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 -