Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Sketch time at Retro Rubber Mine's a Valentine

Here we are very close to Valentine's day and it was easy to use this sketch from Retro Rubber Challenge Blogto create a sweet Valentine.


 I had fun with an old sentiment set from Technique Tuesday, All You Need is Love from 2008 and a Spellbinders Inspire Love Vine.

 

  • Pink shimmer cardstock is trimmed to 4" x 5 1/2" and pressure embossed with Sizzix 3-D Confetti Hearts.  This is a very textured embossing folder and it photographs in an interesting way!
  • The Spellbinders Inspire Love Vine die is used to die cut metallic silver paper.
  • Lawn Fawn's Simple Wavy Banners is die cut from white cardstock.  The banner is placed back into the cardstock and then stamped.  
  • Technique Tuesday's All You Need is Love from 2008 is stamped in Delicata Silvery Shimmer.  
  • The card is adhered together with the banner raised up with dimensional foam adhesive.
  • Sequins add the final touches and complete the sketch.  

Do join us at Retro Rubber and submit your rendition of the sketch for RRBC 224.  


CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB224.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • Enter as many times as you like. 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
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Until next time . . . enjoy your crafting time and make some joy in your life!

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Winter Blue Ombre' with Retro Rubber

As I mentioned in the last Retro Rubber Challenge, the design team came up with challenges for the year.  This just happens to be my color challenge--choosen because of the colors outside the windows of my new home in Northern Minnesota.  We are so fortunate to live on a lake and watch the seasons change through our windows.  Right now the lake is frozen and covered with snow.  During a snow storm we cannot see across the lake!


 Two different stamps were used in the creation of my card.  The first is Winter Aspen by Ann-ticipations in 1996.  The second is a Dots Cube from Neato Stuff made in 1991.  Did I tell you that the only stamps that have made the move so far are my wood mounted stamps?  So these are some of the first stamps in my huge collection!  I really enjoyed making this card and using SUPER DUPER Retro Rubber!


  • The ombre' background was created with Ink Daubers and the following inks:  Versa Color Baby Blue, Versa Color Smoke Blue, Versa Fine Clair Fantasia, and Versa Color Indigo.  The base was heated to cure the ink before the next steps.
  • The Winter Aspen was stamped in Versa Fine Clair Nocturne.
  • Versa Magic Cloud White was directly inked to portions of the Aspens and White Embossing Powder was heat embossed.  
  • The Neato Dots Cube has several different sizes, I started with the smaller dots on the bottom of the card and worked my way up to the top stamping in Versa Magic Cloud White.  White embossing powder made the "snow" pop on the card.
  • The card front was die cut with MFT Die Namics Wonky Stitched Rectangles.
  • The sentiment is an Echo Park Sentiment Die with three layers. 

A wonderful wintery hello!  Let us see what you can create with the winter ombre' pallate.  

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB221.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • Enter as many times as you like. 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
  • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out the latest challenge at Retro Rubber.  Thank  you in advance for your comments they are very much appreciated.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Time to start the New Year with Retro Rubber Challenge

The Design Team put our heads together and came up with some really fun challenges for this year, our Tenth year!  Do come and play along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

 


 Across most of North America we are experiencing extreme cold and winter storms.  This is the perfect time to stay inside and play with your retro stamps.  Mine is a wood-mounted Snowflake image by Peddler's Pack from 1998.  

 

  • This card was the second try, using the stamp to convey the feel of the challenge.  Since the snowflakes are actually in relief with the surrounding being the stamp it was best to ink the stamp up in Memento Luxe' Grey Flannel and Versa Color Baby Blue.  
  • Heat embossing with Imagine Crafts Iridescent embossing powder added to the glitz.  
  • Some of the areas were inked directly with Versa Color Baby Blue.  
  • The image was trimmed to size and adhered to the front of an A2 sized white card that was also inked in Versa Color Baby Blue.  
  • It is the time of year to send thank you cards, so the finishing touch is a die cut from Poppy Stamps made in 2017.  
  • Three die cuts were adhered together then inked with Delicata Sapphire Blue and heat embossed with Imagine Crafts Iridescent embossing powder.

Share with us your "winter fun" make!  With the cold weather it is the perfect time to stay inside and play with ink and paper!  You can join us here.

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB222.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • Enter as many times as you like. 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
  • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
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Thank you for stopping by, your comments are appreciated!

 

    Tuesday, December 5, 2023

     After a very long hiatus I am finally back to crafting a little!  This card is for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and our last challenge for 2023,  Merry Christmas!  Do stop by and see all the other wonderful creations! 

     
    My family moved 1,700 miles to a new state.  Between packing, moving, and unpacking--I finally have access to part of my craft supplies.  This is what I came up for RRBC #221, Merry Christmas.
     
