Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Retro Rubber Blog Challenge #16 Tie It on Birthday Card

We have another fun challenge over at Retro Rubber for the next two weeks.  Tie It On with twine or ribbon.  Please remember to use your Retro Rubber that is more than a year old, and tell us how it came to join your collection and when if you can remember!

My Dad is turning 89 this year!  So I created a masculine seascape birthday card to celebrate the occasion. 

 The stamp images are all from Art Impressions, purchased sometime in the early 2000’s.  If you like the images they are still available!  The forefront images are stamped first in Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black on cream card stock and then masked.  Create a mask by stamping the image on a post-it note.   Fussy cut the image just inside the most exterior line.  This prevents a blank shadow where the images met while stamping.  The background is stamped over the top of the masks.  The images are colored with Decorator Chalks; a quick and easy way to color and add shading.

The frame is made by pressure embossing craft card stock with Craftwell Teresa Collins Woodgrain Cottage and inked with Tsukineko StazOn Saddle Brown.  The largest size of Coluzzle was used to cut the inner portion of the frame with the exterior edge as the guide to cut the outside edge.   The corners of the card were rounded with the old Creative Memories corner rounded.  The frame was adhered into place over the images on the card stock.   

Sizzlets Tag, Oval was used to die cut the back from the wood grain card stock and the front from cream card stock.  Boxer Scrapbooking sentiment is stamped in Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black.  The tag had one hole so a second tag was die cut and placed over to punch the second hole.  Darice Hemp cord #20 is looped through the holes and the tag is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive the background.  The tag is adhered in place on the card for the finishing touch.

Come on over to Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and join in the fun with ribbon or twine and a retro stamp!

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  1. You made a beautiful card for your father's special birthday from a collection of stamps that coordinated so well together! I am not good at masking but you have inspired me to give it a go with your tip to cut *inside* the masked layer. Great tip and beautiful nautical card!

  2. Fantastic masking, Neva! Your card is incredible and your dad will treasure it! Happy Birthday to him! I'm happy to be playing with the DT for this challenge and thank you for the honor!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Very nice, the chalks give a water colour look too. Thank you for sharing, good luck in the challenge from Mema's Crafts.

  4. Neva - you always do such a great job of explaining your cards! But you know what I adore about this card - that lighthouse! I love lighthouses! I cannot get over this card and how you took so many things to make it seamless!! Happy bday to your pops!

  5. WOW what a super scene. Love the images you used and great coloring.Thanks for joining us at the Mema’s Crafts challenge this month. Good luck. Hugs, Barbara

  6. What a beautiful scene card, love that you showed us how.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Lovely scene.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


  8. Great make! Thanks for sharing this with us at Polkadoodles Fathers Day/Male Card challenge.
    Polkadoodles DT

  9. Awesome job with the masking to create this scene. Thanks for sharing the details of how it came together. So glad you could join us at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog!

  10. Beautiful scene! this is worthy of framing! Thanks for sharing in our masculine challenge at the PaperGirls.

  11. Neva, what a great card! I do some masking but not as well as you! Great card.

  12. Love the frame & the softly colored images--wonderful card!

  13. It looks so refreshing. Love it! Thanks so much for playing this fortnight at Kitty Bee Designs!

  14. What a handsome creation, Neva! Thanks for playing along with Polkadoodles Father’s Day / Anything Masculine challenge .
    x Asha (DT)


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