This week, at Retro Rubber Challenge, we're having a Tic-Tac-Toe. Choose a row, column or diagonal and use it to make your card. Of course, with this being Retro Rubber, you need to use at least one stamp that's more than a year old and tell us the approximate age of it.
Now that Stampin' Up's retiring list is out, you'll know that Lovely as a Tree is finally retiring this year after being in the catalogue since 2001! So this card is a farewell to that long-serving and truly lovely set. The sentiment is from a newer set - just about to have its first birthday - Rooted in Nature.
I've played the top row: neutrals, ribbon or twine, sponging.
I've not only sponged the hills for the trees but have used a sponge to distress the edges of the main panel and the Crumb Cake mat behind. This helped the plain Crumb Cake sentiment stand out more clearly. To add to the slightly distressed look, I've coloured the shiny silver leaf trinket with a Soft Suede Stampin' Blend - voila - instant antiquing!
The challenge will be open until May 31, so why not pop over to the challenge site to see what the rest of the team have done and then join in with us? You can visit the site here.
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