Thursday, June 22, 2017

Life of the Party Tag

     Inspiration can come in many ways, and mine for this tag was a peacock feather, featuring the Life of the Party Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     I used Distress Spray Stains to color the background of this manila tag, and to color the Life of the Party Stamp embossed with glitter onto white cardstock. After adding sequins I popped it up for dimension.

     Then I added a border along the bottom with the Fanciful Vintage Unmounted Stamp Set, also embossed with glitter onto a strip of teal cardstock.

     To really make the colors pop, I finished all of the edges with black embossed glitter.

     Thanks for your visit, and be sure to visit Red Rubber Designs for these stamp sets and more!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Be Fabulous

Hello there!  Today I am featuring the Be Fabulous stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  This set has such pretty images along with six sentiments. 

I used Memento - Peanut Brittle ink to stamp the image which caused the collage elements to recede slightly allowing the flowers to be the focal point.  

That is it for me today!  

I hope you have had a chance to shop in the newly remodeled Red Rubber Stamps online store!  You can find the Be Fabulous  set in the store along with many more collage style stamps and flower stamps.  


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Everyday Eclectic Card

     Have you seen the new Red Rubber Designs store yet? It looks fabulous, is easy to navigate, and really showcases each and every product with larger detailed photos! So I'm back with an everyday card that can be used for almost any occasion. I started by painting an ombré background onto white cardstock with Dylusions Paints, cut about 1/2" larger than the Here I am stamp I used to emboss with.

     Then I embossed the pears with the Everyday Eclectic stamp, colored with Distress Inks, and mounted it onto black cardstock after distressing the edges.

     Finally, I placed a strip of sheer ribbon before machine stitching around the image and background.

     Thanks for looking, and if you haven't already, take a look at the new Red Rubber Designs Store!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Every Road

Hello!!!  First off, thanks for waiting while we remodeled the new store!  It's now open and I think you are going to love it!  The Red Rubber Designs store is clean, crisp and easy to use! You can check it out HERE!

This time of year is always crazy busy at our house.  Teacher appreciation days, awards nights, and graduations keep us moving at a steady pace and finds me very busy in the art room!

The kids had two graduation parties to attend so I pulled out the fabulous Every Road stamp set and had fun creating!  

As you can see Every Road isn't necessarily a graduation stamp set but the sentiments and images are awesome for celebrating an ending and a new beginning!!!

I used my favorite "go to" background technique of stamping distress ink pads onto a kraft sheet, spritzing with water and swishing mixed media paper through the ink.  I swished the papers through Mustard Seed watery ink first, dried with a heat gun then swished the paper through Peacock Feathers watery ink. 

I had great fun stamping just a bit of the background stamp randomly on the tag.  I love this scripture for encouraging grads to stay on the right path as they strike out into a world of amazing possibilities! 

For this card, I changed the orientation and used the generation stamping technique on the bicycle.  Another great sentiment for the grad!  May every road you travel take you to God!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you are inspired to check out the new Red Rubber Designs store!  :)


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bingo Birthday Card

     Drea here with a fun mixed media card that I made for my dad's birthday last week, using a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

        The background was done with a light coat of gesso onto white cardstock, and stamped with the Bingo Pieces and Background Soup Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Sets using a permanent black ink. Then I glued down some buttons and used a heavier coat of gesso over the entire piece. Once dry, I colored it with Distress Spray Stains, and realized a lot of my stamping had disappeared under the gesso. So I stamped the Bingo Pieces again with my permanent black ink, onto white tissue paper, and applied it to the buttons with Tim Holtz' Distress Collage Medium Vintage. Then I went over the edges and buttons with copper embossing powder.

      I just used the numbers from the Bingo Card and colored them with Distress Ink. Then I embossed the edges again, along with the sentiment using the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set onto a strip of brown cardstock from the DCVW Neutrals 8 X 8 Cardstock Stack that I colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

   The compass was paper-pieced with the Every Road Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, embossed again in copper, including the mini brad in the center.

     This card was so much fun to work on, and could be used for any occasion! Thanks for looking!