Hi everyone, today I'm delighted to say that I was asked to be a Guest Designer on Retro Rubber Challenge - the challenge that ❤️‘s old stamps!!
For this fortnightly challenge we have a fab inspiration picture for you.
I don't have any stamps of winter beverages or candy canes, so I decided to go with the holly, berries, pinecones, and the word "Believe" - as luck would have it I have a stamp in my stash in an almost identical font!!
I stamped a circle of pinecones, holly, cedar, berries and Pipin the hare directly onto a kraft card blank using my stamping platform and 1st/2nd generation stamping for the holly. I stamped my "Believe" sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with white tinsel embossing powder, then the Christmas words in black ... I had to do some masking as the "believe" sentiment actually says "Believe in the Magic of Your Dreams". I stamped my lanterns and created the light + halo with a Posca sparkle pen, then finished by highlighting the pinecones and Pipin with white Posca pen, and the holly with Sakura sparkle pens.
The idea of Retro Rubber challenge is to use stamps more than a year old and to say how old they are ... all the stamps on this card are just over a year old (bought for Christmas cards in 2021) apart from the Cedar (brown heads and berries) and small lanterns.
Stamps: Lavinia Mini Pine Cone, Mini Holly, Cedar, Pipin Mini, Small Lanterns; Crafter's Companion Enchanted Dreams (white sentiment); Uniko Festive Sentiments (black words);
Media: Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Pinecone, Shady Lane, Tulip Red); Versafine (Vintag Sepia); Posca sparkle pen (yellow); Posca pen (white); Sakura Stardust pens (red, clear).
Challenges I would like to enter:
The Card Concept #185 - Christmas Greetings + Inspiration Photo
Country View Challenges (December) - Christmas (2nd entry)
Incy Wincy (December) - Christmas
Little Red Wagon #682 - Glitz, Glitter, Gleam, Glow! (2nd entry)
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #157 - Something Seasonal
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2249 - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Winter Wonderland (December) - Anything Christmas Goes
I'd like to thank Jane at RRCB for asking me to do this GDT spot, and I hope you can join us this fortnight. Don't forget to visit the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog to see more fab inspiration from the regular team.