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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Retro Rubber Blog Challenge, Anything Goes!

Come join us for Retro Rubber Blog's Challenge, in the theme of "anything goes"!  Just use a stamp one year old or older, and the above theme, and have some fun!  Here is the challenge graphic this time:

Here is the card I created for this challenge:

To create this card, I used a stamp in "cities" theme, from 7 Gypsies/Hampton Art.  I have had this stamp for quite some time, so long it barely comes off the packaging plastic for use!  But I love it and have got to start using it!  In addition, I used a stamp that has been in my collection a while, the suitcase image from Imaginisce.  I used a Memento ink pad to stamp the cities stamp on white cardstock. I trimmed the paper, mounted it on trimmed black cardstock, then mounted this portion onto a kraft pre-formed card, in the middle using dimensional adhesive.  Next, I rounded the kraft corners using my EK Success corner rounder.  Next, I stamped the suitcases on red paper using Versamark embossing ink, white detail embossing powder, and heat set it using a heat gun.  I placed this on the card using dimensional adhesive.  Next, I created some text in Microsoft Word, printed it onto white cardstock, and cut it with a tag shaped die by Spellbinders.  I placed it on top the card using flat adhesive.  Finally, I used a die and kraft cardstock to cut the anchor, and tied it onto the tag using black cord from American Crafts.  As a last touch, I dragged a Memento black ink pad around the perimeter of the card.
So fun!  It feels great to use old stamps!  Come have some fun and show us your work!  Visit the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog today then visit again a week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Christine! How are you?? I love your Bon Voyage card which would be so cute to stick in someone's bags for them to find at their destination. Love that cities stamp image - very cool stamp! Great card!!

  2. Hello Christine: This is a great card for any traveler, love all of those cities' names on the stamp, how fabulous to visit.
    I love the suitcases, did you fussy cut them? so cute.
    Thank you for sharing.


  3. Girl, I love your cards!! This is awesome, I love that stamp you used for the background. I hope you are on the mend, we are all thinking of you and missing you. Cx

  4. Love this! I have the cities stamp - still unused! Thank you for inspiring me to use it!

  5. Love your travel card, Christine! My husband is itching to go somewhere, anywhere after what feels to be house bound for half a year. Love the extra details and texture that you added. Great job.... hope you are feeling better real soon!!

  6. Adorable card with that pop of color! And I love the anchor! Thinking of you and so glad to know you are on the mend! Take care of you!!

  7. Thank you all for the super sweet comments! Love you guys