Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Retro Rubber 64 - DT Card

Welcome to another Retro Rubber Challenge, the challenge that gets you re-discovering your old favourite stamps. This week, it's an Anything Goes challenge so there's lots of scope but just remember that you still have to use stamps that are at least a year old and tell us how old they are (approximately).


I've use some old favourites in this card. Awesomely Artistic, which although still a current set has been around since 2015. Aviary was the very first Stampin' Up set I ever bought and it first appeared in 2010. Finally, the sentiment is from Perfect Pennants, first seen in the 2014 Occasions catalogue and like Aviary, now retired.

I started by using an acrylic block to colour the background in Pear Pizzazz and the retired Lost Lagoon. Then I white heat embossed the floral image from Awesomely Artistic, then stamped it in Lost Lagoon as well.


I added in the birds from Aviary in Tuxedo Black and matted the whole panel on Basic Black before adhering it to the Lost Lagoon card base. I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White and cut it out before adding it to the top corner. A couple of rhinestones completed the card.



So please, get out your old stamps and show them some love then link up to our challenge. You have until Friday 16 June to join us. And please, don't link up to more than ten challenges in total if you want to be considered for our Top Picks.

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. You can contact me on my Facebook page on the link in the sidebar.

Ingredients - all products Stampin' Up
Card: Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, watercolour paper
Stamps: Awesomely Artistic, Aviary, Perfect Pennants
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, rhinestones


20 comments:

  1. All your layered stamping on this is STUNNING!!! I Love the colors you chose too!!

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    1. Thank you Nora. You do some stunning work yourself!

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  2. This is so pretty! I love your background, it's lovely! AND...we received a special package in the mail today, thanks so much!! You're too sweet!

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    1. Thanks LeAnne. Glad the package arrived safely and that it was enjoyed. :-)

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  3. Wow this is just another stunning piece of design and colour co ordination, your posts over the last week or so have been just stunning. Even though I have not posted comments of late I still look every day to see what magic you have created and you never disappoint. So love your work

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    1. You are always so unfailing positive. Thank you very much!

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  4. Jan, I love your mix of images for the background. So very subtle which gives the birds most of the attention. I love your style!! Already pinned!!

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    1. Thanks Katy. I enjoyed making this card and am quietly pleased with it.

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  5. Jan what a classy card! I love all the background stamping and that cute bird cage. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks. I'd love to see what you do.

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  6. Jan, love the beautiful foliage you created here, the different colors are the perfect background for your sweet and cute little birds. Love the bling you added to the cage.
    Beautiful card.
    Hugs,
    Maria.

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  7. Such a pretty color combination. The bling along with the white embossing add just the right details to a wonderful card!

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  8. Jan, this is STUNNING!! I love the layered leaves in the 2 colours and that background is simply delicious!! I love backgrounds. Cx

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  9. I've taken a lng time to say so, but I just LOVE this card. The subtlety of the colours, the brilliant use of the awesomely artistic flowers and the lovely finishing touch of the bird and cage. Wow!

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  10. Gorgeous stamping! Wonderfully artistic card--love the colors, too!

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  11. This card is a stunner, Jan! I love this stamp set but it is a challenge for me to use. Your card has me very inspired to give it another go. The birds look like they are enjoying the scenery as well! Great card, my friend!

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  12. What a pretty card, lots of visual dimension

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  13. Love the background you've created here - so pretty with the soft, white embossing!

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  14. Wow amazing color scheme and what a power punch the white and black colors make! So beautiful! ❤️

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