Sweet Cake for Retro Rubber

RRHello, Stampers!

It’s time for another challenge with Retro Rubber, but first I have to say thank you to all those who played along with our vintage challenge! Lots of wonderful cards!! We are onto our next challenge which is using ribbons, twines, etc. What kind do you like most? That is such a difficult question for me! I love my ribbons and the frillier the better! I have been known to layer multiple ribbons. Twines are great for masculine and natural cards and also perfect for gift packaging.


Sweet Cake, Cupcake Party, Sketched Birthday

I really like how this card turned out! I started this card as soon as I saw the challenge sketch over Fusion May 2015at Fusion Card Challenge. What a fun challenge it is! I used both the sketch and the colors from the photo. Now, how to combine their wonderful challenge with Retro Rubber’s?? I chose a stamp set, Sweet Cake (#125492), that has been retired for a few years now. I loved the retro feel of it but remember only using it once before it retired. Aside from a technical issue where the stamp just wouldn’t stamp cleanly onto the paper – no matter what I tried – I decided just to go with it. In the end, I feel like it even adds to the card itself. I love playing with the stampers at Seize the Birthday, so, although there are no “toppings” on my Seize the BD Toppingscard, I decided to play along anyway.

The stamp set is retired but the DSP is brand spankin’ new – Cherry on the Top, to be exact! I absolutely love it! After choosing one with Pool Party for the background, I went with the balloon DSP for the banner and from there my colors for all of the stamped images were easy. A little paper piecing to make it fun (using the stamped images that I didn’t like!). The sentiment was stamped twice, once in Pool Party and again in Watermelon Wonder, then punched with the Scallop Circle Punch and just the sentiment for Watermelon Wonder, then layered. The last touch was adding Island Indigo Candy Dots and, of course, the Retro Rubber inspiration – Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon. Fun, eh? I really love a bright, cheery birthday card!


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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.

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  1. Cindie McDuffee

    Cherry on Top DSP is the perfect paper choice for this challenge and stamp set! This card is cheerful and would make anyone who receives it smile! You did a great job with this sketch, I’m going to give it a shot tomorrow (my day off).

  2. Fabulous card, love the colors, the placement of layers, the paper, everything about this card is FAB!!!!

  3. Your card just screams PARTY, Debbie! I love all the bright and cheery birthday papers and images you’ve used and how you tied that sweet bow around your fishtail banner! Thank you for your comment at my place. It’s my pleasure to be GD and I thank you for the privilege!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  4. This card is happy happy happy! I love it and boy oh boy did you do good!!! I love these papers paired with the retired stamps – they are perfect together!

    Thank you for your lovely comments today! You really made my day friend!!

  5. What a festive design … feels like a party … so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  6. What a sweet colorful birthday card!! The DSP really is fantastic. Love the new size also. I am not positive, but I don’t think I have Sweet Cake… can you believe that! Lovely details, Debbie… perfection!

  7. Fabulous card, love the colors, and the paper combination! So glad you took the time to link up in our gallery at Seize the Birthday!

  8. Very cheerful card. Love the colors and design with the cute cupcakes. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday

  9. Hi Debbie! Wonderful birthday card! I love all the happy colors that scream Party to me!

  10. What a bright, happy card! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion 🙂

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