Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Central Park is retiring!

That's right. On January 1st, Stampin' Up! will be retiring many of their dormant sets (see full list below). Included in this list is Central Park- a set of three stamps that includes a floral silhouette (used in this card) and some leaf images.

I simply love this set (see it in another post here)and I am sad to see it go. I decided I needed to ink it up one last time.

Some notes about this card:
  • I clear embossed the image onto Whisper White before using a sponge to apply Crushed Curry, Really Rust, Ruby Red, and Rich Razzleberry (from bottom to top). TIP: Be sure to start with your lightest color and work your way up.
  • The sentiment, from Garden Greetings (another retiring set!), was inked using Basic Black and cropped using the word window punch.
  • To add some pizzaz, I created a flower using Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain. I simply snipped each end of the ribbon and pulled the top thread on either side to cinch it up. I used glue dots to secure it.
  • A More Mustard (kind of close to Crushed Curry, right?) button was used to dot the center.
Keep in mind that the following sets will no longer be available after January 1st. To place an order, click here.

Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

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Recipe: Stamps: Central Park (113732), Garden Greetings (113716) Ink: Basic Black (101179), Crushed Curry (115659), Really Rust (103162), Ruby Red (102259), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Versamark (102283) Paper: Ruby Red (102030), Crushed Curry (115319), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730) Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain (115613), Playground Designer Buttons (116313), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Word Window Punch (105090), Modern Label Punch (116630), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (100005), Sponge (101610), Dimensionals (104430), Silver Brads (104336)


....Linda.... said...

This is a pretty set and I love how you "inked it up"!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is beautiful Carrie. I love the inking, the image and oh those colors... very rich. I love your piercing too. Really sets it off. Hugs,

Patti MacLeith said...

So much creativity in one card--those techniques are gorgeous with this set. Very nice, Carrie!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Stunning, Carrie.

Happy Holidays! Enjoy time with your loved ones.

Margaret Moody said...

Another great card, Carrie! I too love this set! Love this technique! You've inspired me to give it a try!
Merry Christmas!

Mary Fish said...

I rarely use purple (lilac) but this is simply stunning with your snipped flowers. Beautiful, Carrie! Hugs, M

Mary Fish said...

Ooops . . the comment above is for your PPA card. Love the technique and sponging you used on this card . . . I have to try it! Hugs, M