This card was a swap from the training session in Telford in May. It does use one of the retired colours (More Mustard) but this would be easily swapped out with a current colour such as Crushed Curry which would give a slightly different, brighter feel but would still look great I think. The Mustard does “tone down” the card and makes it feel more muted than some of the other alternatives in the SU colour families, and it really works.
The other colours used are Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (I think!), and a touch of Whisper White (or possibly Very Vanilla) which has been sponged with one of the brown inks (Soft Suede, I believe) to tone it down.
The stamps are from the Travel Post set, and the butterfly has been stamped using Papillon Potpourri. They have been cut out using the Postage Stamp and Bitty Butterfly punches, and the Corner Rounder punch has been used on the card and main background layer. The edge of the “border” piece has been decorated also using the postage stamp punch. The edges of the postage stamps have been edged to age and define them, and add an extra vintage feel to the card overall, to tie in with the theme of the stamp set. A tiny Basic Pearl has been added to the top of the butterfly for the perfect finishing touch. Subtle, but effective.
I really like this set, and there are a lot of ideas online for what to do with it. I just like too many of the sets for my “budget”! Versatile sets are always a good buy, and this one certainly seems to be pretty versatile. I hope you like this card, and I will be back tomorrow with another card using this set. As always, if you want to order any Stampin’ Up! merchandise or products then I will be more than happy to help you put an order through.