This week at Retro Rubber Challenge, I had the honour of designing this week's challenge. I've made a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge that's got a ton of options for you to choose from. I can't wait to see what everyone makes of it!
Of course, since this is Retro Rubber Challenge, you still need to use a stamp older than a year and tell us how old (roughly) it is.
I played the top line: butterflies, green, textured embossing. I was so happy to see that butterflies are back in the new Occasions catalogue. I've loved them ever since I started stamping and the third set I ever got was Papillon Potpourri. It must have been around 2014. It was a pleasure to get them out for this challenge. The foliage is from Oh So Eclectic and the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous both from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue and both still available.
The background was embossed with the Pinewood Plank dynamic textured impression embossing folder, then lightly rubbed with white pigment ink to pick out the pattern slightly.
The butterflies are coloured with Stampin' Blends. This design would work equally well with the new Butterfly Gala set. It, like Papillon Potpourri, has a matching punch that makes using them a breeze.
If you'd like to see how the rest of the design team have used the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, pop over to the Retro Rubber Challenge site.
We'd love to see what you do with it. You can play along with us until 22 February.
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.
Note: Papillon Potpourri is a retired product as are the matching punches, Itty Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punch.