Banners for You, Circle of Spring, Flower Patch, Stampin Up

Hello, my Stampin’ friends! It’s now time for another challenge over at Retro Rubber. I hope you enjoyed the last “Anything Goes Summer” theme. We now have a color challenges for you where you pick a Lime Green, Aqua Blue and any neutral for your card. The Circle of Spring stamp set (bought when it came out in the 2015 Annual Catalog) practically leapt into my hands when I was choosing what to use. I’m not quite sure but I have long since stopped trying to figure out why I choose the stamps I will use. Anyhoo, I “versamarked” then inked the wreath with Cucumber Crush and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The image was watercolored with a blender pen with Tempting Turquoise and Crumb Cake. I really like how it turned out!

The banner was made with the brand new stamp set bundle – Banners for You stamp set and the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits. Tempting Turquoise ink was stamped onto Cucumber Crush cardstock. Then the bow was stamped and cut out. The inside of the bow was colored with the Tempting Turquoise marker and a White Perfect Accent was placed in the center.

After placing the wreath on the Crumb Cake background that had been embossed with the Brick Wall TIEF and sponged with Sahara Sand ink, I thought something else at the bottom was needed, so I pulled out another coordinating bundle, Flower Patch stamp set (from the 2014 Annual Catalog) and Flower Fair Framelits, to fill it in. The Finishing Touch was adding Wink of Stella to the banner and the bow! So pretty!!


  • Stamp Sets: Banners for You, Flower Patch, Circle of Spring
  • Paper: Cucumber Crush CS, Crumb Cake CS, Whisper White
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Versa Mark
  • Cool Tools: Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Flower Fair Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Brick Wall TIEF
  • Finishing Touch: Wink of Stella, Clear Embossing Powder, White Perfect Accents, Basic Pearl Jewels

Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much loved older stamps out and play along! Read the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, August 12th.


  • We require stamps older than one year. New papers/dies are great – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.  No backlinking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.

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