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Retiform Card

July 10th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Retiform Card

I always imagined the Touch of Nature set would make a great retiform (or grid technique) card. Now that the set is retiring next month, I wanted to finally get it on paper. This was one of the first techniques I learned as a beginning stamper, but to refresh my memory I followed the directions in Beate’s step-by-step tutorial.

The colors I used are from Kristina Werner’s 15th Color Inspiration challenge. The sentiment comes from another beloved retiring set, It’s Your Birthday. I distressed the edges of the Whisper White and Certainly Celery card stock and added an Aged Copper photo anchor to the card. If you like this Hodgepodge hardware as much as I do, you’ll be sad to know it, too, is retiring in August. The good news is that it’s on sale this month, at a 25% discount!

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Touch of Nature, It’s Your Birthday
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust
Accessories: Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, Cutter Kit, Stamping Sponges, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, 3M Post-it® Notes

Tags: fun & frolicky

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Becky (nawlinslady) // Jul 10, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Fabulous! I don’t know that technique (I’m new to stamping) but I would love to learn how! Thanks for sharing!

  • 2 Mary // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Wow, stunning card! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this technique but it’s gorgeous.

  • 3 its // Jul 11, 2008 at 12:02 am

    This is so unique. I love it.

  • 4 Travelingmama // Jul 11, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Very pretty! Beautiful technique!

  • 5 Vickie Waugh // Jul 11, 2008 at 10:45 am

    This turned out very pretty! I love the technique!! Great job sweetie!!

  • 6 Mel // Jul 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Oh, such a pretty layout! I just love that bird from Touch Of Nature!

  • 7 Sankari W. // Jul 11, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    what a great technique! lovely card! you have opened my mind to a whole world of possibilities with that technique!
    Best wishes,

  • 8 Pat (mspfd) // Jul 11, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Great card, Vera. Love the look of this technique!

  • 9 jackie // Jul 12, 2008 at 9:25 am

    What an awesome technique! Your card is beautiful, Vera!

  • 10 Savitri // Jul 12, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Wow, this looks complicated 🙂
    I haven’t looked at the tut but I’m already intimidated by it :):) You did a great job!!

  • 11 Maren // Jul 12, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    So soft and sweet!