Guest Designer for Retro Rubber Challenge

I am honored to be guest designing for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for the newest challenge. I was sent the sketch and it didn’t disappoint.

I chose Penny Black Sweet Thing dated 2009 on the wood block. The greeting comes from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler which was released in 2011. I chose turquoise for the background, cupcake, and strip highlight; I like it with the bright pink tones. I used gems from retired Stampin Up colors. With a white gel pen, I was able to add brightness to the cupcake sprinkles. I enjoyed using the sketch. Join me in this challenge using older product you probably have on hand.

Spring Bunny

I pulled out a very old Penny Black stamp and created a card.

The main image is a woodblock stamp from Penny Black, Bees & Bunny, dated 2001. I colored it using alcohol markers like the sticker on the woodblock stamp. The greeting is illustrated by Claire Brennan, distributed by Gina K Designs, copyright 2017, Springtime Baskets. The patterned paper is Echo Park either a spring set or an Easter set; I have both and didn’t make a note telling me which set it came from.

I am entering this in the Retro Rubber Challenge of Anything Goes, Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog using a mood board, and Mod Squad Springtime Bunnies challenge.

Progressive Card Class 2 Day 6

This is the last day of class and I think it is my favorite. I love fun fold cards. She began her lesson with Slimline cards, then onto Gatefold cards, and lastly the W-Fold card. I will show a Gatefold card this time.

I am using cardstock that was cut and given to me. A couple of years ago, I watched a video and there was a giveaway for a card kit and all that was needed was a comment. I received the kit and the card she made. This kit has been sitting there waiting to be used, so today was the day. The card base is a pool color or a lighter blue. I found a patterned paper pad by Carta Bella that has this geometric print that I thought matched the card. I left an 1/8 inch border on the patterned paper pieces. I had the Penny Black floral set out and decided to add a floral to the front of the card. I used turquoise colors for the flower. I am fairly sure it is a daisy and for this card, it is a turquoise daisy. I stamped the same flower on the inside.

I plan to work on the W-Fold card next. That is a fold that I have never made before. I am thinking on what images should be on the card.