Woohoo! One of the perks of participating with The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is that you have a chance to be a Guest Designer and this week, I am honored to be the Guest Designer for their #173 Inspiration Challenge!
I was inspired by the greenery, red berries and Christmas theme and decided to pull out two retired stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!- Remembering Christmas and Christmas Blessings. Both sets are from 2013 and this is the first time I have used the Remembering Christmas stamp set- love the deer image and not sure why it has taken so long to ink it up!
We would also love to have you join us at The Retro Rubber Challenge blog- pull out your older stamps (at least one year old), create a card and link up to the gallery!
create this card:
a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the deer image
from Remembering Christmas with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink onto the prepared
panel, apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool.
cooled, fussy-cut the deer image and set aside.
cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched oval die, mount onto another
oval die cut from black cardstock (I generally use the same size die cut, cut in
half and mount behind the top oval, in this case, allowing just a bit of the
background oval to show).
the fussy-cut deer image onto the oval, allowing a bit of the antlers to hang
over the die cut.
a piece of plaid cardstock to approx. 3” x 5” and adhere to a piece of white
cardstock, approx. 3 ¼” x 5 ¼”.
the layers on the right, I used scraps from my stash (designer paper with green
background and gold stars and a scrap of white cardstock embossed with a
poinsettia embossing folder).
the strip of white embossed cardstock (approx. ½” x 5 ¼”) onto a piece of black
cardstock (4 ¼” x 5 ½”).
a strip of the green designer paper onto the card front overlapping the white
embossed layer a bit.
the plaid panel onto the card front and add the deer oval with dimensional
cut various branches from green cardstock using the Leaves &
Branches Dies (Divinity Designs LLC).
the branches to below the deer image and add the ⅜” black and white gingham bow.
the sentiment stamp from Christmas Blessings with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink
onto the prepared panel, apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat
the sentiment and create the banner points (I did this by hand and curved the
the sentiment onto the card front and add a few silver rhinestones to finish
off the card.
Sets: Remembering Christmas, Christmas
Blessings (both retired Stampin’ Up!)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black
Leaves & Branches Dies (Divinity Designs LLC), Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder (retired SU!), ⅜” Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Silver Rhinestones