Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #55...Hearts...


Time for another great challenge with the Retro Rubber team.

This time we have a theme for you..

I decided instantly that I wanted to use my Lawn Fawn 'Wheelie Like You' set (I've had it since 2015)and have a Valentine feel to my card, so I stamped, coloured and die-cut that first.

Then I decided to create a resist panel for the background. I stamped the hearts (by Simon Says Stamp from the Feb 2015 Card Kit) in white embossing powder, heated it and then applied picked raspberry distress ink over the top of it, using an aquabrush.

I have to be honest and say I was pretty darn pleased with the background, it came out even better than I expected :)

I thought it looked a bit flat against my card (originally white) so I added two strips of glitter paper and went with a red card blank - instant upgrade!

Your turn to show us your Valentine's makes - complete with hearts.. go over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things my teammates have made..

Challenge ends February 10th. Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.



  1. Oh my! I think this card is adorable! Your background is quite amazing and the glitter is a wonderful touch! I'm "wheelie" glad you got this cute set out to play!

  2. It's hard to resist a pun! At first, I thought you'd used DSP for the background but what you've done is much, much cleverer. The glimmer does give it a burst - good choice!

  3. Oh yes, an instant upgrade for a really sweet card! Love you you did the resist background for your focal image!

  4. You should be proud of the background... Gorgeous textured hearts! And I adore that cute hamster playing on his wheelie! Great layout and especially with the tad of glimmer!! :)

  5. Isn't it amazing how much impact a few little changes can have? The red, pink and gold look fabulous together and just scream Valentine's! And you should be pleased with that background - it's gorgeous! I have this set too and I'm pretty sure I've never used it.... *hangs head in shame*

  6. Aww!! I adore this little critter card, you can't help but smile, the sentiment is super fun.
    Love the touch of gold and the beautifully embossed panel of white hearts.
    Adorable and cute card.
    Big hugs,

  7. You should be proud! I love that background and the little critter! Love that bit of glitter to really help make the hamster shine. Fantastic!!

  8. LOL, I wheelie love this card! TOOOOOO cute, it would make anyone's day a little brighter! Thanks for having me as a GD this week, too!

  9. Soo much to love here! I thought the hearts were patterned paper! That's how perfect this is! Adding the metallic paper is so clever also! It adds so much dimension and pop. And of course that critter! Love it ALL!❤️❤️❤️


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