Sunday, May 31, 2015

A bit of Vintage for The Retro Rubber Challenge.....



Hello Everyone: Well, it's time for a new Challenge at the Retro Rubber Blog , this time the theme is Vintage with a bit of lace.  I really had fun with this challenge, so much so that I actually made 2 cards, one with lace the other without. Here is the first one:
I used some old DSP from The Paper Studio, I love the fact that it looks like wall paper.
This cup board image is from I Brake for Stamps , I got it out of the clearance rack along with other ones a while ago. This image reminds me of visiting our sweet grandma, (my mom's mom) over the Summer and staying in her little house with a backyard that had a fantastic chicken coupe among other glorious things for us kids to play with.
My other card was inspired by a baby card I saw on Pinterest, it was a baby's dresser and I just loved it, you can see it here. I decided to make a hutch using a very old SU Bigz die called Peek-a-boo Frames. I hope it's ok I post two cards on this challenge, I just couldn't decide which one to choose. Here is the second card:
I used the same DSP because I really love the golden tones. The plates on top of the hutch are cutouts from a magazine, I just snipped them out and glue them to CS and snipped them again. The stuff "inside" the little doors is also a cut out from a crafts magazine, it fit perfectly inside the cabinet. Here is a close up of the doors, I glued a piece of transparency for the glass.
I stamped the little design on the drawers with another very old SU stamp called "Kindness Matters" I remember those old hutches almost always had a pretty design inlaid in the wood.
The legs of the hutch were done with SU Decorative Label Punch , I love how it makes perfect "legs" for this 3-D cards plus a ton of other things.
So there you have it, a couple of Vintage cards (I hope they look vintage enough) I had so much fun making and I hope you like them too.
I want to thank you so much for your comments, I want you to know I appreciate every single word you write, your visit always makes my day.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Have a wonderful day.   RRCB15

16 comments:

  1. Oh my word that Stamp! How darling is this set of dishes!!! I just love old dishes, would love to see the entire stamp set, and yes theses look very vintage you should be the prize winner again! Precious!

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    1. Patti, it's amazing what we can find on the clearance racks all over the place, this one was a find indeed.
      Thank you for visiting.
      Hugs, my friend.

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  2. Such beautiful and elaborate cards! I love the hutch especially - it looks like a real miniature. I love the way you used the Peek-a-boo die, the cutouts from a magazine, and the decorative punch. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your sweet words, I'm happy you enjoyed the cards.
      Hugs.

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  3. Hi Maria, I just got your email and ran over to see if I could find your Blog on my blogfeed - and it was no problem . I know the dressercard, I have seen it quite often - and yours is so much better, love it ! Your cards make me want to give it a try at retro rubber too :). Have a nice week ! Hugs, Anita

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    1. Hello Anita: You should give the Retro Rubber Challenge a try, I'm sure you have a bunch of older, retired stamps that would be perfect for this challenge. Their only request is that the stamps are at least a year old.
      Glad you liked the hutch, super easy to do, I just love that baby dresser I saw on Pinterest.
      Thank you for visiting.

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  4. As always, Maria, your work is phenomenal. I don't know how you do it, but you do - and well.

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    1. Hi Brian, thank you for your comment, I had fun making this cards, very happy you liked them.

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  5. Maria, your hutch card is seriously unbelieveable. You are so talented!!

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    1. Hello Darlene, the hutch card was really so much fun to make, it took me a bit to find the perfect size for the "plates" and the image that was going inside the "cabinet", but in the end, I really like the way it look.
      Thank you for your sweet comments.

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  6. Maria, I adore both cards! So much loving detail put into both cards. Those vintage plates are perfect for the second card. Thank you so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun... I always look forward to seeing your creations!!

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    1. Hello Katy and thank you for your comment, I just love participating in the challenges at Retro Rubber, I so enjoy using my old, beloved stamp sets and I'm always looking forward to the next challenge with you guys.
      Thank you for visiting.

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  7. You made not one but two adorable cards, Maria! Wow! I love how you used the Peek-A-Boo die for the dresser - GENIUS! Love it!! Thank you for playing with Retro Rubber and hope you will play again soon!

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  8. Thank you for your sweet words Debbie, it was fun to dust off that fabulous die and make this cute little hutch. I'm looking forward to the next Retro Rubber challenge, I totally love participating.

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  9. Hi Maria! I can't get over these cards! You are such an amazing talent! I cannot pick between these two - that is how much I LOVE them!!!! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber! I am glad you like to play along with us too! It is a joy to see your talent!!

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  10. Wow! Stunning and gorgeous! Thanks for doing the RR challenge!

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Maria.