Thursday, December 29, 2016

To A Healthy, Happy and Peaceful New Year

Hello, friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  I don't know about you but it came and went waaaay too quickly for me.  

With Christmas behind us, we now look forward to ringing in the new year in just a few days!  To celebrate the new year I created a card featuring two stamp sets from Red Rubber Designs.

I pulled out a previously created background and stamped several images from the Lotsa Dotsa cling mount set in silver to mimic the idea of fireworks. To finish off the card I added a border of glitter paper then I used one of the New Year's sentiments from Holiday Wishes unmounted stamp set.

The background was created by painting Brushos then spritzing with shimmer spray.  Next, I covered the inky mix with cling wrap and squished!  In this angled view you can see a bit of the shimmer.

My husband is home this year for New Year's and I am pretty excited about getting to spend the day with him. Leave me a comment and let me know how you plan to spend your New Year's day! 

From all of us at Red Rubber Designs we hope you have a healthy, happy and peaceful New Year!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ginger Joy Card

     Holiday Greetings stampers! Today I'm spreading some cheer, with this adorable gingerbread man made with the Ginger Joy Cling Mounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     I embossed my image in black onto Cork Paper, which gave this gingerbread man the perfect texture! Then I colored the cork with some sprays and a paintbrush, using white paint for the icing. I embossed him again onto white cardstock using red embossing powder, and colored his cheeks and bow with sprays. After fussy cutting, I glued the pieces onto the cork, and dotted his eyes with black puffy paint. 

     The tag was cut from a matte silver to mimic a cookie sheet, with embossed lines along the edges, made by scoring the back. Then I embossed my image again onto the tag, to show the crumbs along the edges. The sentiment was done in white using the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Stamp Set, with some rick-rack over it. Finally, I finished it up with a punched hole and some ribbon. 

     I love the background, stamped in red ink with the Gingham Background Unmounted Stamp! The sheer ribbon allows the pattern to show. Behind that, I punched the top and bottom edges of some brown cardstock from the DCWV Jewel Colored 8 X 8 Cardstock Stack, which was the perfect match for my gingerbread man!  

     I made multiples of this card, just changing some of the ribbons on the tag. Happy Holidays!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Giraffe in Designer Diamonds

Hello!  Today I am sharing a VERY non-traditional Christmas card featuring several stamp sets from the Red Rubber Designs store.  It doesn't even have a "Merry Christmas" sentiment but it's is going to be my daughter's Christmas card this year.

Check out this adorable Giraffe from the African Giraffe Cling Mount Rubber Stamp set. I cut a slit in the lower portion of the diamond frame and slipped the long neck through the slit.  She looks like she is popping out of the frame!  For the background, I pressed distress ink onto the Designer Diamonds Unmounted Rubber Stamp and spritzed with water, the textured diamonds add a distressed and vintage look to any project!

For the sentiment, I chose "for you" from the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp set.  This sentiment set includes ten encouragement and celebration sentiments in a super cute font style!

I came up with a giraffe card for my girl because she started calling herself a giraffe a few years ago when she began to surpass all of her friends in height.  Ever since that time the giraffe has become her personal mascot!  For Christmas, I picked out the cutest long sleeve shirt with a zentangle-looking giraffe on the back and I hope to buy her some giraffe socks! 

Have you created any Christmas cards this year that are tailor-made for the recipient?  If so I would love to hear about it in the comments!!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Vintage Santa Card Set

     Time is something there's never enough of in December! So I made a card set featuring the Vintage Santa Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set that's pretty quick to assemble once you get your papers ready.

     I just colored a sheet of 12 X 12 white cardstock with some Magicals, and filled it with my Vintage Santa image stamped with permanent black ink. That allowed me to make several cards using the same design, with each image being different and unique in the coloring.

     The Scarlet 12 X 12 Cardstock from Red Rubber Designs is the perfect holiday red, and I was able to make two cards from one sheet measuring 6" X 5". I added a strip of black cardstock to mimic Santa's belt, with a letter tucked into it, colored with sprays, and stamped with the Vintage Script Cling Mounted stamp. The sentiment was embossed in white, and can also be purchased in the cling mounted Vintage Christmas version, which also includes the snowflakes that I stamped in black.

Each card has some bling on the snowflake, and different striped ribbons.

      If you're really pressed for time, forego the sprayed Santa's note and use cardstock instead, like I did on these two cards using the greens from the DCWV Neutrals 8 X 8 Cardstock Stack.

     My favorite is this one with the sprayed green Santa letter!

Happy Holidays!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holiday Wreaths for Christmas

Hi there!  It's December 1st and now the countdown is really on to get those Holiday cards finished and mailed! 

 Today I am featuring the Holiday Wreath Unmounted Rubber Stamp set.  I love this set which is a fabulous value and comes in unmounted and individual wreath sets in cling mount.  I have posted pictures and all the links at the end of this post!

For today's set of cards, I created three different looks with the Star Wreath (which is included in the  Holiday Wreath Rubber Stamp set and also as a set of two stamps in cling mount)

The Holiday Wreath Rubber Stamp set is a favorite of mine because of the variety and versatility in this one set!  A lovely greeting is included which can be used on the front of a card or can be featured on the inside!  I stamped the holiday greeting in coordinating colors and adhered the layer to the inside of the cards.

Also included in this set is the cutest little watermark stamp which can be used to personalize your one-of-a-kind Christmas gift!!  I stamped the little "hand stamped by" wreath on the back of each card in coordinating colors.

I love the versatility of this stamp set as wreaths can be used for a variety of occasions!  Last week I created this "thankful for you" card with the Pine Wreath (which is included in the Holiday Wreath Rubber Stamp set and also as a set of three stamps in cling mount).

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration today!