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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's time for Retro Rubber Challenge #47! Check it out!

Please join us over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for challenge #47.  The challenge involves using a theme of "anything goes!" and a stamp one year old or older!  Bring those old stamps back to life!

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

I love this challenge!  I used both old and new stamps, a sticker and a die-cut.  First I took a white card, invitation sized, blank.  I stamped onto it using an older, much older than 1 year old Tim Holtz background stamp that I own and love, from the Stampers Anonymous collection named "Wallpaper".  I used Colorbox Chalk Ink in French Blue.  This ink pad is really old and fell apart while I was inking the stamp!  I made a huge mess!  I used the ink pad pad as a sponge then and just pushed it all over the stamp surface.  This resulted in uneven inking which I thought was a disaster.  But afterwards, I decided I loved the uneven look!  It is so interesting in appearance I think!

Next, I took a piece of white cardstock smaller than the card, and stamped two water puddles and three plants using more chalk inks and my new Hero-Arts stamp set, Color Layering Flamingo.  On another piece of white cardstock I stamped the flamingo, using 3 Altenew inks and my Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I fussy cut the bird images, and had the legs not attached to the body at this time.  I attached the legs using regular adhesive to the bird.  Then I applied the entire bird to the cardstock using a pop dot.  I then ran black cardstock and a die into my die machine to create the word "hello".  I adhered this word atop the flamingo.

I took this piece of white cardstock and attached it to a larger piece of black cardstock.  Then, I placed these pieces onto the stamped card front.  Next, I added a SRM sentiment sticker at the bottom of 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. what fun & fabulous card, that flamingo is just soooooo awesome & you've built the perfect home for him! thanks so much for having me as your guest designer at retro rubber this week! <3

  2. Hi Christine! This card is fabulous! Or should I say flamingous? Ha! The colors are so bold and I think your ink pad accident was a happy one!

  3. Beautiful, Christine!! That flamingo is the best one I ever saw!!! You did a fantastic job on this card - Love it!

  4. Sometimes disasters come out really beautiful like your stamp pad escapade here! The flamingo is so much fun!

  5. Christine, this card is ever so cool! I think your "accident" with the blue ink shows that there are no accidents in papercrafting... just an opportunity to let your stamping shine even more brightly. The die cut on the flamingo follows the line of the flamingo perfectly. Very happy color combination. So glad that you shared this card with us!!

  6. Gosh Christine, I love all the details!! The flamingo with the hello over him/her is making me do a happy dance!! Cx

  7. Hello Christine: I agree with Katy, there are only happy accidents in card making. You turned your little mishap into something truly beautiful, love that bright, bold Flamingo and the way you framed it.
    Awesome card.