I pulled out a beloved flowers stamp to work on the Retro Rubber Challenge for May.


I used the SU Stipple Hydrangea, dated 2001; I found it retired in 2004. Mine is still on wood block, so I placed a corner from an old stamp positioner, into my MISTI and was able to keep the block steady when removing it, reinking and stamping again. I had messed up a couple of times before using this idea that I saw on Split Coast Stampers several month’s ago. I inked the flower portion in Highland Heather and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. The paper is Pear Pizzazz and Naturals White, by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, Happiness Messages. I have had this set for several years and really have no idea when I got it, but found the copyright of 2008 on the back of the package. Yes, I store it with the original package cardboard. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I enjoyed using this beloved stamp. It was a favorite of my MIL and she has been gone for 5 years and can’t remember stamping it for anyone else recently. Thanks for the fun challenge and the inspiration to look for an older flower stamp.

12 thoughts on “Hydrangea

  1. I can see why you love this stamp Lisa. It creates a beautiful image and only with inks so no colouring afterwards. Love the card.

  2. This is very pretty. I really like how you stamped your greeting over the stem and leaves. And it’s nice that you are using one of your MIL’s favorites; I love when stamping makes us remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

  3. Lisa this is such a pretty card! I have this stamp and it never disappoints. 8 love your choice of c9lors and sentiment too.

  4. Beautiful image and card. Nothing more was needed and so glad it gave you happy memories.

  5. Lisa, I love that you store it with the original info/packaging. Great job on this card and on using the stamp you haven’t used in so long. Others will love it, as well.

  6. This was such a great set, I remember this hydrangea! So pretty in the colors you chose too, and the sentiment is sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

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