Tuesday 12 September 2017

Retro Rubber 71 - DT card

Welcome to Retro Rubber's newest challenge. It's everyone's favourite, Anything Goes.

It's not quite anything goes though. Since it's Retro Rubber, you do still have to use at least one stamp older than a year, tell us approximately how old it is and not enter more than ten challenges in total.

I always enjoy using this set, Birthday Blooms, which was first available from the 2016 Occasions mini-catalogue. Timeless Textures first appeared in the same catalogue. I like how it looks with the bright colours from this year's In-Colours: Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and some touches of Lemon-Lime Twist. The sentiment is from Big on Birthdays, from the January this year.

I stamped the bloom on watercolour paper, then coloured it using diluted ink, fussy cut it and popped it up on dimensionals. The background I created using various elements from Timeless Textures. Then finally, I added in a few of the lovely glitter enamel shapes in Berry Burst.

We'd love to have you join us for this challenge, so dust off some of those old stamps, show them a bit of love and show us what you've done. You have until September 22 to link up at Retro Rubber.

Don't forget: at least one stamp over a year old, tell us the approximate age and don't link up to more than ten challenges in total.

Card: Berry Burst, Whisper White, watercolour paper
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Big on Birthdays, Timeless Textures
Inks: Black Stazon, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Lemon-Lime Twist
Other: Glitter enamel dots, dimensionals
All products are Stampin' Up


  1. Just beautiful!!! I love your card, Jan. A stunning flower and pretty colours and details. Kisses, my friend.

  2. Jan this is gorgeous!! I love the little grid and splatter details underneath your beautifully coloured flower. Cx

  3. One word - GORGEOUS! I absolutely love every single detail of this card. Your choice of colors, fussy cutting the beautiful flower and adding the texture made a card that is stunning. Love it (and will be CASEing it)!

  4. Such a pretty card, the flower and colors are well balanced. The enamel dots are the perfect finishing touch.

  5. Wow, Jan... what a gorgeous birthday card! Love your coloring and fussy cutting! As you know, Timeless Textures is a wonderful stamp set for adding background textures... love the grid... ;)
    You also used one of my favorite combinations of our newest In Color lineup! Off to pin....

  6. Jan, what a beautiful card, love the texture of the grid behind your gorgeous flower, the colors are so intense that this blooms really pop.
    I missed out on this stamp set, Grrrr!!

  7. Love the background stamping & those gorgeous flowers!