Homegrown for Retro Rubber 68 Color Challenge

Are you ready for a new Retro Rubber Challenge?  This one has all the earmarks of a pleasant summer day.  I see lots of foliage (green, yellow green, white), a touch of blue at the very top and a popping red chair with red gingham linen.  I went searching through my stash and decided on the Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Homegrown.  This set was introduced in the 2010 annual catalog by Stampin’ Up! Very retro but ever so useful for current gardening projects.

Homegrown, Stampin' Up!

Although I used vintage Homegrown stamp images, I paired the images with new Stampin’ Up! In Colors Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  I have fallen in love with both of these colors.  The Garden Trellis textured embossing folder provided a very nice background for all of the images.  I used all 5 of the images, cut out with stitched framelit dies by Stampin’ Up!,  on the card front!  Also I added some current Very Vanilla trim with a red gingham ribbon that was purchased in 2006.  Sahara Sand cardstock provides the card background.  A little bit of bling and ticking on the tag completed the card.  I will admit that the coloring comes from Copics markers, but I still need to practice using these colors.  I definitely need to continue practicing with the blue background!!

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 # 68 sketch challenge starts today and ends on August 11th.  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.

I know that I did not give many details so please let me know if you have any questions.

Have fun stamping,


7 thoughts on “Homegrown for Retro Rubber 68 Color Challenge

  1. Claire Grantham

    Katy, I really love this. I love how all your veggies are on different shapes. The way you have placed them feels like your card is a wall and they are photos. Your colouring is pretty sweet too…but the thing that is making me do a happy dance is that amazing embossing folder. Cx

  2. Debbie

    Your card makes me wish I hadn’t passed on this stamp set, Katy. We don’t have many opportunities to purchase food stamps and these are classics to have available. Your Copic coloring is gorgeous as always. Your attention to detail has made this card truly beautiful and will be loved by whoever receives it.

  3. D Idlet

    Wow Katy, your card is beautiful! You colored the veggies so nice with your copics. i love the layout and that embossing folder in the background really makes your card stand out! I don’t remember this stamp set, but it sure looks like a fun one for my stash!

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