Retro Rubber Challenge #121

I have a card made with older supplies for the Retro Rubber Challenge.

I used Chubby Chums from Paper Smooches, which was released in 2013. I used the Sizzix Circle #2 Flip-it Die set, which I have had for at least three years. The patterned paper used is a pack from Hobby Lobby, sitting in my stash for at least 10 years. I pull it out when I need a baby card. I followed the first column on the tic-tac-toe grid: pastel colors, baby, die cut or punch.


Silhouette Moon

My card today is for the Mod Squad Challenge to include a moon on your project. My moon is from the My Hero Arts August 2017 kit and the sentiment is from GKD’s Oh Boy! illustrated by Tami Mayberry. Some Pixie Powder was used to create my night sky and the moon image, clouds and stars were all stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed.

Harvest Moon ModSquadChallenge

Retro Orange Pumpkin

Using the Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp (May 2018) by Gina K Designs in my MISTI, I stamped the panel in Tangerine Twist, then gave the panel a quarter turn and stamped again to create the plaid. I stamped the Gauze Background (May 2018), also by Gina K Designs in Sweet Mango. I used Tangerine Twist to stamp the Gingham (about 2009) using a stamp from Impression Obsession. The pumpkins were cut using Spellbinders limited edition Nested Pumpkins (about 2009). Using the direct to paper technique, I swiped Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink across a piece of white card stock until I was happy with the coverage. I let it dry then used D’Vine Swirl, one of my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folders. I stamped Happy Birthday from the Stamp TV Birthday Blessings kit from 2015 in Tangerine Twist ink on the Gauze pumpkin. I placed all on a Twisted Tangerine card base.

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Retro Rubber Challenge This is a Tic Tac Toe challenge. I chose the bottom row of the grid – die cut or punch, monochrome (hope this qualifies as monochrome) and Birthday.

Double D Challenge Use Orange and White

Cuttlebug Mania Use a pumpkin

Trees for All Seasons

This is for the Lovely as a Tree challenge at As You See It.

I stamped the smaller tree from The Giving Tree by Gina K Designs in Warm Cocoa on four small panels layered over a piece of Warm Cocoa card stock.The set has elements to depict all seasons. I stamped the snowflake using a Summer Sky marker by Memento. The other inks I used are by Gina K Designs – Bubblegum Pink  for the Spring flowers, Jelly Bean Green for the Summer Leaves and Tangerine Twist for the Autumn Leaves. The sentiment was stamped on white in Warm Cocoa layered on a Warm Cocoa mat.

As You See It Challenge

Tree Challenge Card Three

This is my last card for the tree challenge. This one uses Lovely as a Tree by Stampin Up, with a greeting from Maymay Made it, From All of Us.

Tree Challenge Three All the Best

The greeting lends itself to be used for most all occasions. This seems like a masculine card to me, as it is mostly brown tones. The cardstock is Naturals White and Early Expresso from Stampin Up. The ink used is Memento Expresso Truffle. I even pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig as this set is on wood block. This was my one of my mother’s well loved sets. This is probably the second time I have pulled it out. I seek Split Coast Stampers for inspiration with this set as it has been available for 20 years.

Tree Challenge Card Two

Another tree card that was completed today. I am still using Thoughtful Branches and the greeting is from Autumn Wishes, by Gina K Designs. I had so much fun stamping the leaves in Autumn colors. I used Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn inks for the leaves and Memento ink for the branches and greeting. I am enjoying pulling out older sets to use along with the combination of inks and papers.

Tree Card Two Autumn

The cardstock used is Stampin Up Naturals White and Early Expresso. This will be entered in the As You See It Challenge.

Tree challenge Card 1

I have been making tree cards today. Here is the first one:

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

I used SU Thoughtful Branches for the trees, ground, and birds. The sentiment came from The Stamps of Life, lights4Christmas set. I had to perform stamp surgery on the sentiment as I needed it stacked.

Halloween 2019

Hampton Art Zombies and Stencil. Beware of Zombies is the inside of the card.
Cute gate fold card with designer paper and Inkadinkadoo stamp.
Gina K Designs Wicked by Beth Silaika
Wreath Builder card using a combination of GKD and other small stamps. (this is a miss to me-not a fav)
Hocus Pocus

Halloween cards finished except for the inside greeting and addressing the envelopes. It’s been fun creating these without time restraints. Retirement is a wonderful thing!

Enjoy — BOO!!

October ABC’s

My ABC’s in life are our three grandchildren Alexandra, Brooke and Chase. Today’s cards are for these three “just because”. Alexandra’s card is the Farm Fun using SU’s Very Punny stamp set, Brooke’s card is the Llama card from Sizzix which included a stamp set and dies and Chase is receiving the Tim Holtz SSS Stamptember halloween set. He’s 9 years old this month and will appreciate the character and inside message of “candy made me do it”. Brooke and I sing ‘fa la la la la la la llama’ whenever we see a llama and Alexandra is our 22 month old that is still not sure what she thinks of her Gigi since we only see her monthly. We did have fun at the Apple Orchard and she loved the farm animals.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!!