Tuesday 10 April 2018

Retro Rubber 84 - Design Team Card

Retro Rubber's challenge this week is exciting: it's an inspiration challenge. Let this lovely picture inspire you any way you like. Colour, subject matter, style... whatever inspires you.

The only other thing you need to keep in mind is, that since this is Retro Rubber, you need to use at least one stamp that's older than a year and tell us what roughly how old it is. To be considered for our top pick, please don't enter more than ten challenges, including ours.

What I like about the picture is the colours. I've used various pinks and green for this card.

Butterfly Basics is an old favourite of mine. It came out in the 2015 Occasions Catalogue.

Pop over to the Retro Rubber Challenge site and see what the rest of the team have done. Then play along with us and show us your take on the inspiration photo.

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. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below if you'd like to know more.

If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat. And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking the SHOP NOW icon in the sidebar or from my Facebook page.

Other: Retired brad base and candy dot.

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  1. This is SO PRETTY - love that delicate patterning on the butterfly, and the feathery ferns.

  2. Oh WOW! This is beautiful! You make such pretty CAS cards, Jan! I love this stamp set and wish that I could make something as lovely as this. I might have to CASE this one to do that. ;) Hope all is well with you, my friend!

  3. Gorgeous card, love your design, and that lacy butterfly, Cathy x

  4. What a simply pretty card, the brad and twine are terrific additions. I also wanted to let you know that "swing" cards (like mine you left a comment on, thanks!) are easy with a die ;)

  5. Beautiful card Jan, love the lacy butterfly and the ferns are the perfect background for it to perch on.
    Big hugs, my dear.

  6. Oh I really love this Jan, the beautiful colours of the leaves layered together and then the lacy butterfly with the pretty brad. Gorgeous! Cx

  7. Jan, love this card, this is one of my fav stamp sets that I have not used often. The colors and the design of your card is just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration, I may have to CASE this card one day!

  8. Jan, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I would have never come up with such a card from the inspiration picture, but am so impressed how you took the colours and created something completely different from it. The layout and colours are absolutely fantastic. What a lovely card.
    Thank you so much for having me as a guest designer to the Retro Rubber Challenge.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida