Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Retirement

A friend is retiring so I made this little tongue-in-cheek "spring" retirement tri-shutter card for her. Splitcoast has a spring challenge going on with a cool prize package, so this is my contribution. Here's the challenge LINK. And here's a LINK to my gallery over there.

I used a beautiful embossed designer paper from the Olivia Rose pad by K&Co and the new red by Stampin Up called Cherry Cobbler. Of course, I still like using SU's Kraft cardstock as the base. (When I run out, I'll have to resort to using their Crumb Cake because they don't make Kraft anymore, boo hoo.) The stamp set is the adorable Forest Friends that I got during the Sale-a-Bration event that is going on until March 31st. (If you don't have a favorite demonstrator, you can get it from my friend Brenda using this LINK.)

Frugal tip #55: Use a triangular shaped cosmetic sponge for your ink distressing. Leave it somewhere handy. It retains the ink for a long time so you can reach for it time and time again before having to re-ink it! (You can use each side for a different ink color but you may want to have several sponges if you like to use more than two colors.)

Don't forget to check out the Let's Get Peachy blog for daily inspiration, too!

One more link today. My friend Cheiron is selling all her A Muse stamps, so check out this LINK to her blog to see her list. Some are too cute to pass up!

Have a nice day!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

1 comment:

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, what a fun retirement card! You make the best scenes with this tri-shutter style. Crumb Cake IS kraft - they just renamed it for some unknown reason. Hooray for that! I just had to get the matching ink and I used it a lot.