     
    Only some of my stamps have made the move, the ancient mounted versions.  Perfect for Retro Rubber!  (A long story for another time.)  After a quick review of my paper scrap bins I pulled this card together.  It was a fun time creating after so many months!
    • After pressure embossing Spellbinders Music embossing folder, Memento Black ink is gently rubbed over the raised surface.
    • The image by Hero Arts from 1993 is stamped Brilliance Moonlight White and heat embossed with Creations Unlimited embossing powder in Silver Ice.  
    • The image is die cut with Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two,  A layer of Canson silver metallic paper is also die cut with a larger Label.  
    • Scrapbook. com Sprigs are die cut from two colors of dark green paper. 
    • To contrast the white embossed card front the edges of the card base are inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy.  
    • The various layers are adhered together for a simple Christmas Card.
     
    Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog after so many months!  Come and play along with our Challenge at Retro Rubber.
     
    CHALLENGE GUIDELINES
    • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
    • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
    • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
    • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB221.  No backlinking. 
    • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
    • Enter as many times as you like. 
    • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
    • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
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    Tuesday, February 28, 2023

    YOU card for Tic Tac Toe at Retro Rubber

     We love seeing all the different interpretations of a Tic Tac Toe board over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  Come check it out and play along!


     I took this opportunity to make another card for my son, as he graduated from Candidate to Cadet and has completed the toughest part of his Oregon Youth Challenge Program.


    The set is Hot Off the Press "You greeting" released in 2018.

    • I selected some patterned papers from my card making kit scrap stash.  These happen to be Heidi Grace from 2003.   The papers are die cut with My Favorite Things Die Namics Modern Stitched Rectangles STAX.  
    • The "you" is die cut from the red cardstock that backs the patterned paper on the card front.  
    • The sentiment is stamped in Versa Color Indigo and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then it is die cut with Lawn Cuts Everyday Sentiment Banners, 2016.
    •  The card is adhered together with adhesive.  

    Once I selected my vertical row "die cut, large sentiment, and pattern paper" this card came together very quickly. Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see your cards over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

    CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

    • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
    • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
    • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
    • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB198.  No backlinking. 
    • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
    • Enter as many times as you like. 
    • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
    • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2023

    Through the Trees Card for Sketch Challenge

    We are having fun in 2023 at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  Check out this sketch for the next two weeks and our 200th challenge!

    This card will be sent to my son to encourage him during his stay at Oregon Youth Challenge.  Masculine themed and fun to create.


    This is a stamp set with many sentiments by Pink Fresh "Through the Trees" released in 2019.  

    • The image of the trees is stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves then turned 180 degrees and stamped again in Northern Pine.  The image is trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered to the front of Kraft card base.
    • Memento Northern Pine is inked onto a 1" x 4 1/4" strip of paper with an ink dauber.
    • The sentiment is stamped on Kraft cardstock 1/2" x 4 1/4" in Memento Northern Pine.
    • The two strips are adhered to follow the sketch.

    Easy Peasy!  I do love how using the stamp with a second stamping really makes this image shine.  Please do come and play along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  Check out the amazing cards the design team has created!

    CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

    • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
    • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
    • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
    • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB198.  No backlinking. 
    • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
    • Enter as many times as you like. 
    • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
    • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
    • Turn off Word Verification.  We love to comment but word verification can make that difficult.

    Tuesday, January 31, 2023

    Just Love You for Retro Rubber Challenge 199

    Here we are with our second challenge of 2023 at Retro Rubber.  We are getting close to Valentine's Day so a color challenge working with Valentiney colors is appropriate!

    A clean and simple card using cream, pink and silver was my choice for this challenge.


    Unity Stamp Company has this really fun set called "Moon Beam and Heart Strings" released in Sept 2015.  I knew it would be perfect for a clean and simple one layer card.  
    • The image is stamped in the center of the card with Delicata Silvery Shimmer and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  The image is also stamped off the edge of the card to both the right and left to create a string of hearts across the entire card.  The outside images are offset towards the top of the card.
    • The hearts are colored in with Memento Dual Tip Marker in Angel Pink.
    • The middle sentiment is from the Unity Stamp Company set and is stamped in Memento Angel Pink.  The "we" was masked before inking the stamp, as both my husband and I will be signing this card.
    • Technique Tuesday's Say It Happy "Happy Valentine's Day" is stamped int he lower right corner in Delicata Silvery Shimmer and Heat Embossed in Silver embossing powder.  

    Clean and simple can be very elegant and effective, as well as quick to put together once the design decisions are made!  Enjoy all the cards made by the design team over at Retro Rubber

    CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

    • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
    • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
    • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
    • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB198.  No backlinking. 
    • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
    • Enter as many times as you like. 
    • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
    • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
    • Turn off Word Verification.  We love to comment but word verification can make that difficult.

    Thanks for stopping by, and as always comments are appreciated!