This week at Retro Rubber Challenge, we have an always popular challenge: Anything Goes As Long As You Use Stamps Older Than A Year. Also, don't forget to tell us how old your stamp is (approximate age is fine),
For this challenge, I thought I'd pay some respect to my first ever stamp set, Flower Shop. In my first order ever was this set plus one that is now retired, By The Seashore. I can still remember the excitement of receiving my first order, although to be honest, I always feel a little excitement when the courier comes up the driveway! Anyway, Flower Shop first appeared in the 2014-14 Annual Catalogue and is still current. I wonder if it will make the cut into the new catalogue?
I started by stamping one of the floral images from Flower Shop in black on white, then cut a square from it. I also gold embossed one of the same image, which is popped up on a dimensional over one of the black images.
The gold embossed sentiment is from Big On Birthdays, which also just qualifies as an aged stamp as it first appeared in January 2017. The black layer is embossed with the Pinewood Planks textured impressions folder.
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Inspiration for the layout came from Fab Friday's latest challenge and you can still play with them until March 29.