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There are exciting things happening in the Stampin' Up! world with the arrival of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog in June. Projects made with new catalog items are appearing on social media and folks are talking. To make room for all the new stuff, Stampin' Up! needs to make room in the warehouse. So this means that the Retiring List is on the table and items on this list are moving fast! You can see the retiring list here (updated as of 9 a.m. MT). To order Retiring Items, click on the Shop Online button at the top right sidebar that will take you to my On-Line store, then click on the Shop Now button.
Today's post is another project made using the Pun Intended Host stamp set--a Retiring item. One of the great things about this stamp set is that the images lend themselves to clean and simple cards.
This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. The light bulb image was stamped at the center of the card front using Basic Black Archival ink. A piece of copy paper was positioned over the card front to create a mask. On the copy paper, draw a line from each side of the light bulb from the base of the light socket to the bottom left and bottom right corner of the card front and a line across the bottom of the light socket to connect the two diagonal lines. Using Paper Snips, cut along the diagonal lines and then across the line connecting the two diagonals. Place the mask back onto the card front and using a sponge and Daffodil Delight ink, sponge ink onto the exposed area of the card front.
Using Versamark ink, stamp the "I Love You A Watt" greeting on Basic Black cardstock and cover with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, tapping the excess back into the container. (Tip: Swipe the Embossing Buddy across the cardstock to ensure that the embossing powder sticks only to the inked areas.) Using the Heat Tool, melt the embossing powder. Die cut the cardstock with the 1" x 2-1/2" banner framelit from the Banners Framelits (Retiring) using the Big Shot. Wrap a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine around the top of the banner and tie into a bow. Adhere the banner to the card front with the top of the banner flush with the top of the card front and the right edge of the banner 1/2" from the right edge of the card front.
The "you light up my life" sentiment was stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink. The sentiment was punched with the Classic Label punch and adhered near the upper center of the inside sentiment area of the card.
The light bulb image was stamped along the left side of the front of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Basic Black Archival ink. The mask used for the card front was placed over the image and the open area sponged with Daffodil Delight ink.
This card was part of a set that was created for a Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Host Stamp Sets. For a listing of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here. To begin the hop, click here.
I'll be back soon with one more card from the Pun Intended Host stamp set. Remember that this stamp set can only be purchased with Stampin' Rewards (earned when your order has reached $150 USD) so be sure to place your order soon or you'll miss out!
Card Measurements --
Thick Whisper White: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Basic Black: 1-1/2" x 3"; Daffodil Delight: 1" x 3"; Whisper White Baker's Twine: 8"
Supplies I used for this card --
Stamps: Pun Intended; Inks: Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight, Versamark; Cardstock: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White; Embellishments: Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives: Fast Fuse; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Embossing Buddy, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Classic Label Punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Banners Framelits; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!: Copy Paper