Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Embrace Life & Happiness Abounds for #rrcb182

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Today's card was created for the the Retro Rubber 'Flower Power' Challenge.  This fabulous old stamp set called 'Embrace Life' is a fav of mine! from the early 2000's I think.  It's a wood mount stamp set, so an oldie but a goodie.  I've mixed it up with the new Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper which looks like a painters canvas to me.  Please click here to visit the Retro Rubber Challenge.

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Assembly & Trix

*  Die cut a 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Basic White cardstock with the edge die from the Blossoming Happiness Dies, #158823.   The edge die is 5 inches long, so here's the ***Trix, extend the length of the die cut by first die cutting the edge of the cardstock then reposition the die so it 'fits in' to the grooves created from the first run through, and run it through the SCEM a second time. 

*  Repeat the above die cut with a 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Hues Of Happiness DSP, #158822, then adhere both pieces to the the Daffodil Delight card base.

*  Stamp the flower from the Embrace Life stamp set with Memento Black Ink and colour with Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends Markers.  Fussy cut and curl the flower edges with the Bone Folder.  Then adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  ***Trix, use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the last flower for an extra bit of dimension. 

*  Stamp the sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set, #159238 with Memento Black Ink,  *I loved how the font of this stamp set coordinated with the line art from the retired Embrace Life flower, perfect coordination!   Adhere with dimensionals and embellish with gems.

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  1. Beautiful, Lesley! I love the colors, and the papers and all of it! Such a lovely blossom to give some ink to! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

    1. You're always so kind Heather, thank you! Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment and thanks for the super challenges!

  2. Love the big flower, popping against the yellow background. Love the detail of notepaper that you have used, stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

    1. Wow, thanks so much Claire for your very kind words! Oh the possibilities with this notepaper idea eh! I'm loving it!

  3. Stunning and bright card, reminds me of Hawaii! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

    1. Oooh, I never thought of Hawaii, I see it now, yes. thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts I truly appreciate the visit!


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