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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Peaceful Petals for the Retro Rubber challenge.....




Hello everyone: One of the things I enjoy most about the Retro Rubber challenge is that one of the requirements is to for us to use our old, retired stamps, to dust them up, bring them out from obscurity and give them a chance to shine again. This card was made with one of those beautiful SU sets called Peaceful Petals, sadly retired but still, much loved. Here is the card I made for this challenge.
I stamped the flowers and colored them with the Aqua Painter and SU markers, I heat embossed the centers with gold glitter embossing powder to give a bit of lift, I hope you can see it in this picture.
My butterfly was stamped with one of the images of Papillon Potpourri and colored also with SU markers then punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch . The seam bind ribbon and the die cut foliage are also retired SU items, I love those pretty leaves.
I want to thank you for visiting and for your comments, I appreciate every word you write. I hope also you liked this card, please let me know if you have any questions about it, I would love to answer them.
Have a great weekend.
Maria.RRCB16

27 comments:

  1. Your cards are sure to be a favorite over to Retro Rubber! Love this flower pot against your brick background! So clever you "tied" in the shades of orange here and there Maria you are an Artist!!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I was so happy to find a bit of this seam binding ribbon, it really ties the card so pretty.
      Hugs my friend.

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  2. AWWWW....how pretty those flowers are . You did a beautiful job and the colors are so perfect against the brick . Just look at that bow !!
    And that butterfly looks like he can fly away at any minute .
    Love it !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, the brick embossed panel really made the difference, specially in this color.

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  3. Amazing card! The ribbon adds just the right touch with all the beautiful colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us a RRBC!

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    1. Thank you Neva, I love this stamp set and I was very happy to use it again. I still have some of this lovely shade of ribbon so I added it for a pop of color. Looking forward for the next challenge.

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  4. simply gorgeous! a lot of love and time when into this project!

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    1. Thank you Brian, I'm starting to love fussy cutting, LOL!! seeing your cards where you patiently cut around intricate images, has inspired me.

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  5. Wowsa! Maria - your cards NEVER disappoint me! They are such lovely creations! This card is amazing! That brick - that butterfly - those colors - so stunning! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thank you so much Jane, I always enjoy participating in this challenges at Retro Rubber, I'm looking forward to the next challenge.

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  6. The orchid color and orange are absolutely divine together!

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  7. Thank you Mary, Peaceful Petals is one of my absolute favorite sets, I did try other colors for the bow but I picked this one because of the embossed brick, it did work great.

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  8. A stunning display of flowers, colors, texture and a simply gorgeous bow! I always look forward to your cards... The details are always so thought out! Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber this challenge period!

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    1. Thank you Katy, I love participating in The Retro Rubber challenge, playing with my old, much loved stamp sets is so much fun.

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  9. Your card is as beautiful as any real-life bouquet, Maria, only better because it won't die and it can be set out as table decor to be enjoyed!! I love that you gold glitter embossed the centers!! Thank you for joining in the Retro Rubber challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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    2. Thank you Darnell, I love this set and building this little flower pot was fun.

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  10. This quite special Maria, as Darnell says even better than real flowers, as it will continue to live. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this week. Cx DT

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your comment Claire, I'm looking forward to the next Retro Rubber challenge.

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  11. Wow mom! Beautiful! Stunning! I love the brightness of it! Great job yet again!

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    1. Thank you Adriana, I'm thrilled to see your comment. Hugs my darling.

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  12. Maria, your card is absolutely stunning! Your watercoloring is perfection! I love your bouquet all tied with a gorgeous bow and the butterfly is the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber's ribbon challenge this week and hope you will be back to play soon!

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  13. Hello Debbie, I had so much fun creating this card, I can assure you that I will play along with the next Retro Rubber Challenge.
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment.

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  14. Maria, your cards take my breath away! Such lovely coloring and so many delicate areas to see. Just beautiful! I am so happy I found your blog because it makes me happy. I wish I had the courage to try a challenge or two. Time seems to get away from me and I worry I won't be good enough. Your are an inspiration!

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  15. Thank you for your sweet comment Bobbi, participating in this challenges is truly a ton of fun. Please give it a try, this will give you the confidence to step a little bit outside your comfort zone.
    The Retro Rubber is one of the best challenges, your old stamp sets get a chance to shine again.

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  16. Wowowow!! Love this. Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  17. You're the winner at Retro Rubber, Maria!! Well-deserved congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

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