ESAD See Ya Later Favourites Blog Hop

Yes it's another blog hop for me today! This time I am joining the girls From ESAD - Extra Special Australasian Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group. 

The theme for this blog hop is 'See Ya Later Favourites'. With then end of the Annual catalogue fast approaching it is time to give those stamp sets that are retiring one final share of the spotlight before they are gone for good. 

I decided to showcase the Beautiful Braided stamp set. I was inspired by a similar card made by my super talented team member Kylie Page @ Stampers Workshop. She makes the most beautiful cards and her colouring is out of this world!! 

I have stamped the large ginko leaves in whisper white ink onto basic black cardstock. I have then coloured the leaves and stems with my blends markers. I love the soft watery look this gives. 

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is stamped in memento ink onto a strip of vellum cardstock. It does take a little longer to dry so don't be impatient and try to handle it too soon (don't ask me how I know!) 

I added a layer of Rich Razzleberry cardstock before adding it all to my basic black card base. I added some basic rhinestones that I coloured with the dark rich razzleberry blends to match and a teeny tiny stitched heart from the Stitched Labels dies which are also sadly retiring. 

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  1. Lovely Melissa it Is a nice soft background on a card thanks for joining us x

  2. Wow love how you have used the black and the rich razzleberry, stunning card xx

  3. Great card, Melissa. Thanks for sharing.

  4. The black and rich razzleberry make a great combo! Love the little stitched heart. x

  5. Love this Melissa. I am sad that this stamp set is retiring. It has been a favourite of mine!