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Thursday, June 7, 2018

We've Moved!

Keywords: RRCB88
Stamps: SU Wood Shelf Borders, Stamp It! We've Moved
Paper: SU Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Timber Brown, Misc Copic Markers
Accessories: SU Linen Thread, MISTI, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue
Techniques: Hand Coloring

This card was made for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #88 - "Anything Goes" that requires that cards be made using stamps that are at least 1 year old.
RRCB 88

We were talking this week about moving to a retirement-friendly home some day, so it got me to thinking about moving (our 8th time in 45 years). That in turn made me recall that I had a 1993 "We've Moved" stamp from Stamp It!!! With that in mind, I remember the cute retired (1995) Stampin' Up! called "Wood Shelf Boarder" with lots of little houses. And thus, a card design was born!

Using my MISTI, I stamped the row of houses onto SU Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, again using the MISTI, I lined up the cute wooden shelf underneath the houses and stamped it with Stazon Timber Brown ink.

The houses were hand colored with a variety of Copic markers, and the shelf was colored with SU Stampin' Write Creamy Caramel (pre-2000), and Close to Cocoa markers.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black below the shelf.

I matted the SU Whisper White panel with SU Real Red cardstock using Tombow glue, then wrapped the matted panel with SU Linen Thread, and tied a simple bow. This decorated matted panel was then glued to a standard A2 cardbase made from SU Kraft cardstock.

The card came together pretty quickly. The hardest part was trying to decide what color to make all the little houses 😓  So based on this, I am rating this card a difficulty level of "2" out of "5". 

If I ever do need to use this card, I think I'll make photocopies, rather than do all the hand coloring - otherwise I'd never have time to get everything packed for the movers! 🚚

3 comments:

  1. Wow! I love this card! I think you own the oldest SU stamp I've seen so far and it's wonderful!! Your coloring of those cute houses is great and a photocopy would never do it justice! LOL Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love this! I remember when a lot of SU stamps were these country-style line-drawing images and I loved them...they're what drew me to SU in the first place! I love seeing the wooden shelf full of little houses! I hate moving, too, but I hope if you do move to a retirement community, you'll love it and never want to leave! Those topics are hot around our house these days too...for my dad and my MIL!! And neither of them wants to budge! So happy you shared this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

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  3. Oh WOW!! Love this sweet line of little houses, reminds me of my little Christmas Village I set up on the mantel during the Holidays.
    Moving is never fun, when you're trying to decide what to take to the new place, is when you realize you might have much more stuff than you ever thought possible.
    Viewing this differently, I think it's your chance to purge and donate, you know how it goes, what you don't use or like anymore, can be a found treasure for someone else, believe me.
    I got a great collection of 20 plain red rubber stamps with the most beautiful Fairy images I've ever seen, my aunt found them at a thrift store and I love them.
    Thank you for sharing this sweet and beautiful card with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
    Good luck with the move.
    Hugs.

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