Ocean Commotion for RRCB 40 Sketch

RRCB40It is time for a new RRCB challenge. The 40th Retro Rubber challenge is a based on this sketch and continues through June 17.  I went through my stash of older rubber stamps and selected a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that was introduced in 2006. It is called “Ocean Commotion” and this is its first inking… can you believe that?  In my defense, having this stamp set was not really my idea.  I had placed an order through my demonstrator. When it arrived at my house, I discovered Stampin’ Up! had sent me this stamp set instead of another that I had requested.  I called my demonstrator who called Stampin’ Up! on my behalf.  They shipped the correct stamp set to me immediately and advised that I could keep the other stamp set as well.  What fantastic customer service!  It may have taken awhile to ink up Ocean Commotion, but I am glad that I did.


Ocean Commotion, Stampin' Up! RRCB

Card Details:
  • Stamp Set:  Ocean Commotion (Do you want a current stamp set suggestion?  Try Seaside Shore, page 93 of the 2016 catalog!)
  • Papers:  Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Pool Party cardstocks; Neutrals DSP Stack (envelope)
  • Ink:  Pigment black ink, Blushing Bride, Pool Party
  • Tools:  Elegant Dots textured impressions embossing folder, scallop lace doily die (non-SU),  Clear emboss powder
  • Accessories:  White Perfect Accents, Sahara Sand Lace ribbon (retired),

Additional pictures

More images from the stamp set were added in the inside panel.

Have you been by Retro Rubber Challenge blog to see the additional inspiration from my teammates? You can access that site here.  We would love for you to play along! Please remember the guidelines provided in the rules for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for each challenge entry…

  • The stamp must be at least one year old,
  • You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or at its age.
  • Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.

The primary purpose for this blog challenge is to use and breathe life into our older stash of stamp sets many, of which, are retired and unavailable for purchase except through individuals who wish to sell their retired stamp sets. After all, we purchased them originally because there was something in the set that spoke to our heart.  Let’s give them a chance to speak once again. Hope you decide to play.  We are looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have fun stamping,


13 thoughts on “Ocean Commotion for RRCB 40 Sketch

  1. Cindie McDuffee

    Lovin those kitty cornered layers! Such pretty colors and such a sweet card. Love the color combo, too. And that stamp set? It is a keeper! Not sure how I don’t remember it, not sure how I didn’t order it! How old is it?

  2. Debbie

    I definitely think this would have been a stamp set you would buy, Katy! Every time I see an angelfish I think of you and your beautiful (and time consuming!) aquarium. Your card is so creative with that beautiful fish taking center-stage. Love the use of the Elegant Dots TIEF! The inside of the card is just a beautiful as the outside. Love it all!!

  3. Bobbi Miller

    LOVE THIS! That little fish looks a lot like the new Fish set in the new catalog. I can’t wait to try this. Love this little guy on the doily. What a perfect, adorable card!

  4. Jan Ross

    Hi Katy:

    Okay I do have a question. I don’t have a blog, but I would like to submit a card I made today for your challenge. Do I just send you a .jpg photo in an email and tell you what stamps and other SU products I used?

  5. DebiKT

    I adore this fishie.. can’t believe it sat on your shelf for 10 years before it’s first inking. Look at the amazing card you created!

  6. Maria Rodriguez

    Hello Katy: Oh what a gorgeous image of an Angel Fish!!! and what a wonderful story about how you own it. I’m so happy you ink it up for the first time because this card is beautiful!!
    The layout is fabulous, I love how you laid out the panels and the colors you used. The embossing looks like bubbles in a fish tank.
    I too have a fish tank, it’s a 75 gal. marine tank that is about 8 years old, it’s a joy to see my fish swimming around happy and healthy.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.

  7. Claire Grantham

    Hey Katy, I love the shabby chic nature of this card and all the soft summery colours. I love the story about how you ended up with this set, such a shame that it hasn’t seen ink until now, but I think it was worth the wait. Cx

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