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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, time for challenge 43!!

Come join the crafty fun!  Right now, the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is hosting a summer themed challenge.  Simply use a stamp one year old or older, and the chosen theme, and join us!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created using this challenge:

Oh my gosh what a fun challenge!  I hope you can join us!  I used an old background stamp that I have, I believe it is from Hero Arts.  I used Memento ink in Lulu Lavender.  This stamp has to be at least 5 years old.  It is very basic, and a must have.  If you cannot find one from Hero Arts, other companies will have similar dotted stamps.

I first folder a kraft card into invitation size.  I rounder the outer corner.  Then on white cardstock I used the background stamp and ink.   I trimmed the cardstock and rounded the edges and glued it down.  Next, I stamped with black ink (Memento) onto white cardstock using a new stamp set taht I have. It is from Avery Elle.  I stamped the frogs, lily pad, floral images and cat tails.  I used Copic markers to color these images.  I placed a patterned paper piece from My Favorite Things on top the background stamped image, to simulate water, and rounded the bottom corners.

Next, I trimmed a plain piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment.  I added the other images and mounted the frogs using dimensional adhesive.  I saved one floral image to put atop the ribbon, which I added last and tied.

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!


  1. This card is absolutely adorable, Christine. Love the frogs. You do very well with Copics, teammate! This fun and bright card would make everyone smile.

  2. Frogs are so much fun! Beautiful coloring job, and the background stamp is a must have.

  3. These are soo cute.You did one grat job, love your card!

  4. Oh Christine, this are the cutest little frogs ever!! Love their smiling faces and the fabulous polka dot background, perfect combination of colors and patterns.
    Sweet and fun card, team mate.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  5. Love your sweet card Christine! You coloring is fantastic!

  6. Fun summer card, Christine! Love your little froggies and your coloring!

  7. Christine, I love the details here, the patterned paper combo and the ribbon, the frogs are very cute, totally a Summer card. Cx

  8. I adore these frogs! Man they are cute! Perfect pairing with the background patterns and the ribbon! Love!!