Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Seasonal Color Challenge for Retro Rubber

 Ah it's fall (or autumn) here in the Northern Hemisphere.  We've been enjoying a bit of Indian Summer, and had our first  frost of the season 2 nights ago.  My dahlias suffered, but I carried in my hanging baskets.  Actually for Central Oregon this is really late to have our first frost, so the last few weeks I've been enjoying the longevity of my flower garden including roses that had buds!  At any rate we are highlighting the colors of the season at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge for the next two weeks.

For most in the U.S. we celebrate Halloween with black, orange, and white.  It just so happens that my Sister-In-Law was born on Halloween and it is her FAVORITE holiday, and she is our favorite witch.  So I decided to create a birthday card that also celebrates Halloween just for her.


  • A very ancient Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers stamp of the relief of the moon was stamped in Memento Luxe Dandelion and heat embossed with iridescent embossing powder.  
  • I created a circle mask with a Spellbinder's circle die and sponged ink around the moon image.  I started with Memento Luxe Dandelion, faded to Morocco, and finally Rhubarb Stalk at the bottom of the card.
  • A bit of Memento Luxe Grey Flannel was sponged over the moon and the excess cleaned with a baby wipe from the embossed moon.  The moon was a little too yellow, so a tiny bit of StazOn Orange Zest was sponged over the moon.
  • The tree image is another stamp that been in my inventory forever, Ann-ticipations trees made in 1996.  It's a lovely stamp for fall cards!  It is stamped in Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle and Grey Flannel to add some depth.
  • The sentiments are from Technique Tuesday Say It Happy.  The interior happy is sponged in Memento Luxe Morocco.  The sentiments are stamped in Memento Luxe Wedding White and heat embossing in detail white embossing powder.  The ampersand is from Technique Tuesday's Say It Hugs from 2013. 
  • The witch and hat are Cheery Lynn Designs Witch Hunt from 2015.  They are die cut from black cardstock as is the outline for the Technique Tuesday's Happy die cut.  

I really had fun creating the card, and I am sure my Sister-In-Law will enjoy it!  Play along with our Retro Rubber challenge for the end of October.  We have several simple rules 1) Use one stamp at least a year old 2) Tell us how long you have had the stamp 3) Enter no more than ten challenges including ours.  Simple and fun!  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Tic Tac Toe for Retro Rubber Sympathy card

 Time for a new challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, a fun Tic Tac Toe inspiration board.   There a a few simple rules 1) Use at least one stamp that is more than a year old 2) Tell us how long you've had it or when it was manufactured 3) Enter up to ten challenges, including ours.  

I decided to use the middle horizontal row to make a clean and simple sympathy card.  As the card would be masculine I went with twine instead of ribbon, thinking that it's super similar and a tad more masculine.


This is an A2 sized card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 base.

  • Sizzix skeleton leaves are die cut from green cardstock.
  • Twine is tied around the stem of the leaves.
  • The 4" x 5 1/4" edges of the card front are inked with Memento Luxe Northern Pine.  
  • The sentiment from Sincere Senitments 2/2007 is stamped in Memento Luxe Northern Pine.  This set has been used many times and was acquired when I had a subscription to Cardmaking & Papercraft.  It is designed by Simonne Clay. 
  • The die cut is adhered with Zig Two Way Glue.
  • The card front is adhered to the base.

I made several of this design, as I had family members on my husband's side pass away recently.  (Not COVID related)  My uncle who was not expected to survive his bout with shingles that caused encephalitis is making his recovery.  We are very thankful for his recovery, and keep praying for his family.  (So I still have a few in my stash if needed in the future.)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please do join our challenge over at Retro Rubber.