Tuesday 15 August 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge 69 - DT card

This week at The Retro Rubber Challenge, we have a great sketch challenge for you. It's a great sketch because it's got an interesting asymmetric element but still has lots of open space that lets you do pretty much whatever you want with it.

One of the nicest things about Retro Rubber Challenge is that you get a chance to go re-introduce yourself to all your old favourites. One of my favourite sets is Butterfly Basics (2015 Occasions) and my favourite background stamp is Dictionary (2013-14 Annual) and this card uses both of them. I've used Timeless Textures (2016 Occasions) to give texture to the card base and I like the way it makes it looks antiqued. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners (2016-17 Annual)

I used an aqua-painter to colour the floral image. After I'd stamped the background in Smoky Slate, I lightly distressed the edge and stamped the net around two sides.

As always with Retro Rubber, there are just a couple of simple rules. You must use at least one stamp that is older than a year. You must give us an approximate age for your stamp and you must link to no more than ten challenges in total.

We'd love to see what you make of this challenge and you have until August 25 to join us.

This card was also inspired by the challenge at House of Cards this month: to use a floral image and/or the colour palette. The colour palette was the basis for the card as well as the floral image.

Card: Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Dictionary, Timeless Textures, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Smoky Slate, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Other: Elegant Eggplant enamel dot, Elegant Eggplant Stamp'n'write, dimensionals


  1. This is just beautiful, Jan! I was just thinking about this stamp set yesterday, and here it is in purple glory! I love the textures you've created in your backgrounds too! Just stunning!

  2. So pretty, Jan! I love this stamp set and don't seem to get it out. This certainly inspires me to ink it up!

  3. Jan, love your card! The colors and all textures you added just pop on your card, your coloring is beautifully done too.

  4. This is so elegant Jan, I love the colour combo and the addition of the net stamp on the two edges really makes the card for me. Cx

  5. What a wonderful combination of challenges. The purples are elegant with the smoky slate! Love the extra texture! I must have too much in my floral stash... I don't seem to pull this one out very often, LOL. Lovely take on our sketch, teammie!

  6. Spectacular! I love how you put all of the stamps together to really make one beautiful eye catcher of a card! Plus I do love the colors you used! Wowsa!!

  7. How gorgeous your monochromatic creation is, Jan! I love that newsprint background, and the intriguing punchinella you stenciled - beautiful card! hugs, de

  8. I just re-read your post, Jan, about the way you made your fab card. That Timeless Textures stamp is amazing, and so is the color choice - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, and everything about it! hugs, de

  9. The antique feeling is amazing! And that dictionary stamp? I NEED it! So beautiful how you layered and used multiple elements! I just love this so much!