Tuesday, July 16, 2019

RRCB115 Best Wishes

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Hope your week is starting off great!  It's time for another Retro Rubber challenge, and I kinda freaked out when I saw the colors:

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I just love those little Johnny-jump-ups, but PURPLE is a challenge for me!  Everyone else seems to be able to work with it in such a lovely way...but I struggle with it!  But, that's why they call these challenges, so I put on my big-girl panties and went to work!  There was a lovely little set called Touch of Nature from the 2005-2006 Winter Mini catalog, and I felt the colors would work well with the colors.  I stamped the butterfly and flower in Stazon ink on watercolor paper, and colored each of them in:

The thicker watercolor paper really lends itself to fussy-cutting; it's a little more work than regular cardstock, but if your element has intricate pieces like these antennae, they hold up better than on lighter-weight paper.  I took a piece of Soft Seafoam gingham DSP and stamped the leaf image from the set all over in a random pattern, then cut both the floral piece and the gingham piece with Stitched Rectangle dies:

All the pieces went on a Very Vanilla card base and I added a few sequins for fun. On the inside, I stamped the leafy image again, and added a Paper Pumpkin sentiment on top.  I think my front sentiment is from a PP set, too!

And since these images were watercolored, I am entering this in the Festive Friday challenge this week:
#festivefridaychallenge, #FF0038, Parent's Day, Watercolor cards

Hopefully, my fear of purple turned out okay...what do you think?  And hopefully, you'll play along with us this week!  I've actually seen several purple and yellow creations out and about on blogs over the last couple of weeks, so I know there are crafters out there who aren't afraid of purple, LOL!  Share your creation with us at Retro Rubber!  Remember, you just have to use stamps that are at least a year old, and tell us how old they are!  See ya there!

A little beachy fun with Cass and her friend:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Touch of Nature, Paper Pumpkin (all retired)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Soft Seafoam, Watercolor, Soft Subtles DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Seafoam
Accessories Sequins (Sylvia's Etsy Shop), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Sentiment Strips Dies (My Favorite Things), Aquapainter


Wendy said...

Love, love, love!! Goodness gracious, LeAnne, this is beautiful and as soon as I seen you used an old stamp heart went racing! You know how I love the older sets!! You did beautifully with coloring this! I still have this set in my stash! LOL Love how you stamped the greens on the Soft Seafoam DSP! Really pretty card and you did awesome with the colors! TFS and stay cool!!! :)

I Card Everyone said...

Dare I say that you wear purple, and big-girl panties, well?! LOve this bloom, LeAnne, and OF COURSE your perfectly fussy-cut butterfly!!! [We've bloomed 112 of our own so far!]

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful LeAnne! I would never know you had a fear of purple. This is one of my favorite sets. I love how you've stamped the pretty wispy greenery on the patterned paper an on the inside. Thank you for the lovely birthday card. I've really enjoyed opening all the happy mail today.

Kampin' Karen said...

I think it's so funny that you struggle with purple and I struggle with orange! Complete opposites. I really like the design of your card. I think I have this set but I'll have to check my Evernote inventory. I've reached the point where I don't know sets are stored as I have six different BUT, wherever they are, they're arranged alphabetically by year they are current or retired (I think the year is what messes me up!). Beautiful child she is!

Katy McGloin said...

LOVE this card, LeAnne! Great use of the gingham dsp... so pretty with the additional stamped images. Will be CASE'ing that idea as well as the watercolor fussy cutting tip. TFS. :)

Lisa Elton said...

I think you've done a marvelous job! I especially like the tiny leafy image in the background. Perfectly charming LeAnne!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert said...

Beautiful! I really like how the gingham DSP look after being stamped, soft and subtly textured. Very pretty card.

Beth McCullough said...

I love to see someone use a retired stamp set from their stash. Your flower is so beautifully colored. Darling card! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday.