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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!