Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Monday, April 23, 2018

A Rainbow of Retiring Colors

The background layer for this card was created using the Watercolor Background Technique . The colors used are all on the Retiring List.


To create the background I simply used my ink pads to ink up a large acrylic block and then spritzed it with a little water before using it to stamp the Whisper White background piece. These are the colors I used: 
  • Island Indigo 
  • Wild Wasabi 
  • Tempting Turquoise 
  • Sweet Sugarplum 
  • Rose Red 
  • Tangerine Tango 
  • Peekaboo Peach
After the background was thoroughly dry I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set (retiring) inked in Island Indigo to add even more interest to the background. I used post it notes to mask the edges of my background to prevent the floral design to extend beyond the background. (The full instructions are shared in the post linked above.)

The dragon fly wings were cut out and Wink of Stella added for some shimmer. The sentiment comes from the Birthday Blossoms set which is also retiring.


Make sure to shop early for your favorite retiring colors...while supplies last!