Tuesday 8 May 2018

Retro Rubber 86 - Design Team Card

We had some fantastic entries in our vintage challenge last week. Let's see what you all do with this week's challenge. 

The rain is pouring, the temperature is dropping and my back lawn is covered in leaves, so Jane's spring flower challenge is a welcome relief! Make a card using flowers BUT make sure you use a stamp that's at least a year old AND tell us the approximate age of it. 

One of my favourite floral sets is the retired Summer Silhouettes, which first appeared in the 2012-13 Annual Catalogue. I also took the opportunity to have a play with some of my favourite retiring colours: Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder.

I was going for a peephole through the garden wall kind of effect, so used the Pinewood Planks textured embossing folder. 

I added centres to the tiny blooms with a silver gel pen. The larger flowers have rhinestone centres.

The little punched banner sentiment finishes off the card. It's a punch I've seldom used but it works nicely on this card. The set is Thoughtful Banners which came out in 2016 and it still current. It's great for all sort of small sentiments which fit into this punch or the Classic Label punch.

We'd love to have you join us at Retro Rubber for our flower challenge. Pop over to the Retro Rubber site and see what the rest of the design team have done with this challenge.

There's few rules: use at least one stamp older than a year, tell us approximately how the stamp is and don't link up to more than ten challenges in total.

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. 

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Note: Summer Silhouettes, the floral stamp, is retired. 

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  1. Jan - I like how you used the Summer Silhouettes stamp in a totally different way to create a cluster! Your card is crisp and clean. I'm saving it to my Pinterest inspiration board for the future. Thanks for sharing! -Donna

    1. Donna, I'm so glad you liked it and found inspiration here. I look forward to seeing your work.

  2. This is such a sweet and pretty card, Jan! I love your choice of colors for this card. The embossing folder was a great texture for the theme and adds the perfect touch. Great card!!

  3. Jan, your whole card is gorgeous. I love that flower stamp, so pretty. I love embossed backgrounds and now want that folder..so if you want to send it to me feel free LOL ;) Clairex

  4. This card has your signature fabulous CAS style Jan, love the embossed panel around this sweet flower image.

  5. Aak!! I forgot to tell you that I love that banner!!!

  6. So beautiful! Love the design of this card & the colors!