Tuesday 6 July 2021

Positive Thoughts for Retro Rubber

This week at Retro Rubber, it's time for one of Claire's fabulous sketch challenges. As always, the rules are simple. Just make sure to use at least one stamp that's a year or more old and tell us the approximate age of it.


The set I've chosen is Positive Thoughts, from the 2020 Occasions Mini Catalogue. The colour palette is neutral: Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot.

I stamped the maidenhair fern image in Gray Granite on the background circle, then stamped another in Mossy Meadow, die cut it and added it to the circle. The butterfly was stamped in Merry Merlot then quickly painted with a layer of Wink of Stella to both spread the ink and add some sparkle.

Having chosen the linear pattern from the Neutrals paper stack, I then had a dilemma with the Bricks & Mortar 3D embossing folder: which way to emboss? In the end, I went with the bricks on the vertical simple because I liked the way it continued the vertical lines of the DSP. 

You can see what the rest of the team have done and link up your own entry at the Retro Rubber Challenge site. 

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  1. This is such a beautiful card, Jan, these images and the colors you chose are a fabulous combination.
    Love the embossed background and the DSP too, the sentiment reveals a beautiful and positive message of friendship.
    Amazing card, teammate.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  2. Very pretty card. Love the colors and design. I think the vertical Bricks and Mortar EF goes well with the lines in the DSP. TFS

  3. I love the muted colours on this one and the alternative brick design makes for an interesting change in direction. Lovely!