Sunday, October 16, 2022

Holiday Tag Team for the Retro Challenge

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Today's simple card was inspired by the Retro #193 Anything Goes Challenge.  This is the perfect challenge for a Christmas card.  It's time to haul out my old favourite Christmas stamps, mix the old with the new and begin the Christmas card season.  Please click on the hyperlink to visit the Retro Rubber Challenge #193 

The design layout is Amy's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #556 a perfect layout if you like to make multiple quick and simple Christmas cards like I do :)  

The 2004 wood stamp set called Holiday Tag Team,  matches perfectly with the sprays of pine cones on the Painted Christmas DSP pack, #156292 I think.  Yay for Stampin' Up!® coordination!  There were 14 little wood stamps in this terrific old set.


Assembly & Trix,

*  Adhere a piece of DSP to a Kraft Note Card, #159247 a smidge smaller.  

*  Emboss a 1 1/4 piece of Evening Evergreen with the Wintery 3D Embossing Folder, #155433 and adhere with glue.

*  Stamp the pine cones with Early Espresso ink and colour with Crumb Cake & Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends Markers.  Die cut a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies, #159183 and adhere with dimensionals. 

***Trix, stamp the sentiment with Soft Succulent ink, fussy cut out and adhere with dimensionals.  I love fussy cutting sentiments b/c you can choose just the words you need.

*  Embellish with Rustic Metallic Dots, #159082.

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  1. Hello: I apologize for this late comment, my husband just retired and we've been going out a lot.
    Your card is beautiful, the DSP is perfect for this card, love the embossed strip with the sweet sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.

    1. Hi Maria, no worries, I so appreciate you stopping by. Retirement means more going out - ha :)
      Thanks for the great challenges, 'Anything Goes' is always a challenge for me - so much the choose from - ha!
      Stampin' Up!® coordination is awesome, love the mix of old 'retro' and new :)

  2. Beautiful, Lesley! I have a couple sheets of this paper left myself, what a perfect stamp to go with it! Lovely for the holidays! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

    1. Yes, me too, I loved it so much I kept it instead of using it - uugghh ha!
      Oh well, it fits with this super little 2004 stamp :)
      Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment and thank you for the terrific challenges!


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