Thursday, October 11, 2018

Haunted Halloween ATC's

     Hello and happy October! With Halloween approaching, I created some ATC's to feature the Haunted Halloween and Be Scary Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.


     Each one was smooshed with Distress Inks (Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet) onto white cardstock. Then I applied black gesso to three different stencils to create the stripes, diamonds, and gingham.


     All of the stamping was done with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, and embossed with Emerald Creek (Onyx Frost) EP using the Haunted Halloween and Be Scary Stamps.


          After distressing all of the edges, I machine-stitched around them using green and purple threads, and mounted them to black cardstock measuring two and a half inches by three and a half inches.


     The chandelier was the only stamp that wasn't fussy-cut. Then I went over the flames with Stickles (Orange Peel), and used Stickles (Purple) to color the dots on the witch's legs.


     Thanks for looking, and stop by Red Rubber Designs for these stamps and more!


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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fantastic Fall

     Fall IS fantastic and my favorite season of the year! So I created a spread in my art journal  featuring the Luscious Leaves Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps, and the Filled with Blessings, Give Thanks, and Autumn Swirls Unmounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.


     In addition to the cute scarecrow from the Filled with Blessings Stamp, are the plaid and dots that I stamped randomly over two pages of my art journal using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I adhered pieces of burlap, followed with Prima White Gesso applied to the Tim Holtz Mini Birch Stencil. Once it all dried, Magicals and sprays were next to create some beautiful autumn colors.


     The rest of the stamping was embossed with Emerald Creek Onyx Frost Embossing Powder, giving it some sparkle, including all of the Luscious Leaves that I fussy-cut.


     The fence stamp is also included in the Filled with Blessings Stamp Set, and the pumpkins from the Give Thanks Stamp, colored with Distress Inks, Magicals and Distress Sprays.


     The title was stamped and embossed onto a torn piece of white tissue paper with the Autumn Swirls Stamp, and adhered onto the burlap with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. Once it dried I colored over it with some more Magicals and sprays. 


      Such a fun spread to work on, using some of my favorite Fall Stamps from Red Rubber Designs


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Warmest Wishes Card

     Hello stampers! I'm back with a card that's fitting for the end of summer, featuring the Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, embossed with clear embossing powder over Distress Oxide Inks (Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade).


     The background was done with Dylusion's Paints and Ranger's Zigzag Stencil. Then I stamped the black circles with the Build-A-Background Stamp. The tag and vases were cut with my Cricut Expression, and also colored with Dylusion's Paints, but with my fingers. Finally, I embossed the sentiment with the Contemporary Greetings Stamp using Emerald Creek Onyx Frost EP. 

     
Thanks for looking!


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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Happy Leaf Birthday Card

     Happy Thursday, stampers! I'm back with a card featuring the Happy Leaf Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, just in time for the upcoming season.


     Wanting to experiment more with my Distress Oxide Inks, I created the background with them, in addition to some regular Distress Inks, by smooshing the inks with water onto white cardstock. Then I used the same Oxide Inks (Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Vintage Photo) to stamp the leaves and sentiment with the Happy Leaf Stamp, and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

     Since this card is a little smaller than my usual ones, I wanted to add lots of texture, so I backed it with some burlap, and added lots of fibers, including the strands I took from the burlap to fringe the edges.


     Finally, I finished it up with some hand-stitching.


     Thanks for stopping by, and get the Happy Leaf Stamp, and many others at Red Rubber Designs!

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Come Fly With Me Tag

     Happy Thursday! Today I'm featuring the Fly Fairy Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, with a few other stamps on this vintage tag. She was colored with Distress Inks, after embossing with Emerald Creek Black Cherry Embossing Powder, so she smells great too! Then I added some fibers to her coat and hat, for some faux fur texture. My favorite part though, is the little button that I embossed onto black cardstock with EC Kettle Copper Embossing Powder, used throughout the tag, including the pin she's perched on!


     You can probably see the copper better on this photo, where I embossed "FLY" and the fairy dust from the Fly Fairy set. The rest of the sentiment, or song, was done with some old alpha stickers.


     This Frank Sinatra song, which I'm sure you're already singing, is what inspired the music notes, stamped with the Vintage Background Unmounted Rubber Stamp, onto torn strips of white tissue paper. Before adhering it though, I used Distress Inks to color the tag and flowers. By lightly spritzing the Dotty Flowers Stamp with water, after you ink it, you'll get a great watercolor effect!


     I finished it up with some fibers, giving it a fly away look. Thanks for stopping by, and shop for these stamps and more at Red Rubber Designs!



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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bee Happy

      Hello stampers! I'm always happy when I'm working with color, and of course using my Red Rubber Designs Stamps, featuring quite a few, on this double spread in my art journal! 


