Stamp Set Papaya Collage

Papaya Collage in Midnight Muse

Today I have a special card to share with you made by Lisa Kirishian.  Lisa is one of my downline in the Stamp Ladies group.  Our group recently had a card swap and this was her lovely card.

Lisa K swap 5-12

Stamps:  Kindness Matters, Papaya Collage
Ink: Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Gumball Green (I hope that is right!)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede ,Midnight Muse,First Edition Specialty DSP
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper TIEF, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Punches: Modern Label
Extras: Basic Pearls, sponges

Didn't she do a wonderful jon?  I love all the sponging and look at all the detail cutting she did!  

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Something Retiring, Something Already Retired and Something New

During my recent craft room cleanup I looked through my retired stamp sets. I found some that I no longer  have to hold on to and I found some that I wanted to use right away.  Today I am using one of those stamps so forgive me but it fit today's card  I am also using more images from the Papaya Collage set and one of my favorite retiring In Colors.  Yes, I am covering the whole range in this card.

Papaya collage blushing bride

Do you remember what set the words are from?  I will give you  the answer at the end of the post.  Just a little Stampin' Up! trivia for you!

Stamps: Papaya Collage and ? (thought I was going to slip and tell you!)
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Roser Red
Paper: Soft Suede, Brushed Gold, Blushing Bride, Watercolor paper
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot TIEF
Extras: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossing powder, Dazzling Details 

Here's a closeup of the rose from Papaya Collage

Papaya collage blushing bride closeup

There is only about a week left to order from  the Retiring stamp set list and  the Retiring Accesories  list.  Be sure to get your order placed!  

Ready for the answer to the trivia question?

Happy Harmony 2007 (I believe it was a Sale-A-Bration set)  Did you get it right?  Have a wonderful day and make something cute and be sure to tell me about it!

Elegant Eggplant and the Papaya Collage

Papaya Collage is a new stamp set in the 2012-13  Stampin' Up! catalog.  I wish I could have been in the room when they were discussing what to name this set of stamps.   I cannot see any relationship between a papaya and this cool collection of images.   The first image I wanted to work with is the delicate leafy image.  

Papya colage leaves dream

Stamps: Papaya Collage, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Basic Black  and Very Vanilla
Punches: Curly Label
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Extras: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Sponges, Black Satin ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

I mixed a few drops of the Champagne Shimmer paint with some rubbing alcohol and sprayed it over the stamped images.  The result is a light glimmery, golden sparkle that is really pretty but I am unable to capture it.  Take my word for it, it is really pretty.

Inside elegant eggplant and papaya collage

Just a little stamping to finish off the inside of the card.   Have a wonderful Sunday and remember to check out all the retiring stamp sets and accesories!