Garden from the Heart for RRCB 69 Sketch Challenge

Garden from the Heart, Dragonfly Dreams, Stampin' Up!The latest Retro Rubber Challenge is an easy sketch challenge!  So pull out your “older than one year” stamps, some cardstock, inks, embellishments and come have fun with us.

I selected a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that was released in the 2010 Occasions catalog called Garden from the Heart.  As a former avid gardener, this set spoke volumes to me. From the drying herbs, the sun hat (after one MOHS surgery on my nose, I wish I had worn a hat much more often!) and the many pairs of garden gloves used until there were holes in the tips, this stamp set will remain in my stash reminding me of many pleasant days in the sunshine.

Garden from the Heart, Dragonfly Dreams, Stampin' Up!Using newer products with my retro rubber stamps is one of the reasons I love this challenge blog sponsored by Jane Knudsen.

The dry embossing on the Emerald Envy cardstock is from the Layered Leaves dynamic textured impressions embossing folder.  It is available in this year’s SU catalog.  The designer series paper is a piece from Eastern Palace specialty paper.  It’s a very subtle print that does not compete with other layers.  The sentiment can be found in Dragonfly Dreams… definitely not a retro stamp set.  Hopefully it will be around in the Stampin’ Up! catalog for awhile!  The bling is current, but the ribbon is from my stash. What a great benefit for keeping a lovely stash of great products!

Additional pictures…


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 # 69 sketch challenge starts today and ends on August 25th.  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.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have fun stamping,


6 thoughts on “Garden from the Heart for RRCB 69 Sketch Challenge

  1. Jane Knudsen

    Ditto what Debbie said. The second I saw this I thought – I would recognize this anywhere! Stunning! Beautiful colors and the shading is really lovely. The images look 3-D. I read thru your entry but can’t see if the shadows are from the images or you added them. (if that makes sense!). Love the dry embossing folder! Beautifully done!

  2. janclothier

    So beautiful! Great card for a gardener, so I guess Secret Stamper gardens? What I really love about your card are the vibrant colours and the way the images are just so three dimensional. I was hoping for tips on how gorgeously you’d coloured them! 🙂

  3. Christine Traversa

    The colors, the elements, the embossing, the ribbon, it all rocks! I just love the layers and dimension here! So colorful and fun! Who wouldn’t want to receive this lovely work of art?! I know I would feel so lucky to receive this!

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