Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Winter Blue Ombre' with Retro Rubber

As I mentioned in the last Retro Rubber Challenge, the design team came up with challenges for the year.  This just happens to be my color challenge--choosen because of the colors outside the windows of my new home in Northern Minnesota.  We are so fortunate to live on a lake and watch the seasons change through our windows.  Right now the lake is frozen and covered with snow.  During a snow storm we cannot see across the lake!

 Two different stamps were used in the creation of my card.  The first is Winter Aspen by Ann-ticipations in 1996.  The second is a Dots Cube from Neato Stuff made in 1991.  Did I tell you that the only stamps that have made the move so far are my wood mounted stamps?  So these are some of the first stamps in my huge collection!  I really enjoyed making this card and using SUPER DUPER Retro Rubber!

  • The ombre' background was created with Ink Daubers and the following inks:  Versa Color Baby Blue, Versa Color Smoke Blue, Versa Fine Clair Fantasia, and Versa Color Indigo.  The base was heated to cure the ink before the next steps.
  • The Winter Aspen was stamped in Versa Fine Clair Nocturne.
  • Versa Magic Cloud White was directly inked to portions of the Aspens and White Embossing Powder was heat embossed.  
  • The Neato Dots Cube has several different sizes, I started with the smaller dots on the bottom of the card and worked my way up to the top stamping in Versa Magic Cloud White.  White embossing powder made the "snow" pop on the card.
  • The card front was die cut with MFT Die Namics Wonky Stitched Rectangles.
  • The sentiment is an Echo Park Sentiment Die with three layers. 

A wonderful wintery hello!  Let us see what you can create with the winter ombre' pallate.  


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1 comment:

  1. Wow, Neva - this perfect snowy scene blows me away! What incredible shading you achieved, and I love those trees AND all the snow - just beautiful!


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