Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Anything Goes Challenge

Wow, where did the summer go?  It is already mid-September and time for a new challenge at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge.  The theme is ANYTHING GOES, yeah!  So dig out your retro rubber (older than a year) and create something to share with us!

As fall starts changing the colors in nature, I start thinking along the same lines.  I created this card to share with a family who lost a young son to suicide last January.  Our town had a suicide awareness and prevention walk over the weekend, and I wanted to have a card for our friends to share our support even though we couldn't attend the walk.

I started with Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters stamp and die set that has been around since September 2012.  I stamped on cream cardstock in StazOn Orange Zest and die cut two each of the flower petal layers.  The petals are spritzed with Fireworks in Dandelion and set aside to dry.  The 9 sets of stamens are die cut from orange cardstock, the same color that backs the sentiment layer.  The leaves are stamped in StazOn Cactus Green and spritzed with Fireworks Pear Tart and are set aside to dry.   After the petals and leaves are dry they are gently  shaped and adhered together with clear adhesive. 

Cream cardstock is die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment by Heartfelt Creations is from the Heartfelt Expresssions set released in December 2010.  It is stamped in StazOn Cactus Green.  The orange backing layer is die cut with the die 2 sizes larger from the same set. 

I went searching for a ribbon in my stash and found the perfect gingham in yellow and orange.  Using my Bow-It-All v.2 I tied a triple looped bow. The card is assembled using a Kraft cardstock A7 card base.

Please do join us with your Anything Goes project at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge, and have a little fun!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:


  1. what beautiful card, and such a kind thought for your friend! thanks so much for having me as your guest designer at retro rubber this week! <3

  2. Hi Neva! This card is an absolute stunner! The detail, work and colors are so beautiful and that ribbon is just the absolute perfect knock out touch. I always love your work but this is my most favorite of everything you have made! Stunning and magnificent!

  3. Whoa, Neva! That bow is a real show-stopper! But after you see it, your eyes go to that gorgeous flower. Orange stazon? Gotta get me some of that! Beautiful card!!

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Very pretty. I love the bow. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  6. This is a lovely card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio.

  7. Neva, I am certain your friends will cherish this card. It was made with lots of effort/love and much attention to all the detail that makes this card stand out! Love the beautiful paper flower and the sweet ribbon bow from your stash. Absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Neva, I love this, such a great mix of summer into fall colours and as ever your bow is superb! Cx

  9. This is gorgeous, Neva. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful art with us and please join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  10. So very beautiful, love the ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Morgan's Artworld.
    Faith DT

  11. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining this month's Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

  12. You've created a beautiful card for a very noteworthy cause! The images, the colours, the sentiments and the 'essence' are lovely and touching. I know your friends will adore this, as do I. Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Cupcake Inspirations *Bows* challenge!

  13. A wonderful burst of Autumnal beauty and what a glorious bow, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Fashionable Stamping Challernges.

    B x

  14. Oh love the autumn colors and that gorgeous bow! Such a pretty card! So glad you were inspired by this week's Bows Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  15. So pretty! Love the bow! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!

  16. This is a beautiful card, such a pretty design.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge (I apologise for my late comment).
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look: Crafting with Cotnob

  17. So happy to comment on your lovely fall colored card on the first day of fall! Great colors and elements! Absolutely perfect in every way!❤️

  18. Gorgeous card to celebrate the First Day of Autumn, love this season and your card is a stunner.
    All the details and care you put into this card will surely be appreciated by your friends.
    The beautifully made bow and the lovely bouquet of flowers really shine in this Autumn colors, awesome card!!


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