Tuesday 30 January 2018

Retro Rubber - Design Team Card

Romance is in the air at Retro Rubber Challenge this week, or at least it was for me. It's always good to have an engagement/wedding/anniversary card in the stash. This week's challenge will let you do that AND give some love to some of your old stamps.

At Retro Rubber Challenge, the rules are simple: Use a stamp that's at least a year old, tell us the approximate age of it (or them) and don't link up to more than ten challenges in total.

Use this lovely graphic to inspire you: colours, theme, patterns, shapes.... whatever you see in it that gets you wanting to create.

This card uses two older stamps. Firstly, the Brushstrokes background stamp (2015-16 Annual Catalogue) and then the very versatile Sunshine Sayings (2016-17 Annual Catalogue). Both stamp sets, along with the gorgeous Sunshine Wishes thinlits, are still current.

I chose one of the latest in-colours, Powder Pink, along with gold for this card since the inspiration photo was so pink and gold. I chose Very Vanilla as the base.

The 'love' is stacked to give it dimension and I've sponged it at the top with Powder Pink and moved through to Flirty Flamingo at the bottom. Black was too harsh for these colours, so I've used Early Espresso for the rest of the sentiment.

You have the next fortnight to join in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge and we'd love to see what you do with this gorgeous inspiration. Pop over to the site and see what the rest of the Design Team have done with it.

I am also going to enter this card into two other challenges.

You can join Stamp, Ink, Paper up until 4 February


Hearts Aplenty

You can join this challenge up until February 10

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. If you would like a copy of the new Special Occasions Catalogue or the Sale-a-bration brochure and don't have a demonstrator, then contact me. You can message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

Ingredients - all products Stampin' Up
Card: Powder Pink, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Stamps: Brushstrokes background stamp, Sunshine Sayings
Ink: Powder Pink, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Sunshine Wishes framelits, dimensionals, sponges.


  1. Ooh - gorgeous colours - I love how the base pink is delicate, then you’ve deepened it on the sentiment - and the gold makes the whole effect positively lavish. What a great card.

  2. Can I tell you how much I "love" this card?! It's gorgeous....love the diecut sentiment and the ombre tone, and I think I might have to invest in that background stamp...how versatile is that and so pretty in pink!

  3. Why can't I make beautiful cards like this?? I love your choice of colors and stamps that you paired to make this truly stunning card! That background stamp that you used to make your own DSP was perfect. Love it, Jan!

  4. This is simply lovely, Jan! The background stamp was perfect! Thanks for playing with us @ SIP this week! :)

  5. Jan, love the layout of your card. The colors are so perfect for the challenge.

  6. Jan, my apologies for the late comment, I have some remodeling done in the house.
    But your card is beautifully CAS, love those die cut hearts in pink and gold and the background you created with that stamp, I seem to have missed it in that catty.
    Elegant and romantic card.

  7. Love the Colours and images together. Just lovely for our challenge. So glad you joined in the fun of SUOChallenges.

  8. I saw this card somewhere else and put it in my "to CASE" file. Love the layout as well as the colors and the gold foil. Thanks for joining the SUO Challenge this time!

  9. THIS is one of MY favorites this round - wow - so beautiful!!~ Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenge with us!!~

  10. Those hearts are just so cute. Why have I NOT used them? I love the how you did the sentiment too. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

  11. GORGEOUS! I love how you used the soft stripes behind the hearts and LOVE word! Thanks so much for playing along with the Hearts A Plenty challenge on SUO Challenges this time!