Today’s Simple Sunday blog project is one that I’ve been thinking about for a while. In fact as soon as I saw the His Grace Stamp Set I knew this would be my project for Easter Sunday.
I began my project a little differently as I wanted a really textured base. So I cut a 2″ x 6″ piece of the retiring Watercolor Paper and punched the top with my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
Next I tore some scrap paper and laid it at an angle across the bottom section of the bookmark. Then using some Stampin’ Sponge I added Balmy Blue ink all over the top section.
With that done, I covered the blue sponging with the other piece of scrap paper and sponged Garden Green ink over the rest of the bookmark. Then to create extra hills I changed the angle of the paper mask and sponged more garden green ink.
EASTER SUNDAY IMAGERY
Now that the background was complete I needed to add the cross image from the Inspired Events Stamp Set. This I did using Early Espresso ink.
The sentiment, a quote from the New Testament John 3:16, is from the His Grace Stamp Set. This was also stamped using Early Espresso ink.
To complete the project I threaded a piece of Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon through the slot at the top. Then with a Mini Glue Dot holding the ribbon in place on each side, I was done.
I’ve used a few retiring products today. The His Grace and Inspired Events Stamp Sets are guaranteed to be available until May 24th. The ribbon and Stampin’ Trimmer is only available while stocks last.
Finally, the Watercolor Paper, that’s a slightly different situation. The packs of Watercolor Paper in the current catalogue that Stampin’ Up! has offered for many years, is retiring. However the 2019/2020 catalogue will include a new watercolour paper. This new option is a specialist watercolour paper called Fluid 100. It’s cold-pressed, archival cotton paper in natural white with a subtle texture, and I’ve heard good things about it. The other difference is that instead of five 6″ x 9″ sheets in a pack, the new Fluid 100 paper will come in packs of ten 5″ x 7″ sheets. I can’t wait to try it out.