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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, time for challenge 50!!

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

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

To create this card, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a watercolor brush.  Taking watercolor paper in white, I "painted" using the inks and water.  I used several colors to mimic the graphic colors. Then I took a die, I believe it is from My Favorite Things, it has "stitching" and the "windows" shown.  I then took the cut out and applied it to a pre-made white invitation sized card.

Next, using a floral die set (again I believe it is from My Favorite Things) and black and white cardstock, I cut three floral images  I took pop dots and a rectangle that resulted from my original die-cutting of the window image, and placed the rectangle high on the card in the front center.  I stamped in black ink using a sentiment stamp that is from 2015 from Clearly Besotted, "Sentimental Type".  then, I added the floral diecuts in an overlapped style.  

The card is so simple to make.  I love color graphics like this one from Retro Rubber.  It is so inspiring for my crafting!  

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. Hey Christine, love your card, the colours on your frame are stunning, love that you used one of the cut-outs for your middle panel. Clairex

  2. Great technique card that is simple and very pretty!

  3. Such a pretty CAS card! Colors and details are perfect - those swirly flowers are fantastic!!

  4. Christine, your watercoloring and blending is wonderful. You have given such a pretty feminine look to this "fallish" color palette. The swirly flowers are the perfect touch!

  5. Beautifully elegant with that gorgeous watercoloring! The black is the perfect pop to the softness of the card!

  6. Such pretty watercolors so perfectly blended! I just bought a similar stitched die, but haven't used it yet. Love how those open rose die cuts look in the center panel. Looks like the sun is shining behind them!

  7. Hello Christine: Love the water color blending on your card, and how clever to use the cut out for your focal image, love those swirly flowers, they look so beautiful framed this way.

  8. Christine, love your CAS card! The water coloring and those scribble flowers are just perfect for the challenge.

  9. What a unique design & beautiful card!