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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!