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!


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!  

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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!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy 6th of July!

Hello, friends!  Happy 6th of July!  

When I saw this sweet stamp, America I Love from Red Rubber Designs,

I just had to have it for the 4th of July.  When I looked at my blog schedule I realized that I wasn't actually going to post until after the 4th so I decided to change up the colors making it versatile enough to be sent out at any time!

I imagine this little boy is celebrating the 4th of July by sailing his boat across the lake.  His mom probably has a yummy lunch laid out on a picnic table nearby.  If you live in the States, I would love to know if you did anything special for the 4th of July!  

I hope you will stop by the Red Rubber Designs store and take a look at the wide variety of high-quality red rubber stamps!

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