Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Retro Rubber Sketch Challenge No. 59 - Easter Card with Unity Stamps


Hello everyone!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  A few weeks ago I was chosen as Top Pick on the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and they asked me to be their "guest designer" today. I am over the moon to be working with such a talented team again on this week's Challenge No. 59, which is a sketch challenge - 


As soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly what die I was going to use and I knew that I wanted to make an Easter card that has been itching to get out of my system for months now.  I am using a stamp called Buttercup by Unity Stamp Co. that I bought in 2015, to make cards for Easter in 2016, which never happened!  LOL  So I am using it this year for some of my cards.  

I started with a top folding A2 sized card of white cardstock.  To the front I adhered a piece of patterned paper and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Then I used the angled die from the Custom Panels Elle-ments Die by Avery Elle on a piece of dark purple cardstock and on a piece of white cardstock.  I cut them so that there is about 1/8" border.  I distressed the edges of the dark purple cardstock and adhered it to the card front.


Then, using the piece of white cardstock and a stamp positioner, I stamped the image of Buttercup the bunny in black ink. I also stamped two of the eggs on a piece of scrap white cardstock.  Then I colored them all in with a variety of Copic markers.  


Lastly, I distressed the edges and adhered the white cardstock to the purple, adhered the eggs with some pop dots, stamped the phrase on a piece of orange cardstock, which I cut using the Word Window Punch (Stampin Up, Retired) an d adhered this also with some pop dots.  


Done!  

I hope you enjoyed this Easter card and sketch.  If you would like to add your own project to this week's challenge, just click HERE to be taken right to Challenge No. 59. Maybe you will be a "Top Pick" soon!!  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 
Michael   

19 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely, cute Easter card. Very nice!

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    1. Thanks so much Lois. Glad you like it! Hope you have an awesome Easter.

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  2. What an adorable Easter card, Michael! That stamp is so stinkin' cute!! You chose the perfect sketch to showcase it. Thank you so much for playing along with us as our Guest Designer at Retro Rubber! I always look forward to seeing you in our gallery so hope to see you again very soon.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie. Glad you like it as much as I do. Thanks for having me!!!

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  3. Hello Michael and thank you for being our Guest Designer for the Sketch Challenge over at RETRO RUBBER. Your card is so darn adorable, colorful and fun. I wish I had that die you used for the angled panel of the sketch, I struggled a little to create mine, I must take a looksee at this dies so, thank you for the link.
    Thank you so much for sharing and for joining us as our guest for this challenge, we always love seeing your cards in the gallery.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Hi Maria. Thanks so much for all of your comments. Thanks for having me! Glad you like the card. Oh, this die makes life so much easier when making a card like this. LOL

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  4. Michael, this card could not possibly be any cuter! I adore the bunny! And the Easter eggs are so colorful!! I love seeing the projects you create for our challenges. This one deserves top spot selection!! Thanks so much for being our guest designer this sketch challenge! We love your work of art!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments Katy. Thanks for having me!! Glad you like the card.

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  5. What a great use of this sketch! Yes, I know only too well the intention of making cards and then not having the time to get them done that year. Good things stamps are always fresh! So glad to have you as our guest designer this go around!

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    1. Thanks so much Neva! I have more cards in my head to make than I have time. LOL. Glad you like the card and was fun to play along again.

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  6. I'm so pleased that you're our guest designer this challenge - your work is fabulous! And I sooooo wish that I had one of those angle dies. It's just the thing for this sketch.

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    1. Thanks so much Jan! Was fun to be the guest but always love playing along with you guys! That angle die rocks!!

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    1. Thanks so much Rannah! And thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  8. Hi Michael, always a pleasure having you with us as GDT at Retro Rubber. I love this bunny how have I missed this stamp!! Great into Spring card. Clairex

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    1. Thanks so much Claire. Always fun to play along with you guys!! Glad you love the card.

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  9. Hi Michael, love your take on the sketched. Your bunny is just adorable and I love your coloring. Thank you so much for playing along with us as our Guest Designer at Retro Rubber! I hope you will come back again.

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  10. Hi Michael! Thank you so much for being our guest designer for this challenge! I am in love with that rabbit! Bright colors, perfect eggs and as always, great instructions to be able to do this at home! A sweet happy Easter card that we are proud to showcase at Retro Rubber! Thank you again! jane

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  11. Congrats to you! What an adorable card! Thanks sooo much for joining us at RR!

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