Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Fun Oval Floral Card for Retro Rubber

 Time for another challenge over at Retro Rubber.  This is a Tic Tac Toe board.  Give a row a try and join us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  This is what I came up with for the Diagonal row of "Shaped Card, Embossing, Floral".  

This is one of my favorite retro stamps made by Personal Stamp Exchange, or PSX.  There was an entire series of iconic floral images.  This Pansy was released in 1993 mounted on wood.  So pretty.

  • The image was stamped in Memento Luxe' Espresso Truffle, as I wanted a color softer than black.  Then heat embossed in clear embossing powder.  
  • An easy way to blend inks is to color on a plastic surface with Memento Dual Tip Markers.  Colors used for the flowers are:  Cantaloupe, Danube Blue, Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Cottage Ivy, and Pear Tart.  The colors can be mixed before adding a bit of water with a paint brush, then gently applied to the image.  The heat embossing keeps the coloring inside the lines.
  • The image is die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Ovals.  
  • The next larger size is die cut from card stock to serve as the card front.
  • A 12" x 12" x 5" piece of cardstock was folded in half and die cut with the same size die as the card front with the fold inside a small section of the die to kept the card in one piece.
  • Hero Arts "It's Your Day" released in 2015 sentiment Birthday Wishes is stamped in Memento Luxe' Espresso Truffle and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  
  • The sentiment is die cut with Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners and the edges are inked in Memento Luxe' Espresso Truffle.
  • The layers are adhered together with the sentiment raised with dimensional foam adhesive. 

This is the Tic Tac Toe board used for the challenge.  Have fun!

In case you are wondering how the card stands up?  The Sizzix Small Easel is die cut and adhered to the back of the card.  It shows when the card is flat, but makes for a very unique Oval shaped card that can be displayed in a vertical position.

Please do join us over at Retro Rubber and play along!  

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
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Until next time . . . enjoy your crafting time and make some joy in your life!

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