|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.
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! 🚚