The 2018-2019 and Occasions Retiring Products Lists have been released, and it’s a bittersweet thing. There are some stamps I’m quite happy to see move on, and others that break my heart just a teeny tiny bit. All That You Are kind of breaks my heart.
- Stamps: All That You Are, Piece of Cake
- Color Palette: Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
- Accessories: Stamparatus, Gingham Gala DSP, Versamark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Dimensionals
This is a simple technique with very satisfying results. The image is inked with Versamark ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. To get the best results, I highly recommend using the Embossing Buddy to prepare your paper. Using the Stamparatus to ink your card stock enables you to ensure even, thorough coverage with the Versamark ink, resulting in a high quality embossed image.
It’s easier than you might expect to see the embossed image. Coloring an embossed image is especially enjoyable because there is a tactile response – you feel the lines, helping you stay within them (if that’s how you roll!)
I used both light and dark Stampin’ Write markers in each color,. Sometimes I’m literally adding just a dot of color, other times a line or a full blending effort. I’m one of those people who find coloring to be very therapeutic, so it’s a pleasure for me.
If you’re as fond of All That You Are as I am, shop HERE before it’s retired for good. While you’re shopping, there are a few additional products you might want to think about:
- The Paper Piercing Tool – aka Pokie Doodle – is being retired now that we have the fabulous all-in-one Take Your Pick tool. I’ll be stocking up on a few Pokie Doodles to have handy.
- There’s a bundle of two Stampin’ Write markers in Coastal Cabana and Lovely Lipstick. I like to stock up on singles when I have the chance.
- Stampin’ Trimmer cutting blades are currently unavailable, but you can add your email address to be notified when they come back in stock. The trimmer is retiring.
- All of our Designer Series papers are retiring. I’ve stocked up on Wood Textures, Gingham Gala, Tropical Escape and Share What You Love.
- All 2017-2019 In Color Products – Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig – are retiring. Don’t forget the ink refills!
Stay crafty, my friends. Shop HERE.