All the stamps used in this card are retro, but none more so than By the Seashore, a set I'll never part with as it was the first Stampin' Up set I ever bought back in 2013. I love the seashells but the starfish is my favourite. They've been stamped, shaded with colour pencils and blender pen and sponged on the edges to help give them more depth. The background grasses are from the recently retired Wetlands and the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners, released in the 2016 catalogue and still current.
The background beach and sky I created with watercolour pencils and an aquapainter.
The Seaside embossing folder really helped to create the beach feel with those lovely sinuous lines.
Here's a quick reminder of the few rules we have at Retro Rubber.
- Use at least one stamp more than a year old and tell us how old it is (approximately)
- Don't link up to more than ten challenges in total.
You have ten days to join us at Retro Rubber for this challenge and we'd love to see what you do.
Card: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Shimmery cardstock, Whisper White
Stamps: By the Seashore, Wetlands, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso
Other: Linen thread, Seaside embossing folder, dimensionals, Watercolour pencils, aquapainter.