Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Red White and Blue Card

I am so excited to tell you that I have been invited to be a Guest Designer at  The Retro Rubber Challenge.  Follow the link to play along.  

The challenge is a Red, White and Blue color challenge.
Here is my card:

The colors are Stampin' Up!'s Night of Navy and Real Red on Whisper White.

The stamp is SU's Medallion from 2009.   The sentiment is from a Sale-A-Bration set called Feeling Sentimental from 2013.

The card is a 5" X 5" so that I could use the whole image.  Back in the day when I first bought this stamp, I would stamp a portion of the image on a regular A2 card size.   In those I did not want to take the time to create an envelope for a card that would accommodate the whole image.

But, nowadays, we have the Envelope Punch Board that cranks out a custom sized envelope in no time flat.

I stamped the image on white then distressed the edges. Next,  I used my aqua painter, inked up the brush with Real Red, squeezed out enough water to make the brush very wet, and then used my finger to flick the bristles of the brush to make the splashes of red.  Be prepared to have a red tip on your index finger for the rest of the day.  I did the same for the sentiment. 

I colored a Basic Pearl with a Red Sharpie for the center of the medallion.

Now, take a peek at your retro stamps and play along!


  1. Great card for the Medallion stamp, Diane! Your card shows how time (as well as new products!) can change and enhance how we use our stamps over time. It's always fun to use them with newer products and papers. Love how you textured the edges! Thank you so much for joining our design team and look forward to seeing you in the gallery again soon.

  2. WOW!! what an awesome Medallion image, looks just beautiful stamped in blue with the red pearl in the center. Love the red splatter and the distressed edges on this panel, beautiful font on the sentiment.
    Thank you for being our guest designer at Retro Rubber this week, hope to see you back in our gallery again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  3. Hey Diane, great to have you with us at Retro Rubber this time. Love your card, that stamp is amazing..I love the distressed look and feel you have created. Cx

  4. Wonderful card, Diane! I had to laugh at your red finger comment... been there, done that. The medallion is one of my favorite background stamps and you have showcased it beautifully! Great job with being our guest designer... surely your inspiration will help show others that playing with their retro sets will still produce wonderful results!!

  5. What a striking card! The red droplets are a great finishing touch. I just love that color of navy, I may have to hit up one of my Stampin' Up buddies!

  6. What a lovely and creative card! I just love how you added the red splashes! I am so happy that you joined us!

  7. Hi Dianne! I am late to the party! Thank you so much for being our guest designer! Your card is so beautiful and well thought out and so inspiring to me! Thank you for letting us showcase you! jane dt rrcb