On A Wing – The Sky is the Limit

Dipping in to the stash with a little nostalgia.  We have to admit that there are just some stamp sets we choose to hang on to and more than a few leftover bits and pieces of cardstock and patterned paper.

For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#114), the retired stamp set the Sky is the Limit was a perfect choice for the theme.  The current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players (#542) truly fit the bill.  As I used all retired products, I decided to add this to the Retro Rubber Challenge (#159). A wonderful combination.

And this is the result:



  • Focal Point: (2⅜”) Circle.  The Bi-Plane stamp from the Sky is the Limit stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso ink on to a piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock and then die-cut with the matching Layering Circles Die.
  • Circle Mat: (2⅞”) die-cut from the center of the Brushed Metallic Copper cardstock Accent Mat (5¼” x 4”) with the next size up Circle Die.
  • Background Side Panel – Left: (1¾” x 3⅞”) Copper Metallic patterned sheet from the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • Background Side Panel – Right: (4” x 3⅞”) Crumb Cake subtle patterned sheet from the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment, The Sky is the Limit, from the same named stamp set was stamped in the lower right potion with Early Espresso ink.

All of the elements were adhered to approximate the 90 degree flip of the sketch.  I chose a Naturals Ivory Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) to carryforward the vintage look. 

Masculine stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! are always keepers in my stash.  Haven’t used this one in a long time.  It was nice to give it some love.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

6 thoughts on “On A Wing – The Sky is the Limit

  1. Jolanda, I love that you are showcasing some long-retired stamp sets. There are tons of amazing sets just waiting for loving hands and fresh ideas to turn them into amazing cards! By the way, ALL your cards are amazing!! 😊


  2. Jolanda, this is amazing! I am so happy that you pulled out an oldie but goodie to make a masculine card! You nailed it for sure! You should enter it at Retro Rubber this week, their theme is “anything goes”! They are always looking for projects using retired products! Thanks for participating in our sketch challenge this week!


  3. This is a celebration of some great ‘oldies’ to create both the perfect card for my TicTacToe board and our sketch over at The Paper Players this week Jolanda – I love the vintage yet clean feel of your masculine card. Fabulous!


  4. Fabulous combination of gorgeous products. I’m with you on the idea that some things are just keepers. That DSP – I’m so cross I missed out on getting another packet of it before it sold out because it’s fab for both cards and scrapbooking. Another wonderful creation from you, Jolanda. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.


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