Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Slimline Valentine for Imagine GDT

Today I am sharing how to make a Slimline Valentine using Memento inks.  This is a great quick and easy card that can be given to the special guy in your life for Valentine’s Day.  Slimline cards are the new "it" style in card making.  It is so great to be back as a Guest Designer at Imagine for Tsukineko.  I love their inks and mixed media supplies and showcasing all the fun things you can create with all of their products. 

Skill:  Beginnner

Time: 30 minutes


  1. The great thing about slimline cards is that you only need a single sheet of 8.5” x 11” cardstock for the card and card front.  Trim cardstock to 7” x 8.5” and score to make a card base of 3.5” x 11.  It will fit in a standard A10 envelope.  Use a sponge dauber and Memento Rose Bud to ink the outer 0.5” of the card base.
  2. Trim the remaining cardstock to 3.25” x 8.25”.  Edge with Memento London Fog.  Stamp a background in Memento Angel Pink with a small valentine’s themed image.  I used an ancient Rollergraph heart stamp.  It is very subtle but adds a just a bit of depth to the card.
  3.  Die cut four layers of cardstock with the Technique Tuesday Paper Airplane on the Border die.
  4.      Ink one loop with a sponge dauber and Memento Rose Bud.  Ink one airplane in Memento Lodon Fog.  Ink one airplane leaving the cutout section in place when inking with Memento Tuxedo Black.
  5. Layer the loops together with dots of On Point Glue, the lower photo shows the very small dots of glue, a little goes a long way!  Lightly press together to create a raised die cut.
  6. Using On Point Glue layer the Memento Tuxedo Black airplane over one white airplane.  Layer the third airplane with the cutouts removed over the Memento Tuxedo Black airplane.  Layer the Memento London Fog airplane with cutouts removed on top.
  7. Stamp sentiment image in Memento London Fog.  I placed all the elements on the card to decide position before using a stamp positioner to stamp the sentiment. 
    Adhere the card front to the base using Tear It! tape.
  9. Adhere die cuts and sequin embellishments with On Point Glue.

Art Supplies

  • Memento Ink Pad-Angel Pink, Rose Bud, London Fog, Tuxedo Black
  • On Point Glue
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Tear It! Tape


  • Technique Tuesday Die-Paper Airplane on the Border
  •  Hero Arts-CL493 Holiday Sentiments
  •  Spiegelmomscraps-Sock Hop sequins
  •   Rollergraph-Heart Stamp

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A New Year a New Challenge at Retro Rubber!

 Welcome back, a new year, a new challenge!  The first challenge of 2021 for Retro Rubber is:

Six years ago, and four years ago we had record snow falls in our part of the country.  This year . . . not so much.  But it's still fun to celebrate snowflakes and all!

I choose to make a birthday card for a nephew with a January birthday.  Maybe a little too cutesy, but it  fits the theme.

  • The images are from Winter Warmers by Hunky Dory sent out in November 2017 Creative Stamping magazine from the UK.  The sweater (or jumper as they say in UK) is stamped first in Memento Nautical Blue.  A mask is cut from a post-it note and covers the sweater.  The bear is stamped in  Memento Tuxedo Black.  The sentiment and stars are stamped in Memento Nautical Blue.  The center panel is 3 5/8" x 5", just because I trimmed it after I stamped it!
  • I will admit I am not an expert at coloring with alcohol ink pens, but I've practice a little on this image.  Chameleon CG5 Cool Grey, PK3 Bubble Gum, and BL4 Corn Flower Blue are used to decorate the bear and his sweater.  I am pretty pleased with my results!
  • Scrounging through my wintry papers I found some scraps.  The background is Provo Craft (4 3/4" x 6 1/4"),  the white snowflake is unknown (3 3/4" x 4 3/4"), and the strip is SandyLion Let it Snow (2 1/2" x 5"). 
  • All the layers are adhered together and now it is ready to be sent off!  (I've made a resolution to get birthday cards out on time this year!)
Please do come and play along with our fun challenge at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  We have a few  simple rules 1) Use at least one stamp that is at least one year old 2) Tell us how long you have the stamp 3) Enter no more than ten challenges including ours 4) Enter our challenge up to three times.  Have some fun and join us at Retro Rubber, we would love to see your projects!