Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Goodbye Paradise

Since posting the last chance lists on June 1, I have decided to make cards for this month that feature retiring items that are some of my favourites! Today, I'm sharing items made with the Paradise stamp set and Woodland Walk dsp. I also recently discovered The Paper Players challenge blog and found that this weeks challenge #50 coincides perfectly with my need to make thank you cards for people who have donated towards my volunteer nursing trip to Haiti! Click on the photo to enlarge it for clarity!
Some of you may recognize the layouts and designs here as I used them previously in this post (which also features the soon to retire set Eastern Blooms).

Here's a closer look at each of the cards individually. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them (they appear a bit fuzzy until they are blown up).
I'm sad to see this leaf set go - it was one of my go to sets for masculine cards, but at least I will still have the Autumn Splendor leaf set to use!

The background stamp on the main panels is the grassy image from the set Inspired by Nature. I also used the linen thread for a more natural look to go along with the leaves, grass and woodgrain (plus it keeps them a bit more masculine than ribbon).

It's also hard to tell but these cards have a lot of dimension. All of the leaves are raised up on dimensionals and all of the sentiment panels are raised as well.

Stamps: SU Thank You Kindly, Inspired by Nature, Paradise
Ink: SU chocolate chip, garden green, wild wasabi
Paper: SU crumb cake, garden green, wild wasabi, very vanilla, Woodland Walk dsp
Ribbon: SU linen thread
Punch: SU scallop border punch
Misc: SU dimensionals, paper snips


Grant B. said...

I love this set! Now, if only you could think of a man that you should be thanking. Hmm... :)

Dale Morin said...

Love your cards. It's always hard to say goodbye to one of our favorite stamps sets. But I always find new favorites!

Lauri said...

Lovely card set! I am a big fan of dimension! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

These are lovely, and a perfect way to say thanks for that trip. What a wonderful way to spend your volunteering time! And a wonderful way to play with the Paper Players! Be sure to come back often as we have different challenges each week!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh, I love your cards! I, too, am going to miss Paradise. What a perfect way to showcase this stamp set and I love how you've combined it with the grass stamp, clever! Thanks so much for joining us this week and the Paper Players! We hope you come back! :-)

Sandra Azzopardi said...

What a great set of cards! I'm going to miss that DSP too. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

None None said...

What a great set of cards and a fantastic way to show off that retiring DSP! Love how you created the dimension with the leaves and the woodgrain.