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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's time for Retro Rubber Challenge #39! Come join us!

Thanks for stopping by!  It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 39th challenge!  The theme this time involves using a theme of flowers, and a stamp one year old or older.  Too fun!  Here is the card that I created for this challenge and the photo inspiration image:

To create this card, I used kraft cardstock and folded and scored it to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size.  I placed a slightly smaller piece of white cardstock on the front, then took a piece of trimmed patterned paper from My Favorite Things (striped) and added it to the top.  Next, using a stamp from Winnie & Walter (Anna's Flora), I stamped the flower stamps atop Watercolor paper by Master's Touch using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Iced Spruce.  Using Copic Markers I colored the flower image, Y11 and 15, 19 AND 28, E99,13,23,55, and YG95.  I also took Y19 and colored a slim strip of cardstock in white.  I added Wink of Stella to the floral image, then fussy cut.  I cut between some of the flower petals and folded some forward and some backward.

Using dimensional adhesive, I added the flower to the card.  Next, I stamped an older stamp that I own by Hero Arts onto white cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  This is a floral style background stamp that is not very large.  I trimmed the image and rounded the upper corners and added it to the card.   Next, I used the yellow strip of paper and added a sentiment sticker from SRM Stickers.  I added the floral stem and slipped some tied cord behind the design.  I tied a bow and added gems.

I'd love to see your creations for this challenge!  So come join the fun!  Visit the Retro Rubber Blog today, then revisit one week from this coming Sunday, to learn the challenge winner! 


  1. The sunflower just pops off your card with the choice of background paper you used! The little dashes of yellow in the embellishments really make for a stunning creation.

  2. Hey Christine, hope you are good. I love the giant flower, really pops off of your card and makes me want to reach out and touch it. A really lovely card as always from you. Cx

  3. Stunning sunflower!! Absolutely love it! I just want to hold this card and look at it up close.

  4. Love this card, Christine!! At first glance I thought the middle of the flower was flocked. Love your copics coloring! Now to go pin this!!

  5. Christine, love the sunflower! I'm a sucker for a sunflower any day!