Thursday, May 14, 2015

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour: Goodbyes Are Hard

Hello, and welcome to this month's blog tour!  Our theme this month is "Goodbyes Are Hard."  The Stampin' Up! retiring list has been posted, and I will be saying goodbye to some of my favorite stamp sets.  But, I know lots of fun, new stamp sets will be taking their place!  (Yep -- I have seen the new catalog, and it is gorgeous!)

So, saying goodbye can mean different things to different people: sympathy cards, moving cards, retirement cards, etc.  I decided to create a sympathy card for my project.  

A family friend recently passed away, and he just loved the beach. In fact, he, his wife, and a few family members made the 3-hour trip to Ocean City just days before he died.  So, when I thought about him, I knew exactly what stamps I would use for a sympathy card for his family.  

Two of the stamp sets are on the retiring list:  By The Seashore and Love & Sympathy.  Being a Maryland girl, I just love the images in By The Seashore, especially the crab.  I stamped the crab and starfish with Lost Lagoon ink onto Whisper White card stock and then "fussy cut" them out with our fabulous Paper Snips.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach them to the front of the card to give it a little pop.  

I used the Hardwood stamp (NOT retiring -- Yay!) with Crumb Cake ink stamped on Whisper White card stock to get the weathered boardwalk look.  

Here is the inside of the card:

I used a piece of Linen Thread to tie a bow around the fold of the card to add a finishing touch.  Here are the supplies I used to create this card:
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I hope you enjoyed this card, and I hope it brings comfort to the recipients.

Now, it is time to see what Missy Bolinger has created this month. I know it will be RemARKable!  

Here is the entire line-up:

Nancy Amato -
Melissa Bolinger -
Tamra Davis -
Anne Matasci -
Heather Mathieson -
Audra Monk -
Maria Pane -
Andi Potler -
Michele Reynolds -
Pam Staples -
Janet Wakeland -

Happy Stamping,

1 comment:

  1. Nancy, I love your card with the Hardwood Background setting off the "By The Seashore" stamped images. Love the color scheme as well.