Thursday, 27 November 2014

Botanicals

Today's card uses the sketch from The Paper Players and the colors from a new-to-me challenge called Retro Rubber Challenge, where as well as normal challenges, we also need to use older stamps.

I started stamping back in about 2001 and have quite the collection of single stamps from the likes of PSX, Hero Arts, Penny Black as well as several unmounted plates.  Then in about 2004, I discovered Stampin' Up and spent the next several years collecting as many sets as I could.  In 2007, Stampin' Up came to New Zealand and I signed up to be a demonstrator.  I let my demoship drop in October, but my favorite Stampin' Up set is still the first one I bought - Botanicals - and I've used it today.



I started out with an Old Olive card base and stamped the text stamp down the left hand side.  The central panel started out as a manila tag.  I smooshed several distress inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water before running the tag through it to pick up the ink.  Once that was dry, I stamped various images using Archival ink and cut it down to size before sponging the edges with Vintage Photo ink.  

The maple leaf at the bottom was cut from the excess tag and covered with Glossy Accents before being adhered to the card base.  

The sentiment is from Verve and stamped in Walnut Stain ink on top of a second-generation stamp of the olive branch.



Thanks for visiting.


RRBC02


Products used:

Stamps:  Botanicals (SU), Happy Hello (Verve)
Ink:  Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo (Distress), Archival Jet Black
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, manila tag
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, button, twine, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card won at Retro Rubber Challenge and got a shout out at Paper Players.

21 comments:

Lyn said...

This is seriously gorgeous I love every inch <3

Marika (MeandMinimecrafting) said...

Very clever design! Love the vintage and CAS combo. Nicely done!

Linda Callahan said...

Total work of art!

Cindy Lovell said...

Just beautiful,Karren!! Beautiful stamps...love the distressing!!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Super elegant and vintage! I love how you made this lol so rich. Thank you for laying along with the Retro Rubber challenge! I so hope you will come back for the next one!

Joanne James said...

This card is gorgeous Karren - the colours and blended panel are stunning and so full of interest. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

Jane Knudsen said...

This is beautiful! I liked that stamp set too! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber! I am going to try your technique this weekend and see what kind of a card I can come up with! Beautiful!

LeAnne said...

What a cool challenge...I will have to check it out, as I have "many" retro stamps, LOL! Love Botanicals and you've done a wonderful job showcasing it here! SO happy you could play with my sketch this week, Karren!

Hammers said...

Love it, really cool combo challenge make. I really love the botanical stamps - beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this week. Claire RR DT.

Olga Direktorenko said...

This is a fabulous fall card! Everything about it is just perfect!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! That sponged panel is amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Katy McGloin said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the distressed look with the Botanical stamps! Thanks for including RRBC in your stamping fun this week. Hope we see you often!!

kellyscreativecorner.com said...

You card is beautiful and an excellent way to display the Botanical stamp! We're glad you found us at Retro Rubber. Please check back on Tuesday to see if you are a winner and to see the next challenge.

Jaydee said...

Stunning card. A great use of techniques. So glad you shared this beauty with us at the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

necgmc said...

Lovely card, great use of the challenge colors! Design is wonderful and draws my eye to each embellishment. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber! Neva, DT @ RRCB

Greta said...

What a beautiful card, Karren!

Heather Cooper said...

Beautiful card!

Christine Traversa said...

Sooo lovely!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Karren! All the foliage looks fantastic!

Katie Skiff said...

We are so glad you played with us at Retro Rubber!! Please visit out winners post today!! And come back and play.

I LOVE your card, it's so beautiful.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely beautiful - love how you've used one of my all-time favourite stamp sets!