Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for the Retro Rubber – Anything Goes Challenge (#169). 

If you are a collector (hoarder) of your older (vintage) stamp sets, participating in the Retro Rubber Challenges is a great excuse to give them some love…

Anything Goes?  Well now, that is a wide-open category.  My card design was inspired by a few other challenges.

Sketch: Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#527), Theme and Colors: The Card Concept (#161), If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (#161) and Color Hues (#27)

Here is the result:



Fall imagery and colors translated to leaves. I opted for the Gingko.  I love how they change from a luxurious green to a wonderful yellow-orange color when they drop.  The fan shape of the leaf is very pretty and slightly exotic with the Asian esthetic.

  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Very Vanilla.  I stamped the Gingko Leaves stamp from the retired Beautifully Braided stamp set (Occasions 2020) with Versamark ink and heat-set the image with Copper Embossing Powder.  The Gingko Leaves were colored with Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Blendabilities (R):  Leaves – Dark So Saffron, Medium Daffodil Delight and Light Cajun Craze; Stem – Light Old Olive.  Texture was then added to the panel by dry-embossing with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder in the vertical position.  I like how the slight pattern gives the impression of fabric.
  • Oval: (3” x 2”) The Yellow/Orange patterned paper piece from the retired Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper pack was die-cut with an Oval die from the retired Layering Ovals Dies set.  The sentiment, Celebrate Every Moment, from the retired Honey Bee stamp set (Occasions 2020) was also stamped with Veramark ink and heat-set with Copper Embossing Powder in the upper left position.
  • Flags: (2½” x ½) Cajun Craze and Olive cardstock scraps.  I chose to cut the Flags on the diagonal and added the “ribbon” texture by dry-embossing again with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder in the horizontal position.
  • Accent Shape Element: Gingko Leaves. A portion of the Gingko Leaves image was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Copper Embossing Powder on to a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock that was then fussy cut with Paper Snips.  I chose to leave this element uncolored so that it stood out from the background.
  • To introduce the gray color, I selected a Sahara Sand card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) as a second neutral.  All of the elements were arranged as per the sketch.

This is subtle fall colored birthday card, gender neutral with a soft Asian aspect.  I think it works for all the challenges.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States, you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

If you choose to shop with me today, please use HOSTESS CODE: TAFZCQ3Q (October 2021) if you spend less than $150.00.

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

6 thoughts on “Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko

  1. So happy to have you as our GD this week, Jolanda! And you’ve used this stamp to its finest glory! So pretty and I love the sentiment treatment as well. AND you used our Card Concept challenge too! Well done!


  2. So gorgeous, Jolanda – I loved this set so much! What a perfect take on our sketch! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!


  3. What a pretty composition, Jolanda!! I really like the way you chose your colors for the two banner tags, too! Thank you for joining us this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!!! -Donna


  4. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE… challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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