Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Guest Designer With Retro Rubber Challenge No. 71 - Anything Goes


Hello all.  Well, Mother Nature is certainly pissed off at the world lately.  This has kept me up at night since I have friends and relatives in the Houston and Miami areas.  But everyone survived with minor damage.  I hope all my readers also got through this unscathed.  

Today I am happy to announce that I am the guest designer with the amazing team over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for their current Challenge No. 71 - Anything Goes.


I had a hard time deciding which theme to go with - Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving...but I settled on Halloween.  I went through my stash and pulled out a few stamps to use - all over a year old.  Probably over 5 years old.  But hardly ever used.  

I started by making a top folding A2 card base out of black cardstock.  I then cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the large stitched rectangle die from the Bundle of Stitched Shapes set (Simon Says Stamp).  One of them I adhered to the inside of the card to be written on.  

With the other I stamped, in black ink, the spider's web from Tim Holtz' Halloween Cutouts in two of the corners and then adhered this to the card front.  

Next I cut a piece of black cardstock using the 2nd largest die from the Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle set (Cottage Cutz).  I stamped the Skull Stack (retired/Stampendous) onto a piece of white cardstock, which I trimmed to 2.5" x 3.5", so it would fit inside the black cardstock.  I also die cut a piece of white cardstock using the banner die from Tag Me Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti) on which I stamped the phrase "Trick or Treat" from a really really old set from Inkadinkado. 


Next I adhered the skulls to the black scalloped cardstock, which I then adhered to the center of the card front.  I then adhered the banner with the phrase over the skulls with some pop dots.


The last thing I did was to adhere googly eyes to each of the skulls and a few metallic orange sequins to make this card even more fun!  


That's it.  Done!  


I hope you enjoyed this card.  If you want to add your own card to the challenge, just click HERE to be taken right to the challenge page.  You have until September 22nd to enter a card.  Please let me know if you do!!  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

~Michael

21 comments:

  1. This is an amazing Halloween card and congrats on being a guest designer.

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  2. Those googly eyes and sequins took your card from great to GREAT! So glad I found this blog. I love how you show all your steps and not just the finished project. Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much Kristi!! Glad you found my blog and stopped by to leave a comment. Also glad you love the card as much as I do.

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  3. Oh, Michael, this card is adorably spooky! Those EYES LOL!!! What a great embellishment for this card. You don't mention who will get this card but I know they will totally love it. Thank you for being our guest designer!! We always enjoy seeing you in our gallery and hope to see you again soon.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie...for the comments and for having me as a guest. Love playing along with you guys.

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  4. Hey Michael, great card, it has brought a smile to my face today and I love the googly eyes! Great to have you as GDT this time. Claire x

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

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  5. Oh Michael, this card is terrific in every way!! The googly eyes always add such a fun touch to images and this time, those skeleton heads really come "alive" to tickle your funny bone, (pun totally intended,LOL!!)
    It's always great to see your cards in the gallery, thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge.
    Hugs,
    Maria.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Maria. Always love getting them. Glad you liked the card and the fun eyes!!

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  6. Wow! Great layers and that is a ton of googly eyes! So fun to have you GDT with us again, I enjoy your take on our challenges at Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks so much Neva. Loved playing along again. Glad you love the card.

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  7. I'm so glad you've joined us again as a GD as your work is always amazing. I'm never quite sure why it is that people celebrate Halloween but a card like this makes me almost wish I did! The skull stamp is fabulous and the googly eyes just lift it up a dozen notches more!

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    1. Thanks so much Jan. Always love playing along. I love to celebrate Halloween!! Just for the fun...and the candy. LOL

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  8. Thanks so much, Michael, for being our guest designer this challenge! Your Halloween card is timed perfectly as so many of us have that occasion knocking on our door very soonly! I abhor spiders but love the intricacy of their webs... such a great detail on your card. And, the EYES... ...

    :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments Katy. Was great to play along again with you guys. Glad you all love these eyes....LOL

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  9. Saw your card while posting mine at Retro Rubber and had to comment on it....SO CUTE! I love about everything about it! Congrats on being guest designer...well deserved with your awesome
    Halloween card! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Beverly. I love playing along with Retro Rubber. So happy my card caught your eye....now I must go check out yours!

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  10. Cute card, Michael. Glad to hear your friends survived both hurricanes. They have certainly wreaked a lot of havoc over a large swath of our country. Thanks for your thoughts.

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    1. Thanks HJ! Mother Nature sure has a temper this year! I hope you and your family are fine. Thanks for the comments and for stopping by the blog. Glad you liked the card.

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  11. Hi Michael! Thank you so much for being our guest designer! It is such a pleasure to have you with us! I adore your blog as you give such thorough instructions that when you are done reading you know you can go create this! When I first saw this card I thought - hey - its a shaker card without being a shaker! Love those googly eyes! Thank you again for being our GD at Retro Rubber!!

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