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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Color challenge at the Retro Rubber Stamping Challenge Blog! Too fun!

There is a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  A color challenge! Simply select a stamp one year old or older, and make a new creation using the stamp and the following color graphic:

Here is the card that I created for this challenge:

To create this card, I created a plain white invitation size folded card.  I stamped onto a scrap of white card stock the floral hello image, a new stamp from Mama Elephant, I used a light grey color ink from Memento.  Then, using the color graphic as a guide, I selected Copic Markers that matched and colored the stamped image.  I attempted to add shadows but I need a lot more practice!  :)

I fussy cut the hello flower image.  I trimmed a small piece of My Favorite Things colored paper, placed a stitched rectangle die on three sides, then glued it to the card front.  Then, I placed the floral hello on top using foam tape.  I trimmed a small strip of white card stock and added it to the bottom of the card.  I took a stamp that says "Beautiful" from an older Technique Tuesday set dated 2012, named Pretty Petals.  I stamped that word onto the white card stock strip, and onto the adjoining paper using the same grey ink.  I then added a small strip of the colored paper on top the white strip, and added to small grey accents.  I tied some American Crafts twine onto the card, and made a bow, then added a gem. 

Won't you join us?  We would love to see your creations!  Enter a project at the Retro Rubber Blog today!  Then return to the website the Sunday after the challenge to learn the winner.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your take on the inspiration colors and pattern. The sentiment and image combo is fabulous - great colors!

  2. Wow! This stamped image is gorgeous!! You certainly had a great time with this card and it shows. Fussy cutting can take a while but it's always worth it in the end, in my opinion. Great card, Christine!!

  3. Christina, I'm so stunned by this card. I just love it. I can't say anything else about it, I'm so speechless.

  4. Sorry about the typo Christine.

  5. Such a pretty card! Stamping in the grey really allows the color palette to shine! All the perfect little details add up.

  6. Christine, this is one amazingly beautiful card, it looks so three dimensional, the word HELLO seems to be floating above this lovely bouquet of flowers.
    Love your background paper die cut with the stitched die, wonderful detail.

  7. Beautiful card, Christine. Your attention to detail really shines with this card! Fussy cutting really brings out our artsy side, don't you think? :)

  8. Thanks everyone! I see a typo in my post! The stamp is dated 2012!

  9. I loved your card when I saw it in the DT album. Your fussy cutting really paid off, that flower is stunning. Clairex