Wednesday 17 April 2019

Boys BMX Birthday Card | Retro Rubber Challenge #108

Today I'm showing some oldies some love by participating in the latest Retro Rubber Challenge #108 Rainbow Color Challenge

The point of the Retro Rubber Challenge is to show some love to our older stamps that tend to get left behind or forgotten about when new ones arrive. To participate in their challenges you need to use a stamp that is at least 1 year old.

Well for today's card I have used 3 different Stampin' Up! stamp sets (all sadly retired) and all 3 are older than 1 year.

The BMX bike image comes from the Stampin' Up! Just Riding stamp set, which was (I believe) released in Australia on 1st April 2008, as part of the Stampin' Up! 2008-2009 Annual Catalogue. This set joined my collection 2nd hand in May 2016 (and I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've used it).

The rainbow splatter images in the background of my card come from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (a favourite of mine while it was current, and hasn't had much play time since it retired). This set was released in Australia on 2nd July 2013, as part of the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue. This set joined my collection in August 2014.

The 3rd and final stamp set (and youngest) used on my card, for the sentiment was the Stampin' Up! Epic Celebrations stamp set. This set was a free item as part of the Stampin' Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration promotion that commenced on 3rd January 2018, however as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I was able to get my hands on this set early in December 2017.

There is 1 product used on my card that is still current and that is the framelits used to cut out the BMX images and the coloured layers behind them. These framelits come from the Stampin' Up! Frosted Bouquet Framelits set.

The layout of my card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Debbie Henderson.

EDIT: I'm excited to add that my card was chosen as a

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  1. Hello Kirsten: I love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and I'm so glad you pulled out to create this fun and fabulous card.
    Love the bike images and how you framed them, matching your colorful background.
    Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER and for giving us the details on all the stamps you used, we sure appreciate that.
    Hope you play again soon.

    1. Thanks so much Maria :) Gorgeous Grunge is a favourite of mine too (which I'll never part with).

  2. This is a totally EPIC card....what a great layout and a great way to use all those stamps! VERY clever and it will definitely be appreciated! I will never let go of my Gorgeous Grunge...such a versatile stamp, you were smart to keep it, it made a great background image here! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge!!

    1. Thanks so much LeAnne :) I too will never part with my Gorgeous Grunge set, it is often the perfect set for great backgrounds and works for so many different occasions.

  3. I love this so much, that splatter background is amazing and the chopped up bike, is basically something I need to try! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

    1. Thanks so much Claire. It is a great layout isn't it. I think I'll be making more like this one soon :)


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