Inspiration Challenge

A Snowman In Winter...

I have not played along with any challenges in I don’t know how long but mojo struck so I thought I would give it a try!  I am playing along with the sketch from The Paper Players and the colors from The Card Concept.  It’s a clean and layered card and I am quite pleased with the results.

I started with stamping the fence in Sahara sand and soft suede directly on the card base.  I stamped the snowman in London fog and added the hat, arms, and face before die cutting it. 

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I stamped, cut and then added the bits of garland and a couple of birds to the fence before adding the snowdrift and snowman.  The sentiment is contrary to a snowman’s wishes – he would want cold blessings!

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This card really came together for both challenges – the sketch showcases the colors and wintery inspiration for the card.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! real red.  Inks:  Memento London fog and black.  SU! soft suede, Sahara sand, mossy meadow, real red and pumpkin pie.  Dies:  MFT stitched snowdrifts.  PTI linen plate and fence line – winter.  Memory Box resting birds.  Stamps:  PTI fence line – winter and just sentiments – warmth.


Retro Rubber Challenge 173...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a Christmas inspiration challenge and is our last one for this year.

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I started with a card base of soft suede that I attached some woodgrain pattern paper to.  I die cut a couple of tags and added some scraps to the top tag after I stamped the sentiment.  Sorry for the shine on the bottom of the tag...I couldn't get a picture that didn't have it!

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The sentiment comes from my Papertrey Ink Cozy Christmas set from 2016.  I tied some twine to the tags, adhered to the card base and was done.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! Bumblebee, evening evergreen and soft suede.  Paper Rose Scandi Christmas.  Stamps:  PTI Cozy Christmas (2016).  Dies:  PTI linen plate and tag sale #9.  MFT Blueprints #13.  Other:  SU! twine.


Retro Rubber Challenge 166...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s time for an inspiration challenge so here is my take.

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I was inspired to use the colors and make a mini bouquet.  I used my stamps from Papertrey Ink Bitty Bouquet from 2015.

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I die cut a lattice out of grayish polka dot paper for the background (using the tabletop in the picture for that inspiration).  I used rustic white for my card base and for the little square I popped my flowers up on.  A small sentiment, thread and some bling and I was done.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI rustic white.  Pattern paper from stash.  Inks:  SU! Pear pizzazz, polished pink, daffodil delight, and highland heather.  Stamps:  PTI bitty bouquets (2015).  SSS happy day (2016).  Dies:  PTI bitty bouquets and linen plate.  The Greetery square dance.  SU! Stitched rectangles.  Other:  thread and bling.


Retro Rubber Challenge 161...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  Get inspired by the picture – colors or images.

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I focused on the delicious looking purple ice cream firmly believing it has to be huckleberry ice cream.  That stuff is good!

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I stamped the popsicle image from Reverse Confetti’s Let’s Chill stamp set from 2015.  I colored with my purple blends – making some wavy lines and stripes.  I added the sentiment and was done.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  RC let’s chill (2015).  Inks:  SU! Blends – crumbcake, purple posy and highland heather.  Chalks.


Retro Rubber Challenge 149...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge.  This is a Christmas challenge to be inspired by the photo.

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I started by die cutting this set of candles in white.  I knew I was going to use cherry cobbler as my base so I knew it would be striking!

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I added some black and white plaid before attaching the die cut.  Finally, I added the sentiment from my Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple Joyeux Noel stamp set from 2017.  A few stars and I was done.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, cherry cobbler and plaid tidings.  Dies:  PTI linen.  MFT washi tape.  Memory Box glowing candles.  Stamps:  PTI KIS joyeux noel (2017).  Other:  Bling.


Retro Rubber Challenge 84...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  We have an inspiration challenge to use either the color or items from the image on a card.

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I trotted out my trusty umbrella die and whipped up three umbrellas using the inspiration colors.

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I added the sentiment from the SU! weather together stamp set from 2016.  I love the font and the saying so much.  And yet, it’s the first time I have used the saying!  Shame on me!

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I adhered everything to white and then to a crumbcake card base.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and crumbcake. MFT plaid patterns.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  W+9 pretty patches umbrella.  Stamps:  SU! weather together (2016).


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.


Retro Rubber Challenge #77...

Welcome to the last Retro Rubber Challenge of 2017!  It’s a color inspiration challenge just in time for the holiday season.

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I went with clean and simple and opted to use the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.

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I stamped the tree from the PTI Layered Postmarks: Holiday (from 2012) in spring moss with the script in ripe avocado.

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I added the sentiment and then ran the card thru the linen impression plate.  I actually set out to make a layered card with an old truck and some trees.  That ended up in the garbage.  Sometimes the card in my mind is not what it is in reality!  LOL!

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  PTI layered postmarks: holiday (2012).  Inks:  PTI spring moss, ripe avocado, and pure poppy.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.


Retro Rubber Challenge #68...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  We have a color inspiration based on the photo in the challenge image.

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I loved the checkered cloth so I decided to use that as my background by using a stencil and some red ink.

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I stamped the chair image and then used my colored pencils.  This is from the SU! cherish friendship stamp set.  I have had this set since 2011.  I added the sentiment and ran the card thru the linen impression plate.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  SU! real red.  Memento black.  Colored pencils.  Dies/Stencils:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT checkerboard.  Stamps:  SU! cherish friendship (2011) and CB message me (2016).


July House Of Cards...

Happy July!  It’s time for a new challenge at House of Cards!  All you need to do is use stripes and/or the colors in the image for your card.

July Stripes and or colors

I opted to use both stripes and colors in my card.  So I started by stamping and die cutting the daisy image.  Then I used a few colored pencils to add a bit more dimension to the flowers.

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I love my washi tape die for sentiments so I used it for this one.  I die cut in white and crumbcake to make the sentiment pop a bit.

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I cut a chunk of striped paper and backed it with crumbcake as well.  After adhering everything to the card base, I added a few pearls and was done.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and crumbcake.  PTI lemon tart.  Dies:  MFT washi tape.  PTI flower favorites.  Stamps:  PTI KIS sympathy.  PTI flower favorites.  Inks:  SU! garden green, old olive, pear pizzazz, crushed curry, and peekaboo peach.  Memento black.  Other:  colored pencils.  SU! pearls.