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.

Hydrangea with Gingham

Hydrangea with popped up flowers and leaves

This card is created with the Double D Challenge in mind: http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2019/03/gingham.html

I used an beloved stamp, SU Stippled Hydrangea, retired long ago. The cardstock is Vibrant Violet from Gina K Designs. The gingham is from Sending Love patterned paper, Gina K Designs. I used The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the flower and the gingham cardstock. I colored the flower with Spectrum Noir blender markers. These are new markers with three colors in one, that are easy to blend together. I decided to pop up a few flowers, so I found matching cardstock, stamped the image or portions of the image, and fussy cut them and popped up with foam adhesive.

This will also be entered in the Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/one-or-more-die-cut/