When I created this project over a week ago, I had no idea that one of my favorite, but oft neglected, Stampin’ Up! colors was going to be retired. It’s one of those colors that’s always been there for me to use, even though of late I’ve neglected it. But this week’s challenge from The Card Concept brought it back to the forefront of Robin’s Craft Room and, at the time, I promised that I would not neglect it any longer. Sigh.
I’m sure you’ll understand why I chose Tempting Turquoise Cardstock when I show you the picture that we were to use as our inspiration for this challenge.
If that dress isn’t Tempting Turquoise by Stampin’ Up!, I’m not sure what other color it might be! And those flowers, along with the branches. What else could they be but Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette. What??? Pink Pirouette is going away, too?! Oh, my. I’m so glad I gave these two lovely colors a day in the sun here in my blog. The good news is that Melon Mambo will remain as a key color in the Stampin’ Up! collection for a while longer. It’s rare that Stampin’ Up! does a full color “correction,” so I do believe that I can rely on that gorgeous pink to stay around for a bit longer.
The branch at the top of my card and the Pink Piroutette flowers are images that I die-cut using the Season Layers Thinlits. Yay, that’s staying around, too, as is the Petals and More Thinlits dies from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog. That’s the die set that I used for the open Melon Mambo flowers. So it’s not a totally retiring product project by any means!
To finish this project off, I used some of the retiring Melon Mambo Enamel Shapes. I love the enamel shapes, but I am definitely looking forward to some new embellishments that will do a wonderful job going forward. I LOVE new stuff!
Here are the products I used in this project. As I write this I’m checking the retiring list to see if any of these products are sold out. So far the only thing that’s sold out and will be offered no more is the Fast Fuse Adhesive that I’ve been using almost exclusively on my projects. The good news for me is that I ordered a bunch not too long ago. So I’m good for a while. If there’s something that’s retiring that you’ve been thinking about buying, it’s really better to order it sooner than later! I would have ordered more Fast Fuse if I’d known it was that popular (but I should have, shouldn’t I?!)