Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Mountain Air for Retro Rubber 150

Welcome back to a new year with us at Retro Rubber Challenge. We kick of the year with a theme challenge, Winter Wonderland. Of course, for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, it's the height of summer so maybe a cooling challenge is just what we need!


Because it doesn't really snow much where I live, I don't have a lot of snowy stamp sets but I do have the fabulous Mountain Air bundle from last year's January Holiday catalogue. This is what I've used because the icy mountain range is such a New Zealand image.


I white embossed the mountain range onto Shimmery White cardstock, then water-coloured the mountains in Smoky Slate and the sky in Seaside Spray. On a second piece of card, I stamped the tree and water stamp in Pretty Peacock and water-coloured over it, then die-cut it. After adhering it over the mountain range, I  used the Stitched Triangle dies to cut out the scene.


The white base is embossed with the Absolutely Argyll folder. The scene was reassembled and popped up on dimensionals on the base. A couple of retired Faceted Gems in Seaside Spray lead the eye to the sentiment. 

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

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13 comments:

  1. Really loving how you adapted the theme to your region and weather Jan. Such a peaceful card but with so much visual interest - really lovely! Cheers! Nancy J

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  2. Very creative and impressive card! I love how you’ve used the triangles to create your scene. I would never have thought of using different sized triangles, but it adds so much interest. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. I have experimented with this idea before and it's very satisfying.

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  3. Wow, Jan, this card is AMAZING! I love how the embossed background mimics the mountain peaks, but I especially love the genius idea of cropping your watercoloured panel with stitched triangles. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks, Christine. This is an idea I've experimented with before and the results are always interesting.

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  4. Wow - Such a peaceful and awesome card! I do LOVE it!

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  5. This card is just fantastic Jan - so very creative! I often wonder what to do with my newly acquired triangles and I just love this idea. A perfect serene scene too - it makes me want to visit for sure!

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  6. This is so unique and a one-of-a-kind card with those die-cut triangles! I just love how you designed this and put it together with that great embossing folder! What a fantastic card!!

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I have played around with this idea before. I really like the kind of arty effect you get from using the triangle dies.

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  7. Ooh Jan, I love the unusual layout with the triangles, SO clever, great way to emulate mountains and is perfect for your stamps. I also love that you have added a argyle embossing plate background, just tying the triangle shapes all together perfectly! Cx

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