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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Trucks Full of Goodies for YOU!!...

Hello everyone: Well, it's time to have some fun with a new challenge here at the RETRO RUBBER challenge blog, where we encourage you to go dig deep into your stash of old stamp sets, the ones you bought over a year ago or more and, sadly have been neglected, a little or a lot by you because of the new stuff that we can't seem to stop buying.  You know what I mean, right?
So go ahead and give some well deserved love and ink to a stamp older than a year and, in the process, join us in this week's challenge where we are asking you to use BRADS OR EYELETS, you know? this little metallic thingies that kind of been pushed aside by the new Enamel Dots, sheeesh!!
Here is my card, made with some of the most adorable little trucks around from the retired Stampin Up! set called "I Dig You", that came out in the 2011-2012 SU Catalog.


Now, do you agree that this trucks are just super cute?  I can't tell you how many little boy cards I've made with this set, each time I create a different scenario but the one I love the most is this one, where the trucks are digging for presents, just so darn sweet.
The images were stamped using  SU inks that I'm surprised still work great. After stamping the trucks a couple of times to get the color even, I heat embossed them also twice with clear embossing powder just to get them to shine like they just got a good wash. 


I stamped each truck and their wheels separately and fussy cut them, which is not hard at all since they have straight lines. Then I created the mounds of "dirt" and "rocks" by embossing some brown card stock with a snowflake embossing folder sponging some Baked Brown Sugar on the torn edges. The little gifts and the sentiment are from the same set, I just arranged them to look like they are being dug up, LOL!!
Now, our challenge is to use Brads so I went to town with a bunch of them, I even found some mini silver brads in a little box inside the brads drawer, that were just perfect for the orange plow,  lucky, lucky me!!! 
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


All of this images are from the "I Dig You" set except for the "Wish Big", which belongs to a retired Flourishes set called "Pinwheels and Popcicles".
This is the RETRO RUBBER banner that inspired my card.

I hope you come and play with this week's challenge, remember to use stamps older than one year and brads or eyelets, I'm sure you have some in the bottom of your embellishment box or drawer, put them to good use and create a card to share in the gallery, we can't wait to see it!!!
I hope you like my card, if you have any questions, please leave me a comment, I love reading them and I will always respond. Now, go and stop by the the rest of the Design Team's blogs over at the Retro Rubber blog, for some more inspiration.
This challenge will run until July 15th.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Stamps I used.





21 comments:

  1. Super cute is right! Love how you got a great shine on the trucks and wheels with embossing powder and the detail for the dirt and rocks is perfect!

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    1. Thank you Neva, every time I use this set, I have loads of fun, I was going to create "rocks" by stamping the "dirt" stamo on the set but then I remember this embossing folder, problem solved, love the rocky look of it.

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  2. Maria, This is absolutely adorable -- one of the cutest little truck cards I've ever seen! Lucky for me, I have this stamp set and think I need to CASE your creation... truck by truck, mound of dirt by mound of dirt. LOL

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    1. Thank you Sybrina, I'm so glad you have this set, it's just super cute. I would love to see your card so CASE away, my dear.

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  3. I agree! The trucks are "super cute!"

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    1. Thank you Mary, you can't help but love this trucks.

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  4. Maria this is the cutest card I have seen with this set!! Love love it!

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    1. Thank you Gingin, this little trucks are just adorable.

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  5. Maria, you made me wish my son was little all over again just to make him this absolutely adorable card!! When you find a set like that, then you must keep it till every little boy has gotten a card from you! Your details are spot on, from clear embossing the trucks to the rocks made from snowflakes are brilliant! Fantastic card!!

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  6. Maria, you made me wish my son was little all over again just to make him this absolutely adorable card!! When you find a set like that, then you must keep it till every little boy has gotten a card from you! Your details are spot on, from clear embossing the trucks to the rocks made from snowflakes are brilliant! Fantastic card!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I'm still able to use this set for my daughter Adriana's little nephews on my son in law Michael's side, I've made several different scenes over the years with this set. This one is a keeper!!

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  7. You have knocked it waaaay out of the park with this beautiful card!! So much coloful, playful fun going on! Loooove it!!❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you Christine, I always have a lot of fun when I use this cute set.

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  8. Maria, this card shows off your amazing attention to detail! I adore this fun card. I guess it speaks to the child within... Already pinned not that I can CASE it... don't have the stamp set. But I bet others do and would love to see how you used it. Well done, teammate!!

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    1. Thank you Katy, the scenes you can create with this set are always so cute and fun, just perfect for little boys.

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  9. Maria, I always love your cards, they always feel so interactive. The brads really toughen up your diggers / trucks. I want a truck full of goodies to come my way now LOL. Cx

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    1. Thank you Claire, this images really lend themselves to use brads so this challenge couldn't have been more on the spot. As soon as I saw the title I knew I was going to use this set.

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  10. I just think this is too cute, perfect with a little boy!!! So excited to be on the team with you at Retro Rubber!!!

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    1. Thank you Amy, I'm also very excited you join our team, I'm having so much fun!!

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  11. My lovely Maria! I LOVE this card! It is so cute and innovative using the brads the way you did! I am going to have to give this a try - ok maybe I won't - as I would actually have to USE some of my 2 million brads! LOL!

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    1. Thank you Jane, this little trucks are perfect for using brads all over them. This set immediately came to my mind as soon as I saw the challenge.
      I have gazillions of brads too, I'm so glad I made a bit of a dent in them with this card. I'm going to make a point of using what I have and not buy more.

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