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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Come join us for crafting challenge 45 at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

This is a fun crafting challenge!  It involves the sketch shown below along with a stamp that is one year old or older.  I bet you have lots of old stamps just waiting to be used.  Take one out and join us for some fun!

Here is the sketch graphic and the card I made for this challenge:










For this challenge I used an old, large background stamp from Hero Arts, Flower Text.  It was a large wood mounted stamp that I remounted to EZ Mount and used my Misti for stamping.  I used really deep rich black ink, Ranger Archival in Jet Black.  This ink isn't recommended for use with Copics, but I used them together anyways.  This kind of resulted in a fun smeared watercolor type effect, and I love it, but I needed to clean my Copic tips afterwards.

I stamped the image onto white cardstock.  Then, I colored using Copics.  I added some Glossy Accents in select spots.  I mounted the panel onto pink cardstock and added s trimmed strip of the same paper on the card front.  Then I added a sentiment sticker from SRM.  The tiny flower is from an American Girl craft book and mounted using a pop dot.

I then added this panel to the front of a piece of paper from the My Favorite Things Watercolor Wash paper pad.  I mounted this whole workup them onto a white card I created using card stock, a trimmer and a scoring board.

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, August 2, 2016

Please join challenge 44 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 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:


 
 
 
I think I went a little out of my element with this one!  Too fun!  I used a stamp set that I have had on hand for a long time.  Much longer than a year, although do not know its exact age.  It is the "Boob Tubes" set from Paper Smooches.  For my card I used three stamps from the set, the tv and the two words. 
 
First I stamped the tv onto white cardstock using Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  Inside the tv "screen" I stamped the word "news".  I fussy cut the tv leaving a small white border.  I colored it using Copic Markers and added Copic N1 as a shadow.  I then started constructing the main card, using kraft cardstock in invitation size, folded and scored it accordingly, and using my EK Success corner rounder rounded two corners.  I took some "Watercolor Wash" cardstock from My Favorite things in two colors coordinating with this challenge, cut into strips, then applied to white cardstock, leaving a thin white border to the left.  I applied this panel to the card front.  Then I stamped the lower word. 
 
Next, I added the tv using pop dots.  The black and white chevron unit is washi tape.  I added sequins and stars.  American Crafts black cord and misc. gold cord tied finished 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!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hey! My blog has over 30,000 visits! Time to celebrate!

Woohoo, I just noticed my blog has over 30,000 visits!

In honor of that excitement, I would like to offer you a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Butterfly Reflections Ink Store!

Just comment below and tell me your current favorite crafting product.  I will randomly choose a winner and announce it at the end of this month.  I will contact the winner via their post on this blog.

Thanks for being a visitor to my crafting blog!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, time for challenge 43!!

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

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












Oh my gosh what a fun challenge!  I hope you can join us!  I used an old background stamp that I have, I believe it is from Hero Arts.  I used Memento ink in Lulu Lavender.  This stamp has to be at least 5 years old.  It is very basic, and a must have.  If you cannot find one from Hero Arts, other companies will have similar dotted stamps.

I first folder a kraft card into invitation size.  I rounder the outer corner.  Then on white cardstock I used the background stamp and ink.   I trimmed the cardstock and rounded the edges and glued it down.  Next, I stamped with black ink (Memento) onto white cardstock using a new stamp set taht I have. It is from Avery Elle.  I stamped the frogs, lily pad, floral images and cat tails.  I used Copic markers to color these images.  I placed a patterned paper piece from My Favorite Things on top the background stamped image, to simulate water, and rounded the bottom corners.

Next, I trimmed a plain piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment.  I added the other images and mounted the frogs using dimensional adhesive.  I saved one floral image to put atop the ribbon, which I added last and tied.

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, July 5, 2016

It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge #42! Please join the challenge!

Please join us over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for challenge #42.  The challenge involves using brads or eyelets 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 had a great time doing this challenge.  First I took pink cardstock and folded and trimmed it to invitation size at 5 1/2" by 4 1/4".  Next, I trimmed a piece of violet cardstock slightly smaller and glued it down.  Then, with an even smaller piece of white cardstock, I ran it through an embossing folder by Darice, then adhered it to the card front.  

I tied a piece of light pink (sheer) ribbon to the left.  Then, I used a piece of patterned paper in grey tones, trimmed it smaller than the white cardstock, and rounded the edges,  Using a Spellbinders die, I trimmed white cardstock into  the circular shape shown.  I stamped directly on this piece using my Misti and stamps that are a few years old from A Jillian Vance.  I colored the stamped images using Copic markers.  I did the shadows in grey.  I found a fun, very old brad in my collection in pink with a button like appearance.  I thought this would be cute in the tire center.

I used an EK Success adhesive heart, then using dimensional adhesive I added the grey paper and scalloped circle to the card.  Quick, simple and fun!  I love this older stamp set and can't part with it!

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, June 21, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, time for challenge 41!!

Come join the crafty fun!  Right now, the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is hosting a patriotic (red, white and blue) themed challenge.  Simply use a stamp one year old or older, and the chosen theme, and join us! 

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




This card was so quick and easy to make!  I used a white card in the invitation size.  Then I took an embossing folder from Sizzix, in the United States design.  I embossed another piece of white cardstock.  Then, I cut a piece of patterned paper to fit behind the cardstock, this is the cute paper pad from My Favorite Things in Subtle Plaids.  Next, I added a piece of adhesive fun foam behind the patterned paper for dimension and adhered this to the card front.  I added an EK Success red sticker, and taking an old Tim Holtz sentiment stamp (Simple Sayings) and my Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card.  Then I added a white heart sticker and some red cord from American Crafts. 

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, June 7, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge 40! So fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 40th 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:


 
 
 
I had so much fun making this card!  I have always wanted to create a white on white card, I love how this turned out!  It was so quick and easy!  First I cut and scored a card to 4 1/4" by 5 1/2".  I ran a scrap of cardstock through my Spellbinders machine using the butterfly rectangular die.  I attached this element to the card.  Next, I ran another piece of cardstock through the die cut machine with the stitched circle.  I added the circle to the card using dimensional adhesive.  I stamped the butterfly using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, and fussy cut.  I folded the butterfly down the middle and added it to the card.  The butterfly is an older stamp from Hero Arts, 2013.  Finally using the same ink and my Misti tool, I stamped the sentiment onto the card.  This stamp is from 2013 from Simon Says Stamp. 
 
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!