Monday, July 15, 2013

Retired But Still Relevant

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a card for you using some retired items.  Some bloggers don't believe in posting creations with things that are no longer available, but hey - I'm sure you use up everything you have in YOUR stash, right??

To tell the truth, the inspiration for this post came from my frustration this past weekend that I don't seem to have any cream or vanilla colored embossing powder.  The new Chalk Talk set just BEGS to be embossed.  Which is FINE - if I want to do a nice, pure white.  But sometimes I'd like a softer, more antique look.

After a VERY frustrating search on the 'net, I finally stumbled upon the idea of using Whisper White Craft Ink with Clear EP over top of it.  It's still not quite what I was aiming for, but it did turn out to be softer than a stark white.  In order to test it out, I dug into my stash & used some DSP from the retired Mocha Morning Specialty pack (one of my very FAVORITE DSPs ever), the ribbon roses featured in last spring's seasonal catty, and added in some Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon (also retired).  See what you think:

 
If you know of a source for a vanilla or cream colored, truly opaque embossing powder, I'd love for you to clue me in!  I'm beginning to think there's no such thing.  . . . and you know me, now I will OBSESS about finding some!!
 
Happy stampin'!

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  1. Yes. Exquisite! Three colors or 5 colors are always best in arrangements. This is another classic vintage style that I prefer. And, it is duly arranged in the placement ~ pleasing to the eye. I love the colors, as well. Less is always more. . .

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