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Wings of Friendship for RRCB 59 Sketch Challenge

After a very difficult judging for top picks last challenge (honestly, you were all amazing!), we are sending a sketch challenge to tickle your fancy the next 10 days.  Sketch challenges are so much fun because you can pick the images and colors.  Then use the sketch however you wish… as is, or flipped in any direction or loosely inspired!  I found a bird image stamp set that had not seen ink for quite some time!  It is called “Wings of Friendship” and was a Stampin’ Up! hostess set in the 2009 catalog.

Wings of Friendship, Birds, Stampin' Up!

The designer paper is from Moroccan designer series in this year’s Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  The bird images were stamped in VersaMark and embossed with white EP onto Whisper White cardstock.  Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy inks were sponged (Emboss Resist).  Then I built the various layers and added ribbon embellishments.

Additional pictures…

Want to play along with us this week?

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.  And speaking of retired older sets, please take a look at my retired sets for sale.  You just might find something that speaks to you.

RRCB # 59 color inspiration challenge starts today and ends on April 7th.  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,


12 thoughts on “Wings of Friendship for RRCB 59 Sketch Challenge

  1. Debbie

    Gorgeous card, Katy! This stamp is so you! Just a little before my time or I would certainly have added it to my stash as well. I love your choice of colors and DSP to make this little bird shine!

  2. Maria Rodriguez

    Katy, this card is gorgeous, love how you blended this two inks so beautifully to create this background for your amazing white embossed image. This set is from way before I started stamping, I also think I would have bought it on the spot.
    The pattern paper you used really makes your main panel stand out beautifully.
    Beautiful card.

  3. Kendra Shafer

    Katy, Your card is so pretty! The bird, swirls, and flowers pop against your choice of colors. I’ve never seen this technique before. I definitely want to learn to do it. Too bad this stamp set is retired or I would have added it to my wish list.

  4. janclothier

    MMMMMMMM! Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy together… I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it. They are wonderful together! Perfect for that sweet bird you’ve embossed. You are such a layering queen!

  5. Claire Grantham

    This is so gorgeous Katy, I love how that beautiful white bird just pops off of your beautiful background. A really stunning focal point. Love all the layering, I am with Jan, you and Debbie are the Queens of layers. Clairex

  6. Donna Ellis

    Hi, Katy! I saw your card over at Retro Rubber and had to pop over to say, “GORGEOUSNESS”! I love the beautiful colors, and the darling white-embossed images! Beautifully created! hugs, de

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