Friday, March 18, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge No. 34 - Easter

Hello everyone.  Well I finally got over my cold but now I am just trying to take care of a lot of small stuff around the store.  We had poor Latte fixed two days ago and he has been such a trooper.  The cone comes off when he is around me so that I can make sure he is not licking.  I think, out of all the dogs, he is my fav.  I love his eyes!  

Today I am coming at you with an Easter card I made for the Retro Rubber Challenge No. 34 - Hopping Down The Bunny Trail, which means using an Easter theme - eggs, bunnies, or candy....on your card.

I don't have that many Easter stamps but the bunny stamp I used on my card came from a free, exclusive stamp set from the Quick Cards Made Easy magazine from 2013.  Talk about waiting a few years before using a stamp.  LOL.  

To make the card - I started with an A2, top folding, white cardstock base.  I adhered a piece of pink cardstock to the card front.  To this I adhered a piece of patterned paper, 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", from a paper pad called Loolah by Creative Imaginations.  

Then I took a piece of the same pink cardstock I used on the card front and cut and embossed the Filigree Delight by Spellbinders, which I adhered to the patterned paper.

Next, using the largest oval die from the Petite Ovals Small set, I cut and embossed a piece of white cardstock, stamped my bunny image in the center with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her in with various Copic markers. Then I masked my image and, using Broken China and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks, I colored in the sky and grass.  Using the same oval die, I die cut a piece of white fun foam, adhered it to the back of my image, and then adhered both to the card front.  Final steps were to use a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen on the flowers - to give some shimmer - and some dots of glossy accents around the frame to give some clear accents.  Done!!

I hope you have enjoyed this quick Easter card.  If you want to add your own card to the Retro Rubber Challenge, just click HERE to upload your card and link you blog post.  You have until March 25th to enter a card.  Hope you do!!  

Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil -

Supplies Used:
Paper Pad - Loolah (29016) by Creative Imaginations
A2 Filigree Delight (S5-177) by Spellbinders
Petite Ovals Small (S4-140) by Spellbinders
Broken China and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks by Ranger
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze
Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen


  1. Super cute Easter your design!

  2. Cute card! Regarding latte, you need this stamp:
    Sorry, I couldn't help it. When I saw the dog, I thought of that! I will miss seeing you in Allentown! (and W. Springfield, and Edison, and York...)

  3. Cute card, love your coloring and your bunny is just adorable. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  4. Like Donna, I love your coloring. This is a very cute card. TFS

  5. your card is precious. I love the die cut! Hugz to poor Latte.

  6. Oh my gosh, what a sweet card, that little bunny stamp is adorable, I'm so glad you finally ink it up, you colored beautifully and framed perfectly, what a fantastic die!!
    Now, your doggie is so sweet too, that cone looks funny on him, hope he is out of it for good soon.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Michael, it's always awesome to see your beautiful cards in the gallery.

    Maria Rodriguez.

  7. What an adorable bunny card, Michael! Love your coloration of her! I also have stamps purchased several years ago and never inked up... their time will come! Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber. We love seeing you in our gallery. As for Latte, he would steal the show from any stamper!!

  8. Wow! This is stunning! Your coloring is something else! And I am glad you put some never used stamps to good use! I hope Latte is good to go! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber! We appreciate your support!

  9. Amazing again Michael, great composition and color choices. Thank you for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun!

  10. Glad you and Latte are feeling better! Your card definitely shows that your cardmaking didn't suffer one bit - your Easter card is fantastic! I echo the praises on your coloring skills. The card is wonderfully detailed as well. Thank you for playing along with our theme challenge at Retro Rubber and we look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon.

  11. Oh poor Latte. My folks just had their Male cat Neutered and he isn't speaking to them LOL. Love your card, that background you made is superb. I laughed about the ancient stamps that have never seen ink. I have some of those. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Cx