Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 VC Rocks Blog Hop #1

Hello stampers,
     This weekend VC Rocks is hosting its first blog hop of this season. YAY! So today, you get two posts. For this hop, we are "Celebrating the OLD" so we can use any retired or retiring set, color, paper or embellishments. Which is a win-win for me, because I have lots of retired things in my stockpile (cough, cough) I mean my stamp room. The blog hop is open all weekend long, so you may want to check back on Monday to make sure you didn't miss any projects. You can go HERE to see them all.
      So I really thought this set & a few others would make it into the catalog because they had matching framelits, it was a given. Well, that was the old way of thinking! I didn't buy Four Feathers right away, in fact, I think I waited until I saw it in the Occasions catalog after seeing so many wonderful cards made with it, so today is actually the first time I've used it. SIGH!
      I started with a base of Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock which will be retiring in about 2 weeks, boo! Next, I used a layer of Whisper White Card Stock, which I stamped with all 5 of the outgoing In Colors using different stamps from Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set for a background effect. Don't worry this set is still in the catalog, I just needed a background & this worked. For the feathers, I again used each of the outgoing In Colors using the retiring Four Feathers Stamp Set, then cut them out using the retiring Feather Framelits in the Big Shot. Finally, I added the birthday sentiment from a retired set called Wacky Wishes in Baked Brown Sugar Ink & added a bow using Whisper White Twine.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Sets: Four Feathers, Gorgeous Grunge, Wacky Wishes (retired)
Ink/Markers: 2013-15 In Colors
Paper: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar
Other: Whisper White Twine, Feather Framelits


  1. What a fun and colorful card! Love it

  2. I'm like you, I waited and bought it towards the end, thinking for sure it would be in new catty since it carried over. Oh well! I still like it and know it will be a lot of fun to use. Love this card. TFS!

  3. Sniff, I never did get the feathers stamps. So I'm SOOOO happy to see them in this blog hop. Glad so many people are sharing things I've never used!

  4. Great card! I really wanted this set but didn't get it.

  5. So beautiful. I have been debating the feather set, and I am thinking now I'll order it Tuesday at our party. Love your colour choices!

  6. I was always so drawn to this set....very nice card. I'm sad it didn't make it this year. Great Job ma'am

  7. Terri, this is such a pretty card, and I'm sad to see this set go away so soon. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I am thinking I should have bought the feather set/framelit. Very pretty!


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