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.