Of the Earth & Wings of Friendship

Of the Earth & Wings of Friendship stamp sets

One of the design teams I’m on had a challenge this week to use Night of Navy, Brocade Blue and So Saffron together.  I like this one!  I’m not sure if I’ve ever used this particular color scheme but these colors are lovely together!  Brocade Blue is retiring and I’m going to miss it, thankfully Night of Navy and So Saffron are both sticking around.

For this card I pulled out two hostess stamp sets that are retiring.  Of the Earth is a level one set on page 13 and Wings of Friendship is a level two hostess set found on page 14 of the Idea Book & Catalog.  While these stamp sets are not  for sale, it is still possible to get these . . . for free!  There is still time to host a party this month so you can earn some free sets!

Night of Navy, Brocade Blue & So Saffron

I didn’t just dream up this layout I’m afraid.  I actually looked back to a card I made a long time ago with Of the Earth & Cottage Walls DSP which I CASED from someone else.  How’s that for creativity!  There are lots of pieces and I used a bunch of different stamps from the two stamp sets.

Sitting down to make the card I decided to use craft ink instead of classic.  Most people don’t like craft ink because it takes a while to dry, so why did I use it?  Craft ink (also known as pigment ink) is much more bold which you stamp it.  I could get away with stamping Night of Navy classic ink onto Brocade Blue and it would be seen (although probably not as bold as you see here) but there is no way I could stamp So Saffron onto Brocade Blue and have it show up like on this card.  Craft ink may not be a favorite but it certainly has its good qualities!

You may notice on the retiring Stampin’ Up! accessories list that they are retiring the craft stamp pads.  It is my understanding that they are retiring the large ink pads, however, they will keep the craft Stampin’ Spots, craft ink refills, and they will have uninked pads that you can make your own large craft ink pads.  For most people the craft Stampin’ Spots are just great, however, if you’re doing large projects like scrapbook pages, the larger pads do come in handy!  I will be keeping my large craft ink pads handy for my own use and that of the Scrap Club.  For more information on Classic ink vs. Craft ink pads, please follow the link to an article I wrote in the past.

Thank you for stopping by to visit!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, I’m going to post another card made with this same color scheme.


  1. Sooo pretty! I love it!

  2. I would never have thought of using those colors together, but you’re right, it really is a pretty combo. Nicely done Becky.

  3. I like this design a lot; it’s a good one, no matter where it came from. (I might have to do some case-ing myself!) The colors are quite complimentary and it is an overall pretty card. You continue to inspire us all, every day! Thanks.

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