Tuesday 13 August 2019

Retro Rubber 117 - Design Team Card

The Anything Goes challenge at Retro Rubber seems to be everyone's favourite challenge, so make sure you join us this week. Since this is retro rubber, there is one proviso on the Anything Goes - you still need to use at least one stamp that's a year or more old and tell us its age.

One of the nice things about getting out my older stamps is the chance to match them up with some new products. Then it's like they're new again!

Beautiful Day first appeared in January 2018. It is a stamp set I have almost always used with Brusho (or our new Pigment Sprinkles TM) but of course, it looks well with Stampin' Blends as well. With a different colouring medium and in the bright colours of the 2018-2020 In-Colours(TM), it takes on a whole new feel.

I've used the brand spanking new Scripty embossing folder in the background and sponged in a bit of colour behind the rose to focus attention on it.

The sentiment is also from an older set, Itty Bitty Greetings which first appeared in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. This is one of my go-to sets: there's a sentiment for every occasion and a great variety of fonts. I thought that this would make a great anniversary card but could also work for a wedding card as well.

The rhinestones I coloured with the dark Mango Melody Stampin' Blend.

You can see what the rest of the design team have done, and enter the challenge, by visiting the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a demonstrator, I'd love to be yours and help you with ideas and to supply you with Stampin' Up! products. You can message me by leaving a comment or going to my Facebook page, linked in the side bar of this blog. Or you can click on the SHOP NOW icon in the sidebar, or any of the pictures below, if you'd like to purchase any Stampin' Up! products.

I got inspiration for this card from the challenge at Fab Friday. You can still play along with them until August 15 (8 a.m. CST).

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  1. Beautiful coloring! I love the bright bold look of the Blends with this image. The embossing and sponging in the background really adds to the overall design! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. Beautiful card! The sponging over the embossing is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  3. So lovely - I still love this flower so much - one of my faves because I love to color it, lol. So pretty over this EF - and great way to highlight that texture! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  4. pretty flower , delicate card, congrats Jan
    have a great day :) hugs from Chile

  5. Jan, this is stunning, I love the little bit of green bleeding out onto your embossing. great way to make that beautiful flower pop. Clairex