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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge #53! Please join the challenge!

Please join us over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for challenge #53.  The challenge involves using a stamp one year old or older and the challenge graphic holiday photo for color inspiration! Bring those old stamps back to life!.


Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created using this challenge:







To create this card, I took a white card in the invitation size.  I ran it through an embossing machine with The Paper Studio embossing folder in the pattern shown.  Next, I stamped the bow and ribbon image onto white cardstock, then colored it with Copic markers in different shades of red.  I cut the ribbon out, and placed it on the card, using dimensional adhesive for the bow.  I added an EK Success snowflake and a green gem.  I die cut the word "joy" using Krazy Kreations glittered paper, and added two green gems to the word.  Then I added it to the card.  So simple with really fun results! 

The stamp set I only recently acquired, however, it is dated back to 2013 I believe.  I just love this set!  It is by Flourishes and called "That's a Wrap",  It is great for holidays, birthdays and more!  It comes with a gift tag image as well!  And it also contains holiday images.  Too fun!

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!






Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Time for Retro Rubber Challenge #52! Let's have some fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 52nd challenge!  The theme this time involves using a sketch and a stamp one year old or older.  Too fun!  Here is the card that I created for this challenge and the photo inspiration image:





To create this card, I used a stamp released in July of 2015 by Technique Junkies, Peonies.   I inked the stamp with different colored inks from Tim Holtz (distress ink).  I used my small Misti to stamp the floral image onto a white panel.

Next, I mounted the white panel onto a black invitation sized card.  I took a piece of white glittered paper and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts in black ink.  I placed this strip on the card with adhesive.  Next, I cut a smaller strip of the glittered paper and added it to the left far side of the card. Next I tied black cord from American Crafts on the card, and added a green dot.  

I'd love to see your creations for this challenge!  So come join the fun!  Visit the Retro Rubber Blog today, then revisit one week from this coming Sunday, to learn the challenge winner! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Please join challenge 51 at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Please join us in the fresh, new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  The challenge involves using a designated color scheme, a thankful theme and a stamp one year old or older.  Easy and fun!  Blow the dust off your old stamps and have some fun!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created using this challenge:









To create this card, I ran some white cardstock through an embossing folder, with background dots.  It is from Darice.  Next, I took a slightly smaller piece of white cardstock and a stitching die, and made the cut with design.  I placed the stitched white cardstock over the embossed cardstock and adhered the two pieces together.

Below the embossed cardstock I inserted two pieces of colored cardstock, slightly larger in size.  I placed all these elements attached atop a white invitation sized card.  I took a thin, sheer yellow ribbon and tied it on to the card with a bow.

Next, I used black outline stickers from Krazy Kreations, and glittered cardstock from Krazy Kreations also.  I applied the stickers to the cardstock, and used Copic markers to color inside the sticker borders.  I fussy cut the stickers leaving a thin white border.  I applied them to the card front using pop dots in an overlapping fashion.

Finally, I stamped on vellum using black ink with a sentiment from an older stamp set I own from Sweet Stamp Shop.  I do not know exactly the age of the stamp, but I know I have had it for at least a couple years.  I trimmed the vellum and cut the ends in banner style.  I adhered the banner to the card using Glossy Accents.

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, time for challenge 50!!

Come join the crafty fun!  Right now, the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is hosting a photo color inspiration challenge.  Simply use a stamp one year old or older, and the chosen theme, and join us!

Here is the card I created using this challenge and the challenge graphic:







To create this card, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a watercolor brush.  Taking watercolor paper in white, I "painted" using the inks and water.  I used several colors to mimic the graphic colors. Then I took a die, I believe it is from My Favorite Things, it has "stitching" and the "windows" shown.  I then took the cut out and applied it to a pre-made white invitation sized card.

Next, using a floral die set (again I believe it is from My Favorite Things) and black and white cardstock, I cut three floral images  I took pop dots and a rectangle that resulted from my original die-cutting of the window image, and placed the rectangle high on the card in the front center.  I stamped in black ink using a sentiment stamp that is from 2015 from Clearly Besotted, "Sentimental Type".  then, I added the floral diecuts in an overlapped style.  

