Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A very special day!!!!!

Hello everyone: Today is a very special day for me. Since I created my blog back on December of 2014, I've been on a fun, wild, surprising, incredible and challenging ride, from the actual CREATION of the blog to participating in a lot of fabulous challenges and actually winning on some of them or getting Honorable Mentions from other ones.
Today marks a new chapter in this Journey because I have the joy and the thrill to tell you I am now a new member of the Designer Team at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog , which is a very special place for me since this was the very first challenge I participated in back on February 17th. of 2015, you can see the card I made for this challenge HERE . And now, here is my card as a new member of this fantastic Designer Team.

This is an image from Penny Black from a set called HUGS , love this sweet hugging mice. I stamped the image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and then die cut it with Spellbinders Floral Decorative Ovals .
The flower and it's center were stamped a second time onto a piece of Ninah Solar White card stock, colored and fussy cut to place on top of the already stamped image, I really like how they look three dimensional. The mice were colored with the aqua painter and SU markers in Chocolate Chip and Basic Gray, I added some shading with prismacolor pencils. Their little feet were colored with a bit of Pretty in Pink. 
Here is a close up.


You have probably have seen other cards I've made using the retired SU Pinking Hearts Corner Punch , this is the only image I could find, I just wanted you guys to see how this punch looks like, many of you probably never heard about it.  I love this punch, I've not used it for punching corners, I just use it to punch out this perfectly shaped teeny, tiny hearts. It might look tedious to glue them but it really goes pretty quick and I just love the effect of a shower of little hearts.
The DSP I used is from Lili of the Valley, I added a cluster of flowers to the corner using the retired Petite Petals stamp and punch, the greenery is from another old punch from "Punch a Bunch".
The tag was cut with Spellbinders Tag dies and the sentiment was stamped with Strawberry Slush. The little ribbon is from my stash.
Here is a picture of the finished inside.


The frame was stamped with the retired SU Four Frames stamp set, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Tokens of my Affection" and the image on the corner was stamped with the retired SU set called "Valentine Defined" 
Here is the banner that inspired this card.
I hope you like my very first card made as a Designer Team member for this awesome challenge blog. I also hope you participate and give this challenge a try. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, please visit again. Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


19 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh hose little mice! So cute and look at their little pink feet! Ack! Just the sweetest card! Contragulations on your debut of the RRCB Design Team! Fabulous accomplishment!

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  2. Thank you for all the support and help Patti, this is really awesome!!

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  3. Yay ! How exciting this week is...... Panthers in the Super Bowl and you get on a Design Team !
    This is a precious card ....I also have a teenie weenie heart punch that I just love .Pretty coloring and the Daisy Umbrella looks too cute with those little hearts on it .

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    1. Yes my friend, this is indeed an exciting time, my DT spot and this fantastic Super Bowl game.
      I never get tired of using this punch with the hearts, it makes for some really sweet details.

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  4. Maria, we could hardly wait for you to join us in the design team. Your cards are always works of art... literally! The devotion to coloration and detail is inspiring. Thanks for being a part of our team!!

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    1. Thank you Katy, it's an honor and a thrill to be a part of this team, I'm loving working with all of you fantastic ladies.

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  5. What a sweet Valentine, Maria! I love these mice and those tiny little hearts! Congratulations on joining this DT. I'm sure it won't be your last!

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  6. Thank you Bonnie, I'm loving this new adventure in my crafting life!

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  7. Maria, we are so happy that you have joined our design team! You are very talented and always look forward to seeing your incredible work. This card is no exception! I love how you used the color challenge to make this adorable card with perfect details. Love it!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, it's a total joy to be a part of this amazing team, you guys have inspired me along this Journey and that is why Retro Rubber is so dear to my heart.
      I look forward to working with all of you!!

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  8. Maria, what a cute card, love the little mice hugging. Love the coloring and the papers you used on your card. I lookk forward to seeing more of your creations. I am so happy to be on the Retro Rubber design team.

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    1. Oh, forgot to thank you for the kind words you posted on my blog.

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  9. Thank you Donna, I'm thrilled to be a part of this team and that you are in it too, it's going to be so much fun collaborating with all of you fabulous ladies.

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  10. Hurrah! Great to have you with us Maria. Your first card with us is superb, love the colouring and those teeny tiny hearts are making me swoon. Cx

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  11. Thank you Claire, it's a real thrill for me to be part of this team, I'm loving every minute of it.
    I also love this little hearts, it's really incredible that they are punched so perfectly with this punch.

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  12. Welcome Maria! So excited to have you as a team member! Excellent card for the first one! Love all the detail and those little creatures are so stinking cute! Beautifully done!! Happy VD!

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  13. Thank you for having me Jane, I know I will enjoy being a part of this wonderful group of artists.

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  14. Loooove your card! The detail is amazing! So much cuteness going on!

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  15. Thanks so much Christine, I'm really enjoying being a part of such a fabulous group of crafters.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.