I’ve been spring cleaning and organizing my craft room this week. You might have heard that Stampin Up! is doing a color revamp that will retire several colors in addition to the In Colors as well as introduce new In Colors, standard colors and bring back some previously retired colors. Did that confuse you? It’s a lot to take in.
In order to reduce my confusion, I separated my retiring/retired colors from my current colors. Today’s throwback is from the retired 2016 In Colors, Delightful Dijon. I used it as the card base and also some matching ribbon that I had. This card is my submission for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge, 45.
I went down the middle column with Metallic, Free, and Stripes.
The DSP is one of the specialty papers from Eastern Palace. It has gold metallic stripes on a Dapper Denim background. I used a Dapper Denim layer underneath the DSP for added stability for the ribbon. The sentiment, stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White, is from Truly Tailored. I die cut that out with the Stitched Shapes framelits and also cut a piece of Dapper Denim with the Layering Squares framelits. I adhered the DSP base to the card and the layered sentiment on top of that with Dimensionals.
Another ribbon trick, from my upline Kathy Morgan – cut an 8″ piece of ribbon, tie the knot, then cut the circle. Adhere the open ends behind the DSP layer with glue dots or snail adhesive. Super easy and it saves on ribbon.
This card would be great for a masculine birthday or Father’s Day. If you don’t have the retired Delightful Dijon, consider using Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, or Old Olive.