Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Little Note of Thanks + Texture Tips

Hello, all!  Mynn here to share a patriotic themed thank you card today!  This card uses the Liberty Rubber Stamp as well as a sentiment from the Joyful Notes stamp set.  Take a peek!

I decided to add LOTS of texture on this card.  I'll list the ways I did this below, but the first thing I did was to heat emboss the Liberty image onto some patterned paper.

I added some more dimension by layering punches to add my sentiment from the Joyful Notes stamp set.  I also added more dimension by popping the sentiment piece up using dimensional foam.

 More texture was added in the papers I chose.  I used some patterned paper from the Fruit Punch QwikPax as well as glitter paper.

Here's a list of all the ways I added texture to this card:

  1. I used heat embossing for my image.
  2. I stamped onto patterned paper.
  3. I sponged white ink onto the patterned paper around my image.
  4. I used textured glitter paper.
  5. I added stitched grosgrain ribbon.
  6. I layered punches.
  7. I adhered certain pieces with dimensional foam.
That's all for me today, friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you grab the goodies I used on my card from the Red Rubber Designs online store!  I'll be back later with more inspiration for you all.  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello Day!

Hello, Angie here!  I am thrilled to be able to share my first post for Red Rubber Designs!

 I had a BLAST using the outrageously cute "Hello Day"  stamp set.  I chose the  colorful Kaleidoscope Girlz Paper Stack for a quick and easy base then paper pieced the handbag from a coordinating piece from the stack.

I decided to do some 3D paper piecing so I stamped the image three times.  Then colored and cut pieces out for added dimension.  Using a stylus with a ball tip, I rounded the paper pieces on the back side.  

For the dress, I rounded the edges and popped it up with foam.

I couldn't stop with the piecing.  I added glossy accents to glasses and shoes!  Check out that shine!  

I was super delighted to be able to deliver this card personally to my sis.  Her reaction was priceless!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Take Pride Card

   I just LOVE elephants, especially baby ones, so I stamped some on this card that I made for my sons' last day of school! He's 13 and going into 8th grade, so I thought this image was perfect for him, showing the baby elephant, and the adult elephant, which he's turning into. A little adult that is, not an an elephant. Lol!

      To color the background, I used my blending tool and Distress Inks onto white cardstock. Then I dipped a brush in water to make streaks in the sky. To make the sun, I simply inked yellow around a white circle, and stamped the sentiment inside, using the Take Pride stamp set from Red Rubber Designs, which also includes the elephants. I stamped the big elephant onto grey paper, and used a white Sakura Souffle pen for his tusks and nails. Then I  fussy-cut him out of the grass he was on, so I could create a longer border of grass with the Mountain Scenery stamp. To give it an African feel, I hand-stitched the black zigzag border onto some burlap where I frayed the ends.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Red Rubber Designs Products Used:

Take Pride
Mountain Scenery

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Telescoping Butterflies and Flowers

Hello!  Barb here to share some weekly Inspiration featuring Red Rubber Designs stamps!  
Today I made a Telescoping panel card using Happily Grateful.

Before I started Stamping I wanted to work out my design on a piece
of plain white paper the size of largest cream colored card stock.

Now place on top of each other the 3 sizes of cream card stock working largest to smallest on top, centering each one with a bit of tape in center of each one.

First stamp sentiment in lower right corner of smallest piece of card stock. Then stamp butterflies first, then vines and lastly flowers, leaves then dots.

When finished stamping, take apart the 3 pieces of card stock and adhere colored cardstock in co-ordinating colors on the back of each panel. Now put all 3 panels together in a telescoping manner.

I added foam tape to back of each panel to enhance telescoping effect! Doing an all over design with a sentiment is all the rage right now.
So give it a try!  Really fun!

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Inspiration Projects for Inspirational #222 - Baby!

Congratulations to the creators of our Inspiration Projects for Inspirational #222!

Since this is our last stamping challenge, I decided that everyone who played deserves an Inspiration Award! Everyone did a fabulous job - just look at these cute baby cards!

#1 - Lilibet

#2 - Theresa B

#3 - Carmen

#4 - Steffi H.

#5 - Lyn T

All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an email to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for.

Thanks to everyone who played along with our stamping challenges! I hope you'll continue to join us for more stamping inspiration in the months to come!

Have you seen Mynn's latest project? Check it out here! And don't forget - every Thursday we'll bring you more stamping inspiration, so pick up your stamps and create art!