Hello, stampers, and welcome to Stampin’ Addicts’ first-ever-one-day blog hop! It came together really quickly: after Stampin’ Up! announced the Color Refresh and we regained our composure, a bunch of us jumped at the idea of a hop focusing on the colors that are being discontinued. So, jumping and hopping, here we are! (Click the banner above to see the list of blogs in the hop, or use the buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate.)
Perhaps you’ve arrived here from Holly’s Rubber Redneck blog, where she featured More Mustard. I could go on and on about how I love this 70s color, but I’ll hold back and just give her two thumbs up for her creations!
I chose River Rock for my farewell projects because — and it’s not like I haven’t said this about others — it’s one of my favorite colors. As I said a few days ago, I’ve heard that people don’t like River Rock, and in its defense, I think it’s because they haven’t experimented enough with other colors. Only because we had such a short time to set up this hop did I stop at three cards, because there are endless variations. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post, as A River Rock Runs Through It.
This Falling Leaves card was inspired by Chris Parker-Barnes. It’s a variation of the popular Double-Time Stamping technique. Knowing we were making a version of this for yesterday’s All-Occasion Stamp-a-Stack, I created this one with River Rock as a base. Using Lucky Limeade for the leaves and Old Olive for the mat brings out the green in River Rock.
Finally, River Rock goes Girlie with hardly any encouragement! I chose a retiring pink (Regal Rose) for sass, but added black for some sophistication. A few dabs of Dazzling Details in the center of the flowers adds the bling we all need!
As I said, it was hard to stop at three cards! But it’s time for you to move on to the next stop in the hop — over to Lily’s Ink Pad to see Sara’s projects using tart and tasty Lucky Limeade. See you next time!