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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hi everyone! There's a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Blog!

Thanks for dropping in!  There is a fun new challenge, over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  It involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the theme below (rainbow):






The card above is one I created for this challenge.  I used soft rainbow colors.  There have been multiple rainbows around here lately, from the bright bold, to the soft colored.  I thought a soft rainbow would be good on a summer rainbow ice cream cone!

First, I created a white card, invitation sized, folded and scored, and rounded all four corners.
Then, I used a piece of kraft paper and a die and cut the background with the holes.  I added this item to the card front.  Next, I stamped the cone onto white card stock using Versamark embossing ink (clear) and sprinkled brown embossing powder which I then heat set.  I fussy cut the cone and added it to the card with one layer of dimensional adhesive.

Next, I stamped the ice cream layer onto white card using embossing ink again, and white powder which I heat set.  I used very soft Copic marker colors to create the soft rainbow ice cream effect.  I put the ice cream on the card using double layered foam adhesive.

I used a sentiment stamp with dark brown ink in the lower right corner, and tied on twine with a plastic white "gem".  All stamps are from an older set that I own, from Wilson Designs.  It is dated 2011.

Be sure to submit your projects to the blog, and indicate the age of your stamp(s).  Thanks!  Cannot wait to see your creations!  Stop back by the Retro Rubber blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Best of luck and have fun!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge #66! Wedding project!

Hi and thanks for joining me!

Today Retro Rubber Challenge Blog has a new challenge, involving a wedding theme, and a stamp aged one year old or older.

Simply create a new project using a stamp one year old or older and the theme of wedding.  Be sure to tell us the age of the stamp!  Here is the challenge graphic and the project that I created this time.





I was so excited to do this challenge, because I just recently acquired a new wedding stamp set.  I had not realized I have almost no wedding themed stamps at all!  I also had a new stamp pad from Tim Holtz, Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick color.  Happy day!

I created a white card, folded, scored with corners trimmed. I took a piece of patterned paper that is from a pad from Altenew.  I just love the watercolor look!  Onto the paper, I stamped with the flowers in my new wedding stamp set, using black ink.  I colored the flowers using Copic Markers on the colored paper, new territory for me!  I added a tied cord.  And then, I took out sentiment stamps from the new set and stamped in black onto the paper.  I then added the three heart stamped image, this is an old stamp.  It is from a Valentine set from The Cutting Cafe Shop, dated 2016.  So not that old, but old enough to qualify for this challenge!  I trimmed the patterned paper's corners, and added it to the card front.  I added cording as trim.  Finally I stamped using the new ink with the "Wedding Day" stamp from my new stamp set.  This ink is creamy and delightful.  If you have not tried it, try it!

So there you have it, a new challenge and my challenge card.  Will you join us?  Hope so!  Just visit the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for more detail and to submit your project.  Then join us the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn who is the challenge winner!  Good luck!  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Please join us for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's Challenge #65!

Hi and welcome!  Today I am posting about Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's new challenge!  It is number 65 and the challenge involves using a sketch!  So fun!  Won't you join us?  The only requirements are to use the designated sketch and a stamp one year old or older.  Easy!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:












To create this card, I used a large piece of pinkish paper, die cut the ballerina twice (Hero Arts) trimmed her from the paper, layered one image atop the other using dimensional adhesive, added Wink of Stella to her hair, skirt and shoes.  I adhered her shoes to her feet.  When I saw this die I had to get it, it reminds me of my youngest daughter who is a pointe dancer, studying for 6 years.

On a silver metallic piece of paper I trimmed, I stamped the sentiment (from 2010 or earlier, I saw it on a blog post on the internet from Lawn Fawn in 2010.  It was a free giveaway stamp I was lucky to receive with an order back then.)  I used black colored Stazon ink on the shiny paper.

Next, I applied the silver strip to a white card stock,  I rounded the corners of the white paper, then added the dancer, and floral and round sequins.  I glued this whole assembly atop a black folded card. I really love this dancer, she is so elegant!

This sketch is so fun to follow!  Come play with us!  Then come back to the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday following the challenge end date to learn the winner!  Thanks so much for stopping by!





Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge 64, anything goes!

