Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mother and Child

Hello, friends!!  I know we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to celebrate but as cardmakers, we know we can't wait until these celebrations are over before we start planning and creating our Christmas cards. I don't want to scare you but I have just four more scheduled Red Rubber Designs blog posts before Christmas!!  So here we go with my first Christmas card of 2016.

Today I am featuring the sweet Madonna and Child image included in the  Christmas Season Cling Mount stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  Isn't this a precious image?  I just love that sweet kiss she is bestowing upon the Christ child.

The elegant script font of the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from
Faith Hope Love Cling Mount Rubber stamp paired beautifully with the image.

Today's Features:

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Spiders Are Seen Card

     As much as I hate spiders, this is as close to them I'll get with this card featuring the Spiders Are Seen Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs. Perfect for Halloween, which I love! Lol!

     All of the background papers were colored with Distress Inks, and all of the stamping embossed with some glitter. For more sparkle, I applied Purple Stickles onto the black, square brads that I used in the corners. Don't you just love this sentiment?

     The lace was colored with some sprays and Distress Inks in black and purple. Then I used a strip of purple ribbon to divide the spider background, which I stamped twice to make it look longer than the original square stamp. The vase of spiders (Eeew!!) was colored with a purple spray, and has some sparkle with a Wink Of Stella on the swirly parts of the vase. Then I hand-stitched a circle around it, and popped it up with Pop Dots.

     The vase of spiders is also available with the Be Scary Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps, along with a couple of other great Halloween images. There's also a fabulous selection of Autumn and Halloween Stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Give Thanks

Hello, everyone!  Fall has finally arrived here in Georgia!  I was beginning to wonder there for awhile but it's finally here with cooler temps and falling leaves!

With upcoming holidays in mind, I pulled out the Give Thanks rubber stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  I love the whimsical curling swirls on the images, so fun to create with!  For my card, I selected the cornucopia for the focal point and created a background layer with the trio of acorns stamped randomly on the base layer.

I added a touch of glam with a glittery gold circle layer to finish off my layout inspired by SC611.

Red Rubber Designs has a wide variety of Seasonal Unmounted rubber stamps and an Autumn & Halloween Cling Mount rubber stamp selection to choose from so head on over and check them out!

Here is a look at all the sweet images included in
Give Thanks unmounted rubber stamp set:

These stamps are also available in Cling Mount rubber stamp sets:
Give Thanks Cling Mount
Pumpkins and Acorns Cling Mount

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Halloween Card

     Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I'm very happy to feature these stamped and embossed images from Red Rubber Designs!

     This card was made from black and white cardstock, and colored with Distress Inks. I used black gesso and a stencil to create the stripes, hand-cutting the zigzag border around it. Then I made a patch for each image using the Haunted Halloween and Be Scary Cling Mounted Stamp Sets. To add to the sparkle of the glittery, black embossing, I added touches of Stickles to each patch. I especially love the way it "lights up" the chandelier, where I used Orange Peel, Purple, and Lavender Stickles for the flames and crystals!

     The wood banners were also colored with Distress Inks, where I embossed the sentiment combining "HAPPY" from the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, with the Boo Dollar Rubber Stamp. Some of the images were layered and fussy-cut, like the skirt on this witch where I curled up her skirt.

      Then I used decorative scissors around the edges, finished with machine stitching in black, and orange around the stripes. I finished it up with some fun buttons, stitched in different colors.

     Thanks for looking!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thoughts of You...

Hello, everyone!  It's my turn to share a project featuring fabulous  Red Rubber Designs stamps!  Today I am showcasing the sensational butterflies from the Flutter By unmounted rubber stamp set and a fabulous sentiment from Caring Cards 1 cling mount stamp .

I created a background layer using Ultra Marine and a dash of Black Brusho Crystal Colors on mixed media paper by repeatedly swishing and tapping the paper in the watery ink.  The butterflies were stamped two times each and swished through the  ink once to add contrast to the background.  The butterflies were fussy cut and layered for added dimension.

The sentiments in Caring Cards 1 are single sentence stamps making them super easy to work with.

I love that I was able to separate the sentiment on this card without having to mask the second part of the sentiment and cut it apart!

I chose this particular sentiment because I am going to give the card to a new friend I met at our local park.  We struck up a conversation a couple of weeks ago while we were on the same path and we have been walking partners ever since!  When I think of her I most definitely smile!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!