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Monday, November 29, 2021

Retro, Vintage, aka Old Rubber Stamps...

One swallow will not make spring, nor one bee honey. ~Proverb

So whilst putzing around the internet one day I stumbled across a blog challenge that requires you to use those old stamps you have hanging around!

I am so excited I found this blog!

See, I am on several Design Teams and every one of them require the use of digital images. Don’t get me wrong, I’m getting used to using them but I so love my rubber stamps which are being horribly neglected these days because of it.

My 2022 resolution (one of none I make) is to create more cards using my rubber stamps and I love that I found a blog that will encourage me towards my goal.

That being said, I fingered through my oh --- so --- many --- Retro, Vintage, Old stamps and decided on using this set from The Angel Company called “Happy Bugs”. I’m sure many of you out there in blogland remember that company. Great stamps. Was so sad when they closed down.

The card is a little cleaner than I think it should be but I could think of what else to do with it so I added some googlie eyes (which helped) but then left it alone.

It's also based on sketch currently in play at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog

This really is such a great set for that bug lover in your life or in my case when I purchased the set, small children!

4.25 x 5.50
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Embossing folder from Darice, Solid Clouds
  • Googlie eyes form my stash
  • Indian Ink from Memories
  • Stamps from The Angel Company, Happy Bugs)
  • Vellum from my stash
  • Key word RRCB172



Jan Mahew said...

BEE-utiful creation Cara! Love the google eyes... 8-) Thank you for sharing your animated creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. I hope you will join us again for a NEW challenge each month. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

ElizStewart said...

Cara... I am feeling you are ready for summer again. Very cute bugs...and the googly eyes are wonderful. When I read your entry...I laughed. I have never used digital stamps but I, too, have vowed that I will give all those old rubber stamps more loving. So for the same reason, I love Retro Rubber. Thanks for joining the challenge this week.

NanaConnie said...

Cara, I adore your little bees and simple design! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Donna Scholz said...

Cara, your card is adorable! I don't think it needs anything extra at all. Do love the googly eyes on the bugs a lot!! So happy you joined RRBC and their requirement for older stamps. Like you, I have lots of older stamps that I want to be sure and share the love with... so RRBC is a perfect challenge for that. Especially thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble for our anything goes challenge!!! -Donna

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Cara, love the interpretation of the Retro Rubber Sketch, and those little bugs are adorable and the special add of the googly eyes are fantastic and really pop with the yellow background. I'm so glad you finally joined us at Double Trouble and hope you come back for future fun challenges. And probably without even knowing it, you have embossing as one of the elements of Twisted Sister's card, and think maybe the googly eyes could be dots too... so you have earned another chance at our random draw.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Cara: We, at RETRO RUBBER, are elated that you found our blog, which is all about using your beloved and usually neglected stash of older stamps. While it's fun to get new stuff, our old sets get forgotten, so we encourage all stampers to give those sets a chance to shine once more.
These little bugs with their googly eyes are a perfect example of cute and adorable I'm so happy you shared them with us at RETRO RUBBER.
I hope you come back, again and again, to play along with us, we love to see those older stamps on our blog.
Thank you for sharing.
Stay healthy and safe.
Happy Holidays.

Jane Knudsen said...

Cara! We are so happy that you found Retro Rubber! Welcome! I absolutely love this card! The images are sweet and the colors! A perfect combination and a great way to represent our sketch! Be sure to keep playing along with us! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

Claire Grantham said...

Bee-utiful :) Love your card, fabulous take on my sketch. Thank you for playing along at Retro Rubber this time. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

What a great use of the sketch, and googlie eyes are prefect. The cloud embossing is a very nice touch! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber, come again soon!

creative lady said...

such a cute card! love your take on the sketch. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Kellianne said...

Your little dragonflies on the gold stripes are so cute. A great clean and simple card. Thanks for playing along with us at Double Trouble :)

Melanie R said...

How cute, Cara! I love the CAS vibe of your card - the eyes are great. Wishing you a blessed holiday season and thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #98.