Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fall Thank You

Time for a new challenge over at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge!  This time around we have a beautiful color scheme to work with to create a project.  I am in need of a few thank you cards this time of year, and the colors provided the perfect inspiration.  Do stop by the RRBC and see all of the Mod Squad's fabulous makes!
1.    I started by searching through my papers to find my version of Hello Honey, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, and Baked Brown Sugar.  I knew I wanted to use the multi-lingual thank you sentiment by Distinctive Impressions and combine the colors in the stamping as well.  This is a timeless image because I purchased it in 1995 at the Portland Stamp Convention! 

2.    The easiest way to stamp different ink colors on one image is to use water based marker directly on the image.  For this card I used Memento Dual Tip Markers in Cottage Ivy and Grape Jelly.  They are a great color match, don't you think?  After coloring, a very light mist of Imagine Crafts Ink Potion No. 9 reactivated the ink before stamping on honey cardstock trimmed to 3 ½” x 5”.

3.    The Spellbinders A-2 Locking Loops die is centered over the image allowing for twine embellishment along the bottom and secured with light tack tape.  The sentiment is die cut.

4.    An 18” length of Darice hemp twine is tied in a multi-loop bow with the Simple Bows template.  The ends are threaded through holes in the design and secured into placed on the reverse side.

5.    The Blackberry Bliss card stock is trimmed to 2 ¾” x 4” and adhered to the sentiment panel die cut.

6.    A piece of Kraft card stock is pressure embossed with Sizzix Wrought Iron Balcony Moroccan folder.  Cottage Ivy is colored in a strip on a rubber brayer and gently misted with Ink Potion No. 9.  The brayer is gently rolled over the raised portion of the design.  The design is trimmed to ¾” x 4”.
7.    The Old Olive is trimmed 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered to the A-2 sized base card.  The remained sections are adhered into place.
Please come and join in the fun over at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge and play along with this beautiful color scheme.  Remember to use your rubber stamps that are more that a year old (mine is 20 years in my collection!) and have some fun.
I would like to enter the following challenges that provided inspiration for this card.


  1. I love the layers textures on this card.


  2. Love your card

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  3. Neva, this card is amazing! The details are perfect! There is such a worldly flair to match the universal thank you sentiment. Love it...

  4. Love this card with the thank you in different languages! Wonderful idea and I love your technique in creating the card too. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  5. Love that you included the tutorial with this Neva! Thank you for that! And it looks like you really nailed that Color challenge as well as our Bingo one! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our BINGO + Sentiment challenge!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  6. hello! super fun card, thanks for sharing the details! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  7. Pretty card and great tutorial...thank you for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room for our thankful challenge!
    Diane TSTR DT

  8. What a great sentiment stamp. I love how you built your card around it. Thank you for participating in the Creative Knockouts Challenge.

  9. Your cards never cease to amaze me. You do such beautiful work and then share your secrets! I love the details on every inch of this card! Beautiful!

  10. Now that's a card that expresses graditude! Great entry for our Cards in Envy challenge. Great to have you play.

  11. The embossed kraft is creating lovely texture, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  12. Lovely card - great details!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!

  13. Fabulous card.

    Thanks for sharing your project with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  14. Love that stamp and die! Such detail here! Absolutely inspiring! Happy bd too! <3

  15. Neva, Not only do I love your beautiful card, but I love the marker tip..I am always wondering how to get 2 colours on one stamp - so thank you / Danke / Gracias for that. Cx

  16. What a great stamp! I like how you used multiple colors. Great use of texture with the layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  17. I am so glad that you posted how you made this card because I didn't have a clue! So interesting! I love multi-lingual stamps and how you highlighted each language by making them different colors. I have never even heard of Ink Potion! That's a really cool die as well. Great use of the color challenge!

  18. This is a very classic card! Glad you linked it up! Thank you for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room. i hope to see you play along again next week!


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