Happy Tuesday! It's Retro Rubber time, where we give our older stamps some love! Here's an easy one for you...Anything Goes!
I used several older stamps for my vintage Christmas card today...it uses the FMS sketch from last week, which is expired, but I loved it so much I used it again anyway! So here we go:
I was in the mood for some vintage images, so I pulled out a couple of vintage-style stamps from my stash: Christmas Background (Stampendous, not sure of date but I've had it a couple of years), and Paisley (2006). I stamped the collage in Merry Merlot of some scrapbook paper in a warm vanilla hue, and sponged the edges with some Soft Suede ink. To give a wee bit of added interest, I stamped a fir tree from Flourishes' Forest of Trees set (2012) directly over the collage in Sahara Sand; it's a little hard to see, but I like the subtle effect.
It was then mounted on a Merry Merlot card base that was stamped with the Paisley background stamp, also in Merry Merlot ink. I stamped some Christmas words from Sweet and Sassy (2009) in White Craft ink and heat set them with white embossing powder, then diecut them with a banner die and layered them on the left side:
Finally, I stamped a sentiment and another tree on the inside:
The name of the sentiment set is Handy Christmas Greetings, from Amy R, and I know I've had it for several years, but I can't find a date....I'll just say it's definitely older than a year! And since this is definitely vintage, not just the stamps but the images too, I am entering this is the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge for June, where they are looking for shabby/vintage Christmas cards!
Hope you'll play along with our Anything Goes challenge! Just be sure to use stamps over a year old, and be sure to tell us how old they are! Can't wait to see your creation in the gallery!
SO...you might remember that Cassidy's dad rescued a little dog that had been abandoned at a truck stop; they named her Ginger. Since Charlie is out on the road most of the time, his mom usually takes care of the family's dogs, and it's getting a little too much for her, so Cassidy asked Dana if they could "adopt" Ginger and bring her home to be Eden's playmate. On weekends that Cass goes to her Daddy's, Ginger will go too!
We'll let you know how it all works out! Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Paisley Background (ret), Christmas Collage (Stampendous), Sweet and Sassy Holiday Greetings (2009), Forest of Trees (Flourishes), Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R, C&C Stamps)|
|Card stock & Papers||Merry Merlot, Naturals White, Handmade Holiday DSP (Simple Stories 12x12)|
|Ink||Merry Merlot, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede|
|Accessories||White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Heat Tool, Sponges|