Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rays of Hope Card

     Have you ever tried stamping with water and Distress Inks? It's such a great technique, and the Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs is the perfect stamp for it!


    Just grab your blending tool and apply Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks onto white cardstock in a half circular motion.  Then just spray your stamp with water, and press down.


     The sentiment was stamped in black with the Say Hello Unmounted Rubber Stamp.


     Then I distressed my edges, adding another layer colored with inks, and outlined the stamping with some hand-stitching.


     Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Inking Fun


Hello, Friends!  Today I am sharing creations with the Happily Grateful stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  I really enjoy experimenting with this set.


Using the MISTI so that I could stamp the images multiple times, I stamped the leaves with Limon ink, then using a rubber glove I picked up ink in Pea Pod and touched the edges of leaves and part of the stems.  For the flowers, I stamped them first with Aqua and then touched the edges of the flowers with Indigo.
The set includes a small circle stamp which I stamped in poppy. 
The sentiment is from the Joyful Notes stamp set.


I had so much fun with this set that I tried an, even more, CAS (clean and simple) card.  I simply used Carrot and stamped twice for a rich color then moved the paper and stamped off for a softer look.  I once again used a rubber glove and picked up ink from Mud Pie ink and touched the tip of the leaves.  
The sentiment is from Sophisticated Sentiments.


Thanks so much for stopping by!





Thursday, July 27, 2017

Black and White Anniversary Card

      Welcome back Stampers! My 16th anniversary is coming up soon, so I created a black and white card for my husband, featuring a mix of some fun stamps from Red Rubber Designs. The big heart was done with the I Heart You Unmounted Rubber Stamp split in half with black embossing on white cardstock, and white embossing on black cardstock.


     The whole card is divided in the same way with the background embossed with the Background Stripes Unmounted Stamp. Then I masked "16" onto each piece with some black and white sprays, before taping the backs together.


     For the sentiment I used the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Stamp Set, with the diamond border underneath done with the Showy Strips Cling Mounted Stamp. The smaller hearts were done with the Sweet Goodies Accessories Cling Mounted Stamp, all from Red Rubber Designs!


     To enhance all of the stamping, I finished the edges with distressing and hand stitching done in black and white. Thanks for looking!



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Loved & Adored



 Hello, friends!  Today I am sharing a lovely little CAS card featuring Simply the Best from Red Rubber Designs


Don't you just love it when you don't clean up your art table and you have beautiful bits left over just lying about?  I had the general idea for this card but I was thinking of just using solid cardstock for the butterfly and border until my eyes fell on a scrap of mixed media paper marbled with oxide ink which was leftover from another project!  


Thanks for stopping by and checking out Today's Feature:



Angie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Majestic Mountain Mixed Media Frame

     Happy Thursday Stampers! I'm back this week with a mixed media frame that I made from a pizza box featuring the Majestic Mountain Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!


     Since the pizza box already had a little tab on it, I made it the center of my frame, and placed it on top with a large eyelet through it. After tearing the top layer, I applied some white gesso to it, and waited for it to dry. Then I colored it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, which completely soaked and warped the cardboard. But as it started to dry it actually warped back into place, with the help of some heavy books placed over it. The water did remove the back though, making the frame flimsy, so I mounted it onto a heavy black matte board.


     The flowers and stamping were also colored with Magicals, using the same colors from the frame. Then I fussy-cut and popped up the birds, stamped with the All Things of Nature stamp set, and gave their eyes a dot of black puffy paint.


      The Magicals themselves have lots of sparkle, but I enhanced the birds and water with some clear Wink of Stella. Then I added the sentiment on the bottom with the Hope Perches Unmounted Rubber Stamp.


     One of the main reasons why I chose the Majestic Mountain stamp, was to try reflective stamping. After stamping the image on top, I stamped it again onto acetate and flipped the design underneath, rubbing it onto the paper. I finally got the results I wanted after a few tries, and will definitely be doing it again. I hope I've sent you a little inspiration using these beautiful stamps from Red Rubber Designs!



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