The Stampin' Up! retirement list was posted today and it's the longest one ever! I own 61 stamp sets that are retiring. Considering that 2/3 of the current catalog is on the list, that's not too bad...
At any rate, Roses in Winter is on the list and I will miss it. I don't use it very often, but it gives such an elegant look with so little effort. For this rose, I used the Rock 'n Roll technique. On the bottom layer, I first inked up with Cameo Coral ink and then rolled in Rose Red. I stamped off once before stamping on the card stock. Then for the second layer, I used the same colors but did not stamp off before stamping on the card stock. For the top layer, I only inked in Rose Red ink and stamped directly onto the rose. I then masked the rose before stamping the leaves which were inked in Certainly Celery ink and then rolled in Garden Green before stamping. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the rose is stamped on Shimmery White card stock to give the card just a little more sparkle.
The tab was stamped with "to my mom" from All Year Cheer III. On the inside, I stamped "Happy Mother's Day" from All Year Cheer II. All three of the all year cheers are retiring this year.
I'm super proud of my glittered patterned paper. This paper is from the Palette O' Prints pad that is available as a sneak peak this month. I simply drew lines on the striped celery paper with my two way glue pen and then covered in Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Bingo, instant glittery paper. I was inspired to try this after seeing the awesome samples using the DCWV glitter stack that have been popular on splitcoast lately. I also glittered the polka dot paper used on the round tab punch out.
The layout for this card came from Cindy Lyles' Butterfly Kisses card.
Stamps: Roses in Winter, All Year Cheer III
Ink: Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Basic Black
Card stock: Shimmery White, Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Palette O' Prints pad
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Round Tab Punch, Two-way glue pen