Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Masculine Birthday card for Retro Rubber

 Time for a new challenge at Retro Rubber and we have a fun tic tac toe for your stamping pleasure!

I had a need for a masculine birthday card so I went with the diagonal that includes Green and Twine/Cord.

I pulled out a few scraps from my stash and added a few fun details!

  • Darice Crackle embossing folder was used to create the green background.  After pressure embossing I sanded the surface to bring out the texture.
  • Recollections Kraft cardstock is used for the base and the layers of the card.  Lawn Fawn Small Cross-stitched Rectangle die from 2016 was used on the sentiment base layer.
  • Provo Craft Slab II from around 2002 patterned papers are used between the layers and as the top layer.
  • Ms. Sparkle & Co. from 6/2019 is used to stamp the sentiment in Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa.  Rich Cocoa is also used to edge the patterned papers.
  • Two layers are adhered together I tied craft cord around the layers before adhering with dimensional foam adhesive to the next layers.

This was a really fun card to put together.  My father-in-law enjoyed receiving it as well!  Please do come and join us at Retro Rubber!  These are our challenge guidelines:

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB162.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • Enter as many times as you like. 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
  • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A sketch for Retro Rubber

 Hello all, and happy summer.  It's been super hot for us here in the Pacific Northwest, warmer than typical June/July weather!  For Retro Rubber we have a fun sketch to will allow you to put together either a very simple card, or a much more complex card like my teammates at Retro Rubber.

My card uses patterned paper scraps from my "card making left over collection" of scrap paper, no clue of the manufacturer or date!  But it worked well for this card design!

  • A Elizabeth Craft Designs die was used to die cut the center circle.  It is stamped with Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer flower images pre-2000.  I used Versa Color Pink, then Nuvo Cyrstal Drops Dandelion Yellow to create the centers of the flowers.
  • The pattern paper is also decorated with Nuvo Cyrstal Drops Dandelion Yellow.
  • The sentiment is Hero Arts "It's Your Day" from 3/2015 is stamped in Versa Color Indigo.
  • The final touch is Nuvo Cyrstal Drops Midnight Blue.

What fun, a quick birthday card.  Please do come play with us at Retro Rubber.  There are some amazing cards posted!  We have three simple rules 1) Use a at least one stamp that is more than a year old 2) Tell us the age of the stamp 3) Enter up to ten challenges including Retro Rubber.

Thanks for stopping by!