Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Masculine Birthday Card with a fun twist for Retro Rubber

We will have a birthday boy in our house today and I used this Tic Tac Toe board  from our Retro Rubber Challenge as inspiration to create a card for the occasion.

I choose the vertical column of "mode of transport/die cut/masculine" and had some fun!

My son is a plane aficionado and I have several to choose from to create his card.
  • The background uses Memento Sky Blue and Danube Blue inks.  Two stencil edges, Deja View C-Thru Ruler, and Fairytale Creations #3001 Chalk Talk help define the cloud edges.  I used an ink blusher to apply the inks.   
  • Using scraps I die cut the plane with Carta Bella Vintage Airplane die set.  A standard whole punch with trimmed to create a helmet, well because the plane is flying and needed a pilot!  Both the helmet and the prop are colored with Galaxy Marker in Mercury Silver.  These really do work well on dark colored cardstock.
  • The sentiment is from the Technique Tuesday's Chickadees 2.0 set from 2017 and is stamped in Memento Danube Blue.  The paper strip is hand trimmed into a banner.  a small section of silver twine is used to connect the airplane to the banner.
  • At this point I still had space on the card and decided to add a bit more.  Technique Tuesday's Say It Hugs from 2013 is used to create the sentiment stamped in Memento Danube Blue directly on the background and die cut the "Hugs".
  • Everything is adhered to an A7 size card base.  
Enjoy all the cards created by the design team over at Retro Rubber.  Please join us and play along with the Tic Tac Toe Board.  We have a few simple rules 1)  Use at leasst one stamp that is older than a year and tell us how old the stamp is in your post 2) Enter up to ten challenges, including ours!  Hope to see you in our gallery soon.  

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Thinking of You for Retro Rubber Anything Goes

At Retro Rubber we always enjoy seeing all the wonderful creations for Anything Goes, so now is the time to show us your best using a stamp that is at least one year or older!

I had a need to make a sympathy card this winter.  Butterflies symbolize hope and joy during hard times, so I looked up on the trusty interwebs to see what butterflies might be around with snow on the ground.  I found a few and based my color scheme on the Monarch butterfly.

I am a butterfly aficionado, and do have a few stamps and dies to choose from!
  • The butterfly image is Layering Butterflies and Cutting Dies from Hot Off the Press 2017.  It is stamped in Versafine Habenaro, Vintage Sepia, Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer, and Brilliance Coffee Bean.  
  • The embossed background is Snow Flurries by Darice pressure embossed on white cardstock.
  • I used the die to create a mask and placed it on the background then stamped the antennae in Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer.
  • The butterfly is shaped and adhered to the card front with glue dots under the body and dimensional foam adhesive under the wings.
  • The edges of the card base are inked in Vintage Sepia before the card front is adhered.
  • The sentiment is die cut from white cardstock using the Sentiments Four set by Spellbinders.  Then it is inked with Versafine Habenaro.  I used a liquid glue to adhere it to the front of the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please do come and play along with us and create your own Anything Goes project, we would love to see it over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Please remember to use a stamp older than a year and tell us how long it has been around.  We also ask that you enter only up to ten challenges including ours.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 4, 2019

November Stick It Down Double Page Sketch

Normally I like to use the sketch within the season, but I just happened to have the exact number of photos already printed for this layout that fit this month's Stick It Down sketch perfectly!  So a summer themed boy layout it is!

My photos aren't the exact size, and I moved them around just a bit, but I do love the gears as embellishments!

I had purchased specific patterned paper to complete this layout and the sketch was helpful in stretching the paper over two duplicate layouts, one for each boy's album.
  • Two sheets of American Crafts Bicycles were trimmed in the direction that matched the layout.
  • Core'dinations Light Aqua Plaid was trimmed for the layouts.
  • Craft Smart Embossed Cardstock was a perfect color match and one sheet was trimmed for the layouts.    
  • Using Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Gadget Gears and Spellbinders Donna Salazar Sprightly Sprckets I die cut a variety of gears for embellishements.  I used the Craft Smart Embossed Cardstock, a sheet of coordinating light aqua cardstock from my stash, and DCWV Metallic Silver cardstock to create the gears.  
  • Since the background was white I used the light aqua cardstock from my stash and stamped Recollections Grunge Alphabet with Memento Luxe Teal Zeal to create the title.  My Brother Scan N Cut made quick work of electronically die cutting the letters.  
  • I added the journaling underneath the title, as there was a fun story to go with these photos.  The man who was the biggest "master mechanic" did so just for fun, Dad got in on the action a little too, but Kurt just enjoyed teaching a 10-year-old how to fix a flat!
This layout was a bit time consuming to complete, but once done I am really pleased with the results.  Do give this sketch a try, or one of the other sketches over at Stick It Down.  Thanks for stopping by Snippets of Time to Craft!