Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Guest Designing at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog
I'm so happy to have joined the DT at RRCB as the GD for Challenge #106. Having been a stamper for nearly 25 years, my stash includes tons of old stamps I still love. It's great having a challenge that celebrates using stamps at least 1 yr old. This time the theme is to use stripes on your card, which give you lots of options. For my card, the stripes are done with an old Darice embossing folder.
I've had problems with this folder tearing my cardstock in the past. Recently I saw a tip to emboss a panel of vellum, leave it in the folder & then use it with cardstock. Hurrah--it worked! The leaves & flowers are SSS Spring Flowers stamps & dies from 2016. After gold embossing the images on watercolor paper, I scribbled with Distress Markers & spritzed with water to blend. Just have to go easy on the water so it doesn't wash away the colors.
When they were dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies & arranged them on the card which I had already splattered with a black Zig. The flower centers have a drop of gold Pico Embellisher. For the sentiment I used the 2017 SSS set called Thoughtful Messages--one of my favorites. The words were white embossed on black scraps & mounted with foam tape. Hope I've inspired you to pull out those old stamps & join the challenge. I'm entering CAS on Friday & SSS Flickr No 118.
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