How Painted Petals Goes with Watercolor Wings for Retro Rubber

Sweet Floral Card Featuring #PaintedPetals, #WatercolorWings, #Friendship, #AllOccasion, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp


Are you ready for another fun challenge at Retro Rubber? I bet you are for this one – “Anything Goes” is everyone’s favorite! All you have to do is make a project with one stamp that is older than one year and upload it to our blog. How easy is that!? My card used Painted Petals from the 2015 Occasions Catalog and Watercolor Wings from the 2015 Annual Catalog, which retired this year. Both of these stamp sets are great and handy for many types of cards so will stay in my retired stash.




My Secrets to Making This Project

  • Choosing Painted Petals first because of its lovely watercolored blooms, I looked through my designer papers and chose Tea Room Specialty DSP for its pretty and delicate patterns. Of course, if you follow me, you know how much I love Rich Razzleberry and the butterflies and floral design won me over.
  • I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive to make the focal point. After cropping it with the Layering Squares Framelits and layering it onto Rich Razzleberry, I thought it needed some dimension so I took inspiration from the DSP and inked up the smaller butterfly from Watercolor Wings, one of my all-time favorite stamp sets. Trying to match the lighter color in the designer paper, I turned to Sweet Sugarplum – not an exact match but I really think it looks great here.
  • The edgelit was cropped out and layered with the Lace Trim and Velvet Ribbon and adhered to the background layer then the entire panel was adhered to the Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Painted Petals, Watercolor Wings
  • Paper: Tea Room Specialty DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla Thick
  • Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
  • SU Tools: Delicate Lace Edgelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, non-SU: Wonky Stitches Rectangle Dies
  • Finishing Touch: Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Basic Rhinestones


I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:


Now, it’s your turn! 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! Only one stamp needs to be older than a year. Don’t forget to tell us how long you have had the stamps you used.


Before You Go!


I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
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Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products


Painted Petals Clear Stamp Set

Painted Petals Clear Stamp Set

Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set

Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set

Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad

Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pad

Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Butterflies Thinlits Dies



  1. This is a beautiful card, Debbie, with the sweetest, most feminine colors and theme! It’s lovely! xx

  2. What a beautiful card, I love how you teamed that stamp with the background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at PB & More.
    Lynn x

  3. A beautiful floral card and such lovely colours, many thanks for joining in with our ‘I Spy’ theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our week 34 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

  5. Debbie, love the rich and beautiful colors on this card, the pattern paper matches the colors of your butterfly and flowers perfectly.
    I have the Watercolor Wings stamp set and I don’t use it nearly enough, thank you for reminding me about all of this beautiful images.

  6. Such a pretty colour palette, Debbie! The great success of this card is the very pretty layering of shapes and textures behind the sentiment. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  7. Debbie, love your card, the colors are just beautiful! I love the layout and you can always add a butterfly to a card and it really stands out. Love your card!

  8. Debbie, I love your colour scheme here. Watercolour wings is one of my fave SU sets and it gets a lot of use. Great layout too! Clairex

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