Welcome to My Tanglewood Cottage and the Wacky Watercooler’s May Mashup Blog Hop! This month we will be showing you projects that feature retiring products we love, our faorite masculine products, and, finally, a sneak peak of up-coming products. There are only six of us participating this month, but we aim to inspire you to get out your stamps and get your fingers inky!
About the Blog Hop: This is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started. You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.
If you have been moving forward through the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Penny Hanuszak’s blog. Penny is so talented, I bet you were inspired by what she shared with you.
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Going, going and almost gone – you have until May 31st!
I debated on so many different retiring products to share with you, because there are a lot I will miss. I decided on the Cups & Kettles Framelits dies that coordinate with the A Nice Cuppa stamp set because this set was only available for a short period of time and you only have a few days left to get it if you want it. Just about everyone I know loves tea so this is a perfect Suite for me.
Oh, I almost forgot…I also am using Greeting Thinlits which I also am sad to see go. I love the fact they are such a perfect size for most cards.
When I first began working on this card I had found a water color tutorial online I wanted to try out. Well, let’s just say I was unsuccessful in achieving the background I wanted to create! So, I experimented with some sponging and then stamped soft colors over the sponged card stock.
I started by sponging and blending Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, and Pacific Point onto the card stock.
Next I inked up several stamps from the Timeless Textures set (which is not retiring, yahoo!) with Soft Sky ink and stamped images randomly over the sponged background.
Here is my finished “going, going, and almost gone” card!
This next card features the Open Sea stamp set which is also retiring, along with the retiring World Map background stamp. I am truly sorry to see these two go. I have used both so many times to make masculine cards.
I added a sneak-peak product which is FABULOUS – it’s the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits! Gotta have a sea for the ship to sail on!
Lots of fussy cutting with this card,
which is something I love to do.
Also a lot of coloring on this card, another thing I like to do!
As demonstrators we were given a selection of pre-order products to choose from, one was the Swirly Bird Suite. This next card features the Suite and several in-colors which are so pretty. I used the Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Emerald Envy new colors to share with you.
I hope you were inspired today and that you take time to get your “stampin” on!
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Your next stop is with Deb Smart. She has such beautiful projects to share with you. She continually amazes me!
Thank you for joining me for the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.