Monday, August 09, 2010

Seeing Spots

I'm hoping to be on here a little more often over the next couple of weeks, so I can show you some projects made using Retiring products. I'm not going to make any promises though, because whenever I do that, life has a habit of getting in the way!
For last month's Stamp-a-Stack, I chose 3 retiring colours to work with - Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral and Kiwi Kiss. An unlikely combination, and not one I think I've ever used before, but I really liked the result:

When I designed these cards, the Last Chance List wasn't out yet, but I took a guess that Seeing Spots and Think Happy Thoughts would be Retiring. Turns out I was right, and these 2 old faves will be leaving us at the end of the month (unless they sell out sooner). I've updated my Last Chance List post to show you the latest SOLD OUT and RUNNING LOW items.
I made my own 'patterned paper' with the Seeing Spots set, and then simply used some punches, ribbon and the Big Shot Buttons Die to embellish them. I only recently bought this die, and I love it! It's only $9.95, and makes 4 different sized buttons. Now you can make buttons to suit any colour scheme!

TIP #1: to make your buttons look ultra-real, paint on some Crystal Effects lacquer.
TIP #2: instead of fussing about with thread, just use a narrow strip of cardstock as the 'thread' in your button holes.

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Seeing Spots, Think Happy Thoughts
ink: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Kiwi Kiss
card: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
other: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Big Shot, Buttons Die, Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, White Thread


  1. I always love your SAS cards Marelle! They're always so beautiful!


  2. These are lovely (as all your cards are!) - I wouldn't have thought of using this colour combination but it looks fantastic!

  3. Not colours I would have thought to put together either but they look great.




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