Saturday, 8 November 2014

Project 188: Retro Rubber Cupcake card



There's a new challenge blog called Retro Rubber that looks like it will be a lot of fun to follow.

Their inaugrual challenge is to use your oldest stamp - what a challenge that is when I can't get through all my new ones!

I was given a wooden block stamp set of 5 girls from Claire in the earliest days of her teaching me her crafty ways. I used them a lot initially in very basic ways but this cupcake girl was always my favorite. Now, with all the beautiful clear stamps that are available I'd all but forgotten them so this challenge was a joy to dig them out.

I decided if I was using an old stamp I could use some new tools to get the balance right! The wonky heart dies are new from Xcut and I layered her over a purple gingham paper that I have had for about 4 years and saving for best - why not use it now?

I colored her with ProMarkers and blinged up her headband and the cupcake. The backing paper is from Recollections and I added the fuscia ribbon to match the outline paper and bring it all together.

It was really fun to revisit this stamp so I'm looking forward to following the Retro Rubber challenges in the future.

9 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this cute card! This stamp set is adorable! It sure is fun to bring out our old stamps to play with the new supplies and tools, isn't it?! I love those wonky hearts and your coloring is perfect! Thank you for bringing her out to play with the Retro Rubber Challenge and hope to see you back soon!

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  2. This is such a pretty card. Love the sentiment and fuchsia ribbon!

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  3. Just looking at this card makes me happy! It is sweet and adorable. Love the colors and patterns that you chose. The detail that made me giggle regarding the stamp image was her left arm... what a pose! Thanks so much for including the RRBC in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you visit often!!

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  4. Jessie, I can see why you chose this cupcake girl stamp set; she is adorable! ... and so is your card. Is that a little rhinestone in her headband? Love this! Thank you so much for joining us in our inaugural challenge. We hope that you will continue to enjoy the love of older stamps through our challenges :-)

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  5. Ha ha - I had forgotten about this stamp - she is gorgeous! Love your card..do I spy a new heart die (naughty, naughty) Thanks for your support as always! Cx

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  6. I love this! Thanks for doing the challenge!

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  7. Such a sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, come and play again soon!

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  8. Hi Jessie! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber. This card is adorable! I especially liked that you paired the old with the new! You sound like me - I hoard paper when I should be using it!

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  9. Cute card!! love that little girl's bangs! : )

    Patti

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