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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Inspirational #151: Christmas Cheer


Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!
We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational #150 - Christmas Cheer

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, December 24th at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Drea hosting this week's Inspirational! Our theme this week is all about Christmas Cheer! We want to see any kind of stamped Christmas greeting or image (tree, wreath, Santa, stockings, candy cane, nutcracker, reindeer, presents, snowman, snowflakes, sleigh, lights, etc.).

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here

Here is my project based on the theme this week:



I started by blending some Distress Inks onto some white cardstock, and flicked some water over it using an old toothbrush.  Then I used white embossing powder to create snow using the Speckle Background stamp. The trees were stamped in green and brown ink, and then embossed in white, using Oh Christmas Tree. I used Vintage Christmas for the sentiment and snowflakes. 

Kendra created this fabulous card for our inspiration:


Kendra also used images from Vintage Christmas, along with  Snowflake Blocks.

I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational today and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline! We look forward to seeing what you create!!

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Are you an inspiration? 

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!




Monday, December 15, 2014

Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #149: 3D Gifts


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #149: 3D Gifts!!

Such awesome projects from everyone!!

Each week the Inspiration Team choose three projects from all of the just-closed Inspirational participants.  These projects are chosen because they truly capture the essence of the Inspirational. 

Congratulations to the creators of our three Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #149!

#1 Elly
What a beautiful gift package!  We love the image and sentiment together!


#3 Julie
What a beautiful gift bottle!!  Such a lovely design!  And such a sweet image!
bottle closeup 2a

#4 Meigan
Love the wine bottle cover you created!  Fun idea!


Lovely work ladies!

All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an email to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for.

There is still time to join in our current Inspirational #150: Stamping Sparkly Holiday Greetings hosted by Lynda.  Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, December 17th.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, December 18th!!


Have a lovely day!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Inspirational #150: Stamping Sparkly Holiday Greetings


Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!
We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational #150 - Stamping Sparkly Holiday Greetings

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, December 17 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Lynda hosting this week's Inspirational!  Our theme this week is all about Stamping a Sparkly Holiday Greeting!  We want to see your stamped holiday image pumped up with something sparkly!!!  Please remember that you must used a stamped item on your project.

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here are my projects based on our theme this week:

I made two cards featuring the wonderful poinsettia image from the Holly Season set and sentiments from the Vintage Christmas set.  The first card I stamped the image and embossed the flower using a black glitter embossing powder.  I colored the image using Copic markers.  The main image was then backed with black glitter cardstock and than added onto the card base.  I then stamped the sentiment in black ink.  I then added white dots to the flower using an acrylic art pen and some Wink of Stella glitter marker to the center of the flower.


here is the black glitter embossing on the flower:


For this next card I used flat black embossing powder and also colored the image using my Copic markers.  This image was then backed onto red glitter cardstock.  I then added it to the black card base.  I then stamped the sentiment in versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then added the same white dots and Wink of Stella glitter marker to the center of this flower.


Drea created this wonderful project for our inspiration:



Drea used images from Merry ChristmasRunning StitchesVintage Script, and Holly Swirls.

I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline!  We look forward to seeing what you create!!

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Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!






Monday, December 8, 2014

Inspiration Project for Inspirational #148: Frame It!



Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #148: Frame It!

Each week the Inspiration Team chooses three projects from all of the just-closed Inspirational participants. These projects are chosen because they truly capture the essence of the Inspirational. This time, we're only choosing one Inspiration Project. While everyone did a great job on their projects, only one person submitted a project that followed the challenge rules (frame your stamped image by stamping a frame).

Congratulations to our Inspiration Project for Inspirational #148!



All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an email to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for.

There is still time to get in on our current Inspirational #149: 3-D Gifts hosted by Kendra.  Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, December 10th.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, December 11th!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Inspirational #149: 3D Gifts


Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!
We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational #149 - 3D Gifts

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, December 10 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Kendra hosting this week's Inspirational!
Our theme this week is 3D Gifts!

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

A stamped image must be the focus of your project!

For my project, I used some stamped tags to add to these test tubes for gifts for the kids teachers and bus driver:
The Gift Tags Rubber Stamp is a perfect set for these tags for gifts from the kids!
I just love the images!!  I used three of the four tags from the set!

Now lets see your 3D Gifts!

Happy Stamping!

I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline!  We look forward to seeing what you create!!

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Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational! 

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