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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!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge 64, anything goes!

You have waited for it, here it is!  Another "anything goes" challenge!  You are free to do whatever you want!  Just make something crafty using a stamp one year old or older!  That is it!  Here is the challenge graphic and the project that I created for this Retro Rubber Blog challenge:

I had so much fun with this one!  I have a stamp set that I just got with the three bird image, It is from Winnie & Walter and called "So Tweet".  It is dated 2016, so technically I guess it is one year old.  lol
I also used another stamp set new to me, from Sunny Studio named "Sock Hop", it is also dated 2016, so there's that!  haha  Then, I used a very much older set, from Create a Smile "Uplifting" I do not know an exact date but I see images made with the set online dating to 2015.  

I made an invitation sized white card and folded it in half, then rounded the corners.  Next, I stamped the car onto a piece of card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the image with Copic Markers.  I also accented the image with Wink of Stella Clear.  Then, I cut out the windshield and fussy cut the car.  Next, I stamped the birds and colored them with markers.  I fussy cut them as well. I placed the birds behind the windshield, and added the entire image to the card front using double layers of foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed and applied using one layer of foam adhesive.

At this point the card really needed accents so I used sequins and still something was missing.  So I pulled out the CAS stamp set with the little star/flower image.  I typically never use little stamps, but I have now changed this philosophy, because this little stamp made this card complete.  I randomly stamped this image around the card in black ink.  

I am entering my card in the following challenge also, come check it out!  Bitten by the Bug

I had so much fun with this project and know you will also, so join in the fun!  We want to see your creations!  Then stop back at the Retro Rubber Blog on the Sunday after the challenge closes to learn the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!