Retro Rubber Challenge 222...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a theme challenge to make a card using winter related stamps and/or papers.

RRCB 222

I started out by stamping and die cutting the bench, pillows, blanket, book and cup.  I used my Papertrey Ink Winter Bench stamp set from 2022.  I opted for some bright colors cause we all need a little bright in the winter! rrcb 222 1

I stamped the sentiment (Papertrey Ink Winter Hills (2012) and then adhered all the bits and pieces to the card front.  I couldn’t resist adding the sweet heart button as a last minute touch. rrcb 222 2

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  PTI winter bench (2022) and winter hills (2012). Inks:  SU! tangerine tango, soft suede, crumbcake, Tahitian tide, pebbled path and parakeet party.  Dies:  PTI winter bench and linen plate.  Other:  button.

Retro Rubber Challenge 198...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s an inspiration challenge to use winter related stamps and/or papers on your card.

RRCB 198

I went super clean and did a wintery scene from my Papertrey Ink Winter Hills stamp set from 2012.  I did a tone on tone with soft greys. rrcb 198 1

I popped up on the base and added the sentiment.  A CAS card to start the year! rrcb 198 2

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI soft stone.   Inks:  Memento London Fog.  Stamps:  PTI winter hills (2012).  Dies:  PTI linen plate.

Feeling Peaceful For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a sketch challenge!

#278 7.1.2022

I started with some images to create a bit of a monochromatic winter scene.  Trees, cabin and deer feel a bit wintery to me.  Or maybe I am already dreaming of winter?  Yikes!  What am I thinking! aysi 278 1

I added the sentiment and die cut using my deckled edges rectangles, popped up on the card base and was done. aysi 278 2

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Supplies:  CS: PTI soft stone.  Inks:  Memento London fog.  Copic grey.  Stamps:  Inkylicious snowy trees, twinchie, silhouette stag deer 1.  PTI freshly fallen.  Dies:  SU! deckle rectangles.  PTI linen plate.

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. pp cc 1

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! pp cc 2

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.

Wintery Snowflakes For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  We are talking speed and snowflakes for this challenge! 

#265 12.10.2021

I started by creating an ornament shape on my card front with a little bit of ink blending. aysi 265 1

I stamped snowflakes, added the sentiment and adhered to the card base.  I decided last second to add a bit of bling for some sparkle and was done.  Plenty of time left on the clock for me!  I had one minute ten seconds left! aysi 265 2

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Supplies:  CS: SU!  white and balmy blue.  Stamps:  SSS lots of snowflakes and holiday trimmings.  Inks:  tumbled glass distress ink.  Dies:  PTI linen.  MFT blueprints #13.  Inkylicious ornament stencil.  Other:  Rhinestones.

Retro Rubber Challenge 172...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  A lovely sketch challenge!

RRCB 172

I die cut three pieces of various pattern paper with my shiplap die.  I stamped and colored my llama image from Lawn Fawn Winter Alpaca circa 2015.  I die cut the llama and the little triangle banner and was ready to put the card together. rrcb 172 1

I adhered the pattern paper, stamped the sentiment and then added my llama and banner along with a bit of bling.  I was super excited how this all came together for the sketch! rrcb 172 2

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! Sahara sand and peaceful prints.  Stamps:  LF winter alpaca (2015).  Dies:  LF winter alpaca.  PTI linen plate.  SU! Stitched triangles.  The Greetery shiplap.  Inks:  SU! Blends – ivory and real red.  Other:  rhinestones.

Retro Rubber Challenge 150...

It’s the first challenge of 2021 for Retro Rubber.  It is a winter theme because it’s winter!

RRCB 150

I don’t do a lot of layering on my cards but I went for it this week!  I die cut the geometric pattern in perfect plum and then added a vanilla cream stitched frame.  I used a stitched circle frame from wintery paper to add to all of the layers. rrcb 150 1

I stamped the winter berries image from Papertrey Ink Beautiful Berries – Winter from 2017 in distress inks in the purple and cream theme.  I die cut the image and popped it up on all of the frames. rrcb 150 2 (640x406)

I added the sentiment from MFT Holiday Hugs (2013) and popped it up before adding some pearls.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI vanilla cream.  SU! perfect plum.  Pattern paper from stash.  Stamps:  PTI beautiful berries winter (2017).  MFT holiday hugs (2013).  Dies:  PTI linen, cozy Christmas, beautiful berries winter.  MFT stitched rectangles, double stitched circles and washi tape.  Inks:  Distress antique linen, milled lavender, and dusty concord.  Other:  Pearls.

Retro Rubber Challenge 126...

It’s a new challenge for a new year at Retro Rubber!  The challenge is to make a winter themed card.  I thought this would be easy until I couldn’t come up with anything!  Luckily, I had a meeting this past weekend where a friend showed off her collection of wreaths.  One of them was a snowflake wreath so I used that for my inspiration.

RRCB 126

I started by drawing a circle and then stamping a variety of snowflake stamps around it.  I used colors that I used on this card that I made a few weeks ago.  These stamps were from my Simon Says Stamp Lots of Snowflakes stamps from 2014. rrcb 126 1 (584x640)

I added the sentiment from my Penny Black Yuletide Wishes stamp set from 2016 and decided to put the stamp a bit to the right.  I moved it around the circle, in and out of the circle and ultimately liked it where it ended up. rrcb 126 2 (640x436)

I added a few rhinestones and some twine before adhering to a card base of soft sky.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and soft sky.  Stamps:  SSS lots of snowflakes (2014).  Penny Black yuletide wishes (2016).  Inks:  SU! baja breeze, pool party and soft sky.  Other:  Rhinestones.  SU! pool party twine.  PTI linen impression plate.

Fill In The AYSI Blank...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It and it is a fill in the blank.  (that I got to create!)  My go to die or punch that I use most often is the linen impression plate.  But I think you all could have guessed that!  I love it because it adds a smidge of texture and makes the card feel a little more upscale.

#209 9.13.19

I did a one layer card so I could show off the linen plate.  I added snowflakes and circles in soft colors and then ran the card thru the linen plate.  Even though it is hard to see! aysi 209 1 (546x640)

I stamped the sentiment, die cut it, and popped it up on the card. aysi 209 2 (640x459)

It's always a bit difficult to see the texture from the linen plate so here is a picture of what it looks like. aysi 209 3 (640x474)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  SU! pink pirouette, pool party, sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder, pear pizzazz and so saffron.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT washi tape.  Stamps:  CB sunburst.  SSS lots of snowflakes and inside holiday greetings.


Welcome to a new As You See It Challenge!  Since we are just about to the New Year, our theme is sparkle!  And what could be more sparkly than glitter?  Glitter…the gift that keeps on giving!

#166 12.29.17

I started by using some Bermuda Bay glitter paper and die cutting a hat. And now I officially have glitter everywhere on my table! aysi 166 1 (563x640)

I die cut a scalloped panel and ran it and the card base thru my linen impression plate.  I added the sentiment and then attached the glitter hat.  A cute white fuzzy ball added some dimension and kept the die cut from looking like a mailbox – lol! aysi 166 2 (640x469)

I popped the panel up on the card base and was done!  Be sure to join us!  Link up your sparkles HERE!

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, Bermuda Bay cardstock and glitter paper.  Stamps:  PTI two feet deep.  Dies:  MFT warm and fuzzy, mini scallop stitched rectangles.  PTI linen impression plate.