“From the Garden” for Retro Rubber Emboss Challenge

RRCB10For the Retro Rubber emboss technique challenge, I selected another old background stamp called “From the Garden”.  It was released in the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 catalog.  I adore this lovely image which closely resembles my peony flowers that bloom faithfully each Spring.  But I am getting ahead of myself…  The 10th challenge for RRBC is incorporating a technique to wet emboss using Emboss Powder (as opposed to dry emboss with texturizing folders).  As usual, we ask that you feature a stamp that is at least a year old.  It does not have to be retired.  For those demonstrators that like to keep only active stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! has quite a few in this year’s catalog that are current and older than one year.   So grab a set and come join the fun!!

From the Garden, Emboss, Retro RubberAs you have probably noticed, I LOVE to emboss.  It is magical watching the powder turn liquid when heat is applied.  I chose to use VersaMark and vintage pewter emboss powder to transfer the outline of the floral image on Shimmery White cardstock. Using Aqua Painters, I supplied water on each petal and began to apply various inks.  The leaves have Garden Green, Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  The flower petals were shaded with Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral.  This image was matted with Basic Black cardstock.  Before adding it to another mat of Always Artichoke, I ran Sahara Sand Lace Trim through two holes, weaving it underneath the cardstock beneath the image.  A piece of Venetian Crochet Trim was added to the bow just before tying it closed.  Sahara Sand cardstock was used for the card base.  The lovely metal flower button is from the Artisan Embellishment Kit in this year’s Occasion’s catalog. It coordinates with the Pewter embossing so well… I wish you could see this card in person.

Additional closeups…

The inside sentiment comes from the photopolymer stamp set Lovely Amazing You.  It was die cut using the next to smallest Floral Frames Collection framelits, adhered to the lace doily (also from the Artisan Embellishment Kit) and spritzed with vintage Blushing Bride Spritz Smooch.  You may have noticed the single dry emboss line around the card front panel… just a little more detail.  Also, the Always Artichoke mat was cut using our rotary trimmer with the small scallop cutting blade.

Please come by the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog to see what other inspiration has been provided for you by the Design Team members.  Then grab your heat tool and emboss powder and make the magic begin.  We cannot wait to see your creations.  The challenge will continue through March 27th until 8 am EST, so enter as many times as you wish!

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.  In the meanwhile,

Have fun stamping,


9 thoughts on ““From the Garden” for Retro Rubber Emboss Challenge

  1. Neva Cole

    I love the watercolor technique on embossed images! (Embossing helps keep the color where you want it! LOL!) The finishing details are simply fabulous!

  2. Donna Kopenski

    Katy, what a lovely card! Just the right amount of embellishment. The way you did the lace with bow floating is VERY interesting. How about a tutorial on that.

  3. Jane Knudsen

    Katy, your cards are always so stunning! This one is no exception! Everything is just perfectly thought out. My favorite thing – is how you did that ribbon. Awesome!

  4. Diana Jackins

    Katy, absolutely gorgeous, the stamp is lovely and again you have a masterful work of art! I cannot stop looking at it. Thank you, dear, another masterpiece!

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