You have waited for it, here it is!  Another "anything goes" challenge!  You are free to do whatever you want!  Just make something crafty using a stamp one year old or older!  That is it!  Here is the challenge graphic and the project that I created for this Retro Rubber Blog challenge:










I had so much fun with this one!  I have a stamp set that I just got with the three bird image, It is from Winnie & Walter and called "So Tweet".  It is dated 2016, so technically I guess it is one year old.  lol
I also used another stamp set new to me, from Sunny Studio named "Sock Hop", it is also dated 2016, so there's that!  haha  Then, I used a very much older set, from Create a Smile "Uplifting" I do not know an exact date but I see images made with the set online dating to 2015.  


I made an invitation sized white card and folded it in half, then rounded the corners.  Next, I stamped the car onto a piece of card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the image with Copic Markers.  I also accented the image with Wink of Stella Clear.  Then, I cut out the windshield and fussy cut the car.  Next, I stamped the birds and colored them with markers.  I fussy cut them as well. I placed the birds behind the windshield, and added the entire image to the card front using double layers of foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed and applied using one layer of foam adhesive.

At this point the card really needed accents so I used sequins and still something was missing.  So I pulled out the CAS stamp set with the little star/flower image.  I typically never use little stamps, but I have now changed this philosophy, because this little stamp made this card complete.  I randomly stamped this image around the card in black ink.  

I am entering my card in the following challenge also, come check it out!  Bitten by the Bug

I had so much fun with this project and know you will also, so join in the fun!  We want to see your creations!  Then stop back at the Retro Rubber Blog on the Sunday after the challenge closes to learn the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Color challenge at the Retro Rubber Stamping Challenge Blog! Too fun!

There is a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  A color challenge! Simply select a stamp one year old or older, and make a new creation using the stamp and the following color graphic:



Here is the card that I created for this challenge:






To create this card, I created a plain white invitation size folded card.  I stamped onto a scrap of white card stock the floral hello image, a new stamp from Mama Elephant, I used a light grey color ink from Memento.  Then, using the color graphic as a guide, I selected Copic Markers that matched and colored the stamped image.  I attempted to add shadows but I need a lot more practice!  :)

I fussy cut the hello flower image.  I trimmed a small piece of My Favorite Things colored paper, placed a stitched rectangle die on three sides, then glued it to the card front.  Then, I placed the floral hello on top using foam tape.  I trimmed a small strip of white card stock and added it to the bottom of the card.  I took a stamp that says "Beautiful" from an older Technique Tuesday set dated 2012, named Pretty Petals.  I stamped that word onto the white card stock strip, and onto the adjoining paper using the same grey ink.  I then added a small strip of the colored paper on top the white strip, and added to small grey accents.  I tied some American Crafts twine onto the card, and made a bow, then added a gem. 

Won't you join us?  We would love to see your creations!  Enter a project at the Retro Rubber Blog today!  Then return to the website the Sunday after the challenge to learn the winner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Welcome to Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 62nd Challenge!

Hello and thanks for stopping in!  It is time for the Retro Rubber Challenge number 62!  Won't you join in the fun?

The challenge this time involves using a stamp one year old or older and the theme of "flowers".  Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:







To create my card, I used a stamp from Darkroom Door dated 2015.  It is called Tulips and it is one of my favorites!  I love DD!  I stamped the image onto card stock, trimmed the rectangle, and colored with Copic Markers.  I cut some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and adhered two pieces to the front of a pre-made and pre-scored card.  I added the stamped image with dimensional adhesive.  I then rounded the corners of the card, and added ribbon and a sticker from SRM.

This card came together so quickly and easily!  It was fun to make and now I have a thank you card to give a friend!  Please join us!  Then come back to Retro Rubber the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

I entered my card at this "Touch of Pink" challenge page:  Simon Says Stamp, come check it out!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #61! Please join us!

Today Retro Rubber Challenge Blog has another fun challenge, number 61!  This challenge involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the following theme:  buttons.

Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:










To create this card, I first folded and cut a plain background card, and positioned it to stand upright. I rounded the corners using a corner rounder.  Next, I stamped the coffee cup image onto the front and the sentiment.   (Darcie's Milk & Cookies Stamp Set 2015)

Next, I colored the image using Copic Markers.  I used a circle die from Spellbinders to cut the circle off the front of the card, then placed the cut circle with the image inside the card using very tall dimensional adhesive.  This makes the image pop through the front of the card.  Then I added sequins and accent stars and the button.  The ink I stamped with was Memento.  Finally I added clear Wink of Stella to the accents.

Won't you join us?  I'd love to see your creations!  Enter your card at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, then check back the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!

Psst..I entered my card in the Casology challenge.  Go check it out!

Casology Challenge