Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Very Retro Rubber Flower Card

I was looking for a color challenge for a flowery card and found this idea at Retro Rubber. Since I have lots of older stamps (not to mention a treasure of new ones) I love challenges that inspire me to use them.

I've had the  CTMH stamps called Endless Friendship since 2009 and the sentiment from my days of teaching at the scrapbook store, Technique Tuesday's "Big Mouth" with super big sentiments for cards. I purchased those in 2008.

I wanted a profusion of flowers for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge to fill the edges and a large sentiment in the middle. Here's my card for a friend who is going on a mission trip next in June.

The inside verse is a rubber stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 1 that I've had at least five years. I chose this verse because she plans to travel in several different countries while she's abroad and I'll be praying that she will trust God for every need and direction as she travels across Europe.

Thank you for visiting. May God make your paths straight as you trust Him with your plans.

I'm sharing the first card with the following challenges:

Double D Challenge - Flowers Galore
Crafty Cardmakers #189 - Floral Profusion
Retro Rubber Challenge #63 - color challenge

The Crafty Addicts #36 -anything + add a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #284-285 - anything goes

I made a second card like this with a vertical sentiment that is new, the April PTI Year of Psalms stamp.


Natalie said...

Pretty cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Lin said...

Hi Vickie,

Thanks for your comment on my challenge blog about my inlinkz not working properly. It is working properly. A permalink is a link in your own post that links directly to the challenge you are entering. Not just the front page of the blog, but the actual challenge post itself. So in this case you would need this link It's easy enough to do. You hover over the title challenge post you are linking to and using the mouse you right click and then scroll down the list of options to 'copy link location' this will copy the URL for the blog post. In the same way that you have entered a clickable link to the main challenge blog you just substitute the URL for that with the one in your clipboard, and bingo, you have a permalink. There is a full explanation and alternative way of getting the link if you click on the 'read more' part of the inlinkz where it says it needs a permalink. If you add the link in either of the ways mentioned and try to enter again, I am sure it will let you do so. In fact if you had carried on it would have left the entry on the inlinkz, so I would have been able to override and publish it, but not have actually published it.

I hope that's cleared up any confusion :-)

Thank you for your lovely comment about my team's cards for this particular challenge.

Your card is so pretty. I love the soft summer feel of the colour palette, and there are a lovely variety of colurs and flowers, spot on perfect for our floral challenge.

Look forward to seeing your link in the list

Lin xx

Darlene said...

Oh Vic what a beautiful creation and I love your choice of colors for your design! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Flowers Galore’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Eekers said...

Beautiful card, and a fab way to showcase a pretty ribbon too! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Vickie!
I read the (long) comment above and was curious what challenge that was where you said the link wasn't working. I know that you're well aware of how to enter a challenge and what a permanlink is, etc. The reason I'm curious is that I had trouble entering a challenge this week (linky not working) so I just wondered. ANYWAY.....(lol) I'm sure glad you've chosen to play along with us again. I always enjoy seeing your sweet cards in our challenges. Have a happy and creative week.
Word Art Wednesday

PJ said...

Your card is beautiful. What a lovely card for a dear friend going on a mission trip.. I've always wanted to do something like that. I love the verse stamps. I'm going to have to google where to find them. I am now a follower of your blog. So pleased to know another blogger that Loves the LORD with all her heart. Please feel free to check out my blog as well. Blessing to you.

Maike from Maikreations said...

Very besutiful card and I especially love the colour combination! Thank you for playing along with our "Floral Profusion" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Happy crafting and all the best, Maike ;o)

Jan Clothier said...

I love the wild profusion of flowers you've created - lovely use of our colours. The texturing on the flower stamps is gorgeous. You do indeed have a great store of old treasures if this is a sample. I hope you use them again and join us in future. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber.

Josephine said...

Beautiful flowers!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Very pretty card, love your flowers. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

J said...

Thank you for sharing your card and joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time. I really like the colour combination of the flowers, which are set off by the black border and text.


Katy McGloin said...

Wow, Vickie! I adore the flowers and the fantastic texture with the ink! I love Jan's word "profusion"... it certainly fits this card. Thanks so much for sharing your card with Retro Rubber's color challenge this week... gorgeous!!

Claire Grantham said...

OMG Vickie!! This is stunning, the flowers are amazing, I love how you have used the colours and the black border makes it all pop a bit more. Thanks for playing along with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Vickie: Love, love the texture of those pretty flowers and how you created this lovely frame for your sentiment with them. The black ribbon is perfect, the little flowers match your design so well.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

creative lady said...

Beautiful card, love the array of flowers and colors. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.