Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop, this time we are saying "so long" to our favourites that will be retiring at the end of May. I am featuring a suite that is one of my all time favourites, Floral Romance. I love just about everything about this suite and sadly the only carry over items from the suite are the Lace 3D embossing folder, and the cute little Frosted Flower Embellishments!
My first project is one I made for a dear friend using a needlework hoop as the base. I was so pleased with this project that it was really hard to give it away, but as my friend has recently moved into a new craft room I know it will make a nice addition to her craft space. Because vellum can curl with age or humidity I decided to laminate the whole vellum sheet with a matte finish then fussy cut the leaves and flowers out, attaching them with hot glue. I also added some of the fussy cut vellum flowers to the back-groud paper as well as the stamped images.
I love this suite so much I decided to also make a coordinating card. I love the sentiment from the stamp set, and the beautiful chubby oval die from the coordinating framelits. To make the printed vellum pop on the dark background I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock, using glue dots behind some of the printed parts to adhere it securely. I love the soft Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, which isn't strictly part of this suite, but sadly is retiring at the end of the current catalogue.
Which is your favourite retiring product or products?