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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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge #46! Please join the challenge!

Please join us over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for challenge #46  The challenge involves using a critter 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:









To create this card I used a piece of thicker patterned paper and sized it to invitation size.  I folded and scored the card and rounded two edges using my corner edge punch.  Next, I trimmed a piece of adhesive black fun foam and placed it on the card.  Next, I stamped the hippo onto white cardstock and colored using Copic Markers.  I stamped the glasses onto the hippo's face.  I stamped the hat alone and colored it, then fussy cut the hat and hippo.  I added the hat to the hippo using dimensional adhesive.  I added clear Wink of Stella t the hippo and hat.  I added the hippo to the foam using dimensional adhesive.  As an after thought I added some "freckles" to his face.

I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock, and added a ribbon and bow.  I added the sentiment
to the card using dimensional adhesive.  So fun and easy!  The stamp set is from Avery Elle and is several years old.  

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 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!