So long, old friends

Welcome to the ESAD So Long Favourites Blog Hop! You may have come from Rochelle or be starting here with me.

It’s always sad when the retirement lists come out and some of my favourite sets of the year are now leaving us! I’m usually pretty ruthless when it comes to selling off my retired stamps but this year, I’ve got a few keepers!!

I was sad to see that the Climbing Roses bundle with the Climbing Roses stamp set and Rose Trellis thinlits is not carrying through to the new catalogue. This is such a lovely set for colouring.

My stamp class was yesterday and I always like to focus on retiring products so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and share one of our projects with you.

When I was in Auckland at Onstage recently, everyone was buying Press N Seal to be able to create Floating Frame cards. So I didn’t buy any, but I decided to try and re-create one without it. Here is a link to the original video by Jennifer McGuire which explains how to create a floating frame card using press and seal.

I stamped the large floral stamp from the Climbing Roses set 4 times on a piece of Thick Whisper White. I also stamped a few of the tiny rose as well. I then coloured with Old Olive blends on two cards and Granny Apple Green blends on another. (I make three samples for my classes so that everyone can see what we are making). I then coloured the flowers in Calyspo Coral, Mango Melody and Highland Heather.

Once I cut them out using the dies, I laid them onto a card front and played with the layout. I then just stuck each one down with dimensionals and trimmed the edges of the card front with scissors. I then used one of the Stitched Rectangle dies and ran it through my die cutting machine a few times. I ended up using a craft knife to cut all the way through the cardstock.

I attached the large frame to a card and then stamped a sentiment from the Incredible Like You stamp set. I then attached the insert onto a piece of Old Olive or Granny Apple Green and added a sentiment piece using the Rose Trellis dies.

If you need the Climbing Roses bundle, click here to go to my online store.

Next up is the lovely Mandy.

Happy Hopping

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Blog hop participant list:

1. Bronwyn Eastley

2. Libby Dyson

3. Katrina Duffell

4. Lou Kitzelman

5. Shannon Kissane

6. Nicole Wilson

7. Delys Cram

8. Lauren Meiklejohn

9. Cathy Pinchbeck

10. Sandra Mastello

11. Richelle Fletcher

12. Rose Packer

13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

14. Jo Weedon

15. Peta Stephen

16. Lisa Whitehead

17. Rochelle Laird-Smith

18. Rebecca Scurr This is me!!

19. Mandy Depiazzi

20. Denise Buetler

21. Monique Fielder

22. Kelly Kent

23. Sharon Dalton

24. Rebekah Crisp

25. Maree McIntosh

41 thoughts on “So long, old friends

  1. Purple and green are always going to win me over!! Heres another technique to add to my list!! They are all wonderful!! Well done!!

  2. Just gorgeous Rebecca. I did hunt the press’n’seal down and still haven’t used it. You have inspired me to!

  3. Beautiful cards using one of my favourite retiring stamp sets. Your cards really do justice to the floating frame technique, Rebecca. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I’m another one who needs to try this technique! Thanks for sharing your tips on making the floating frame with no press and seal

  5. Hi Bec,
    Sorry to be a pain, i down loaded the retirement list but having trouble reading it!
    I do like the climbing roses bundle and eventually found the book it is in, one I had marked !!
    So can I order it through you, not in a hurry, unless you think it will sell out! If possible not use credit card til next weekend!!!
    Thanks Barbara

    Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S7 on the Telstra Mobile Network

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