Tuesday, February 12, 2019

RRC104 Tic Tac Toe!

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for another Retro Rubber Challenge, and we have a tic-tac-toe for you:

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I must know how it is when you have a project that you really don't care for, but you've  invested so much time in it, you just keep persevering?  Yeah...that's my project today!  I love the sketch, I love the embossing, I love the set...I just don't love it all together!  But anyway, here it is:

For my tic-tac-toe, I chose the diagonal of blue, birthday and texture embossing.  I had originally intended to use SU's embossing paste, but it had totally dried up in the was almost empty, but I think it should have stayed fresher a little longer!  But I did find some amazing metallic embossing paste I picked up at a yard sale somewhere, and I love the look of it:

So, the beginning of my dilemma was thinking that the embossing paste was, it was gold, as I discovered after I had already stamped, embossed and cut out my "yee haw" sentiment from the 2004  Yee Haw set in copper ink and copper embossing powder on some faded denim paper:

Yeah, it doesn't quite match the gold embossing!  Boo hoo.  But I already spent a lot of time on it, so I kept going, embossing a Paper Pumpkin sentiment on the dark blue denim paper:

So all in all, it doesn't look too bad, and I am sure the guy who receives it will have no clue that the metallics don't match, LOL!  Be sure to check out what the DT created...a wee bit better than mine, and I am sure your creation will be fabulous!!  Just make sure you use stamps at least a year old and tell us how old they are!  Can't wait to see what you create...share it with us at the Retro Rubber blog!!

We had a snow day yesterday, and I think it was the most perfect day for sledding ever!  It wasn't real cold, the snow fell lightly all day and it was awesome for sledding!

Don't worry, I didn't let them go out into the road, but we did land in the creek (and up the tree and into the bench) a few times, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Yee Haw (ret 2004), Paper Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Original DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Copper Encore (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Heat Tool, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Copper Embossing Powder, 1" Circle Punch, Gold Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver), Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Palette Knife


Kampin' Karen said...

Ha! The dangers of sledding and card making!! We are hard on ourselves when it comes to card making. I have not even opened my embossing paste that I purchased last year. I wonder if it's dried out? The mix of copper and gold isn't all that bad, but I understand how you felt!

/p said...

I love it. And I bet there are a few cowboys out there that have both gold and copper in one of those belt buckles.

Dawn Tidd said...

If always loved that stamp set! I like the mixed metallics too! The blue really makes everything shine and your recipient will love It! The snow looks like fun...all we have is rain and mud!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Well LeAnne, I love the way this card looks, I don't see anything wrong or out of place with the beautiful golden detail on this card.
To me its a brilliant background for your super cute copper embossed sentiment, love the faded denim pattern paper too.
This is a fabulous masculine card for a guy of any age.

Julia Aston said...

I think your masculine card looks great LeAnne! Wonderful colors and cowboy theme!

Lisa Elton said...

I think it's a great masculine card LeAnne! In fact that little fella giving that sled the giddy up would probably love it so save it for his birthday!!

Linda Callahan said...

Perfect for sledding for! And I think this is a great guy card!

Jan Clothier said...

Haha! Great to hear that you have those kind of moments too where you begin to wonder if all the time was worth it so you keep going anyway! :-) I thought the mixed metallics was intentional! Love the coloured embossing paste - great texture.

Claire Grantham said...

LeAnn, I hear you. We all have these moments when creating. I love your card, the mix of textures is lovely and that giant sentiment is awesome. Someone likes the snow more than me.. Claire x

craftysahmiam said...

Fun card that anyone would like to receive! I think it looks great with the contrasting metallics and that we are always our own worst critics when we create.