Those of you who know me, know that once a paper is retired, I don’t use it in my current art. One reason is because when I showcase something and you fall in love with it, I want you to be able to purchase it! I know how frustrating it is to fall in LOVE with a paper, embellishment or stamp set only to find out it is retired. The other reason is that honestly, I just get plain tired of working with the same papers OVER AND OVER AND OVER again! SO by the time it is retired…I am SO OVER IT and ready for some fresh stuff!
WHEW…having said that. I am in a card swap called the Humble Artists Swap. It is such an HONOR to be part of this swap filled with VERY talented ladies! Last month our swap guidelines was to use RETIRED papers and mix up the paper packs. REALLY?? This was going to be quite the challenge for me because I don’t keep papers too far back in my stash…plus I have a hard time mixing up the patterns and colors from the different paper packs!!
Going through my LIMITED stash of retired papers, I found 2 that I was happy putting together, Clementine and Florentine. I used the colors from Clementine with my CS and inking. Along with using papers from different paper packs, we needed to have a minimum of 8 layers on the card. WELL I exceeded the 8 layers by 1…if you count the lion’s little nose that I cut out with my cricut and glued it on top of the whole that was cut out from the Colonial White face. That makes 9 total!!
I used Chocolate baker’s twine for the lion’s zoo bars behind him and Chocolate Opaques were used for his eyes.
Thanks SO much for stopping by!!
I hope that this has inspired you to go search through your stash of papers, put a few together that did not come together and use as many layers as you can possibly put on one card! LOL
Happy Scrapping and Stamping!