By Debbie Mageed, In the Meadow, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Blessings from Heaven, Best of Birthdays, Masculine, Stampin Up


It’s time for another challenge at Retro Rubber already, can you believe it? I decided to use the new sketch challenge to make my father’s birthday card, who will be turning 88 years old in September. The sketch made me think of a photograph so I pulled out In the Meadow, a stamp set that I truly love for a masculine card! It came out in the 2016 Occasions Mini Catalog and made it into the annual catalog the same year but just retired. The sentiment is from a brand new stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. I love the font! On the inside of the card, I used the sentiments from Best of Birthdays, the January 2013 Best of 25 Years stamp set and Blessings from Heaven from the 2011-2012 Annual Catalog.


It’s All in the Details
  • I made this card base larger than the A2 size: it measures 5 3/4″ x 9 1/4″ and scored at 4 5/8″. The Early Espresso layer measures at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Whisper White cardstock, cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″, was stamped, colored and sponged with inks and Copic markers. Then, it was layered onto the Early Espresso cardstock and adhered to the card base.
  • The deer stamp was inked with Soft Suede, then colored with Copic Markers. After I was satisfied with the image, it was cut out with the Stitched Square framelit. A Crumb Cake scrap was cut out with Layering Square Framelits.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede and the stamp that coordinates with the Classic Label Punch was inked in Pear Pizzazz then punched out. It was then adhered to the card base with dimensionals.
Quick List of SU Products UsedBy Debbie Mageed, In the Meadow, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Blessings from Heaven, Best of Birthdays, Masculine, Stampin Up
  • Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous, In the Meadow, Best of Birthdays, Blessings from Heaven
  • Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz
  • SU Tools: Layering Square Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Layering Circle Framelits,  (Copic Markers: E43, G82, B0000)



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 25th.

Challenge Guidelines
  • 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 back-linking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with others but in order to be eligible as one of our Top Five winners, you may not have submitted to more than 10 total.

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