Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Halloween Card

     Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I'm very happy to feature these stamped and embossed images from Red Rubber Designs!


     This card was made from black and white cardstock, and colored with Distress Inks. I used black gesso and a stencil to create the stripes, hand-cutting the zigzag border around it. Then I made a patch for each image using the Haunted Halloween and Be Scary Cling Mounted Stamp Sets. To add to the sparkle of the glittery, black embossing, I added touches of Stickles to each patch. I especially love the way it "lights up" the chandelier, where I used Orange Peel, Purple, and Lavender Stickles for the flames and crystals!


     The wood banners were also colored with Distress Inks, where I embossed the sentiment combining "HAPPY" from the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, with the Boo Dollar Rubber Stamp. Some of the images were layered and fussy-cut, like the skirt on this witch where I curled up her skirt.


      Then I used decorative scissors around the edges, finished with machine stitching in black, and orange around the stripes. I finished it up with some fun buttons, stitched in different colors.



     Thanks for looking!
   


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thoughts of You...


Hello, everyone!  It's my turn to share a project featuring fabulous  Red Rubber Designs stamps!  Today I am showcasing the sensational butterflies from the Flutter By unmounted rubber stamp set and a fabulous sentiment from Caring Cards 1 cling mount stamp .

I created a background layer using Ultra Marine and a dash of Black Brusho Crystal Colors on mixed media paper by repeatedly swishing and tapping the paper in the watery ink.  The butterflies were stamped two times each and swished through the  ink once to add contrast to the background.  The butterflies were fussy cut and layered for added dimension.


The sentiments in Caring Cards 1 are single sentence stamps making them super easy to work with.


I love that I was able to separate the sentiment on this card without having to mask the second part of the sentiment and cut it apart!


I chose this particular sentiment because I am going to give the card to a new friend I met at our local park.  We struck up a conversation a couple of weeks ago while we were on the same path and we have been walking partners ever since!  When I think of her I most definitely smile!  


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Angie


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Showy Strips Birthday Card

     With sapphire being the birthstone for September, I thought some blue bling would be fitting for this birthday card, featuring some bold and fun stamps from Red Rubber Designs!


     All of the stamping was embossed in black and white onto black and white cardstock, to draw the eye to the blue bling and hand-stitching. I filled the white circle with the Gift For You Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set embossed in black, and carefully lined up the gifts, embossed in white, onto my black card base.


     The top and bottom strips were embossed with the Showy Strips Cling Mounted Stamp Set. On the top right corner, I used the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp underneath the flowers, layered and embossed with the Happily Grateful Stamp Set.


     For the sentiment, I used the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Stamp Set, and dotted my "i" with a touch of bling, adding a row of it below.


      Here's a full view of my card, and I promise you that the white strip on the bottom right really is straight in real life. Lol! Thanks for looking!
 


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Smile


Hello, friends!  Today I am featuring this cute little girl from It's Your Day Cling Mount Rubber stamps from Red Rubber Designs with a hand stamped background featuring Lotsa Dotsa.  You can find more cute kiddo images in the Wonder & Joy Kids Stamp Collection along with a great selection of Background Components cling mount stamps.  

For my card, I gave the background a soft watercolor wash then randomly stamped the circle stamps with a Spring Color Box Ink Pad. 


To color the image I stamped the ink pad on my craft mat and picked up the color with a paintbrush.  I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the camera lens and flash bulb then finished off the card with a fabulous piece of ribbon my friend Janeen gave me!


Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a look!!

Angie

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Charming Gardens Birthday Card

     Hello Stampers! Drea here with a birthday card featuring the Charming Gardens and Charming Gardeners Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs! The sentiment was stamped with the Darling Unmounted Rubber Stamp using Starry Night Palette Ink.


     I started by cutting a window frame from kraft board that measures 3 1/2" X 7" on the outside, making the inner window panes at 2" X 3". Then I covered it with a coat of white gesso using a popsicle stick. Once dry, I applied several coats of paint with a fairly dry brush, waiting for each coat of paint to dry in between coats. Finally, I  lightly went over it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

It's hard to tell by the photo, but I did attach some clear acetate to the back of my frame to complete my window. Then I stamped the garden images onto white cardstock using Burnt Umber Palette Ink, which is permanent, so that I could color my scene with Distress Inks, water, and sprays, and not worry about the images bleeding or blurring. Before attaching my window down, I added a strip of fencing that I got from my border punch.


     The background was spritzed with green and blue sprays onto white cardstock, and the bricks were done with a stencil and white gesso, painted with three different shades of grey. I just love these DIY flowers, and colored the pink one with Glimmer Mist, and the one below it with Distress Inks (Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint, and Mowed Lawn). I also used Shaded Lilac to color the lace, making a loop, before machine stitching it down. Then I had to sprinkle a few vintage buttons around.


     Thanks for looking and stopping by today! 



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