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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge 71! Anything goes!

It is time for a fun, new crafty challenge!  An easy one, the theme is "Anything Goes"!  Just use a stamp one year old or older, and this theme, and make something and share it with us at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

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








I used a pre-scored, pre-cut invitation sized white card.  I ran it through my embossing machine with an embossing folder.  Next, on plain white stock I stamped the flower image, it is an old stamp, a favorite, from Studio 112, dating to 2013.  I used dark black archival ink, then using my Zig markers I colored the circles, then added Wink of Stella.  I added this panel to the card using foam tape.

Next, I used a hello sticker on pink paper, trimmed, and applied this element to the card.  I added some Wink of Stella here also.  I trimmed a pink paper strip and added it, rounded the card corners, and placed some gems on the card.  I added some Wink last minuted to the embossing also.  Quick and super simple and fun!

This card is kind of plain, but I like it that way!  Please submit some projects to us!  We would love to see your artistry!  Then join us back at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Challenge #70, Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Hi and thanks for stopping in!  Today starts a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Use a stamp one year old or older (tell us the age) and the following theme, school.  Make a project and share it with us!  Easy and fun!

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






I do not think I am so good with making school themed cards!  But I gave it my best effort!  I used an invitation sized white pre-made card, and added patterned paper, that already had the adorable school lines and holes!  Next, I added several stickers from SRM, bordering stickers, love them!

Next, I stamped using a set I have had forever from Hero Arts.  It is called "Just a Note" and is from 2011.  I stamped the pencil onto white card stock and colored with Copic Markers, then fussy cut.  I stamped the "Just a Note" sentiment and the notebook paper image, then trimmed.  I added these images to my card and also added another snippet of red patterned paper, and more stickers from SRM.  I also used a bit of dimensional adhesive.

I put some gems on the card, and hand tied a bow with ribbon.  Sort of a collage card!  Anyways, I had fun and felt creatively challenged.  That is what it is all about right?

Please join us!  We would love to see your projects.  Then join us back at the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday after the challenge to learn the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Retro Rubber Sketch Challenge!

There is a fun new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Blog!   Challenge #69 involves using the sketch below, and a stamp one year old or older (please tell us the age).

Below is the challenge graphic, and a card that I created for the challenge:





To create this card, I used a white card stock invitation sized plain card.   I trimmed a piece of Kraft paper for the middle, in an asymmetrical fashion.  I added it to the front of the card.  I then used a cityscape die with a border on it, a piece of black card stock, and my die cut machine to create the black city view.  I added an EK Success heart sticker, and some gems to the card after adding the die cut image.  Next, I used a sentiment stamp and some Memento Ink to stamp the words.  I used my Mini Misti for perfect stamping placement.  Finally I used a corner rounder to round the card edges.  

The sentiment stamp was retired in 4/2106.  I saw this information online.  It was brought out of retirement after that.  I obtained it prior to 4/2016.  It is from Sweet Stamp Shop, the Beary Much stamp set.

I love sketch challenges!  From my card, you can see it is ok to use the sketch as a guide in creation, but your card doesn't have to be 100% the same.   We want to see your interpretation of the sketch, a sense that you did indeed use the sketch as a guide in creation of your project.

Please join us!  Then join us back at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner.  Good luck!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Loving this new challenge from the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

It is time for a new crafty challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Simply use a stamp one year old or older (be sure to let us know the age) and the challenge graphic image, below!  Too fun!



I used the graphic to make my card above.  I took a white card, precut and scored, invitation size, and added patterned paper from My Favorite Things and Ms. Sparkle & Co..  Next, I took a stamp set, a newer one from 2017, from Create a Smile, and stamped the sentiment in bold black ink, archival ink, and trimmed it to fit the front of the card.  I added this element to the card front using foam adhesive.

Next, I used an older stamp, a flower, from Prima Co., dated 2015.  I stamped it onto white card stock using deep black archival ink, then fussy cut the image.  I placed it on the card behind the sentiment, using a thinner foam adhesive.  Finally, I added red gems about.

I think this is one of my favorite cards that I have ever created!  I had fun, join us and you will too! Then stop back by the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

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!