Tuesday 26 February 2019

Retro Rubber Challenge 105 - Design Team Card

This week at Retro Rubber Challenge, we're very excited to be partnering with Try Stamping on Tuesday.  We are using their sketch for our current challenge. As always, you must use at least one stamp that's older than a year and give us an approximate age for it. It's double the fun for you as you can link your entry to both challenges if you want to. You can check them out here.

As I was perusing my shelves, looking for some inspiration, I saw Perennial Birthday and realised that it hadn't come out to play for a while. It just squeaks into the 'older than a year' category, having first appeared in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue in January last year.

I've picked a bold colour combination: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Black and a tiny touch of the retired Pink Pirouette.

In place of the three banners, I've used some of the small floral stamps that are part of the set.

I've used Stampin' Blends to colour in the outline stamps and after masking them, added in some of the Granny Apple Green dots. The smaller flowers, some of which are in Pink Pirouette (retired), are popped up on mini-dimensionals.

You can see what the rest of the team did by clicking here. Then why not get out some of your older stamps and join both Retro Rubber and Try Stampin' on Tuesday?

Update: Delighted to be a Top 3 Pick at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

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  1. i like how you used sprigs instead of banners. very cute card. go ahead and link it up to the Try Stampin on Tuesday challenge post. Been lovely to see you work with our sketch.

  2. Great card, Jan! It's so fun to be teaming up with RRC this couple of weeks! I always admire your cards, and this one is no exception!!! I can't believe how much the three pink flowers add to the panel! Your stitched rectangle really brings all the pieces together for a harmonious whole! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! We always have some great sketches for inspiration - even for other blogs!

  3. Gorgeous as always, Jan! Love your use of the vines at the top, and these colors are so sweet! This set needs some love here in my studio too, I think! Thanks so much for playing with us at TSOT!

  4. Ohh!! Love the Flirty Flamingo card base for your sweet flowers, makes them just pop beautifully.
    Great idea to stamp the vines on top instead of the banners!!!

  5. I like how you let the main image speak for it's self. The trio of leaves at the top is perfect. Thanks for joining us at TSOT!

  6. Jan, I love the soft feel of your card. The colour combo works so well. I love that you popped up a couple of the flowers. Cx

  7. I love your take on our sketch Jan - the sprigs work really well as banners - xx

  8. You card is lovely and I like how you've used stamped images to replace the 3 tag banners at the top, very cleaver. Thanks for joining us!!!

  9. Great take on our sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! Thanks for joining us this challenge. See you soon!