Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Retro Rubber 85 - Design Team Card


This week at Retro Rubber Challenge, we have a theme challenge: make a Vintage Card. Of course, since it's Retro Rubber that really means make a "Vintage Card Using Stamps At Least A Year Old And Tell Us How Old They Are"!


When I think vintage, I think colours: creams, browns, along with soft dusky tones of pinks and greens, hints of grey and burgundy. I think textures: lace and linen feel or twine. I think subject: flowers, Victoriana or retro. From my shelf, the set that came to mind was Touches of Texture, first seen in the 2016-17 catalogue.


The close-up shows my two favourite bits of this set - the tattered lace background stamp and the sweet bumble bee.


Inspiration for this card also came from the challenge at House of Cards. You can use this lovely vintage-look colour scheme or make a card with a floral corner - or both. You can join this challenge until the end of April.


Pop over to Retro Rubber Challenge and see what the rest of the Design Team have done.

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The sentiment for this card comes from A Dozen Thoughts, from the 2013-14 Annual Catalogue and it has now retired. The lace on the card comes from my sewing and quilting scrap box. The enamel dots in Peekaboo Peach have also retired. While Mint Macaron is a retired colour, the good news is that it will be back in the next Annual Catalogue in June, so if you missed it you won't have to wait long for it now.

Update: Very happy to be a Top 5 Pick at House of Cards.

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13 comments:

  1. Oh wow. Such delicate muted colours, and you’ve managed to combine a lot of different elements with restraint - so that they all work together. Love it,

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  2. Oh yes, a bit tattered, a bit of lace, add in flowers and a little bumblebee = Vintage! Lovely job Jan!

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  3. Wonderful card, love the distressed lacy look, and that little bee! Cathy x

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  4. Jan, Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I saw it over at the Retro Rubber Challenge and thought I would stop by. I am usually not so much of a vintage style card maker. But I love your card. So nice! Wonderful colours, too!
    Hugs from stempelfrida

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  5. Jan, I am drooling over this fantastically gorgeous card! Absolutely stunning!! I'm so CASEing this one! OTT VAC - you have started a new category of cards - Vintage and Clean! Or is it Vintage and Simple?? I can't do either so you decide! LOL Fantastic card, my friend!!

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  6. Love love love this! I have this set but have never made it look as good as this! Those soft colors all work together so well..just gorgeous!

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  7. Jan, like LeAnne, I love love love this. I have never seen this stamp before, it is AMAZING and I love the soft colours you have used. Cx

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  8. Jan, this is SO beautiful. Your layered stamping is perfection, and I love how you clustered it all in the corner.

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  9. Jan, what a beautiful card, love the soft colors and the details that make it look so fabulously vintage.
    Hugs.

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  10. Oh this is just lovely Jan! I have this set and I so struggle with vintage - your CAS take is fabulous.

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  11. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at HOC, it fits the challenge perfectly with it's pretty floral corner.

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  12. What a pretty combination of colors and images

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