Friday, May 30, 2014

friday favorites - farewell to happy watercolor

Today it's Friday Favorites at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration. My current favorites are two items in the 2014 Occasions Catalog. With all of the excitement of retiring products and the new catalog coming out, the Occasions Catalog has been a little forgotten. There are quite a few sets and products you will see in the new catalog that will be carrying over from the Occasions Catalog, but there are also a lot that won't be available any longer after June 1st when the Occasions Catalog is over.

One of those stamp sets we will have to say farewell to is Happy Watercolor ($21.95 clear mount / $29.95 wood mount). I definitely didn't get to play with this set enough. I think I'll hold onto it for awhile, though. It needs some more ink...even if it's just for personal use! 

Another product we have to say goodbye to is the Watercolor Wonder DSP. I have used this paper quite a bit since the mini catalog was released. In fact, I mostly just have scraps left! 

 Now onto today's card...

I started out with following a sketch, but then my card kind of took on a life of its own and the sketch was no longer to be seen! Have you had that happen before?!


I wanted to zoom in on the flowers and butterflies to show off the tiny little pearls. So fun to accent a card with these! The butterfly is punched once with Daffodil Delight cardstock and then again with vellum and I "fluffed" the wings to look like it was flying.

Stamp Sets
Happy Watercolor
Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Vellum, Watercolor Wonder DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, 1/4" Daffodli Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Bitty Butterfly Punch

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Melissa Cochran said...

I love this card. The colors are so cheerful! I too will miss this stamp set :(

Cheryl said...

I know! I hate it when the real great ones go into retirement! I LOVED that DSP. I used it for ALL of my Mother's Day cards...I mailed out 20! And that Stamp Set, It will live in my personal stash and rear it's beautiful head, every now and then!

Kim Ryden said...

Love this card! I will miss this stamp set too! Might have to keep it for a while! ;)

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