Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Retro Rubber Challenge #35 - Anything Goes!
Hello everyone. I hope everyone that celebrates Easter had a nice one! It was very quiet here yesterday with everyone getting together with their families for big lunches. Today I am the "guest designer" over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for their Challenge #35 - Anything Goes. I love these challenges because there are no rules...just make a great card using stamps older than a year!
For this challenge, now that Spring has sprung in the USA, I thought I would use one of my favorite older stamps by Outlines Rubber Stamps, from their 2011 Spring release called Summer Breeze (I-1147). Unfortunately this company (my favorite) went out of business a few years ago but, after searching online, I found out that Hampton Art now sells this stamp.
I started with an A2 top folding Kraft cardstock card base. To this I adhered a piece of black cardstock, 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Then I cut a piece of white cardstock, 4" x 5.25", and distressed the whole piece with a mixture of Broken China, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks. Once the inks were dry, I stamped the image in Onyx Black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I colored the whole image in using Sharpie markers and then added some Yellow and Orange Stickles to some of the flowers, a butterfly die cut and some sequins.
To finish off the card I adhered my cardstock to a piece of fun foam and then adhered these both to the black cardstock. For a final touch I applied a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen to the butterfly and adhered some crystals to the center of the butterfly.
Here is a close up of the flowers -
I hope you enjoyed this card. If you have older stamps that you are itching to play with I hope you check out the Retro Rubber Card Challenge. And if you want to join in with us on THIS challenge, you have until Sunday, April 10th to enter a card. I hope you do!! Until next time -
Hugs from Brasil.