Sunday, August 21, 2022

Card 116

So I had a really fun time reliving my past a little with the latest challenge over at Retro Rubber, RRCH189. I vividly remember when mauve and blue were all the rage in the 80's. And yes, MTV too! In fact, when cable first came out, a door to door salesman from the cable company came by. We signed up just so we could have MTV. He said he made a ton of sales on that channel alone! Ah, memories!

Well this challenge took me back to that time. We had to use 3 of the five colors: blue, mauve, pink, gray and tan. I chose tan, blue and mauve. And of course our stamp had to be at least a year old.

I chose Unity's "You Matter" from 2017 because it seemed to fit the style stamps from that era. It seems like more sketched lines were in style then.

For a different effect, I tied a tag on and popped it with a couple of dimensionals. I only had the one tag punch, but it was really easy to cut a larger tag to layer it on. Here's my complete supply list:

  • Unity Stamps "You Matter" (2017)
  • Speckletone True White Card Stock
  • Stampin' Up! Baked Brown Sugar Ink & Card Stock
  • SU! Seaside Spray Card Stock
  • SU! Tag Punch
  • Small Hole Punch
  • Michael's Twine
  • Copics R81, E04, B93 and G21

Thanks so much to Jane and everyone over at Retro Rubber for giving me a chance to relive some nice old memories! And thanks for stopping by my blog today!


  1. Barb, this is beautiful! What a great stamp set - love those sketchy lines myself! Perfect color choices for the 80's - we're all remembering our mtv days, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  2. Wow! This is a quiet beauty and you showcased our 80s colors perfectly! The images are awesome! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  3. I LOL as I still think mauve and blue are all the rage. Love your gorgeous card, the tag is a great way to house the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

    1. That's so funny Claire! Those colors hold a lot of love for me too. Thanks so much for the kind words!

  4. Lovely card, very nicely done! The colors and florals are perfect! Thanks for playing with Retro Rubber this week!

    1. Thank you so much LeAnne! You will be much missed at Retro Rubber. Blessings as you go on to other things!