Happy Monday, friends! Today I get to be a guest designer for the Retro Rubber Challenge. I did say recently that I'd like to use my retro stamps more often, and this challenge encourages us to do just that. Any stamp more than a year old we're calling "retro". So, see, you don't have to be an ancient stamper like me in order to play along. Bet you've got some old stamps needing love, don't you?
Today through November 4 it's a color challenge. There's an inspiration photo which shows a pretty fall scene, but you don't have to make a fall card. Just be inspired by the colors. See below:
I've been rather dedicated to fall this year, seeing as how it's usually shortchanged by the need to start on Christmas cards, so a fall card it is. I combined three stamp sets, all several years old:
- A bit of poetry -- Firecracker Designs by Pamela, no longer making rubber stamps
- Foliage Trails -- Inkadinkado
- Itty Bitty Backgrounds splatter stamp -- Stampin' Up!
I think this little poem is perfect for a fall birthday.
Could this card be any simpler? Sometimes it just works out that way. Even some of the inks I used are retro -- Pumpkin Patch Kaleidocolor pad and SU! Bashful Blue -- from the previous decade. Heck, that Kaleidocolor pad might even be from the previous century!
Hop over to Retro Rubber and take a look at the oldies but goodies the team is sharing, then show us yours. It warms my heart to see the old stamps in use. Enjoy your day!
STAMPS: Firecracker Designs Poem (no set name on package), Inkadinkado Foliage Trails, SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds PAPER: Neenah Classic White INK: Pumpkin Patch Kaleidocolor, Bashful Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black ACCESSORIES: Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, Scotch brand foam mounting tape