Thursday, December 6, 2018

Penguin Christmas Card Set

     It's definitely beginning to look like Christmas around here, as it's snowing outside as I'm writing this. And where there's snow, there's penguins, on this set of cards, embossed with the Mister Penguin and Perky Penguin Stamps, from Red Rubber Designs!

     I started by embossing the snow with the Speckle Background Unmounted Rubber Stamp, onto black cardstock, using Emerald Creek (Soft Fallen Snow) Embossing Powder. Then I used EC (Enhanced Ivory Pear) around the edges, and for the sentiment, done with the Contemporary Greetings Stamp.

     The penguins were stamped with the Mister Penguin and Perky Penguins Unmounted Rubber Stamps, embossed with EC (Onyx Frost) EP. Then I colored them with Distress Inks, and added some cotton to a few of the hats.

     Cutting Bo Bunny Doilies in half, made a quick and easy way to showcase these adorable penguins! Shop for other Winter & Christmas Stamps at Red Rubber Designs.


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

     Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday season, try adding burlap to your next project to create a natural look full of texture and dimension, that's perfect for Fall or Winter. I made a banner with it, on a card featuring an assortment of Autumn Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

          Autumn Swirls were embossed onto the background with Emerald Creek Baked Texture (Patina Oxide), after smooshing with Distress Inks (Bundled Sage and Rusty Hinge). It's matted with cardstock embossed with some more Baked Textures (Chunky Rust), and (Dirty Sand) on the base.

     I did some hand-stitching around the burlap banner, backed with orange cardstock.

     The wreath started with some fibers that I saved from some packaging. Then I embossed the leaves, acorns, and sentiment with Emerald Creek (Burnt Copper Leaves) Embossing Powder, using the Filled With Blessings Unmounted Stamp for the leaves, and the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp for the sentiment.

     The acorn was embossed with the Give Thanks Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, and topped with a raffia bow.

        Check back soon for the Winter version of this card using burlap and stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dream the Future

     Hello Stampers! I've been playing in my art journal again, featuring the Dream, Beautiful Butterflies, and My Sunshine Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     I started by adding lots of texture to the background, beginning with a piece of cheesecloth adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. Then I added strips of lace and trims, a couple of small keys, and some pieces of Tim Holtz Chains, and covered it all with Prima White Gesso. Once it dried, I colored it with a few Lindy's Gang Sprays. Then I used my Stamperia (Steampunk Mechanism) Stencil with Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste, applying the blue and brass with a stipple brush to create the gears and bigger keys. The diamond/stars were done with the Bo Bunny Stickable (Oh My Stars) Stencil. 

      Additional texture was added to the background, chains, and cardboard with Prima Rust Pastes (Red and Brown). 
     The main image and "Dream" was stamped with the Dream Cling Mounted Stamp using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, and embossed with LG Midnight Pewter EP. I used chipboard for the rest of the title, embossing it with LG Hyacinth Blue Jade EP. 

     Then I went over the letters with Patina Effect Pastes. 

     All of the flowers and leaves were stamped with the My Sunshine Stamp, and the butterflies with the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp, all embossed with LG Midnight Pewter EP onto white cardstock, and colored with LG Sprays and one Magical (Rowdy Rizzo Red). 

     Thanks for looking, and shop Red Rubber Designs for these stamps and more!


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Haunted Halloween ATC's

     Hello and happy October! With Halloween approaching, I created some ATC's to feature the Haunted Halloween and Be Scary Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     Each one was smooshed with Distress Inks (Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet) onto white cardstock. Then I applied black gesso to three different stencils to create the stripes, diamonds, and gingham.

     All of the stamping was done with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, and embossed with Emerald Creek (Onyx Frost) EP using the Haunted Halloween and Be Scary Stamps.

          After distressing all of the edges, I machine-stitched around them using green and purple threads, and mounted them to black cardstock measuring two and a half inches by three and a half inches.

     The chandelier was the only stamp that wasn't fussy-cut. Then I went over the flames with Stickles (Orange Peel), and used Stickles (Purple) to color the dots on the witch's legs.

     Thanks for looking, and stop by Red Rubber Designs for these stamps and more!


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fantastic Fall

     Fall IS fantastic and my favorite season of the year! So I created a spread in my art journal  featuring the Luscious Leaves Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps, and the Filled with Blessings, Give Thanks, and Autumn Swirls Unmounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     In addition to the cute scarecrow from the Filled with Blessings Stamp, are the plaid and dots that I stamped randomly over two pages of my art journal using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I adhered pieces of burlap, followed with Prima White Gesso applied to the Tim Holtz Mini Birch Stencil. Once it all dried, Magicals and sprays were next to create some beautiful autumn colors.

     The rest of the stamping was embossed with Emerald Creek Onyx Frost Embossing Powder, giving it some sparkle, including all of the Luscious Leaves that I fussy-cut.

     The fence stamp is also included in the Filled with Blessings Stamp Set, and the pumpkins from the Give Thanks Stamp, colored with Distress Inks, Magicals and Distress Sprays.

     The title was stamped and embossed onto a torn piece of white tissue paper with the Autumn Swirls Stamp, and adhered onto the burlap with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. Once it dried I colored over it with some more Magicals and sprays. 

      Such a fun spread to work on, using some of my favorite Fall Stamps from Red Rubber Designs