Tuesday 19 June 2018

Retro Rubber Challenge 89 - Design Team Card

I'm excited by this week's challenge at Retro Rubber because it's my challenge. It's only the second time I've set the challenge so I had a great time working out a tic-tac-toe for us all to play with. As always with Retro Rubber, the rules are pretty simple: make sure that you use at least one stamp that is older than a year, give us an approximate age of the stamp and don't link up to ten or more challenges.

I was in a celebratory mode when I made up this challenge and so there's lots of opportunities for you to get out your wedding, anniversary, baby, congratulations, big birthday stamps and bling and go to town.

I played the diagonal: easel card, patterned paper, metallics. 

The patterned paper is the retired Falling in Love from Occasions 2017. The lace doilies were part of the same suite and have also retired. The sentiment on the bottom of the easel is from the associated set, Falling for You.

The front of the easel uses Sunshine Sayings and the coordinating dies, Sunshine Wishes. These two lovely items first appeared in the 2016 Annual Catalogue and I'm so glad to see that they've continued in the 2018 Catalogue.

I hope you feel inspired to join our tic-tac-toe challenge. For more ideas, pop over to the Retro Rubber Challenge site and see what the rest of the team have come up with, then join up by the 29 June.

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: retired items are not included in this list but have been mentioned in the main post.

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  1. Hello Jan: This is one of the most elegant and beautiful Wedding cards I've ever seen, the pattern paper is just the perfect background for your fabulous die cut hearts, love the doilies and all that bling.
    And you created an easel card, which allows the recipients to display it for a long time.
    Beautiful card.

  2. This is actually just too gorgeous for words, your TicTacToe board sparked so many beautiful DT creations this week, I'm all jaw dropping everywhere. I love easel cards, but they terrify me. I love all the gold elements, really lovely. Cx

  3. Jan, love your easel wedding card it is gorgeous with the metallic gold and silver!