A Fond Farewell to Awash with Flowers!


Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge # 35


I am truly sad to see that the Stampin' Up! Awash with Flowers stamp set is retiring and will no longer be available as of June 1, 2012!  Over the next few weeks as we get closer to the "Going, Going, Gone…" deadline, I will be focusing on sharing these stamp sets.  For this episode of the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge the Awash with Flowers stamp set was the perfect fit.  You may also notice that I've used another retiring stamp set for the sentiment called "short & sweet." 

Retiring Stamp Set Awash With FlowersThe color focus for this card is Wisteria Wonder which is a 2011 – 2013 In Color.  As I assembled the card based on the sketch for SQSC #35, I started with a base of Whisper White and used the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die to create an elegant card edge which was then layered with Wisteria Wonder card stock and stamped on the left bottom corner with a sentiment from the retiring stamp set, Short & Sweet.  Layered on the Whisper White, I used the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper and I, again, used the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die to match up the decorative border on the Whisper White. 

I stamped the Awash with Flower stamp images on Whisper White.  The outline of the image is in Concord Crush with the overall flower fill color being Wisteria Wonder and the "stems" are stamped with Lucky Limeade.  The Whisper white is layered on Wisteria Wonder card stock.  Of course, every card needs some accessories and in this case, I started with the Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon tied with a bow.  Next, I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die and placed the largest of the embossed butterflies on the card.  The final touch, you'll note, is that I created a "body" for the butterfly using the Basic Pearls. 

The sketch for this card from the Stampin' Queen's Sketch challenge was lots of fun and a great sketch for anyone to use from the beginner to the advanced stamper.  So, for this weeks sketch challenge, we are offering every participant the opportunity to win some BLOG CANDY!  With each card submitted, you'll receive one entry for the blog candy.  The blog candy is a free class from Cristena!  Here is this weeks sketch for the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge # 35!  Please click here or on the sketch image to visit the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge Blog to participate and be entered into the Blog Candy drawing.

SQSC 35 Sketch Challenge

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Project Supply List:

Ink: RETIRING In Color Concord Crush Classic Ink (119785); Wisteria Wonder (122936); Lucky Limeade (122935)

Card stock:  Wisteria Wonder (122922); Whisper White (100730)

Designer Series Paper: Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper (122360)

Accessories: 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon – Wisteria Wonder 2011-2013 In Color (122973); Jewels – Basic Pearls (119247)

Tools: Big Shot (113474); Adorning Accents Edgelits Die (125595); Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138)

Stamp Sets: Short & Sweet (wood-mount only 115060); Awash with Flowers (wood-mount 117062; clear mount 120549)



stampin up retiring stamp short and sweet


stampin up retiring stamp set awash with flowers