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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Please join challenge 44 at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Please join us in the fresh, new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  The challenge involves using a designated color scheme and a stamp one year old or older.  Easy and fun!  Blow the dust off your old stamps and have some fun!

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

I think I went a little out of my element with this one!  Too fun!  I used a stamp set that I have had on hand for a long time.  Much longer than a year, although do not know its exact age.  It is the "Boob Tubes" set from Paper Smooches.  For my card I used three stamps from the set, the tv and the two words. 
First I stamped the tv onto white cardstock using Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  Inside the tv "screen" I stamped the word "news".  I fussy cut the tv leaving a small white border.  I colored it using Copic Markers and added Copic N1 as a shadow.  I then started constructing the main card, using kraft cardstock in invitation size, folded and scored it accordingly, and using my EK Success corner rounder rounded two corners.  I took some "Watercolor Wash" cardstock from My Favorite things in two colors coordinating with this challenge, cut into strips, then applied to white cardstock, leaving a thin white border to the left.  I applied this panel to the card front.  Then I stamped the lower word. 
Next, I added the tv using pop dots.  The black and white chevron unit is washi tape.  I added sequins and stars.  American Crafts black cord and misc. gold cord tied finished the card.
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. Hello Christine: Your fun and colorful card just made me smile, love this little TV. with it's NEWS word right on the screen, makes me forget about all the bad news lately and just think of good things.
    Beautiful strip of water color pattern papers and I love the washi tape detail and beautiful bow you created with black and gold cord.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. So I obviously cannot resist these colors but more than that is anything retro! Adorable card and I love that layout! I am jealous of your bows - mine never look that good!

  3. Oh, so cute! What an adorable card using the color challenge. I think this card would be perfect for any sentiment you put inside. Very clever!! I am shocked that the chevron is washi tape. It really looks like ribbon. Love it!!

  4. What a fun retro card, Christine! Perfect for this color challenge. Love all your wonderful texture details. Well done teammate!!

  5. I love this Christine, its so funky! All the details come together brilliantly. I love the rounded corners of the card that match the retro tv. I am with Jane on your bows, mine always look like a 2 year old tied them! Cx

  6. Thanks so much everyone!❤️❤️❤️