Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sweet Valentine for Retro Rubber Challenge

Hey there!

Today I was stumbling along blogs and came across this GREAT one, the Retro Rubber Challenge blog!! It's a safe place for those of us who keep old stamps! (haha, most blogs are safe, but often I feel bad showcasing retired products because they are hard to find now days--Ebay is where you go to find them or to the number of craft resale pages, haha) 

Naturally I had to play along because I have a TON of old stamps! To play in the challenges, the stamps have to be at least 1 year old. 

Here's what I came up with!

I used 'Love You Much' by Stampin' Up! It was in the 2008-09 Idea Book and Catalog. Here is another time I've used this stamp set, way back in 2011. It's my go-to for Valentines for some reason, even though I'm not a huge fan of the crooked looking 'Love' image. For the red, white and pink colors, I chose Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pool Party for a pop and then Whisper White. The layout is from Sweet Sunday Stamps Sketch #3. 

To add a little dimension, I embossed the Blushing Bride paper with the Hexagon embossing folder and also stamped the hearts in the background in Rose Red. 

Just as I finished adding finishing touches to this card with my Wink of Stella Pen, it blew up and left a huge GOB of glittery-watery mess so apart this card came and the birds and the Rose Red layer of the 'Hugs and kisses" pile had to come up and be re-stamped. Note: don't squeeze Wink of Stella too much. I thought it was good until it dribbled. All. Over. Sigh... 

Quick tip: If you have an unfortunate incident where layers need to be removed after using the Snail adhesive, lightly hit it with a heat gun, it'll warm the adhesive and remove without damage! 

Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
Inks: Same plus Black Stazon
Stamps: Love you Much (2008) 
Accessories: Wink of Stella, Hexagon embossing folder, dimensionals, aqua painter. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a retro-stamptastic day! 


  1. Hello Jayme: What a sweet and adorable pair of love birds and I absolutely love your layout!! Beautiful take on the challenges.
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Retro Rubber color challenge, hope to see you in the gallery again.
    Big Hugs,

    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Aww sweet card! Love the birds together with heart! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

  3. We are so happy you found our challenge blog, too! Your card is adorable for Valentine's Day. Love those cute little birds!! It's so much fun bringing our old stamps out to play with our new products, isn't it? Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week and hope you will join us again soon.

  4. Jayme, I adore your "love" birds! I still have this set also! Great texture and wonderful details. So very glad that you found our Retro Rubber blog... hope to see you in our gallery often!!

  5. Lovely card with great layers! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber, we long time stampers enjoy inking up our "old stuff" and giving it a little bit of love!

  6. Thanks so much for your kind words and choosing me as a top pick!!! I will definitely be playing often!!


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