Saturday, August 4, 2018

She Sells Copper Shells

Happy Saturday y'all!  Usually I don't post on Saturdays buuuuuut I had a few challenges I couldn't let pass me by so here's a card.

I used some long-retired stamps on this one, which I'll get to in a minute.  First challenge is this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And next up I *finally* got a beachy card done for the Retro Rubber Challenge:

Stippled Shells is a very, very retro stamp set--I've had it since at least 2006.  Maybe even earlier, but I started my Splitcoast gallery in 2006.  The sentiment is from It's Your Birthday, which is almost as old since I've had it since 2007.  Touches of Texture is the newbie here at just two years old.

Finally, here's the Color Throwdown:

I must confess I swapped out the white for Very Vanilla on my card, and I added Sahara Sand to the palette.  I beg the forgiveness of the challenge gods :)

Also, I first put the card together without the thin black mat on the vanilla layer, and it just didn't look quite finished to me so I peeled it apart to add the black.  But here's the before version:

Yep, better with the mat.  And also my copper embossing powder is so old it's from the FIRST time SU! had copper EP :D  So even my embossing powder is retro!

Have a great weekend, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Stippled Shells, It's Your Birthday, Touches of Texture
Ink:  Versamark, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Accessories:  Copper EP


Jan Clothier said...

Goodness, in 2006 I didn't even know stamping existed as a thing. Great stamp set though and it looks fabulous like this, embossed and on a sandy beach. In fact, the more I look at this card, the more I love it. Both cards a good but I agree with you that the little pop of black rim just adds some further pizzazz. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge again, Christy.

Jen Brum said...

What a great card! Love the retro products! Those shells are beautiful! The copper embossing is so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

creative lady said...

Your shells are beautiful, love the gold embossing. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge blog.

Karren said...

Gorgeous card (both versions!). Those shell stamps were favorites of mine and I still have them in storage somewhere. The embossing looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Debbie Mageed said...

What a fun card to combine these great challenges! I love your pretty shells embossed in (retro) copper! Adding the sandy grunge was a great and very creative anchor for them. I agree that the black layer made them stand out better. But beware! Once you get used to layers, it's hard to go back!! LOL Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you can join us again soon.

CCsMom said...

Very nice card, Kik.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh WOW!! love this copper embossed shells, I love these types of images and you created a beautiful card with them.
Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER and we hope you play again soon.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous shells, and you nailed all three challenges! So striking...and I do remember that set!! They look wonderful embossed in copper, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

Neva Cole said...

Love, Love, Love this card. CAS and a great way to combine all three challenges! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Claire Grantham said...

Beautiful card, I love the simplicity of your card, totally makes me think of the beach. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber again. Claire DT