Tuesday 9 October 2018

Retro Rubber 97 - Design Team Card

I'm very pleased to be joining you in this week at Retro Rubber, since Jane let me make up the challenge! I don't know about you, but I like to play Tic-Tac-Toe challenges. There's such a lot of scope. Just like the last time I did this, though, I had some trouble deciding which line to play: I liked them all!

I went for the top line: neutrals, texture and ribbon. Remember that since it's Retro Rubber Challenge you do have to use at least one stamp that's older than a year and give us the approximate age.

The two stamp sets that I've used here are the retired Botanical Blooms (2016 Occasions) and the still current Thoughtful Banners (2016-17 Annual).  I really miss Botanical Blooms and the Botanical Builder framelits so was very pleased to be able to play with them again for this.

I created the wreath by cutting three scribbly circles using Swirly Scribbles thinlits and layering them. I used Botanical Blooms stamps to add in the markings on the leaves and flowers -  Early Espresso on Very Vanilla. I sponged them lightly to add more definition.

The pearls were coloured with light and dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends - although looking at this photo, I wonder if I didn't pick up the Bronze Stampin' Blend by mistake!

Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team have done with my Tic-Tac-Toe challenge then dig out your old stamps and see what you make....

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Product List (NB Botanical Blooms and Botanical Builder are retired.)


  1. Such a beautiful card!! I really love how the flowers pop out from the wreath with that piece of burlap ribbon and the texture in the background! Really gorgeous design! Thanks for inviting me along for your challenge! HUGS

  2. Jan, I love this card, the "Botanical Blooms" can create the most wonderful cards, yours is a prime example.
    Love the texture of the embossed panel and the burlap ribbon, the wreath and flowers are a beautiful detail.
    Wonderful card Teammate.

  3. Just beautiful. I love the texture and the brown and white. Gorgeous.

  4. Gorgeous card, Jan! You brought back one of my favorite bundles. The details are fantastic here, as always.

  5. Lovely use of the neutrals, looks great with all the texture going on in that layered wreath!

  6. Your card is stunning. Thank you for the inspiration to bring out this beautiful set again.