Thursday, July 25, 2019

Retro Rubber Card Challenge - Purple, Yellow, and Green - Birthday Card

Hello everyone.  It's been a long time since I played along with the folks over on the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and I thought I would make today's card for their Challenge No. 115, which is all about purple, yellow and green.  Perfect colors for flowers.  Also a great time to use some of my stash that has not been used in over a year!

For today's card, I was inspired by Penny Black and their stamp called Bunches For You.  I love this stamp but it would take forever to get here if I ordered it.  So I decided to "case" it using some things I have in my stash that have not been used a long time.  Not the same but close.  LOL

I found a paper pad in my stash called Artist by Paper House.  It's retired but had the perfect colors for my card base.  I adhered a piece of purple to the card front.  Then, using the largest die from Stitched Rectangles (Memory Box/30009) I cut a piece of white cardstock.  Then I adhered a piece of fun foam under the white and adhered this to the card front.  

Using another sheet from the same Artist pad, I cut an envelope die that I found in a set from American Crafts/Dear Lizzy set called Daydreamer.  It has a small heart in the center so I cut it again using a small piece from the same purple as the card front. 

I also stamped Daisies (Deep Red Stamps), twice, fussy cut them and colored them with Polynesian Purple, Margarita Green, and Yellow Bliss BIC Markers.   One of the flowers I cut apart to use later.

Next, I adhered all the pieces to the card front...the envelope with the purple heart, and then the flowers.  Lastly, I die cut Happy Birthday (Top Dog Dies) using the same purple paper and white cardstock, used some Yellow and Firefly Stickles on the flowers and leaves, and adhered 3 small sequins to the front.

I am loving how this card came out.  I still love the whimsical flowers in the Penny Black set and I will get it on my next trip to the states.  But, for now, I will have to use this card for someone!  

Please, leave a comment below and let me know what you think of my "case" idea.  As always, until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 



  1. Michael, it's great to see you back in our gallery. Your work is always a pleasure to look at and this is no exception. Love the depth you've created in the flowers. You composition is fabulous and the envelope looks as though it was always meant to be there. Judging by that lovely paper, your stash is quite a treasure trove! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  2. Hi Michael, so happy you decided to play with us again! Lovely floral creation and I admire how you used what you had to mimic that beautiful stamp image! Your colors are perfect for the challenge---thanks for playing!

  3. Lovely card, love the colors perfect for the challenge. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.


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