Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hooray Monsters for Retro Rubber Sketch

We have a great easy to use sketch for our challenge at Retro Rubber for the next two weeks.  We have a few rules to play along:  use at least one stamp older than a year, enter 10 or fewer challenges, and the usual no back-linking.

You may use the sketch as you like as long as we can recognize the sketch.  My contribution deviates a tiny bit as the stars are part of of the front panel.

First I stamped the Monsters4celebration by Stephanie Bernard and The Stamps of Life on white glossy cardstock with Versa Mark Dazzle and heat embossed them with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  A few spritzes of Fireworks! in Lulu Lavender, Bahama blue and Rose Bud finish the background.  I like how they are peeking around the corners of the card.  The center sentiment panel is punched with EK Success Star Border and backed with Paper Studio Glitter Paper.  The sentiment is also from the Monsters4celebration and is stamped in StazOn Azure.  StazOn Jet Back edges all the layers.  Monsters2 also by Stephanie Bernard and The Stamps of Life is die cut from white cardstock, glitter paper, and black cardstock.  The white background of the die cut needed a tiny bit of definition so I edged it with the brush tip of a Dual Tip Memento Marker in Tuxedo Black.  The monster's tongue is colored with Fireworks! Rose Bud.  The layers are adhered together and the monster is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.

I hope to send this card soon as it is a soon as we hear that a job offer has come through for our daughter.  She is a recent college graduate and we wanted a fun congratualatory greeting to help her celebrate.

Please do join along and use this great sketch to create your own card!  Join us over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!


  1. Oh Neva, I love the gorgeous background you created for your cute little monsters and the fun and adorable jumping little guy inviting you to also jump for joy, it's impossible not to smile, love it!!!
    Super cute card Teammate.

  2. Super cute & I love the colors!

  3. This is so cute and I love those super darling monsters....they seem so happy!

  4. Neva, love your fun card! Love the background embossing and distressed inks. And that little monster is adorable.

  5. Your spritzy embossed background is fabulous and the line of stars across the panel are great.

  6. Neva, I feel like you created this card for me ;) I LOVE Monster stamps, papers, etc just Monsters. So I love this, especially how you have the monsters on the background. Cx


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