Thursday, May 7, 2020

Retro Rubber Challenge #134

I don't often do challenges these days, but couldn't resist this since I have been itching to ink up this stamp set for a while now.  The card is for the Retro Rubber Challenge #134:

This is one of the first stamp sets I bought when I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator back in 2007,  In Full Bloom is a set from 2004 and it contains some gorgeous images.  It has been retired for years but I have never wanted to part with it. It has always been a favorite of mine and it was fun to ink it up and color it.  Here's the card:
I kept it fairly simple as I really wanted to highlight the image.  The card base is Highland Heather with a layer of Pear Pizzazz that was embossed with an embossing folder from SAB.  Unfortunately, it is not in the new catalog, but I really like it and am keeping it around! The flower and stem were stamped on white with Memento black and then colored with Stampin' Blends.  I cut it out with one of my favorite dies from the Ornate Layers set.  I rounded the corners as it seemed kind of clunky and I do like the result.

I am keeping pretty busy with cleaning and organizing the craft cave, but am also participating in some "virtual" stamp camps.  We all feel the loss of the time we spend together as demonstrators and with the wonderful campers that come to these camps.  Sassy Chic, Stamp Camp North and the Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp are all doing virtual camps this month and may continue it next month depending on the pandemic situation.  If you have any questions about how this works, just leave a comment or shoot me an email (link is in the sidebar). I also placed my pre-order from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog and hope to have some new toys to play with very soon! There are some lovely things in this new catalog and I am sure you will all be wanting to play with them too.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!  

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.


LeAnne said...

This is lovely, Chris! I think this is a sweet image and you're right, the rounded corners complement that diecut layer perfectly! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!

Jan Clothier said...

A lovely simple image for the elaborately lacy background. The rounded corners are nice touch. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenges.

Claire Grantham said...

This is beautiful, I love the layers and the rounded edges, I need to do this more. I. am a big fan of creating cards with no sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

creative lady said...

Beautiful card, love the lacy frame around your floral image. Thank you for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

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