Tuesday, May 23, 2023

RRCB207 Be Strong and Courageous


Hi Friends!

I am so honored to be a Guest Designer, again, for The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is a bi-weekly challenge that focuses on stamps that are over one year old (or older). If you are chosen as a winner, you have a chance to Guest Design and I was thrilled and humbled to be chosen as a winner for two challenges in a row.

I decided to pull out some stamps that are over 15+ years old for The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #207 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

For this card, I used the hostess set, Ageless Adornment (I believe from the year 2000).
  This was one of the first sets that I received with my hostess points and I love every single image in the set.  This is one that I will keep in my stash forever, lol!

I paired the image with a sentiment from the stamp set, Scripture Collection 3 (originally Our Daily Bread Designs now known as Divinity Designs LLC).  I believe this stamp is originally from the low-mid 2000’s.

I also have a personal goal to try to create a card for each of the over 900+ sketches at Splitcoaststampers and this card uses the SC47 Sketch for the layout. SC47 is a basic sketch that I slightly modified (see below about the black strips, lol!)

I am also playing along with the Simon Says Monday “Watercolor” Challenge along with the Cards 4 Galz #199 Backgrounds Challenge.   The background panel was created with distress oxide inks, lots of water and stenciling.

This card was fun to create- it is a “back to basics” type card.  No dies, just ink, stamps, a stencil, heat embossing and watercolor. I enjoy getting inky and having fun with backgrounds!

The background on this card was designed by applying distress oxide inks onto a silicone mat, adding water, pressing a piece of white cardstock into the wet ink, smoothing and lifting, then repeating until I was satisfied with the colors.  In hindsight, I should have used watercolor paper, lol!

The stenciling was applied with distress oxide ink (after I was finished with the smooshed background).

I used an embossing powder tool to de-static the background and heat embossed the sentiment from the Scripture Collection 3 using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder.

The butterfly image was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder before being water-colored with water-based markers and fussy cut.

The card was layered onto a white card base.  The black cardstock strips were added at the top and bottom (this helped with the waves created by the water, lol!)

The butterfly image from Ageless Adornment was mounted with dimensional foam and a few white highlights were created with an extra fine white paint pen.  Use a clear glitter marker to add shimmer on the wings.

The card was finished off with a few sequins from my stash.

Stamps: Scripture Collection 3 (Divinity Designs LLC), retired Ageless Adornment (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Black Onyx, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide- Tumbled Glass. Broken China, Picked Raspberry; Stampin’ Write Markers- Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker, Extra Fine White Paint Marker

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black

Accessories/Tools: Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Memory Box Heartwood Stencil, Stencil Brush, Sequins 

I hope you have time to check out the rest of the Design Team cards at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and possibly, create a card with an older stamp (at least a year old) and join us at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #207 “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Thanks again for stopping by- have a blessed week, sweet friends!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! The background and that gorgeous butterfly definitely look great together. Beautiful card, Julie!

Heather said...

Love this, Julie - such brilliant colors, they look wonderful! I love the color wash look so much! Great sentiment, too, of course - love this set! Thanks so much for guesting with us at Retro Rubber!

Claire Grantham said...

Always great to have you with us Julie. I LOVE the background and that gorgeous butterfly, fabulous as always, hope to see you back in the gallery soon. Claire RR DT

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