Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Fall Colors for Retro Rubber

The nights are a little cooler, the days are shorter, and a few of our trees are changing to their fall colors, so it must be time to create a card with a fall color theme!  Join us at Retro Rubber for a little fall fun!  Remember our very simple rules 1)  Use at least one stamp that is one year or older and tell us how long it has been around and 2)  Enter up to ten challenges including ours! 

I acquired a Ginkgo embossing folder last fall and really wanted to use it for this card . . . I also have a stamp from about 1998 or 1999 from Stamp Out Art that I bought at a stamp convention in Portland.  Time to use them both together!  I have a small fascination with Ginkgo trees.  There were several on my college campus and my botany professor taught us that they are living fossils, the only species left in their Division.  They also have male trees and female trees, not both genders on one tree.  Your little botany lesson for the day!

I also played along with the card sketch from Stick It Down.  I am on their design team for double page layouts, which is the post below that went live on September 9th.

  • I had a scrap of paper that was spritzed with several Fireworks! colors that I used for the background strip.  Fireworks! in Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, and Rich Cocoa give it a shimmery multi-hued look.  
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Ginkgo embossing folder is used to pressure emboss, then Versa Fine in Vintage Sepia is rubbed over the surface to bring out the embossing.  
  • Three Ginkgo leaves are stamped on another section of the scrap with Vintage Sepia, then fussy cut.
  • The happy Birthday sentiment is from Ms. Sparkle & Co from March of 2017.  Sometimes you can find great stamps from the bargain bin at Joanns!  It is stamped in Vintage Sepia. 
  • The sentiment is die cut with my Brother Scan N Cut.  My new machine is used in almost every project now, so I think it was a good investment!
  • A bit of mesh from my stash is layered under the Ginkgo embossed strip and also held down with dimensional foam adhesive that anchors the sentiment and leaves to the card.  
Thanks for stopping by, and do join the fun at Retro Rubber for the next two weeks with your fall color inspired projects!
(I did mention I have a thing for Ginkgo trees!)


  1. Beautiful card and great take on the sketch. Wonderful colors too.

  2. Great texture, Neva! I especially like the Ginkgo leaves as part of your theme - they are so gracefully shaped - and the touch of mesh is just right. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble Challenge #37 and Paper Girls #183.

  3. Your card is beautiful. I love the spritzed background you used. That mesh is a great touch. Amazing work!

  4. What a cool gingko stamp and embossed theme you have. It's awesome, as is your inking! The mesh is a wonderful touch as well, thank you so much for joining us at Stick It Down--Sharon DT

  5. Neva, you built up my curiosity of ginkgo trees so I had to look up the images of the leaves. They are leaves I have not seen before and they are beautiful. CAS and very pretty card and love the textured netting on your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and please check out our partner The Paper Girls, our partner for a fall challenge at http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-183-falling-in-love.html

  6. Great fall card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

  7. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at SID
    Patricia DT Card

  8. Lovely card, that color combo is great for this time of the year. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down.
    Mandi, card DT.

  9. Love the fall theme and colors on the card, oh and the texture added... is awesome! Thanks for joining us over at the SID blog .

    Monica- DT

  10. Thanks for sharing your awesome card with us in the Stick It Down September Card Sketch challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, SID Card Team
    Love To Scrap 2

  11. Great card Neva! Love all the textures you created. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.


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