      After coloring the background with Lindy's Gang Magicals and Sprays, I used Lindy's Purely White Embossing Powder with the Script Background Unmounted Stamp over both pages. The rest of the stamping was embossed with Lindy's Midnight Pewter Embossing Powder. Then I used the Distressed Typewriter Bet Stamp (no longer available) to spell Bee, framed with one of the Rose Wine Labels, that I backed with clear acetate colored with Butterscotch Alcohol Ink. 


             "Happy" was embossed with the Vintage Greetings Unmounted Stamp (also unavailable), and colored like the rest of the stamping, with Lindy's Magicals and Sprays. The Beautiful Butterflies and bees were curled, with some Clear Wink of Stella added to the wings for a touch of sparkle.


     The bees and flowers with the beads added to them, were stamped with the Be Fabulous Unmounted Rubber Stamp. 


     Then I stamped the other flowers with the Floral Collage Cling Mounted Stamp, to go with the script on the background. The lattice design behind them was embossed with the For Everything Unmounted Stamp. 
          
   
I had so much fun creating this happy spread! Thanks for looking!


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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dude Card

     Happy Thursday! Drea here, with a card for all of those surfer dudes, featuring the That Guy Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!


     It's made from torn colored cardstocks, that I applied gesso to, using a palette knife to create waves. Then I went over it with some Lindy's Gang sprays, and Emerald Creek Embossing Powders, before adding beads, adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. 


     The starfish was embossed with the Under the Sea Unmounted Rubber Stamp, which is no longer available, but can be digitally downloaded here, @ Pickled Potpourri Designs. Thanks for stopping by!


     
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sew Thoughtful

I have accepted the challenge to color something every day in June.  It doesn't even have to be a full card, just spend 10 minutes or so coloring something.  I decided it would be fun to create my own patterned paper with the button in the Sew Thoughtful stamp set by Red Rubber Designs.  


 Once I had my patterned paper I stamped the image and die cut the top layer.  I added a horizontal line to ground the dress form then colored a few spots with a violet marker. More and more I am drawn to clean layers so I decided to go with a clean layers style versus a shabby chic or vintage style for this card. 


The sentiment fits nicely in the center of the top layer with the angled edge.


 Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Relax and Fish Shaker Card

     Father's Day is this Sunday, so I'm featuring the Relax and Fish Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, on this shaker card that I made for my dad, colored with Distress Inks. The corrugated paper started out blue, and along with the circle, got three layers of Emerald Creek powders (Deep Sea, Cool Lagoon, and Fractured Ice), to create the beautiful shimmer and depth of color, found in a lake. 


     I also embossed EC Fractured Ice onto the fish, and added sequins, before sealing up my window, made from clear acetate paper.


      Then I used the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil, with Prima Marketing's Clear Gesso, sprinkled with Glass Glitter and more sequins, to mimic a splash.


          Even though I made this card for Father's Day, it could also be used for other occasions, like birthdays, retirement, or just to show you care. Thanks for looking!


       
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Memories Canvas

     Have you ever had such a precious and meaningful photo, that you're afraid to scrap it?  My mom, who rarely ever asks me to scrap photos for her, actually printed and gave me this photo many months ago, of her and her dad, who passed away a few years ago from Alzheimer's, to get to whenever inspiration strikes. Finally putting my fears aside, I decided to mount it on canvas, using a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs.


     The newspaper that my grandpa's standing on in the photo, inspired the text that I stamped over torn strips of white tissue paper, with the Well Defined Backgrounds and Define It Rubber Stamps. Then I adhered them with Prima's Soft Matte Gel, covering the sides as well. Once dry, I aged it with some Lindy's Sprays (Brushed Nickel and Black Orchid Silver), followed by a coat of Emerald Creek's Fractured Ice EP to seal the strips, and for some sparkle and shine. 


     After tearing around the edges of the photo, I adhered it to the center of my canvas. Then I framed half of it, using black gesso and a stencil, also followed by a coat of Fractured Ice EP. Next, I used my fingers to dab over the stenciling and rest of the raised texture from the tissue paper, with Prima's Brushed Iron Metallique Wax. The Dusty Attic corner chipboard piece was made from a combination of all three (black gesso,  Metallique Wax with the addition of Old Silver,  and coated with Fractured Ice EP).  All of the flowers were embossed onto white cardstock with the Charcoal Flowers Cling Mounted Stamp, and shaded with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. 


     Since the title was embossed over all of texture that I created, using the Memories Unmounted Rubber Stamp, it came out faded and illegible, all three times, but is fitting for the horrible disease that my grandpa suffered from. All of his broken and fragmented memories are represented by the Prima Frosted Mica Flakes, that I adhered one by one, with Glossy Accents around the rest of the canvas and photo. 


     I'm happy to say that mom was beyond thrilled with the results! 


     
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