Hope that all is well in your world. Here in East Central Florida, its sunny and warm but a little smoky. It's our dry season and we are hoping for rain to put out the wildfires. Thankfully, none are close to our home, but near enough to make driving in some areas a bit treacherous.
I was in Savannah, GA, over the weekend for On Stage Local to see the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and Holy Cow! I'm excited with all the great new products. Of course, this means that Stampin' Up! will need to clear out space in the warehouse for all the awesome new stuff; so they've released the Retiring List with savings on some items up to 50%.
You can see the retiring list here but be advised that items on the list may have already sold out. For the most up-to-date information, check the Retiring List hotlink at the Stampin' Up! On Line Store. [You can get to the On Line Store by clicking on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top of the sidebar to the right of this page and selecting the Shop Now hotlink.]
Today's post features a retiring Host stamp set called Pun Intended. I just love these cute bees! This card was created for a Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop in September featuring the Host stamp sets. You can see the line up of Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the blog hop here. You can begin the hop here.
This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. The bee image was stamped four times on Vellum cardstock using Staz-On Jet Black ink (Retiring List) and cut out with Paper Snips. The bee image was stamped four times on Daffodil Delight cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink. The bee bodies were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered directly over the bee bodies on the Vellum cardstock using Fast Fuse adhesive. The banner image was stamped on Daffodil Delight cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink. The "Just beecause" greeting was stamped inside the banner image using Basic Black Archival ink. The banner image was cut out using Paper Snips.
The banner was adhered to the card front with the bottom edge of the banner 1/2" above the bottom edge of the card front and the banner tails 1/8" from the left edge of the card front. One of the bees was adhered at the point of the banner and two more bees were adhered randomly to the card front. Five clear round sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment were adhered randomly on the card front using small dots of adhesive from the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
The remaining bee was adhered at the lower right corner of the inside sentiment area of the card.
The bee image was stamped near the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope. The bee body was colored with the brush tip of the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker. The banner image was stamped at the lower left side of the envelope front and the "Just beecause" greeting was stamped inside the banner. All of the envelope stamping was accomplished with Basic Black Archival ink.
I'll be back soon with another card made using the Pun Intended Host stamp set.
Card Measurements --
Thick Whisper White: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Daffodil Delight: 1-1/4" x 4-1/4"; Vellum Cardstock: 1-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Supplies I used for this card --
Stamps: Pun Intended (Host); Inks: Basic Black Archival, Staz-On Jet Black; Stampin' Write Markers: Brights (Daffodil Delight); Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White, Vellum; Embellishments: Metallics Sequin Assortment; Adhesives: Fine Tip Glue Pen, Fast Fuse; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope