Thursday, January 27, 2022

New Techniques to add Texture for a Handsome Anniversary Card


Today’s tutorial will demonstrate how to create multi layers of texture for a dramatic Anniversary Card.  StazOn, Delicata, and Mboss will add amazing levels of metallic shimmer.

Skill:  Advanced

Time:  60 minutes

Directions:

  


Step 1

 

Trim white piece of sturdy cardstock to 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”.  I used the backing of a paper pack, that had one shiny white side.  First, I pressure embossed with Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Doodle Triangles.  A makeup sponge was used to spread StazOn Metallic inks from re-inkers in Platinum, Silver and Gold randomly around the surface of the card front.  StazOn dries on the sponge and makes it a one-time use tool. StazOn Jet Black ink is gently tapped over the raised portions of the card panel.  Set aside to dry or heat with a heat gun.

 


 

Step 2

 

Using a stamp from my stash (manufacturer unknown) small hearts were stamped randomly in VersaMark ink and heat embossed in Mboss in Valentine.

 


Step 3

 

Memento Luxe in Tuxedo Black is used to stamp Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background sentiments followed by heat embossing with black embossing powder.  The matching die is used to die cut the entire set and five sentiments are selected for the front of the card.

Step 4

 

Each sentiment strip is inked with Delicata in Silvery Shimmer, Golden Glitz or Ruby Red with an ink dauber.  Since the sentiment is embossed, the ink will not change the color.

 



 

Step 5

 

The sentiment strips are backed with white cardstock with the matching backer die.  The edges are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and an ink blusher to add definition.

 

 

Step 6

 

A Scribble Heart die by Impression Obsession is die cut from white cardstock.  The die is then inked with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Mboss in Valentine.

 



Step 7

 

A white card base is trimmed to 5 ½” x 8 ½”.  The edges are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and an ink blusher.

 



Step 8

 

The card base is adhered to textured front with TearIt! Tape.  The Heart is adhered with OnPoint Glue.  The sentiment strips are adhered with dimension foam tape.  A striking masculine anniversary card goal achieved!

 

 

 

 

Art Supplies

 

Imagine

·      StazOn Re-inkers—Platinum, Silver, Gold

·      StazOn Jet Black ink pad

·      VersaMark ink pad

·      Mboss—Valentine

·      Memento Luxe—Tuxedo Black

·      Embossing Powder--Black

·      Delicata—Silvery Shimmer, Golden Glitz, Ruby Red

·      Memento Tuxedo Black

·      Ink Blusher

·      Ink Dauber

·      Tear It! Tape

·      OnPoint Glue

 

Other

·      Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Doodle Triangles

·      Make up sponge

·      Background heart stamp (manufacturer unknown)

·      Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background Sentiments, Die, and Backer Die

·      Impression Obsession Scribble Heart die

·      Dimensional foam adhesive

·      Black and White cardstock

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

dig it . . . like the 50's Chickadee Birthday Card for Retro Rubber

Welcome back to a new year of challenges with us here at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.   We have a great new color challenge to honor the colors of the 50's.  I personally just barely made it into the 50's by being born in 1959, the same year Barbie doll was introduced.  So I don't have many memories of this color scheme.

I've had this set from Technique Tuesday Chickadee 2.0 from 2017 and thought it would be perfect to use the color scheme.  They are cute little Chickadees!

  • The card base and backing banners are pastel yellow cardstock.  
  • The card front is pastel soft turquoise die cut with Kat Scrapiness Stitched Slimline frame.
  • The card front is stamped in VersaColor Turquoise with the sentiment from the set, "Smile".
  • The chickadees are stamped in Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and heat embossed in Iridescent embossing powder.  Makes it easier to color inside the lines!
  • The chickadees are colored with a brush point Fantastix in Memento Angel Pink, VersaColor Seafoam, VersaMagic Thatched Straw, and VersaColor Turquoise.  They are die cut with the matching die.
  • The sentiments are stamped in VersaColor Turquoise and die cut with Lawn Fawn Sentiment banners.  The backing banners are cut from one side larger.  To get the banners the right length I die cut each of them twice for the fish tail ends.
  • The card is adhered together and is ready to send to a friend!

Please do join us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Do come see all the pretty creations of the design team!  We would love to see your work in our gallery! 

 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 RRCB173.  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 so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Christmas Inspiration for Retro Rubber

 Here we are the last challenge of the year at Retro Rubber!  Add another card to your Christmas stack to be shared with others!  Wonderful Christmas colors with a rustic theme.  Enjoy and hope to see you in our gallery!

I ordered some fun new dies from Crafter's companion and they have been a blast to decorate.


  • I started by centering the Sprig of Holly Die on the front of a 6.25" x 9" card base and die cut and pressure embossed the design.
  • With an ink dauber I inked Versa Color in Lime through the die.
  • Inakadinkado's Christmas greetings snowflake swirl from 2011 was used to stamp sparkly swirls in Delicata Golden Glitz on the rest of the front of the card.  The die was left in place.
  • A section of light green cardstock 6.25" x 2.75" was also stamped with Inakadinkado's swirls used to stamp sparkly swirls in Delicata Golden Glitz. 
  • The red ribbon and berries are drawn in with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red.
  • The sentiment from Unity 2014 is stamped and embossed with Delicata Golden Glitz and Gold embossing powder on a red scrap.  The corners are rounded and the edges are heat embossed to match the sentiment.
  • the sentiment is backed with matching light green cardstock and then adhered to the front of the card.  The rest of the card is assembled, including a white cardstock liner.

 Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the season!  We have a few simple rules 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 RRCB173.  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.

Christmas Blessings to you and yours!


Monday, December 6, 2021

Create a Stunning Christmas Card for Imagine Crafts

 


 


 

Today’s tutorial will feature several Imagine products, Delicata, StazOn, and Vertigo.  Using silhouette style die cut creates a stunning yet quick and easy Christmas Card.

Skill:  Beginning

Time:  30 minutes

Directions:

  


 

 

Step 1

Trim black cardstock to 6 ½” x 9” and fold in half.  Center die on the front panel of the card base and die cut.

 



 

Step 2

 

Leave the die in place and stamp the starry background with Delicata Golden Glitz.

 



Step 3

 

Use a Fantastix Brush Tip to brush in details left open in the die.  Photo shows the die removed after this step.

 


 

 


Step 4

 

Trim a section of Tafetta Vertigo to 2” x 6 3/8”.  Use an Ink Blusher to build layers of color in StazOn Blazing Red and Midnight Blue.  As the color layers blend, the red, purple, and blue along with the Tafetta Vertigo creates a stunning night sky.

 



Step 5

 

Adhere Vertigo behind the opening in the die with small dots of OnPoint Glue.  I glued around the edge and behind each small portion of the die scene.  Trim white cardstock to 6 3/8” x 8 ¾” and fold in half.  Adhere to the inside back of the card with TearIt! Tape.

 



Step 6

 

Apply TearIt! Tape to the front inside of the card and fold card closed.  This allows the card to compensate for the two layers of cardstock. 



 

 

Step 7

 

Stamp Oh Holy Night sentiment in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.

 

 


 

Art Supplies

 

Imagine

·      Delicata—Golden Glitz

·      Vertigo—Taffeta (12” x 12” sheet)

·      StazOn—Blazing Red, Midnight Blue

·      Ink Blusher

·      Embossing Powder—Gold

·      Fantastix Brush Tip

·      Tear It! tape

 

Other

·      Gemini Follow the Star Die

·      Neto Stuff Star stamp

·      Recollections Christmas Sentiments

·      Black and White cardstock

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Sketch Time for Retro Rubber Christmas Card

 We have a great sketch at Retro Rubber for the challenge for the next two weeks!  Super easy to put together a CAS Christmas card!


This year I have been creating Christmas cards throughout the year . . . and often from scraps from completed layouts!  The patterned paper I used is My Mind's Eye I Believe from 2010!  So the paper is older than my stamp set, Recollections Christmas words and die set purchased last December, 2020.


