Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stamp Ink Paper and Retro Rubber Card Challenges



Hello everyone.  Today is Tuesday which means a new challenge over at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge blog.  Today is Challenge No. 58 and it's a sketch challenge - 


And, since I made this as a "summertime" theme, I am also adding it to the Retro Rubber Challenge No. 43 - Summertime!  Although I personally love to eat ice cream ALL year round, it really is a "Summertime" treat!  And it's nice to be using stamps and dies I had sitting around for over a year now!!  Time to dust these babies off!


Because the sketch shows two separate areas on the front of the card, I wanted to go with something a bit different - a different type of border.  So I grabbed an OLD set from QuicKutz called Nesting Scallop Paisley (you can try this with any of your nesting dies).  I cut a piece of fun foam, slipped it under the top of the die and positioned the scallop edge at the bottom of the fun foam and die cut it with my Big Shot.  

Using your dies this way gives you so many new ways to have a border or edge to your cards or papers.




Then I did the same with a piece of designer paper from Hootenanny Six By Six Paper Pad by My Minds Eye.


Then I glued the designer paper to the fun foam and then adhered both to the card front, leaving room at the bottom for a phrase.  


Next up was to make the tag.  I used 2 dies from Reverse Confetti - Tag Me and Love and Ice Cream Confetti Cuts.  I die cut the largest tag from Tag Me using the reverse side of the paper I used with the scallop edge.  Then, with the Love and Ice Cream Confetti Cuts, I cut the spoon with silver cardstock, the ice cream with yellow and white cardstock, the icing part with red cardstock and the cup with Kraft cardstock, which I then put through an embossing folder for some texture.


I glued the ice cream cup to the front of the tag, adhered the tag to the card front, and glued some 4mm red/gold sequins the top ball of ice cream. Lastly I stamped one of the phrases from the matching Love And Ice Cream stamp set and adhered 3 sequins on the bottom. 


That's it.  Done!  I love these dies from Reverse Confetti and this ice cream duo is perfect for the summertime!  I hope you can find some time to add one of your own creations to the two challenge blogs - click HERE to be taken to the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge blog and click HERE to be taken to the Retro Rubber Challenge blog.  

Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 
Michael

14 comments:

  1. Hello Michael: WOW!! love, love this card, that die you used for the border is awesome!!!
    I love ice cream, who doesn't? but we eat more of it during the Summer, my grandkids go through gallons of the stuff, LOL!!
    Love your sweet ice cream die, what an awesome way to combine both this challenges.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber, we always love seeing your creations in the gallery. Hope you join us again soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Hi Maria! Thanks for such wonderful comments!! Glad you love this card. Was fun to play along with Retro Rubber again! Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  2. I love this really fun, cute card, Michael. The DSP and scalloped wavy edge begin the fun and then the yummy cup of ice cream really adds to the summertime fun. Love it!

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    1. Thanks HJ. I had fun making this border the way I did. Glad you love the card.

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  3. Michael, you're back and I am so glad!! Great summertime card! Love the dimension with the designer paper over fun foam! And the die for the ice cream cone makes building that sweet confection a delight! Lots of texture and color! Thanks so much for sharing your card with Retro Rubber. Hope to see you again in our gallery!!

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    1. Thanks so much Katy. It's nice to have played again. I've been very busy here. Glad you love the card. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  4. This is a cool card and makes me want to have ice cream. I really love that background paper...one can do so much with it.

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    1. Thanks Birgit. Glad you like the card. Was fun to do. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  5. Oh, you made my mouth water just looking at this bright and cheery card! Love that border die - never saw anything like that one before. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Retro Rubber and always look forward to seeing you in our gallery.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. Glad you like. Sorry I made your mouth water. Was fun to play along again.

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  6. Love this Michael!! Nothing more perfect than ice cream on a hot summer day! I love how you created the background thanks for sharing the directions! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

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  7. I love this card - because who doesn't love ice cream! I adore how you give such instructions that make me feel like I could do this! Such bright and summery colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber! PS - now I need to go find some ice cream - LOL!!

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