Sunday, April 3, 2022

Groovy florals

 I am a sucker for 60's groovy colors and florals. I even have a few 60's fabrics that I use as curtains or tablespreads. So when Retro rubber announced their challenge I was over the moon.

I selected this large floral stamp that hasn't seen any love for a while. I bought it on a trip to Stockholm five-six years ago. I colored it in with Distress colors to get a watercolor look; Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord and Frayed Burlap that has turned green in the bottle (so weird).

I was even able to achieve several more prints, each turning a bit paler. They will be great as backgrounds in future projects.

For the sentiment I wanted to stay in the groove (pardon the pun), so I dug out this old alphabet stamp. I have no idea who the maker is, I bought it when I first started and that was around 2007.

I used a fifth color, yellow, for the matting.

And this is the finished card:


I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Retro Rubber Challenge: #179 Groovy baby

Try it on Tuesday: Say it with flowers

Sweet Stamping Challenge: Use your older stash

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes


  1. Wow, Alice, you have embraced our groovy challenge with flying, ahem, colors! Love how this came out, even the magic green, lol. Perfect sentiment, too! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  2. Love your card, groovy colours indeed!

    Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge

  3. Absolutely LOVE these colors and that flower stamp... perfect! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! ((HUGS)) Helen

  4. This is so fun! Love the use of the big flower stamp, love it when you get to ink up something that you haven't used in a while. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  5. Great stamping design on this lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx