Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Retro Rubber Challenge #84 April Showers..


Welcome to another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

Time for a photo inspired challenge -

I love this image, too cute. It gave me lots of food for thought. Cue multiple stamp sets on my desk..

The umbrella was my cue in the end, once I saw the 'Harmony Girl' stamp by Unity Stamp Co., I've had it since 2016. It's quite a long stamp, so I went for a long skinny card design.

The background paper is ancient and I thought it toned really well with the colours in the stamp, which I watercoloured using distress inks.

I have a great die by CAS-ual Fridays and I thought it looked a bit like a cloud, so I die-cut a blue piece of paper and heat embossed the sentiment onto it.

Sorry that you can't read my sentiment, I photographed this card a million times. If you click on it, you'll see it clearly - it says 'Don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain.'

I like the skinny design, a bit unusual for me.

Show us what the photo inspired you to make and pop over to Retro Rubber and get even more inspiration from the things my awesome teammates have made.

Challenge ends April 20th

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.



  1. Dear Claire,
    I really like your stamp. The long card format that you chose fits so well to this tall woman. It is so nice how you describe your way to the final card. It feels so much like I normally do it. The card evolves. It is not there from the beginning.... not even in the head. Thank you for sharing the story of your beautiful card. And a big thank you that I can be the guest designer for this challenge.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  2. What a pretty stamp! So perfect for that photo inspiration. And you used one of my favorite quotes! I need to find that stamp. Great card, my friend!!

  3. This is such a beautiful image, goes great with the theme at RETRO RUBBER, love the sentiment, awesome words to live by.
    Fab card Claire.

  4. Long and skinny really suited the stamp. Such a moody image - I can see why you'd want to use it again. There's just something about a girl and an umbrella... Great card, Claire.

  5. Claire, nice card! I love your coloring and that sentiment is one of my fav! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great use of the die on your tall card, it all came together well!


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