Tuesday 29 August 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge 70 - DT card

Welcome to another challenge from the team at Retro Rubber, the challenge that lets you get out your old stamps for another outing. This week, we have a theme challenge for you: Back to School.

Of course, in New Zealand, it's not back to school at all. For us, it's business as usual, with only a term and half until exams. School is work as I'm the library manager in a secondary school, so naturally books and school are closely related for me! Hence the card...

One of my first on-line purchases was the Bibliophile stamps and co-ordinating dies from Papertrey Ink because it's hard for me to go past a book stamp! I got it sometime in 2015. The best bit of the set is really the reading quotations because the dies to make the book spines are large, meaning there's not that many different ways to lay them out on a card front. However, you can play around with colour and there are many different ways to combine the various reading quotes from authors as well as lots of different bits to create interesting spine designs.

The Dictionary background stamp from Stampin' Up is one of my favourites. It first appeared in the 2013-14 Annual Catalogue, although I wasn't a stamper back then.

We'd love to see what you do with this theme: maybe something bookish, maybe something mathematical, maybe something science-y, or perhaps a good luck to a student for a new year -  or even something for a beginning teacher as one of the Design Team members has done.

There's only a couple of other things to remember if you decide to play along with us.
1. Use at least one stamp that's older than a year.
2. Tell us how old that stamp is (approximately).
3. Don't link up to more than a total of ten challenges.

You have until 8 September to link up with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Card: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamps: SU Dictionary, PTI Bibliophile
Inks: Pool Party, Tuxedo Black
Other: PTI Bibliophile co-ordinating dies


  1. Love the colours - and I agree that background stamp is cool. The card suits both you and the challenge!

  2. LOVE this! What a great background and awesome colors! Hope I get to play with this challenge soon!

  3. So fun! I love the bookshelf look!

  4. Didn't know you worked in a library! How cool! The book themed card is great with all the quotes and background stamp. Great job!

  5. Jan, love this fabulous books and quotes, lovely colors and the background is great.
    The books look fabulous standing up on the shelf with that lovely bookend die cut.
    Awesome card!

  6. Oh, Jan, this card is wonderful! My daughter would love this card even though she reads them electronically now. The quotes are so perfect for an avid reader! Very creative card!!

  7. Jan, that is soooo genius to put the books on the book paper! Great idea and design, love it!❤️