Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Time to start the New Year with Retro Rubber Challenge

The Design Team put our heads together and came up with some really fun challenges for this year, our Tenth year!  Do come and play along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.


 Across most of North America we are experiencing extreme cold and winter storms.  This is the perfect time to stay inside and play with your retro stamps.  Mine is a wood-mounted Snowflake image by Peddler's Pack from 1998.  


  • This card was the second try, using the stamp to convey the feel of the challenge.  Since the snowflakes are actually in relief with the surrounding being the stamp it was best to ink the stamp up in Memento Luxe' Grey Flannel and Versa Color Baby Blue.  
  • Heat embossing with Imagine Crafts Iridescent embossing powder added to the glitz.  
  • Some of the areas were inked directly with Versa Color Baby Blue.  
  • The image was trimmed to size and adhered to the front of an A2 sized white card that was also inked in Versa Color Baby Blue.  
  • It is the time of year to send thank you cards, so the finishing touch is a die cut from Poppy Stamps made in 2017.  
  • Three die cuts were adhered together then inked with Delicata Sapphire Blue and heat embossed with Imagine Crafts Iridescent embossing powder.

Share with us your "winter fun" make!  With the cold weather it is the perfect time to stay inside and play with ink and paper!  You can join us here.


  • 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 RRCB222.  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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    1 comment:

    1. Wow, Neva, this came out so cool - what a great effect you got with this beauty! Beautiful dies, too!


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