It’s time for a new RRCB challenge and this one is a sketch. I chose the hostess stamp set “I Like You” that was introduced in the 2014 annual catalog by Stampin’ Up! Since it is a hostess stamp set, it retired the end of May 2015. Please note that this newest challenge starts today and ends on May 6th. Also remember that we are a “retro rubber” challenge meaning we ask you to use stamp images that are at least one year old. And you must tell us the age of your stamp (or at least how long you have had the stamp image) and keep your total challenge linkings to a maximum of ten. We would hate to disqualify your submission for our Top Picks collection! Now that housekeeping is done, onto my card…
I rediscovered “I Like You” stamp set a couple of weeks ago while searching through my stamp sets stash. It had retired and had never been inked. It also contained the perfect sentiment to express my appreciation to the physicians that were involved in my Annie’s care a couple of weeks ago. So I made four cards with the same images and sentiment but three different color themes. The two Rich Razzleberry based cards are different in that one uses Copic markers rather than the discontinued Blendabilitites from last year’s SU catalog. Which is the Copics card? The top left card.
Close up pictures of each…
Some small differences are due to ribbon choices and width, but the cards are still very similar. Each card had the floral images and sentiment stamped with black ink, sprinkled with clear emboss powder and heat set. This duplication was easily accomplished by using the MISTI. The designer series paper for each color set provided the bottom panel. The metal rimmed pearls added the extra bling.
The inside was left blank so that I could personalize my appreciation to each involved physician(s) and staff. I hand delivered three of these cards yesterday when Annie went back to the facility that contained her surgeon, her Internal Medicine specialist and the emergency physicians that stabilized her during her 3 day hospitalization. It was her post operative appointment for staple removal and general recheck. The surgeon was pleased with her recovery, but, alas, she is still on one more week for rest. No ball playing for another week!!! The fourth card will be delivered tomorrow when I take Libby in for a glucose curve to our primary veterinary physician for both of my girls.
Have you been by Retro Rubber Challenge blog to see the additional inspiration from my teammates? You can access that site here. Please remember the guidelines I mentioned at the start of this post. 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 come by our blog challenge to play along. We are looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this card. And I really hope you will continue to leave me a comment or two.
Have fun stamping,