Tuesday, January 16, 2018

White on White for RR #78.....

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Hello everyone: I hope your Holidays were filled with Joy and Peace, family and friends and, of course, lots of goodies, from my family to yours, we wish you a fabulous 2018!!!!!

So here we are, launching a brand new challenge for you to have fun with and the theme is "WHITE ON WHITE", and like the banner says, you can use a neutral color.
So here's my card and I hope it inspires you to come play along with my teammates and me  in the RETRO RUBBER gallery.

This card came together really quickly, I had the two butterflies, from the retired Stampin' Up! set "Papillon Potpourri"(2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog)  already stamped and punched, all I did to them was to color the wings black with a Prismacolor Pencil and a paper stump dipped in Gamsol and a bit of gold to them,  I punched the main panel with a label punch and die cut the flower with an old die that I think comes from Elizabeth Craft Designs, but I'm not to sure, the detail on top was punched with the retired SU Dotted Scalloped Border Punch and finally, I added a few small pearls to the flourishes on the flower. The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Tulips for Friends" that dates from March of 2013.

I started finishing the inside of my cards at the beginning of last year, it saves me lots of time when I mail them, here's a picture of the inside of my card.

The sentiment is from another discontinued set from Flourishes called "Magnolias" that dates back from 2012.  I stamped it and then die cut it with one of the dies from a Spellbinders set called "Oval Regalia".
So there you have it, the first RETRO RUBBER Challenge of 2018, I hope my card inspires you to come and play along with my teammates and me in our gallery.
Please remember to read our rules, one of them is that, at least one of the rubber stamps you use, needs to be older than one year, this challenge blog is dedicated to using our old and sometimes forgotten stamp sets, so lets give them a chance to get inked up and be useful again.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Debbie Mageed said...

Happy New Year, Maria! I hope 2018 brings you all of the joy you deserve since 2017 was so difficult. Your card is lovely! I do love Papillon Potpouri and don't use it nearly enough. You have me looking for a way to play with it again soon. You have added wonderful details to your card and really love your sentiments. Beautiful card, Maria!!

Leslie Miller said...

It's been a while since I played this challenge. Love the idea of it and you made such a beautiful card. White on white is sooooo pretty, and I especially love it when there's a bit of contrast color added. Those butterflies look so real. Nice job, Maria!

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Maria. I love your take on the white-on-white theme and the beautiful butterflies. Very pretty. Enjoy your day!

Jan Clothier said...

So sorry that Papillon Potpourri retired - it's so beautiful, as your card shows. Love the swirls and flourishes you've added to this card. Great work! Happy New Year to you, Maria.

Mary Fish said...

I adore white embossing. Rich and luxurious. Such a gorgeous card!

Donna Ellis said...

Maria, you've made two cards instead of one with these two amazing sentiments! Last year, I also began adding sentiments, or at least inserts that could be added, into my cards. I wonder if that is the step by step process. Use older beloved images one year, and then the next, start using sentiments for the interior and the card is really ready to go on a notice? They are both wonderful in this case. Thank you for your kind words on my blog today, and best wishes for a lovely week! hugs, de

Claire Grantham said...

Happy New Year Maria!! I LOL at your comment on my card. It's a very valid point. I love both of your cards, the second one is amazing!! I love that frame it really leaps off the card. Cx

Creative Lady said...

Maria, beautiful card, love the black and white and the layout of your card.

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Maria! I am simply enchanted with this beauty! The bold white and black with those butterflies! Wow!