Suite Seasons is Full of Blessings for Retro Rubber

It’s time for another photo inspiration challenge at Retro Rubber. With a very heavy heart, I am announcing that this is my last card as a Design Team member. I really love this challenge but life is taking me in other directions right now. I wish the wonderful design team great success! I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future. This card came together very quickly once I decided the best way to color the wreath from Full of Blessings, a stamp set that came out in the 2012 SU Holiday Catalog. The sentiment is from a great holiday set called Suite Seasons, which came out in the 2016 Holiday Catalog.





Thanksgiving Card Featuring #FullofBlessings, #SuiteSeasons, #StitchedSeasons, #Autumn, #Thanksgiving, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp


My Secrets to Making This Suite Seasons Project

  • The wreath stamp is so pretty and had never been inked up before so I thought it was a great time to do so. To keep it simple, I first tried to use my aqua painter to pull the color from the stamped image but it was just too wet. If you are better with an aqua painter, please try this technique! I tried it on Whisper White as well as watercolor paper and just didn’t like the results. Finally, I tried it with my blender pen and felt that was the look I was going for.
  • After I was satisfied with the wreath, I ever so gently took my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight and colored the little pumpkins to add just a light touch of color. Done!
  •  The leaves were cropped in Crushed Curry with the Big Shot and distressed with Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede inks.



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  1. Just awesome Debbie! LOVE your design … beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything FALL’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  2. Hello Debbie: First of all, let me tell you what a pleasure has been to work with you at the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE BLOG for all these years. This challenge was the very first one I ever participated in back when I started blogging in 2014 and later, I came to join you and the rest of the amazing Retro Rubber team, you guys made me feel so welcome and were ever so patient with me as I learned to ropes of posting, commenting, etc.
    I wish you all the best my dear, You will be greatly missed.
    Now my dear, your card is beautiful, love this sweet Autumn wreath, your layers are the perfect background for your image, the Basket Weave EF adds a fabulous texture to your lovely design.
    Thank you for sharing Debbie.
    Sending hugs.

  3. This is a WONDERFUL card! So pretty! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More with this fantastic project! Much appreciated! oxo Susi

  4. A wonderful Autumn postcard

    Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE
    Have a nice weekend

  5. Debbie, I love this, so many gorgeous layers and textures, that wreath is wonderful! Claire x

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Use Your Stuff!

  7. What a lovely fall card! The basket weave background is a fabulous backdrop for your lovely wreath. Thanks so much for linking up to the DRU fall challenge. Best of luck to you!

  8. Debbie, this is just gorgeous! I love all the different textures you’ve included. That, along with the warmth of the colours make this card so inviting, I just want to touch it!

  9. Debbie, your presence will be missed on the RR team! You always have words of encouragement, and sage advice in blogland. Your lovely textured and layered cards are a delight and this is no exception. Wishing you the best in the future!

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