Retro Rubber Challenge Blog -

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog with a new inspirational photo challenge, which is a Christmas card that inspires you from the picture.  I hope you will join in on the fun. Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!

The rules to play along with Retro Rubber Challenge is very simple, make sure the stamp you use on your project is at least one year or older. For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog.

Here is my card for your inspiration. The sentiment I used on my card is from Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips Christmas which was released in September 2019.


My card is an A2 card, I embossed the top layer with an embossing folder from my stash.  I added some Pearl Lustre Metallic Gliding Polish to the card to give the snowflakes dimension, I then die cut the image on my card with a Sizzix Bigz Die By Tim Holtz called Rustic Lantern.  I die cut it with some red cardstock, and die cut the white part, I inked with some distress ink and added it to the back of the lantern.  I used foam tape to the back of the lantern and added it to the card.  I cut the holly leaves from a die from Kat Scrappiness called Holly Leaves & Berries, and added all the elements to the top of the lantern.  I had a snowflake cut in my stash, I added it to the lantern and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Christmas and added them to the card.  

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created.


  1. Hello Donna!! Wow! What a gorgeous design and take on this photo!! Thta lattern with it's beautiful glow really pulls me in and that wonderful shimmer and embossed background really makes this striking! I love it so much! Wishing you and yours a Merry Holiday crafty friend!

  2. Donna, I love how you literally took the inspiration photo!! The warm glow of the lantern and the embossed background looks amazing.
    Merry Christmas and a healthy and peaceful 2021.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  3. How pretty! I love the gilded and embossed background. I've never come across gilding polish before - it looks amazing. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the year ahead.

  4. DONNA!! You knocked this outta the park! I love it, the lantern is amazing. I need to read more about gilding polish. I was so glad we got to 'meet' this year, you better watch out, as soon as there is a vaccine, I'm coming to play in that amazing craft room of yours. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Claire


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