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Retro Rubber Challenge #34...

Welcome to a new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog! This time we have an Easter theme which can mean bunnies, eggs, candy, flowers, etc – anything Easter!


I opted to do a simple bouquet of tulips. Instead of using my standard black to stamp the image, I grabbed my sahara sand and was so pleased with the softness of the image. Note to self: use sahara sand more often!

I used the colors from the Fab Friday challenge of blushing bride, mint macaron, and pool party. I originally colored the image with markers but I didn’t care for the result. So I tried a different option – I used a qtip and ran it across the ink pad before coloring the image. By doing that, it created a softer image, similar to what you would get when you use chalk. To add some background, I added a bit of pool party around the image.

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This stamp came out in 2014 and I have used it a couple of times. I added the sentiment (which came out this year) and was done. A lovely single layer card that will be winging its way to my Aunt and Uncle for Easter. Funny thing – I didn’t realize until the card was done that I had used one old stamp and one new. But that is perfectly fine for the Retro Rubber challenge! You need one older stamp to qualify!

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Now it’s your turn – whip up some sort of lovely Easter confection and link it up HERE to play along!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! white. Stamps: SU! Blessed Easter. PTI keep it simple Easter. Inks: SU! mint macaron, blushing bride, and pool party. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate.


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Heather H

Oh, so sweet! I really like how the qtips came out - I'll have to try it! You've created a truly elegant card here! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

D Idlet

Jane, love your CAS card. Love the image and the sentiment. Love your colors on the flowers, just perfect.


Wowie beautiful!! so soft and sweet : )

Have a wonderful day!


Brian King

What a gorgeous card, Jane! Your flowers are super-sweet. Thank you so much for playing along with this soft-and-sweet Fab Friday color challenge!

Maria Rodriguez

WOW!! Jane, this card is so beautiful, soft and lovely colors on your Tulips, great idea to stamp this flowers with a lighter ink like Sahara Sand and to use the Q-tips to soften the colors, which are just perfect for Easter and Spring.
Fabulously CAS and so elegant, someone is going to be thrilled to receive it.
Thank you for sharing.

Amanda Mertz

Gorgeous! That watercolor wash in the background compliments your coloring of the flowers perfectly! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Claire Grantham

Jane, you are totally the Queen of CAS..I'm tempted to take vacation, get on a plane and get you to teach me :) Love this card, the watercolour wash is so soft and really makes the flowers pop. Cx

Katy McGloin

And I would love to visit along with Claire!! I like using the Sahara Sand for line images also! Try Smoky Slate and Basic Gray (nevermind... I am sure you do, LOL) . Use a Q-tip, huh! Will have to try that since I adore the soft coloring that you have this card. Love it!

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