Retro Rubber Challenge 82...

Welcome to our new challenge at Retro Rubber!  For the first time ever, we are doing a tic tac toe challenge where you use three elements either across, down or diagonally.

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I opted for green, die cut and twine.  All lovely elements.  I was going to make a St. Patrick’s Day card but I don’t have a clover leaf die.  Also, it’s hard to feel too happy about clover leafs (or anything springy – lol) when we still have 3-4 feet of snow on the ground.

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So I switched it up and made a birthday card.  I started with several leaf die cuts that I stacked together.  They have a bit of coppery/gold on the edges as this is a die that I ruined with some paint and the remaining paint clings to my cardstock.  It did add a bit of shimmer.

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I added the twine and adhered to the card front that I ran thru the linen impression plate.  I added the sentiment (from my 2016 Clearly Besotted Message Me stamp set) and layered the card front on the card base.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! garden green and white.  Stamps:  CB Message Me (2016).  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate and leaf silhouettes.  Other:  SU! linen thread.


Confetti Rainbows For AYSI...

We have a new challenge at As You See It!  This challenge is to use every item in the challenge image on your card.  I find these challenges the hardest of all!  And I was quite stumped until I came up with this card.

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I started with a double layer of black cardstock for the wide/stripe element.  Then I die cut the word hello three times and adhered together for the one word.

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That left me with confetti, rainbow and stars.  I tried several different things until I finally remembered my SU! enamel dots and stars.  Presto magic – I have confetti of rainbow colored stars.  Whew!  I made it and kept it clean and simple to boot!

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Supplies:  PTI white.  SU! basic black.  Dies:  PTI noted hello and linen impression plate.  Other:  SU! enamel stars and rhinestones.


March House Of Cards...

March is coming in like a lion around here and it’s also a new challenge at House of Cards.  The challenge is to use colored pencils on dark cardstock and/or the colors in the challenge image.

March Colored Pencils on dark card colors

As usual, I did a bit of both.  I stamped the image in crumbcake ink on crumbcake cardstock and then colored with my pencils.

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I added a popped up sentiment and some pearls to finish off the card. 

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! crumbcake and white.  Stamps:  SU! heartfelt blooms and text ya later.  Other:  PTI linen impression plate.  Chalks.  SU! pearls.


Retro Rubber Challenge 81...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  We have a sketch for you to try out!

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I started with a scooter from the SU! On The Grow stamp set from 2011.  I used my chalks to color in the scooter and flowers.

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I die cut the image and then layered on a couple of die cut panels.  I added the sweet sentiment as who wouldn’t like a little happy mail of flowers!

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, crumbcake, perfect plum and pear pizzazz.  Stamps:  SU! on the grow (2011) and PTI KIS happy mail (2017).  Other:  Chalks.  PTI linen/canvas impression plate.  MFT Stitched arch and horizontal stitched stripes.  SU! rhinestones and dots.


Friendship...

It’s a new challenge for As You See It!  I love Amanda’s sketches and this one is no different!

#170 2.23.18

I opted for a bit of a different take by using buttons as my square and round panels.  It’s just how I saw it!

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I started by stamping this lovely friendship sentiment and then adding the buttons, thread and dots.  I popped one of the buttons up a bit on the other for more of a textural feel. 

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI rustic cream.  Stamps:  PTI friendship.  Other:  SU! buttons, rhinestones and enamel hearts.  Memento black ink.  Copper thread.


Retro Rubber Challenge #80...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  We are going crazy with dots and circles!

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I am feeling inspired by the Olympics!  I love the sportsmanship, the come from behind wins and watching sports I would normally never watch.

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My super CAS card is stamped with circles to form the Olympic symbol.  I am using my Clearly Besotted Sunburst stamps from 2015.  Then I added a fun sentiment and ran the card thru a dotty impression plate.

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Link up your card HERE!  Enjoy the Olympics!

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  SU! pacific point, real red, garden green and daffodil delight.  Memento black.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate and polka dots basics 2 impression plate.  Stamps:  Clearly Besotted Sunburst (2015).


Hearts And Flowers For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It.  Fill in this blank:  My first stamp or craft tool was:  a crimper!  Or the brayer – I think I bought them at the same time.

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It was fun to bust out my crimper tool.  I ran a couple of pieces of cardstock thru the crimper before adding to my card base.  Are you familiar with a crimper?  It’s a tool that corrugates paper.  It’s really a cool way to get some texture on your card so one would think I would use it more!

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For my image, I stamped the lovely little bouquet and then colored with my chalks.  I added the sentiment and linen thread after I added a bit of blue chalk around the image.  It’s hard to see the blue but in real life it gives a nice antiquey feel to the card.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! crumbcake, rose red, pink pirouette and white.  Stamps:  SU! best of flowers.  CB message me.  Inks:  SU! sahara sand.  Chalks.  Tools/dies:  Crimper.  MFT cross stitch rectangles.  PTI linen impression plate.  Other:  SU! linen thread.


February House Of Cards...

Happy February!  It’s a new challenge at House of Cards.  Use the colors or create a valentine background or both.

February Valentine background colors

I used a bit of both the colors and the background.  I started by using some versamark ink and a heart filled vine to stamp in the middle of the card.

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Then I die cut and stamped the two beakers, adhered them, and then added the sentiment and some hearts and rhinestones.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and pink pirouette.  Stamps:  SU! valentine defined.  PTI love potion.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate and love potion.  Inks:  SU! pink pirouette and sweet sugarplum.  Other:  SU! dots.


Retro Rubber Challenge #79...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  Use the beautiful picture for your inspiration and create a card.

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I opted to use the colors to inspire me.  I love the pink, gold and white combination.  So I started by die cutting this leaf pattern and backing it with gold paper.

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I added the sentiment and a few hearts before adhering to the card base.  My sentiment stamp is from the 2016 Clearly Besotted Message Me stamp set.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, gold and pink pirouette.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate and mighty bloom die.  Stamps:  CB message me (2016).  Other:  SU! dots.


Bubbles For AYSI...

It’s time for a new challenge at As You See It!  We have a fun sketch for you to try.

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When I first saw this sketch, I knew my SU! bubble over stamp set and paper were going to get a work out!  I used a strip of patterned paper and backed it with some lemon lime twist cardstock.  Then I fussy cut the two bottles out of the pattern paper and adhered to the card.

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I stamped random bubbles and added a few dots and rhinestones.  Finally, I added the sentiment and was done.

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Supplies:  SU! white and bubbles n fizz dsp.  Stamps:  SU! bubble over.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT blueprints 20.  Inks:  SU! Bermuda bay, calypso coral, and lemon lime twist.  Other:  SU! dots and rhinestones.