Thanks, Tranquil Tide!

Dear Tranquil Tide,

Thank you for all the great memories you’ve shared with me over the past two years. I’ve watching you bounce between playful and sophisticated – you are SO versatile! When we were first introduced to you in 2017, I knew I’d love you, but (silly me) it took me about a year to warm up to you. Once I did, though, I couldn’t put you down. I’m going to miss you while you are gone, but I am going to continue to cross my fingers that you will (one day) make your way back into my life. Stampin’ Up! refreshes the color families every several years – I’m going to hold out hope.

All the best to you!

BrianTranquil Tide, Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Color, www.stampwithbrian.comTranquil Tide. This rich mix of blue and green has been a part of our lives for two year, but it’s time to say goodbye. If you aren’t ready to let go, this is a great time to stock up on some of your favorite Tranquil Tide products – papers, inks, ribbons, etc. Once these items are gone, they are gone – so don’t wait.

Tranquil Tide Products

Here’s a look at select products that feature or include Tranquil Tide. If you want any of these items, you can pick them up in my online store now:

Tranquil Tide Inspiration

Here are some of my favorite cards that feature the versatility of Tranquil Tide (you can click on any of the projects to see the original post for each):

Country Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingDetailed with Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingGeared Up Garage, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Father's Day cardPicture Perfect Birthday, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Mother's Day CardButterfly Gala, Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingFeathers & Frost, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingFlourish Filigree, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS293

Tranquil Tide Color Inspiration

You know how much I love playing with colors, right? Here are five of my favorite color combinations that feature Tranquil Tide with some of our other favorites:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Grapefruit Grove, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lovely Lipstick, Tranquil Tide, Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Tranquil Tide, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight

Other Retiring In Colors

All five of the 2017-2019 In Colors (Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide) are retiring on June 3 (or when supplies run out). Here’s a look at all five of those colors:

Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Colors, Brian KingIf you’d like to shop these five colors, CLICK HERE.

Thanks Again, Tranquil Tide!

If you aren’t 100% ready to pack away all your Tranquil Tide goodies, be sure to restock right away. The papers, inks and embellishments won’t go “poof” once they are no longer sold by Stampin’ Up!, but your ability to get them will.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. A beautiful ode to a beautiful color. Your parade of cards shows just how versatile Tranquil Tide is. Thanks for the excellent and witty compilation of opportunities!

  2. STUNNING color combinations with Tranquil Tide.

  3. Brian- you are too funny with your ode to TT.
    I, too, loved TT, but I’ll really miss Lemon Lime Twist. I’m looking forward to the new colors- something fresh & new. Thanks for always including those color swatches – a great visual for inspiration!

  4. Brilliant post. I adore the good bye letter and series of beautiful cards using Tranquil Tide.

  5. Love it all my friend, BEAUITFUL cards from our king ♥️
    Tfs hugs Frenchie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  6. Chris from Pella

    Beautiful tribute to one of my favorite colors. I see a couple cards I need to CASE or reCASE to use up some pieces of DSP. I adore the card for you mom and I think it would be an excellent birthday card too since you used one of my very favorite stamp sets.

  7. Although Tranquil Tide is retiring, I’m keeping it around for those “special” occasions. I compared it to the new in-color Pretty Peacock, which is a little more blue than TT. Both are pretty and it will be interesting to see if SU brings TT back. Have a great day!

  8. Jesse 'Inkyhive'

    Just found your site. Enjoying what I’m seeing.

  9. Suzie Patt Cullen

    I love Tranquil Tide as well! Even the name is a favorite of mine. Thank you for showcasing all the related products, Brian. ?

  10. Tide will be missed…I am using lots in my next card class-to use up most of my stash. Great color combos..thanks!

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