Tuesday 2 June 2020

Seaside Notions for Retro Rubber

This week at Retro Rubber we have a theme challenge for you. Create a summer themed card, using at least one stamp that's a year or more old. Don't forget to tell us how old your retro stamp is.

Since today is a cold and miserable winter's day, the prospect of writing up a summery card is quite appealing! For me, summer means long days at the beach. Beaches lead me to sea life and finally to Seaside Notions. This is one of my favourite sets from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, so this stamp set is just a year old and I'm delighted that it is carrying over into the 2020-21 Catalogue.

For this card, I masked off a strip of the card front and ink-blended Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana before spritzing it with water to lift some of the colour. Then I stamped the bubble stamp in Bermuda Bay over the top. Finally, I flicked a little clear Wink of Stella over the whole card front to create a watery background for the seahorses.

I used Stamparatus to mirror stamp the seahorse so that I had one facing each way. They were silver embossed and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

We'd love to see what you do with this challenge. You can see what the rest of the team have done and link up your entry at the Retro Rubber Challenge site.

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  1. What a amazing card. I love the color of the background and coloration of the seahorses.

  2. Jan, this is one gorgeous card, not only the background is amazing but your two little Sea Horses look simply amazing, colored beautifully, and I love the silver embossing on their bodies.
    Awesome way to use the mirror technique, fabulous card.

  3. This is one fantastic card with those gorgeous seahorse images and fantastic strip of "water" you created! I love the elegance and simplicity that work perfectly together for this "thinking of you" card! Beautiful!

  4. This card is amazing Jan, I love the wonderful blended, splattered strip. And the wonderful embossed seahorses, it's just perfection. I'm pinning it ;) Cx

  5. Beautiful card, those colours are stunning, Cathy x