The card is so simple to make.  I love color graphics like this one from Retro Rubber.  It is so inspiring for my crafting!  

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Come join us! Retro Rubber challenge #49! Halloween!

Hi there!  Today it is time for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 49th challenge!  The theme this time involves using a theme of Halloween and a stamp one year old or older.  Too fun!  Here is the card that I created for this challenge and the theme challenge image:





To create this card, I took white cardstock and transformed it into an invitation sized card.  I trimmed and folded accordingly.  I rounded all four corners using my EK Success corner rounder.  Next, I added a sticker at the top from SRM Press.

Next I added some retro patterned paper that I love!  I added a small strip of black cardstock at the top of the patterned paper.  Using my Mini Misti and a stamp I bought at a craft show (Jean Arneson? 2013?). a few years ago I stamped in black ink onto white cardstock.  Using my Copic Markers I colored the image using colors that coordinated with my patterned paper.  Using Pop Dots I added this image to the card.  Then I restamped the image and cut off the cat's tail section and added that atop the original image for added dimension.  Again I used a Pop Dot.

I added a sentiment sticker from SRM, and two gems.  Then I added a small strip of black cardstock near the bottom and added a SRM rickrack style sticker.  Finally, I added a sticker from SRM matching the one at the top of the card.  

I love how vivid this card turned out!  Happy Halloween!

I'd love to see your creations for this challenge!  So come join the fun!  Visit the Retro Rubber Blog today, then revisit one week from this coming Sunday, to learn the challenge winner

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time for Retro Rubber Challenge #48! Let's have some fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 48th challenge!  The theme this time involves using lace, ribbon or twine and a stamp one year old or older.  Too fun!  Here is the card that I created for this challenge and the photo inspiration image:






I created a background card in red, invitation size.  I then added a slightly smaller piece of black cardstock to the front.  Then, I ran a stitching die over kraft cardstock, and added that to the card front.  Next, I added white cardstock to the top.  Then, I added a smaller piece of kraft to the front.  I placed a heart sticker on the upper right corner of the kraft.

Next, on white cardstock I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink using a stampe set I have from the Rubber Cafe dated 2013.  It is called "You've Stolen My Heart".  I used the cat stamp and teh sentiment.  I colored the cats using Copic Markers.  I colored the background with very light pink.  I tied American Crafts twine onto the front.  I added a heart sticker on the lower left.  After putting pop dots in all corner I added this top layer to the card.  

I'd love to see your creations for this challenge!  So come join the fun!  Visit the Retro Rubber Blog today, then revisit one week from this coming Sunday, to learn the challenge winner! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's time for Retro Rubber Challenge #47! Check it out!

Please join us over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for challenge #47.  The challenge involves using a theme of "anything goes!" and a stamp one year old or older!  Bring those old stamps back to life!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created using this challenge:







I love this challenge!  I used both old and new stamps, a sticker and a die-cut.  First I took a white card, invitation sized, blank.  I stamped onto it using an older, much older than 1 year old Tim Holtz background stamp that I own and love, from the Stampers Anonymous collection named "Wallpaper".  I used Colorbox Chalk Ink in French Blue.  This ink pad is really old and fell apart while I was inking the stamp!  I made a huge mess!  I used the ink pad pad as a sponge then and just pushed it all over the stamp surface.  This resulted in uneven inking which I thought was a disaster.  But afterwards, I decided I loved the uneven look!  It is so interesting in appearance I think!

Next, I took a piece of white cardstock smaller than the card, and stamped two water puddles and three plants using more chalk inks and my new Hero-Arts stamp set, Color Layering Flamingo.  On another piece of white cardstock I stamped the flamingo, using 3 Altenew inks and my Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I fussy cut the bird images, and had the legs not attached to the body at this time.  I attached the legs using regular adhesive to the bird.  Then I applied the entire bird to the cardstock using a pop dot.  I then ran black cardstock and a die into my die machine to create the word "hello".  I adhered this word atop the flamingo.

I took this piece of white cardstock and attached it to a larger piece of black cardstock.  Then, I placed these pieces onto the stamped card front.  Next, I added a SRM sentiment sticker at the bottom of the card.

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!