Tuesday 20 November 2018

Retro Rubber 100 - Design Team Card

Welcome to the first ever blog hop for the Retro Rubber Challenge. We are changing things up a bit to celebrate our 100th challenge!

Here’s the scoop…play along with our celebration themed tic tac toe challenge.
Then hop around to all of the design team blogs and leave a comment. 
Each team member is offering up some surprise retro (new but older than a year) goodies to one lucky person who leaves a comment on their blog.  That means there will be seven winners.
As always, we will be listing the five top picks with the winning pick receiving a prize, for this challenge only.
*You do not have to enter the challenge to win but you must leave a comment on the design team blogs in order to have a chance to win!

So, here's this week's 100th Challenge Tic Tac Toe. It's choc full of celebration goodness. Don't forget that even for our birthday, you need to use a stamp that's at least one year old and tell us how old that stamp is.

I went for the first vertical line: balloons - ink smooshing - glitter or sparkle.

I started off with Balloon Celebration, which first appeared in the 2016 Occasions catalogue. I stamped a couple of balloons on silver foil using StazOn, then cut one from silver glimmer paper to add that sparkle element. There's more glimmer paper in the die cut behind the sentiment and a few silver sequins to add to the shine.

Using Pacific Point and Balmy Blue, a craft mat and spritzer of water, I ink smooshed up a panel to put behind the balloons. I even broke out the Scattered Sequin embossing folder for a bit more party!

Help us celebrate 100 Challenges. Don't forget to leave a comment to be in to win a prize.

You might have come to me from the talented Maria Rodriguez.
NEXT ON THE HOP is the incomparable LeAnne Pugliese.

If you get lost, or a link is broken, here's the full team list.

Claire Grantham

Neva Cole

Donna Idlet

Maria Rodriguez

Jan Clothier

LeAnne Pugliese

Jane Knudsen

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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  1. This is awesome...love your "smooshed" sky (I went running for this hills when I saw that on the grid!!!) and it's a perfect backdrop for your fun balloons!

  2. I really like your balloons! Don't live anywhere nearby, but love SU products.

  3. So beautiful and adding the silver makes it elegant looking too. I love those balloons.

  4. Love the ink smooshed background with that pretty blue color, and the balloons are festive with the sparkle of foiled and glimmer paper! Love the sequin accents as well! Very pretty card.

  5. Pretty card! Love the sparkle! Congrats to Retro Rubber on the 100th challenge!

  6. Jan your cards always inspire me! Love your take on the tic tac toe.

  7. I love the glitter baloons on your card. It fits so perfectly for this 100 occasion!
    Congratulations to the success. Hugs from stempelfrida

  8. Beautiful card, love the metallic balloons

  9. Congratulations on your 100 challenges Jan - here's to the next 100. I love your sparkly balloons and those lovely thinlets at the edge of the sentiment.

  10. This is just beautiful Jan - love your blue panel and all of the silver and sparkle of your balloons. What a grat way to mark your 100 celebrations - congratulations!

  11. Love the effect of the balloons on the silver and the sparkly one is obviously trying to outshine the others s the party! Congrats on 100 challenges!

  12. Such a fun and festive card! Congrats on 100 challenges!

  13. Congratulations on 100 Challenges! Awesome card...love everything about it. Great Balloons!

  14. the balloons are perfect! you rocked this card!


  15. As always, Jan, a fab card. I love how the background smooshing manages to be both bright and subtle - it lets those balloons really shine.

  16. Jan - Love the elevation of your balloons and especially the silver glitter paper... makes a great card!

  17. Just WOW Jan. WOW, I love this so much, the sparkly balloons are wonderful. I'm sure you included ink smooshing in your TTT just for me :) Cx