Tuesday 13 February 2018

Retro Rubber 80 - Design Team Card

I'm excited about our new challenge at Retro Rubber. Jane's creative ideas just keep on coming and this week the idea is to use dots or circles on your card. Of course, because it's Retro Rubber, you must use at least one stamp that's older than a year and tell us approximately how old it is.

For me, there was only one choice - Dotty Angles from 2014-15 Annual Catalogue. I revisited a card I made with my card classes a couple of years ago and gave it a new colour palette and added in a few new things. Here I've used Fresh Fig for the base and I've repeat stamped the dotty stamp in Fresh Fig across the top and stamped the second generation as well to get some colour variation. Once that was done I repeat stamped again in versamark and silver embossed that layer. I like the way it looks a bit like confetti or balloons.

The die-cut 'celebrate' is from this year's Sale-a-bration offering, the Celebrate You thinlit set. I've stacked up three layers in Fresh Fig under the silver foil layer to give depth and to create a subtle shadow that makes the shiny layer stand out more.

The 'It's your day' is from Big on Birthdays, released in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

To finish off, I added in some silver mini-sequin trim to give more bling and more dottiness.

We'd love to see your take on the theme at Retro Rubber in the next fortnight. There are only three rules - use at least one stamp that's at least a year old, tell us how old it is (approximately) and don't link up to more than ten challenges in total.

Pop over to the Retro Rubber Challenge page and see what the rest of the team have done.

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. 

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Card: Fresh Fig, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver foil
Stamps: Dotty Angles (retired), Big on Birthdays
Inks: Fresh Fig, Versamark
Other: silver embossing powder, 1/4" silver ribbon, silver mini-sequin trim, Celebrate You thinlit die


  1. Jan, your card is delightful, fun, and I love what you did with the heat embossing. The layer of die cutting really adds to the dottiness.

  2. Love the different tones of the Fresh Fig ink you got on this card Jan and the sparkle you added with the silver dots, just beautiful.
    The raised, bold sentiment is totally awesome, I love how this looks on cards.
    Beautiful card, my dear.

  3. I love how you used the circles/dots prompt, making them look like confetti! Great idea! Love that die cut as well. Wonderful card, Jan!

  4. FUN challenge and fun creation! I admit that the dots had me stumped....I might try to play along if I can find some dotty stamps!

  5. Jan, this is absolutely gorgeous and I love the shower of little dots, looks exactly like confetti, totally CASEing your card.. Cx

  6. So festive & beautiful! I absolutely love the sequin trim & the shadow for your word die cut!

  7. Jan, your card is beautiful! Love your take on the sketch.