Monday 1 July 2019

Retro Rubber 114 - Design Team Card

This week at Retro Rubber Challenge we have something special for you. We're teaming up with
the Double Trouble Challenge, which means you'll have the chance to enter two challenges with the one card - so double the fun.

Our theme is Christmas in July so all you have to do for our challenge is to make a Christmas card using at least one stamp older than a year.
By teaming with Double Trouble you get to play along with their challenge as well. All you need to do is follow their requirements which are super easy and fun.
· Thing 1 – Double Trouble: Make a square card, scrapbook page, gift box or use squares on your project.
· Thing 2 – Double Dare: Use a rubber or acrylic stamp older than one year.
Thing 3 is an optional twist.
· Thing 3 – Twisted Sister: If you create a beach scene with Santa you can earn an extra chance to be in Double Trouble’s random draw.
Be sure to visit their website – Double Trouble Challenge – to get all the details for their challenge to make sure that you are following their requirements. It's also where you can enter their challenge too.

I was very happy to have the chance to get out Beachy Little Christmas, which appeared in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

I stamped the palm tree onto the Whisper White card and coloured it with Stampin' Blends. I sponged Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay lightly onto it to give the impression of sand and sky.

The beach hut I stamped and coloured on a separate piece, then fussy cut it and popped it up on dimensionals.

Adding the sentiment directly onto the card base was a tiny leap of faith but -phew - it was straight!

You can see what the rest of the design team at Retro Rubber have done here and you can also enter our challenge there.
You can visit Double Trouble Challenge to see what their team has done here and you can also enter their challenge there.

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Note: Beachy Little Christmas is a retired item.


  1. Love these stamps and the simplicity of the coloring and scenery created...adorable and fun card. Thanks for using our "Be Square" requirement at Double Trouble and don't forget to enter your fun card with us. And please come back for future Thing 1, 2 and 3 challenges in the future.

  2. Congratulations ! very pretty
    your card is perfect for Christmas here in Chile
    (the date coincides with the summer for this south latitude of the planet)
    hugs and good vibes

  3. I'm pretty sure Santa is liking those accommodations. Thanks for playing along with Double Trouble.

  4. Lovely card, Jan! What fun it would be to spend some time at the beach in this cute cabana. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble Challenge #32.

  5. What a fun Christmas card! Anyone would be thrilled to spend Christmas here.......or any adult I should say :) I love the colors and great sentiment, and oddly enough - I don't recall seeing this cute stamp set before! I may need new glasses :)

  6. Oh I love this Jan, such a great Christmas card, perfect for the kind of weather I imagine you get at Christmas (Sadly not beachy here in NYC at that time of year). I'll keep an eye out for my NN stamp set for you :) Clairex

  7. What a great scene you created! Love this beachy Christmas card!