Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Monochromatic Birthday for Retro Rubber

I really enjoy seeing the projects that are created from the Tic Tac Toe challenges at Retro Rubber.  Our Design Team and entries are always so creative!  Check out this month's Tic Tac Toe:

I choose the bottom row: Die cut or punch, monochrome, and birthday.  We have a few fall birthday's so this was perfect to make another fall themed birthday card.

  • I inked up Darice's Birthday Collage embossing folder with Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight and pressure embossed white cardstock.  The white embossing turned out to detract from the other design elements so I inked it with Memento Tangelo to keep the card more monochromatic.  
  • Happy Balloons Stamp and Die Set by Concord & 9th is a great set to use for many occasions.  It was released in September 2017.
  • The large balloon is stamped in Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight and die cut with the matching die.  
  • The balloon frame, banners, and string are all die cut from white cardstock.
  • The get perfect placement on the sentiments, I placed the die cut banners back into the cardstock and secured them from the back with painters tape.  Using a stamp positioner I stamped the sentiments in the darkest shade from Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight.  The banners have pre-embossed fold lines that make it easy to create the folded dimension.
  • The balloon layers are secured together with Zig Glue and a bit of coordinating baker's twine is tied in a bow around the base of the balloon.  
  • The layers of the card are adhered together and the balloon is mounted with dimensional foam adhesive.  
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the rest of Retro Rubber's Design Team creations.  We have a few simple rules to play along with our challenge:  1)  Use at least one stamp that is older than a year  2) Play along with our challenge and only nine others.

Have a wonderful fall!


  1. Love that textured background, Neva.

  2. This technique of inking the embossing folder is one I've tried only a couple of times long ago but it's really awesome.
    Love the colors and the way all the great details of this embossing folder come through beautifully.
    The birthday balloon is awesome and fun too.
    Great card.

  3. Thanks for sharing how you made this really neat looking card, perfect for a guy (or gal!)


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