Sunday, July 6, 2008

JUST CAN'T SAY GOODBYE TO BUD BASICS

Okay, this is going to be more difficult than I thought ... saying goodbye to the soon-to-be-retired stamp set, Bud Basics. It's GOT to be one of my all-time favorite stamp sets! It's not one of those stamps sets I've used a couple of times and ends up sitting on the shelf for years to come. Every time I use it, it's new to me. HERE are other projects I've made with this stamp set in the past.

This card uses Jen del Muro's SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY combined with the color combination of Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, and Certainly Celery.


The main image panel was stamped in Chocolate Chip using the Basics Outline Jumbo Wheel. The outline of the flowers were stamped again in Chocolate Chip with the flowers stamped in Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky, cut out and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. Dew Drops adorn the flower centers. The Basics Outline Jumbo Wheel was rolled vertically with Versamark ink on the large Soft Sky cardstock background panel and mounted on a Chocolate Chip card base.
RECIPE
Stamps: Bud Basics, Basic Outline Jumbo Wheel, All Holidays
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, and Whisper White CS, Certainly Celery Prints DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, and Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Dew Drops (non-SU)
Tools: Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle, 1 3/8" and 1 1/2" Square Punches, Small Oval Punch, Scissors
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

27 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

I know what you mean! I love this set!! Gorgeous!!

jen del muro said...

although this set is so underloved in my collection, it is one of my faves from su!. this card is STUNNING!! thanks for playing!

fran said...

Nice - another great card!

Laura said...

What a gorgeous card!!! I love the colors. Honestly I don't think I ever noticed Bud Basics but now seeing this card I am sad it is retiring too!

Inking Idaho said...

Love this one too! I never bought this set but have always loved it. Great job!!
Becky

Angie Tieman said...

This is beautiful!! I love the colors here! It just hit me I better use Soft Sky some more, I've already been too preoccupied with the new IN Colors! You have done a LOT of great cards with this set!

Sara said...

beautiful card Nancy! I just love the color combo!

Jackie Pedro said...

Nancy, this is beautiful. I absolutely love the color combo!

Joanne B. said...

this is a jaw dropper, I love it!

Wendy said...

Very cute card, Nancy! I like the flowers popped up!

Emily said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous!! I love the popped up flowers and the colors! TFS! =)

Jennifer said...

Ooooo, I love this card! Very pretty.

Stacey Schafer said...

You're making me wish this set wasn't retiring, Nancy. love your card!

Dawn Easton said...

Great card Nancy! It's beautiful...love the colours that you used and the hardware...it' perfect my friend!

Alexandra said...

I will miss this set too - this is gorgeous girl!!! That hardware looks great, I love this!! Just catching up from vacay, and all your stuff looks wonderful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa Kulesa said...

Pretty, pretty! I agree, so sad to see this set (and likely the wheel) go!

I'm using this layout (rotated 180) as one of my convention swaps with another oldie but goodie.

Silke said...

Nany - I love how you've worked this Sketch....it's one gorgeous card - love everything about it!!!

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

I can see why you will miss it, you have made some BEAUTIFUL cards with this set!!!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous! Deb

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your Bud Basics card and Jen's sketch is nice! I think I need to try it! Thanks for posting the picture.

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Carol said...

Beautiful card - great color combo and use of Jen's sketch!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Nancy! This is one set,I will never let go of. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration.

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Kriss said...

This is one of the few sets I never bought! And now I wish I had. Absolutely gorgeous card, Nancy. Love the layout and the colors you used. I just have to start using my new silver hardware!

Julia Aston said...

Great card for the sketch chellenge! love the colors and popped up flowers - love the framed sentiment and bg stamping!

Megan said...

I love this card, and the sketch...I will have to go try it out!!! :)

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card Nancy! I love how you gave it some dimension.