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Apothecary Art for Retro Rubber #64 Anything Goes

Last week’s Retro Rubber challenge really stretched our skills to meet the color challenge which was inspired by the picture.  This challenge is everyone’s favorite… Anything Goes.  So dust off your older rubber stamps and play along with us.  My card uses the images from Apothecary Art.  This Stampin’ Up! set was introduced in the Occasions catalog 2012.  It retired May 2015.  I pulled out this set to use some of the newest products from Stampin’ Up!’s new June 2017 catalog release.  Don’t you love mixing old and new products?

Apothecary Art, Stampin' Up!

I colored the images from Apothecary Art with Copics alcohol markers trying to stay as close to Stampin’ Up! colors as much as possible.  The color combination was inspired by those in Petal Gardens designer series paper stack.  It includes Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive.  The background paper is from that paper stack.  It contains 48 sheets of 6″x 6″ paper, 4 each of 12 designs.  This offering of paper has been so successful in the past and is great for classes!

The die cut in the designer paper was made with a die from Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  It is a new die set in this year’s catalog.  Using Fresh Fig behind the designer paper really allowed the thinlit design to pop.  I also used two new ribbons… 3/8″ shimmer ribbon in Powder Pink and 1/8″ sheer ribbon in Fresh Fig.  The Labels Collection dies that cut the flower image also is retired.  But no one lets their retired dies go…. right?  Keeping older stamp sets requires that you keep the retired die sets also!!

Apothecary Art, Stampin' Up!

I would like to point out the Powder Pink shimmer ribbon is almost a vintage color of this new color.  I think you will find it works with lots of color combinations because of its subtle color.

Ok… it is your turn…

Guidelines for a Retro Rubber Challenge Blog challenge entry…
  • One of your stamps must be at least one year old.
  • You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or its age.
  • Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.

Remember, the primary purpose for this blog challenge is to use and breathe life into our older stash of stamp sets. Many of these are retired and unavailable for purchase except through individuals who wish to sell their retired stamp sets. These stamps were purchased originally because there was something in the set that spoke to our heart. You can give them a chance to speak once again.

RRCB # 64 color inspiration challenge starts today and ends on June 16th.  Have you been by the challenge blog to see my teammates inspiration projects?  Come on by! We are so looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

With the new catalog release, I am currently playing with new products.  One of these is is the “Move Me” thinlits.  I finally got the butterfly and hummingbird to flutter their wings!  I hope to show you this very soon.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Have fun stamping,



8 thoughts on “Apothecary Art for Retro Rubber #64 Anything Goes

  1. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Katy, this is stunning, love this set and you just gave me a good nudge to go and grab it, I haven’t used it in a while.
    Love the intensity of the colors on your stamped image, it really pops with the softer pattern paper behind it, and what a fabulous detail of the die cut on the corner, it looks amazing.
    Awesome card!!

  2. Cindie McDuffee

    Love this card, the colors are beautiful and that pop of fig….aaahhhhhh.

    Trying a new email to see if this helps?

  3. Neva Cole

    I do love mixing old with the new! Breathes new life into a project while feeling good about using the old stuff too! Such a pretty card with beautiful colors! What a great idea to die cut the corner!

  4. Claire Grantham

    OMG this is stunning Katy, I love the shabby chic feel and all the soft tones and shades that compliment each other. I especially like the die-cut in your background, clever..stealing that 😉 Cx

  5. janclothier

    Oh yes, I do love mixing old and new! What a great card! I do love the colours you’ve used. I had my eye on that Eclectic die cut and the way it lets the background colour through to pop the colours in the rest of the card is making it quite irresistible now. Lovely work, Katy.

  6. craftysahmiam

    I wasn’t going to look at the new catalog since I have so many supplies already, but seeing your lovely card makes me rethink that 😉

  7. Greta H

    What beautiful elements for this wonderfully feminine card, Katy! Hope you’ve had a great trip! Would love to see a picture of your girls–Fritz says Woof!

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