Thursday, November 26, 2015

Oh! Christmas Tree (and Happy Thanksgiving!)

First off, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Red Rubber Designs fans!  I'm here today to share a wintry holiday card to get your holiday crafting mojo going...if you have time to do so today! ;)  Take a peek...

For my card, I used the Oh Christmas Tree stamp set.  I stamped the solid tree image in a deep green ink, then stamped the "snow" image over the top and heat embossed it with glittery powder.  

I added a gold embossed star to the top of each tree, then did a bit of water coloring for the sky, made a faux stitched border, and layered the sentiment over the panel.

Some patterned paper and doily quarters added some more color and texture.  I think this card is super fun--the colors meshed so well together!  I love all the different textures, too. :)  I hope you like it, also!  Please leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts!

That's all for me today, friends!  I hope you have a wonderful day and spend lots of time with your loved ones. :)  I'll be back again later with more creations using products from the Red Rubber Designs store.  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Christmas Rocking Horse

Happy Thursday to you! Angie here with a Christmas card to share today. I am a little behind in my Christmas card making so I decided to turn this cute Rocking Horse image into a Christmas rocking horse.

Although I chose to color the little flower on the rocker in traditional Christmas colors it's actually not a poinsettia which allows for great versatility! This image would be lovely for a baby or children's card, as well as a Christmas card!

To finish off my project I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Vintage Santa unmounted stamp set and added ribbons. (This sentiment can also be found in the Vintage Christmas cling mount stamp set.)

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Rocking Horse

Vintage Santa

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Card

      With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, there's still time to create a card for your loved ones. I know I'm not able to spend the day with everyone I'd like to, so making a card for them instead is a great way to show you care.

          I'm so thankful for being part of such a wonderful design team, and working with such fabulous stamps from Red Rubber Designs! I used the Give Thanks stamp to make the cornucopia, inking it with brown ink onto white cardstock, and embossing it with clear embossing powder. To really make it pop, I colored it with some Distress Inks and markers, glued it to my tag, and added some ribbon.

     To make the background, I sprayed some parchment paper with some mists, and dragged a piece of kraft cardstock through it. Then I dripped some orange mist from the top. Along the bottom I created a border of leaves with the Autumn Leaves stamp. To the tag and background I stamped my sentiment using Contemporary Greetings.

     Since I have so much rafia and it just screams Fall to me, I glued some to the bottom of my card, and used my sewing machine to stitch the ends and all around the background. The flowers were stamped and embossed in two layers using the Pressed Flowers stamp set. Then I hand stitched some brown buttons to the centers.


For those of you that celebrate it, have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Christmas Choo Choo

Hi everyone,

Barb here to share a Christmas card designed for the guy or boy in your life.  I don't know about you but I always have trouble creating cards for him!  I think this stamp is just perfect for boys!  It's called Train Collage and can be found Here in the shop.

I stamped the Train Collage onto watercolor paper using StazOn black ink and just watercolored it. I then cut around the border and backed it with red shiny paper. The Poinsettias are from a set called Hung On A Tree.

I stamped those as well onto watercolor paper and embossed with black fine embossing powder, watercolored and fussy cut them out and adhered to card. The sentiment is from Contemporary Greetings my favorite sentiment set.

I stamped Merry Christmas on vellum and embossed it with black fine embossing powder and made it into a banner backed with red shiny paper. I added some red shiny twine and it's done! What do you think?

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Please stop back again next week to see what we have for you!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Give Thanks!

Hello, friends!  I know we are just 2 days away from Halloween, but I wanted to share a fun technique and a Thanksgiving card to get you in the giving mood--that's really what all holidays are about, right?! :)  I used some gorgeous stamps from the Red Rubber Designs store and a fun technique I'll share with you...take a peek...

I went with a very neutral color scheme on this card.  I started by stamping the acorn images from the Give Thanks set in dark brown ink as a border all the way around a piece of kraft cardstock.

To create the blurred vision feel on these images, here's what I did:

  1. Stamped the images in a dark ink onto lighter cardstock.
  2. Took a water color pen and outlined each image.
EASY, PEASY!!!  It helps to use a water soluble ink and not a permanent ink when utilizing this technique.  You also want to make sure it's not an after thought--you really need to outline the images as soon as you are done stamping them.  It takes a bit of time, but I LOVE the vintage feel this technique lends to any image OR sentiment...

To make sure the sentiment could POP off the card, I first added some gold washi behind it.  This also added some shine. :)  A few gold sequins were added, and then I placed the completed panel onto a card base that was prepped with some paper from the Catelynne collection.  LOVE the gorgeous distressed feel of that paper with the blurred vision technique on the images!

Thank you so much for popping by today, friends!  That is all for me right now, but I will be back soon with more inspiration using gorgeous products from the Red Rubber Designs store!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

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