I love the opportunity to use my older retired stamp sets! Going through my stash of retired sets to see what might work with the sketch challenge for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog was fun in that I touched all those sets purchased awhile ago. Happy Blessings, a stamp set featured in Stampin’ Up!’s 2008 Holiday mini catalog, was chosen for a flipped version of the sketch. This challenge runs from today through November 6, so get out your old stamps and make them sing. It is always so much fun when you play along with us!
Prismacolor pencils and gamsol were used to color these stamp images. It had been awhile since I colored with wax based pencils, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Would need to practice a bit more with the pencils, but art is in the eye of the beholder…. right?
Adding the sentiment from Happy Blessings to the card brought to mind how the fonts have changed over the years. I love Stampin’ Up!’s newer larger sentiments along with the different font styles. The phrase with this set is darling but the size is a bit awkward for me. I would love to see it in a more modern font!
A couple of new elements were added to this card. Did you spot them? They were the Woodland textured embossing folder on the card base as well as the Into the Woods wood elements.
So won’t you come play along with us this challenge period? The RRCB design team has provided additional samples for your inspiration. Hope to see you in the gallery!
Have fun stamping,