Hello, Stampers! It’s Retro Rubber Redo week! Retro Rubber has a great challenge that you should play along with this week. You only need to use one of your beloved older stamps and ribbon or twine. Since I used my older stamp last week, I am showing you the same challenge using a new stamp!
I was having a rough start of my week yesterday. I expect to have issues any time I have house repairs done and, guess what!? I had two scheduled and both of them had issues! The problem was that I was also expecting some great friends over to do some holiday crafting so I needed to get things set up, lunch and dessert made, oh, yeah, and try to fit in a shower in the meantime. Long story short, everything got done in the nick of time, but overlapped just a tad. My friends were packing up to leave (after making some really cool projects!) when my husband came home. Now, it was time to get dinner cooked FAST! Needless to say, my crafting time to make this card started at 10:00 PM. With that shortage of time (because, boy, was I tired!), I looked for a quick and easy card that had some ribbon for the Retro Rubber challenge. So, this is my version of a quick and easy card and I hope you like it!
I wanted to show that this stamp set, which is truly lovely and has such a delicate springtime feel, can also look rustic. I stamped the wreath onto Crumb Cake with Memento Black ink. Then I colored the flowers in Watermelon Wonder and the leaves with Cucumber Crush. Here is a TIP for doing the wreath in case you haven’t found this out yet. When you want to cut it out with your framelits, cut the inner circle first BEFORE you stamp the wreath. You will be able to match the stamp to the cut-out much easier than matching the framelit to the stamped wreath. Believe it or not, it works great! Even though the flowers on the wreath turned out darker than I anticipated, I still went ahead and used the papers and (the best new item in the catalog) Dotted Lace Trim. The woodgrain embossed whisper white cardstock has been sitting on my craft table for months. I have long since forgotten where I got it, but my best guess is it is from one of the Paper Pumpkin holiday kits. I thought it went well with the rustic but bright theme that this card was taking, so I used it. Do you ever use something that you didn’t plan on just to get it off your craft table? I hope I am not the only one!
I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog. We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, June 19th.
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