Friday, June 30, 2017

I'm Back.....with Retro Rubber Challenge No. 65


Hello everyone!  It's been too long since I have posted anything here because I was back in NY for a month.  Although I brought stamps and supplies back with me to play with I never made any of the ideas I planned on making.  It was a nice trip.  I got to family, catch up with some friends, and take care of some things.  I got back a week ago finally found some time to make some cards that I wanted to share with you guys.  

My apologies if the photos are not great....I now have a Mac and am learning how to work with photos!  Talk about stress!!  LOL

The two cards at the top I made for both a card swap (left side) and for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog (right side).  For the card swap I had to use a stamp by either Penny Black or Stampendous.  So I decided to use the sketch in the current Retro Rubber Challenge No. 65 to make the card, which is this one - 



I started with an A2 top folding card base.  I found a piece of scrapbook paper in my stash with with leaves on it.  I cut a piece and adhered it to the top of the card.  Then I cut a piece of white cardstock, 4.25" x 4.5", on which I stamped the vine (Art Gone Wild - Retired), then the monkey image (Going Ape by Penny Black - Retired), and finally the phrases (Elephant Hearts by Sweet Stamp Shop - retired).  Crazy but all 3 of these stamps I have owned for years!  


I then colored in all the images using various Copic markers.  When done I adhered the cardstock to a piece of white fun foam, which I then adhered to the card front so it sat below the paper but raised up a bit.  I also adhered a few green sequins to the card front.  


Done!!  So cute and so easy!  I hope you enjoyed this card and it feels great to be making cards again!!  I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness!  

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael 

14 comments:

  1. So glad to see you back with us Michael! And with another beauty of a card. Most amazingly of all, you came back from NY with new goodies and then stamped up a storm from your stash! That little piece of leafy paper works a treat with the cute monkey and vines. The sequins are the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber.

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    1. Hi Jan. Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments. Yup...new goodies but still have plenty of older goodies to use too! Glad you like the card.

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  2. Such a nice surprise to see that you have returned and you came back with two beautiful cards. Glad you had some enjoyable time back in NY. Waiting to see more inspiration from you. tfs

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    1. Hi Lois. Thanks so much. Glad you like both the new cards and working on some new ones too!

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  3. Yo, Michael! Love these cards! I am not much of a "monkey" person, but I would love having this one in my stash. The designer paper is perfect with it! So glad to see your entry in this week's Retro Rubber challenge!

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    1. Hi Katy. Not much of a monkey person either. More of a pig person. But I do like how this guy came out too. Glad you love the cards! Was fun to play along again.

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  4. Glad you had a great trip! The monkey is sooo cute and great job with that coloring too! Such a fun, spirited card! Thanks for joining the RR challenge!

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    1. Thanks Christine. Glad you like the card. Was fun to play along with you guys again!

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  5. Lovely cards. Love your take on the sketch and I love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog

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    1. Hi Donna! Thanks so much for your comments. Had fun making this little guy and happy to play along with you guys.

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  6. As usual I enjoy your creations that you share with us at Retro Rubber. What a fun monkey! Great interpretation of the sketch, thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks so much Neva. Was great to play along with you guys again.

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  7. Hello friend, sorry I missed you. Love this card and your energy most of all. Welcome to the world of Mac. Check out YouTube videos for working with pics, there is some great info.

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    1. Hi Elisa!! Glad you like the card. Will be checking out the vids soon. I love the Mac but there is a learning curve!

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