Thursday, October 8, 2015

There's A Twinkle

Hi there,

Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirations!

Barb here to share a Christmas tag that I put on a card today. Have you started your Christmas cards yet? The stamp I used is called Twinkle In The Eye found Here and the sentiment is from Glorious Holiday found Here.

I stamped Twinkle In The Eye in blue ink and added glitter embossing powder in blues and white on different areas and the rest in clear. Then I cut Twinkle In The Eye into a tag shape. I colored a few areas with my Copics.

There are lots of other fabulous stamps in the Winter/Christmas category found Here. So what are you waiting for? Go check out these stamps in the SHOP and get busy creating some Christmas cards!

Stamps used for this card:

Join us right back here next week to see what the Inspiration Team is up to!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Progressive Sale - Going On NOW!

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October Progressive Sale at Red Rubber Designs

Sale includes many already-discounted items!

Includes unmounted rubber stamps and crafty supplies!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

What a Hoot!

Hello, friends!  It's Mynn here again with another card using some FABULOUS stamps from the Red Rubber Designs store!  Today I'm going to share a quick and easy Halloween card with a fun technique to get your creative juices flowing.  First, check out the completed card...

Isn't that fun?!  I used some patterned paper from the Just Like Dad stack and then the Be Scary set for my image and sentiment.  Guess what?  They are BOTH stamped on vellum!  Yep, I stamped the image on vellum, even if it doesn't quite look like it.  Here's a close up...

Isn't the texture behind the image awesome?  Here's how to create this effect with this darling owl:

  1. Stamp your image onto a piece of vellum.  Wait for it to dry, or dry with a heat tool.
  2. Punch or die cut your image to the desired shape.
  3. Turn the image to where the stamping is FACE DOWN.  Color in your image ON THE BACK of the vellum.  This helps to make sure your image doesn't smear!
  4. Wait for marker to dry, or heat briefly with heat gun.
  5. Using a glue runner, add glue to the back of your shaped image. 
  6. Add the image to a piece of cardstock slightly larger than your vellum.
I think the texture from the adhesive helps add to the spookiness of the owl.  If you don't like to see adhesive behind your vellum, you could attach your vellum like I did with the sentiment--staples!

There are other ways to attache vellum to cards, too.  Brads, foam tabs hidden under embellishments or stamping/embossing, and so many others!  What is your favorite way to add vellum to your projects?  I'd love to have a conversation about it in the comments below! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you take some time to play around with vellum today--and don't forget to go grab the Be Scary set that I used from the online store!  Until next time, HUGS and SPOOKY stamping, all! :)

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall is Here!

Happy Thursday to you!  
Angie here with a Fall themed card to share with you! 

In Georgia, the leaves are beginning to change color and the temps are slightly cooler which means my favorite time of year is here!  In celebration of the change of seasons, I decided to feature the beautifully etched Yester Years rubber stamp and give the trees Fall colors.  

For today's inspiration, I searched "old western town art" on Pinterest and found a photo of a red-roofed barn surrounded by golden Aspen trees.  With that photo acting as inspiration, I used Inktense pencils to watercolor this beautiful image.  After layering  Sun and Sicilian yellow ink, I decided to stray from the inspiration photo and add Hot Red ink to the trees. 

You can find new arrivals and Yester Years stamp sets, along with many past favorites in the Red Rubber Designs Online Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Victorian Collage Canvas

     Drea here with my very first attempt at a canvas, which I created for my mom's birthday, who loves everything vintage, especially victorian!

     I started by painting the canvas a renaissance brown, with a metallic finish, and then sprayed it with some Distress Spray Stain, (antiqued bronze). Then I used a stencil to apply gesso, in which I added Distress Reinker (broken china). Once dry, I stamped some script over the whole canvas in dark brown ink using the Beauty of a Woman stamp.

     On the kraft background, I spritzed some more sprays, and used copper embossing powder with the Vintage Backgrounds stamp. I hand stitched around the torn edges, and added some copper buttons that once belonged to my late grandma, (my mom's mom) along the corners. The main image was stamped with the Victorian Collage stamp onto cream cardstock, and colored with pearlescent chalks. To her necklace, I added a charm that I tore apart from a bracelet, adding the blue bling to the center ring. I matted the image with two layers of punching, machine stitched the zigzag on top, and popped it up with some pop dots.

     To make the flowers, I used the same copper embossing powder with the Medallions stamp, onto white cardstock, which I inked with Distress Inks (broken china, antique linen, and tea dye).  Then I fussy cut them, curled the petals up, and added some blue bling to the centers.

     This was such a fun project to work on, and I can't wait to give it to my mom!