Tuesday 20 June 2017

Guest design for Retro Rubber

I was extremely excited to be chosen as a guest designer by Retro Rubber - and this emotion quickly morphed into extreme nervousness!
However, the sketch was inviting and beautiful in its simplicity:

... and I do love going back to stamps that have languished a little while I'm playing with new toys. Here's the result:

For this card, I started by reverse embossing a piece of Whisper White card, using 'Falling Flowers' stamps from the 2016 - 2017 Stampin' Up catalogue, and then sponging on Marina Mist and Lost Lagoon ink. The upper card is stamped with one of the 'Petite Petals' stamps from Stampin' Up's 2015 - 2016 catalogue, in Marina Mist. The sentiment is from 'Crazy about You' stampset, also from the 2015 - 2016 catalogue. The ribbon looks like it has to be Island Indigo in colour, but I won it as a spot prize at a demonstration, so I don't know catalogue details, sorry. The matt and base card are Island Indigo and Lost Lagoon, respectively. Teh only non- Stampin' Up product I used is the little Francheville pearls.


  1. So pleased that you are guest designing for us at Retro Rubber, Jo. I know the feeling - exactly the same thing has happened to me! Love your colour combination and the way you've reversed light and dark on each panel.

  2. Jo, this card is so lovely with the blues combination. I still have some Lost Lagoon and do miss not using it as much. I adore the reverse embossing... must remember to do that when my DSP is not quite right! I am pretty sure that the ribbon is Lost Lagoon during the time of its In Color phase. I still have some of that as well. Thanks for being our guest designer this challenge and sharing this very lovely card. Hope you will continue to play along with us in future Retro Rubber challenges!!

  3. Jo, no need to be nervous with this gorgeous creation! I love the colours and the gems for flower centres - I have that flower stamp, will be 'borrowing' your gem use!! Clairex

  4. Hello Jo: I just saw your note responding to my comment about not being able to see your Retro Rubber post, I'm so glad it's visible now because this card is beautiful.
    Love this lovely shades of blue on your Petite Petals flowers, which I also have and need to use more, and the fabulous reverse embossing, I must try this technique soon.
    Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this RETRO RUBBER challenge, hope you come and play with us again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  5. So sorry to be late in commenting on this beautiful card! Life has been very hectic for me at the moment. I absolutely love this card and the colors you chose to do this great technique with. Simply elegant and can be used for any occasion. Thank you so much for being our guest designer for our sketch challenge. I look forward to seeing you in our gallery again soon.

  6. So clever! Love the reverse coloring and floral images. The ribbon and gems are the perfect touches also! So very glad you could join us at RRCB and share your lovely card and creative ideas❤️