  • I simply followed the sketch for a A2 sized card.  The base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", the red print backing is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".
  • Three strips of coordinating patterned paper are trimmed to 4" x 1 1/4" and adhered.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk and heat embossed with iridescent embossing powder.  (The candy cane strip also has some glitter that is hard to see in the photo.)
  • The sentiment is die cut with the matching die.  To be honest, next time I will use my Scan N Cut as the dies and stamps do not seem to match up well.  the sentiment is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.  
  • Two wood stag deer are adhered for embellishment.  They are from a set of Christmas embellishments made by Docrafts that I have had in my stash for about 4 years!

Easy Peasy and ready to post for Christmas!  We do have a few guidelines for Retro Rubber:

  • 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 RRCB171.  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.

Do come and check out what the design team has created and enter you own card based in the sketch!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

A Clean and Simple Fall Card for Imagine


 

 

In today’s tutorial I will demonstrate how to use both VersaMark and Kaleidacolor ink to create a layered background for a clean and simple design fall card.  VersaMark is a beautiful watermark ink especially on dark cardstock.

Skill:  Beginning

Time:  30 minutes

Directions:

  



Step 1

Trim a cream cardstock base to 8.5” x 5.5”, score and fold in half.  Trim a dark brown cardstock to 4.25” x 5.5”.

 



Step 2

Use a stamp platform and stamp the leaf images in VersaMark Dazzle Champagne on the dark brown cardstock.  Any VersaMark ink will work, but there is a bit of Champagne shimmer with the Dazzle ink.  With the stamps in the same position on the stamp platform, stamp in Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight.  The Oak leaf is stamped on the darker brown end and the maple leaf is stamped on the lighter orange end of the Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight pad.

 



Step 3

Continue stamping the base cardstock and dark brown cardstock.  Clean stamps between the Kaleidacolor ink and VersaMark ink.  It is not necessary to clean after the VersaMark ink as it will not affect the color of the Kaleidacolor ink.

 



Step 4

Trim 0.5” from each edge of the brown cardstock.

 



 

Step 5

Stamp the leaves in Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight.  The sentiment is stamped in the darkest color of the ink pad.  (I choose and another sentiment for the finished card.)  Die cut the leaves and the sentiment.  Edge the banner sentiment with a Brush Tip Fanstix using the orange from the Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight. 

 


 

Step 6

Line up the dark brown cardstock with the base layer.  Adhere with Tear It! Tape.  Adhere the oak leaves with Tear It! Tape and the maple leaf and sentiment with dimensional foam adhesive. 

 

Art Supplies

 

Imagine

·      VersaMark Dazzle--Champagne

·      Kaleidacolor—Cappuccino Delight

·      Fantastix Brush Tip

·      Tear It! tape

 

Other

·      Technique Tuesday I Give Thanks Stamp and Die

·      Lawn Cuts Everyday Sentiments Banners

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Falling for Autumn at Retro Rubber

Hello all, I don't know about you but the leaves are changing and the weather has definitely turned to fall temperatures.  Fall can be tricky in Central Oregon, and getting the garden to bed is important before the hard frosts hit!  We have a season appropriate theme for our Retro Rubber Challenge this two weeks:

 

My inspiration came from a Sizzix Framelit, Textured Impressions with Stamps set Door Wreath (2016).  It can be used for any season, but I do like the fall version!

  • Ink the embossing folder With VersaFine Sepia and pressure emboss.
  • Stamp the images in Tuxedo Black and color with Prisma colored pencils.
  • Die cut the images.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Thankful Layering Stamp  (2013) in Versa Fine Crimson Red and trim to a banner.
  • Die cut the wreath from brown cardstock.
  • Assemble layers of the card. 

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 RRCB169.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • You may enter no more than 5 times. 
  • 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 and Captcha Verification.  We love to comment but verification can make that difficult.  Thanks!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and hope you will check out all the fun cards over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.