Tuesday 14 January 2020

Colourful Seasons for Retro Rubber 126 Team Card

Welcome to the first challenge for 2020 at Retro Rubber! It's a theme challenge this time round - make a winter themed card. As always with Retro Rubber, you need to use at least one stamp that's a year or more old and tell us the approximate age. Since it's mid-summer here in New Zealand, it was a welcome change to look at something a bit cooler!

It doesn't get cold enough to snow where I live, but in winter the last skeleton leaves from autumn are still around. I used that idea, plus cooler colours for my winter themed card.

I started by embossing two leaves from Colourful Seasons (from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue) in white on the card base. Then I sponged over the area in Seaside Spray to bring them out. 

I added in some small stamped images to suggest things being blown by the wind and a die-cut skeleton leaf from the coordinating dies set, Seasonal Layers. Finally, just a couple of rhinestones to help suggest a touch of icy frost. The sentiment is from Beautiful You (from the 2017 Occasions catalogue) because we can alway hope for better things to come, especially in winter or tough times.

Both Colourful Seasons and Beautiful You, although older sets, are still current and available.

The team would love to see what you do with this retro winter theme. You can see what the rest of the team have done, and link up your entry, by visiting Retro Rubber Challenge.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.

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  1. This is such a pretty card! I love the way you combined the season set and the sentiment - what a great idea!
    Mostly Jan, I want to say a huge CONGRATS to you! How exciting that you're on the 2020 Artisan team for Stampin' Up! Way to go! And in the same breath - I'm not at all surprised! I was honored to be on the 2012 - 2013 Artisan Design team and loved every minute. I will love seeing all your projects!

    1. Thank you, Cindy. It is a great honour and privilege to be part of this team.

  2. What a great way to interpret the challenge for your own weather scheme! This is very elegant card!

  3. Jan, this is a beautiful and elegant card, love the idea of leaves being blown in the wind, even if there is no snow.
    Awesome job!!

  4. Wonderful card Jan, your offset layered mats are giving me all the feels - its so elegant and simple and makes the whole card pop. Love that you used leaves to fit your climate. Cx