Sunday, 5 March 2017

Sunday Stamps | SSC147 Cottage Colors

Yeah..It's Sunday and here's a Sunday Stamps Challenge.  With spring just around the corner this is an exciting challenge....

I love these colors however I don't have many of them in my stash just yet.  Before I became a Stampin' Up Demonstrator I would shop the Clearance Rack religiously.  There was one Calyspo Coral embossing powder and I purchased it.  I've used it once in a while and pulled it out for this challenge....

Card Measurements and Supplies:

card base: Sahara Sand #121043 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
base layer: Calypso Coral (#122925) scrap strips
centre layer: So Safron (#105118) scrap strips
top layer: Whisper White (#100730) 2 3/4" x 5 1/2"
inside: Whisper White 4" x 5 1/4"

Stamp set: Balloon Celebration (#140675)
Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad retired, as a substitute, I would recommend Mint Macaron #138326
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad #140931
VersaMark Stamp Pad #102283
Stampin' Emboss Powder - Calypso Coral, retired, I would recommend Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad #126983
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #129053
1" Circle Punch #119868
Layering Circles Framlits #141705
Bakers Twine: Tangelo Twist, retired, I would recommend Calypso Coral Thick Bakers Twine #138412
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430

The cottage to me always signals summer and oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes just speak summer to me.  This stamp reminds me of the various fruit slices and I thought it was just perfect for this challenge.  The "Love Life" sentiment comes from a retired Sale-A-Bration stamp set, A Happy Thing but any fresh feeling sentiment would do.

I hope you like this project.  


  1. What a cool design! Love the circle images with the colors. Perfectly created! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  2. Hi Amy, Thank you for your feedback. This was such a fun project that took away a bit of the winter blues. I look forward to playing along next time.

  3. Love your stamped background and using the retired embossing calypso coral embossing powder makes me do the happy dance because I have forgotten that I have it too! :) Great card. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps! this week!

  4. Hi Annette, thank you for your feedback. Your challenge was super fun for me so thank you. Before I became a demonstrator I would always shop the clearance rack. I seem to have lots of retired product in my stash. I look forward to playing along again next time. I'd love to see your project with calypso coral embossing power when you get a chance to pull it out.