Friday, August 5, 2016

Retro Rubber Card Challenge - Lime Green/Aqua Blue - Scatter Joy Card


Good morning world!!  TGIF!!  So many things going on today.....the exciting thing for me is that tonight, Wizard Cosmopolis, one of the language schools here in town (and, yes, a subsidiary of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry), is hosting a "Food Truck".  They are not as big here as in the states and it will bring a fun NYC feel here to this town - even if for just a few hours.   Then, after that, it's the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics.  I know they are getting a lot of bad press but I think every 4 years, whatever country is hosting them, get bad press.  I am not going to any of it but hope it all turns out well and that both the USA and Brasil win lots of Gold!!  And it's fun to be in the host city.  

Now...for today's card...this week on the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, their Challenge #44 is a color challenge - lime green, aqua blue, and neutral.  Let me be the first to admit that I am color challenged.  I am partially color blind in that dark colors are hard for me to tell apart...a dark navy blue and a black - ugh! After consulting my good friend Sue, and going through a box of cardstock, I think I found the correct colors.  So...let's begin.


I started with a top folding A2 card base of white cardstock.  To the front I adhered a neutral piece of decorative paper from an old paper pad I had in my stash (Kitschy Kitchen by Melissa Frances).  Then I die cut a piece of lime cardstock using the large stitched rectangle die from Bundle of Stitched Shapes by Simon Says Stamp.  After that I die cut a piece of aqua blue cardstock with the scallop die from Blueprints 1 by MFT.  I distressed the edges of them all with Vintage Photo distress ink and then layered them on the card front - neutral on the bottom, then lime green, then aqua blue.


Then I stamped the Gerbera Daisy Bunch by Sweet Stamps, had my Scan N Cut cut it out, and then I colored the flowers with a waterbrush and Susan K. Weckesser's new Color Pop Inks - "Fresh" and "Ice" by Color Box.  It was so much fun to finally use this stamp!  I bought it about 3 years ago at a stamp show but never used it until today.  And, I am happy to say, they are still selling it!!  


Once they were dry, I applied some pop dots behind the flowers and adhered them to the card front.  Then using a piece of Kraft cardstock, I cut one of the vases from Vase Set DIE141-U by Impression Obsession, applied some pop dots behind this also and adhered over the bunch of flowers.  


Here is a close up of the raised flowers - 


The last steps were to apply a bit of Crystal Stickles in the center of each flower, I stamped the phrase "scatter joy" from Anything Can Happen by Hero Arts on a piece of Kraft cardstock and adhered it next to the flowers, and then adhered a few lime green and blue sequins around the card front.  


Done!!  I have to say that I am very happy with how my card came out.  I was going to pass on this challenge but pushed myself to try.  I hope you do also.  If you want to make a card for the Retro Rubber Challenge - click HERE  to enter your card!  And please share with me.    Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil -

Michael

28 comments:

  1. I love this card, the flowers look great and the addition of the vase is a great idea - in fact I have a bunch of flowers stamp that I could give a whole new look to by doing something similar.
    Jane GDT at Retro Rubber

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    1. Thanks so much Jane! Glad I inspired someone else to use something I made in their way. Cool! Nice to finally be putting all of these older stamps and dies to use. Glad you stopped by the blog.

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    1. Thanks Lois. Appreciate you leaving me the comment.

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  3. Michael, I love this card, this vase looks amazing in craft paper holding this lovely bouquet of beautiful flowers. And you got the colors right, my dear!!
    Love the scattered sequences and the sweet sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, hope you keep coming back, to share your cards in the gallery.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments Maria. Glad I played along too this time. Wanted to push myself with these color issues I have. LOL. Thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving comments.

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  4. You got the colours right! My brother sees red as a brown which is such a shame. I love the card because it feels so fresh. I love that vase and the 3D look.

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    1. Thanks Birgit. It took some research to get these colors right. LOL. Ugh..for me...navy and black. Bad. Dark Brown and Red. Bad. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

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    1. Thanks so much Amy. Glad I played along.

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  6. I'm too am glad you pushed yourself to try the challenge! It's a very eye-catching card. And yes, I thought of you while watching the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics last night!

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    1. Thanks Carol. I am glad I am pushing myself with these colors too. Another one is this week. Glad you like the card. I am loving the Olympics and am happy things are going well here.

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  7. Love this card, Michael. The colors are perfect for the challenge and the fresh flowers with the kraft vase look great. Great sentiment.

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    1. Thanks so much HJ. Glad you like the card and thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  8. Michael, am I ever so glad that you went with our challenge. This card is great... wonderful details described and photographed to share with us. The die cut vase is fantastic; might have to look at that product! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Retro Rubber this week... always enjoy seeing you in our gallery!!

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    1. Thanks for your amazing comments Katy. I appreciate them! Was fun to play again. Sometimes life gets in the way. And I am glad I pushed myself on these colors. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  9. Michael, this card is so beautiful. All the details make me very happy and I am totally surprised that you are 'colour challenged' no way to tell that with this beauty. Love the beautifully coloured vase of flowers. Thanks for playing with us this week at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. Thanks so much Claire! Sorry for the late reply to your comment but so happy I played along with you guys!

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  10. Hi Michael! You did a superb job with your colors! I had to LOL at the color challenged. Both of my brothers are color blind and I love to tease them about their color choices! This card is so stunning in its gracefulness - does that sound weird? It looks graceful to me! The vase adds such texture - beautiful addition! I am watching the Olympics as I write this post - and even before I read your post I remembered you live in Brazil. Lots of excitement there! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber! And thank you for reminding me that I need a scan n cut!!

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    1. Hi Jane. Sorry for the late reply to your comment. Thanks so much for your comments. This was really outside of my comfort zone but it all came together. Yes, lots of excitement here with the Olympics. Glad I do not live in Rio though. LOL

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  11. So happy you decided to join the challenge your card is beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

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    1. Thanks so much Donna. Glad you love the card and glad I played along.

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  12. Michael I absolutely love your card!! That vase and flowers are awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

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    1. Thanks so much!! Glad you love the card and glad I played along!

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  13. Love this so much! I also have vision issues. I am on the DT at RR and I ask my DT members for help on my projects. Sometimes it is hard to know if they are what I am really working to create. I also ask my daughters for help with colors. I often think black is blue and vice versa. I need to use my Scan and Cut soon. You have inspired me. I love using Pop Dots also, lovely project, thanks so much for joining our challenge!❤️ Ps. So interesting to hear you speak of the Olympics near you also

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    1. Hi Christine. Glad you love the card as much as I do. And am glad you understand my color pain. LOL. I hated when I used to have to wear a suit and could not tell if my socks were navy or black. Now it's just jeans and I only have navy socks. LOL Glad I played along and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  14. Wow! Beautiful job with the color challenge and use of your stamp and vase idea. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

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    1. Thanks so much Neva! Glad I played along and glad you love the card as much as I do.

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