So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye - The Control Freaks Tour de Freaks theme this month is "Goodbye to Old Friends" which could be retiring items from the catalog, or a friend's retirement, or even someone who is moving away; it will be fun to see what each Freak decided to do! If you hopped here from Debbie's page, Debbie's Designs, welcome! If you are starting here (howdy!), follow the link at the bottom for the next stop on the tour and to see the other six blogs.
Today I am showing three retiring stamps sets, two retiring In Colors, two retiring embossing folders, one retiring die set and a partridge in a pear tree! Not really on the partridge, but I couldn't resist....
My first card features two stamp sets, the lovely Southern Serenade (using two of the stamps), and the oh-so-useful Timeless Textures (three stamps). The grid from Timeless Textures was heat embossed in gold, then the scrolly fleur de lis and spatters were stamped in Powder Pink.
After stamping the floral stem in Memento ink and coloring the flowers with Powder Pink and a Blender Pen, the leaves were colored using light and dark Mossy Meadow Blends. The image was then die cut with the new Stitched Nested labels and the edges colored with the edge of a Powder Pink Stampin' Write marker.
A greeting from Southern Serenade and a scattering of white Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins completed the card.
The second card features the Dear Doily stamp and die bundle that I am soooo bummed is retiring. Words can't express how sad I was when I saw it didn't make the cut for the new catalog. Ahhhhh, well, I'll survive....I think.
The flowers on the sprig were colored and stamped two times with Berry Burst and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers, then stamped two more times, not re-inking the stamp. It gives a lovely softer look, don't you agree? After die cutting them with the Doily Builder Thinlits, they were arranged and glued in place. Two bows were cut from Berry Burst cardstock and after removing the ends of one, it was glued behind the other for a double loop bow.
The background was embossed with both the Hexagons and Softly Falling folders and a strip of Berry Burst Silver Edged Ribbon covered the seam where they come together. I love all the different textures and layers on this card!
Thanks for stopping by today! Up next is Melissa, over at Rubber Funatics.