Tuesday 7 April 2020

Crackle Paint for Retro Rubber 132 - Design Team Card

I hope everyone is still coping and smiling, at whatever stage of lockdown you are living with. The Retro Rubber Team is back with a new boredom buster challenge for you. This time it's a theme challenge: to use squares in your card. Of course, since this is Retro Rubber, you still need to use at least one stamp that's a year or more old and tell us the approximate age of it.

I really like the Crackle Paint background stamp (January 2019). I used Stamparatus to gold emboss it onto four squares of card: So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Sea Soft Foam. After cutting them each into four squares, I assembled them onto a larger square of Basic Black. Because of the Stamparatus, the pattern across the different pieces lined up perfectly.

Each of the patchwork Crackle Paint squares was then attached to a square card base in one of the four colours.

The sentiments are from Little Elephant (June 2018), stamped in Tuxedo Black and mounted on layering squares in black and gold.

We'd love to see how you incorporate squares into your projects as well as which of your favourite retro stamps you use. Pop over to the Retro Rubber Challenge site and see what the rest of the team have done. You can also link up your entry there.

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  1. Now this is clever Jan! What a great way to use a background stamp and the gold embossing really emphasises the textural detail. A clever way to incorporate squares too!

  2. Hello Jan: I don't know how in the world did I miss this stamp, I'm so angry at myself, it's awesome!! And the way you created this cards embossing them in gold is awesome.
    I'm going to order it, and I'm going to go and check my catalog to see what else I've been missing before it's gone.
    Stay healthy and safe.