.
 Can you even believe that list of retiring stamps? I was surprised at the length of that list! While some of the sets on that list didn't surprise me, I am sad to see some of them go. One of the sets that I'm sad to see go is Fifth Avenue Floral. Now I know that it's been around for a while but those flowers are just so classic! It's so much fun to use too! I am sad to see it leave our line-up, I am also VERY excited to see what's going to replace it! Stampin' Up! has never disappointed me!

OK, you didn't come here to read about me and my thoughts, you want to see some projects! Well, let me show you the first card that I created with Fifth Avenue Floral!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, Frosted White shimmer 
paint, blender pen, More Mustard marker, Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals 
This is a pretty simple card. I stamped the flower in the middle and then masked it and stamped on each side. Masked those and stamped again. Then I cut the edges of the flowers creating the border edge on the front of the card. I did color these in with Frosted White Shimmer paint and a blender pen as well as More Mustard marker for the centers.

My next project uses the new purse die for the Big Shot! Quick and simple was the name of this project. I hadn't used my purse die yet and wanted to give it a try! Man, was that easy to put together, and it turned out so cute!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Purse die, Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, dimensional

My next project is a 12x12 double layout. I had seen this idea surfing the web but didn't mark who's it was. If you recognize this, let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due! I did change the colors and added my own little touches to this layout. I just need to print up some pictures and add them to this layout! (With 4 girls, that won't be hard either! :)) I will be posting close ups of these pages next week. Stay tuned!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Concord, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Concord, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Whisper White satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Timeless Type Alphabet dies

This brings me to my last project. I couldn't decide what color to use and I'm really happy that I used so many! Each one turned out FABULOUS!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, En Francais
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green,
 More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Watercolor paper
Ink: Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, 
More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, VersaMark
Accessories: Little Leaves die, White embossing powder, heat tool, aqua-painter, mister, dimensionals
For these cards, I did Floating Re-inker or Re-inker Spread. I have heard both names for the same technique. I stamped and embossed the rose onto watercolor paper. Then I misted the paper until it was quite wet. I picked up color with the aqua-painter and touche the wet rose in each area of the rose and then let it dry. Cut it out and added it to the card. Each rose looks like I used several colors to create the highlights and low-lights of it but I only used one color! That is the way the ink spreads and dries! I will be posting close ups of each of these cards next week so you can see the different colors in the roses. Wouldn't this look great with ALL of Stampin' Up!'s colors? Can't wait to give it a try!

Well, that's all I have for you today. Now you are off to Rhonda's Blog to see what she created with another set that I'm very sad to see go, Inspired by Nature.

Thanks for stopping by and
Happy Stampin'!


Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful projects, but that little purse is just adorable!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

I love this set, and you showcased it so well! LOVE the purse and floating reinker cards!

Patti said...

These are all great projects. Love your double page layout - the colors look wonderful.

Yapha said...

Fabulous projects! I love the flowers on the purse! And those cards with the reinker spread are just gorgeous!!

Twila said...

Beautiful! Love your projects! I have to say I love the last set of cards. Love them! If you are interested I posted the rest of my projects for the hop on my blog post if you want to take a look. Thanks!

Katherine said...

Shelly - I'm certainly inspired to clean off my desk and start creating! I love the projects, and in case you were wondering, that last set? Definitely my favorite!

Lisa Young said...

Wow! That last set of cards is amazing! Just goes to show you that this set can be used with any color family!

Lisa Young said...

Wow! That last set of cards is amazing! Just goes to show you that this set can be used with any color family!

Kim said...

I love all your projects! Your purse is adorable and the set of 6 reinker cards is beautiful!

Deb B - Debadoo said...

Great job Shelley! I really love the floating reinker card set! Those are stunning!

Adriana Benitez said...

Wonderful work with this set. The last batch of cards are gorgeous!!

Susan Carlson said...

Aww! Am I going to regret not buying Fifth Avenue Floral??? I love all the colors you chose to make those cards. They're gorgeous! Your other projects are mighty fine, too. Can't wait to see the close-ups of the scrapbook pages!

SueBee said...

Beautiful job of blending, you made the flowers look so real !

Tanya Boser said...

Lovin' that last set of cards! That technique is sooo beautiful, and you made some gorgeous cards with them!
I also love your trimmed border on the first card, just fabulous!!

marg0006 said...

Great flowers.
Loving Scrapper101

Mickey Roberts said...

Shelley, these projects are just lovely! Especially the watercolored roses in all those pretty colors. Awesome!

Betty said...

Shelly these are just LOVELY!! The cut border edge is a fabulous use of this and one i would not have thought of. And the purse! I really like that you used it as the background and the focal point too!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love your last set of cards--perfect for a gift! Your scrapbook page is awesome for those cute, growing up girly pictures I bet you have of your daughters!

Paula said...

Fabulous projects Shelley. I love the scrapbook pages but I pinned the last set of cards. So lovely.

Carmen said...

Wonderfully done!! I'm going to miss this set!