Are you ready for a new Retro Rubber Challenge using some old but still loved rubber stamps? I hope so! This challenge is to use buttons on your project. You know… those items that have eye holes or shanks that we used in cardmaking all the time. It seems that they are more frequently replaced with enamel dots these days, so pull them out of your stash! You can use buttons for so many details! Mine are a replacement for flowers on the scroll image that is part of the Precious Butterflies stamp set. This stamp set was introduced by Stampin’ Up! in the 2011 annual catalog.
I used some favorite colors for my card. You see Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Real Red, Tip Top Taupe and Basic Black. The butterflies were stamped twice with the second images fussy cut and placed over the stamped images. The card also has a combination of two of my favorite neutrals of Whisper White and Very Vanilla. I also used a die cut that provides a “cross stitch” effect on the edges. You will see more of that with the inside card details. These die cuts were a birthday gift from my sister Debbie and are not Stampin’ Up! Otherwise everything else is from Stampin’ Up!, current and retired. Petal Burst was used for the embossed texture.
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 # 61 color inspiration challenge starts today and ends on May 5th. 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.
If you have any questions about my project, please let me know by comment or email.
Have fun stamping,