Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Medallion & Flower Birthday Wishes Card - RRCB 115 Challenge

One of my cards was a top pick over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog a while ago which meant I was invited to join them as a Guest Designer for a future challenge, woohoo!  Well, challenge #rrcb115 has arrived and it's a fabulous colour challenge - to use purple, yellow and green on your card.

So here's the card I've made featuring one of my all time favourite stamps ever - the gorgeous SU! 'Medallion' background stamp.  I've had the stamp in my stash since 2009 so that's ten years, wow!  When SU! started selling in the UK our catalogues were much smaller and our choice of products was limited.  I can still remember going to my SU demo's house for a make and take evening when she shared the new 2009 UK catalogue with us.  I'd seen the 'Medallion' background stamp online and was SO hoping that it would be available for purchase in our UK catalogue.  When I saw it on the page I leapt up out of my chair and did a happy dance around the room!  I loved the stamp then and I still love it now! I've used more oldie but goodie SU! sets for this card also - the 'Petal Potpourri' stamp set (from 2015) and the sentiment is from the 'Simply Sketched' set (from 2013).  

The card measures 5 3/4" square and my colour combo is Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White.  The button in the centre of the flower is an Old Olive button that has been in my stash for many years - it's a good enough match to the Granny Apple Green though!  The sentiment bookplate, the circle and the flower are all popped up on Dimensionals.

Here's the inside of the card and the envelope.  For the envelope flap I stamped the 'Medallion' and used a circle die to cut out just the centre portion.  I added a Granny Apple Green punched circle and a Daffodil Delight flower from the 'Petite Petals' retired set

I love that the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog encourages us to show some love for our older stamps in our stash and it was a complete delight to ink up my chosen stamps to create this card, I had a blast! I hope you'll rummage in your own stash to find some older rubber treasures and join in and create a card for the #rrcb115 challenge!

Stamps: SU! 'Medallion' background stamp, SU! 'Petal Potpourri', 'Simply Sketched' & 'Petite Petals' sets, Hero Arts 'Everything Wonderful' stamp
CS: SU! Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape & Granny Apple Green
Tools: SU! 'Flower Medallion' punch, circle punches & dies, Sizzix Originals 'Bookplates' die, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Granny Apple Green textured weave ribbon, Old Olive button, Dimensionals


1 comment:

Jan Clothier said...

What a bright and pretty mix of old and new! Loved hearing your story about discovering the medallion stamp. It made me smile in recognition. It's a great stamp and one I've never seen before - it predates my SU experiences. You wielded it well in this card! Thanks so much for joining in with us as Guest Designer, Ruth.

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