Tuesday 21 April 2020

Butterfly Gala for Retro Rubber 133

This week at Retro Rubber Challenge, we welcome you to one everyone seems to enjoy - Anything Goes. Of course, since this is retro rubber, the requirement to use at least one stamp a year or more old, and to give an indication of its age, still stands.

For inspiration I used the sketch challenge at AAA Cards and included the optional twist of 'It Flies'.

One of my favourites from the January 2019 catalogue was Butterfly Gala. Another favourite, this time from the Annual Catalogue from June 2018, is Rooted in Nature. I was pleased to get both out and pair them up for this card.

I've masked off a circle and sponged it in Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green before stamping on the foliage. The butterfly has been stamped and coloured with Stampin' Blends in Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green before punching her out. She has a Daffodil Delight 'shadow' and is popped up on a mini-dimensional.

Another reason I enjoy Retro Rubber Challenges is because it gives us a chance to mix old and new. The lovely lacy edge in this card is from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue pre-release, Ornate Garden. This is a die from the Ornate Borders set. Isn't it sweet?

We'd love to see what you do with your favourite retro stamps. Pop over to the Retro Rubber Challenge site and see what the rest of the team have done. You can also link up your entry there.

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  1. Very pretty and elegant, Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

  2. I love your card! So nice and simple. Beautiful!

  3. How sweet is your little scene! Such a clever use of the sketch. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead.

  4. Very pretty card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

  5. Love the masked circle & gorgeous edge!

  6. This is so wonderful. I am a big fan of a masked circle. i like that your leaves overhang the circle. And that ornate border is delightful.. I have these somewhere... Cx

  7. Beautifully CAS and a great mix of old and new. Your little circle of detail is like a pop of spring sunshine!