Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sealed with a...

Hello, friends!  Mynn here with another card for you, and today I'm fast forwarding ALL the way to February.  Of course, if you have an anniversary, or just someone you love, this card could be considered an "anytime" card! ;)  Come and take a peek...

I wanted to show how you could use a set in a different way to stretch your stamps, so I chose to showcase the Hugs & Kisses stamp set.  I decided to create my own patterned paper with the lip image and stamp it on white paper in black ink.

I did, however, stamp ONE lip image in red, then highlighted it by punching it out, layering it, and adding some glitter for texture and shine.  I used the lips as part of my sentiment, too.

I kept this card pretty simple.  Just a POP of color with neutrals is a great way to pack a punch with your stamps and create a snazzy focal image! ;)

That's all for me today, friends!  I hope you like my card and that you leave me some love in the comments below.  I will be back very soon with another card using more fabulous stamps from the Red Rubber Designs online store!  Until then, this post is sealed with a kiss! xx

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mixed Leaves

Hello! Angie here with a mixed media project to share.

I created my project with the gorgeous Luscious Leaves stamp set. These leaves really ARE luscious!  

I created the background with gesso, gelatos, and distress ink.  

For added interest, I drizzled hot glue randomly down the layer.  I stamped and fussy cut two different leaf patterns from mixed media paper colored with Wild Honey distress ink.

I was thinking of a dear friend when I created this so I used a sympathy sentiment from Savvy Sayings stamp set.

I love the leaves in this set so much that I just had to give the recipient another look at them so I stamped three images randomly on the inside leaving just a bit of room for a personal message.

 I hope you will stop by Red Rubber Designs Online Store and take a look at these sets as well as our new arrivals!

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Americana Stitched Flower Tutorial

     Here in America we recently celebrated our independence, and I wanted to create something that wasn't necessarily for 4th of July, but easily could be. So I came up with these Americana Stitched Flowers, that look like they came right off of the quilt on this card that I made for a very dear friend.

     And what's more American than denim, which I cut and threw in the washing machine to get the frayed edges, machine stitching the ends. All of the papers are Bo Bunny's older Anthem collection, and made the perfect spot to stamp the Rocking Chair, which I colored with markers, paint, and mists. For the sentiment I combined blue and red ink with A Thousand Thanks stamp set.


       I used black embossing powder onto silver paper to make the scissors with the Sew Thankful stamp set, which is one of my faves! I did some more embossing, along with paper piecing and fussy cutting, to make the spools of thread using the Sew Thoughtful stamp set. Here's a closer look at the scissors and flower.

     To make the flowers, I used my Cricut Expression with the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, but if you don't have that you could always use any type of star shape. The red flower was cut at 2" using flower #30, and the blue one was cut at 1 1/2" using flower #1. At this point you could also stamp your flowers, using whatever design you'd like, then distress the edges.

     Now use your sewing machine to stitch around the edges.

     Then curl the petals up and glue the blue flower to the red one. I used a brad for the center, but you could also use some bling or a button. I hope you'll give them a try!

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lighthouse and Seagulls Step Card

Hi there,

Welcome to another week on the Red Rubber Inspiration blog!  
Today I have a fun summer card featuring Lighthouse and Seagulls and the sentiment is from Joyful Notes.

I decided to make a step card for this one so I stamped Lighthouse and Seagulls. I did some masking on this so I just stamped the lighthouse first, cut a mask, placed it over the lighthouse, then stamped a few seagulls.  I removed the mask and colored Lighthouse and Seagulls.  I then put the masks back on including the seagulls and used my airbrush to add the background color and sun with my Copics.

Remove the masks and you're done! I stamped the sentiment from Joyful Notes onto a circle of patterned paper and tucked in under the top of Rectangle image. I hope you will give this technique a try.  You could also use ink on the background if you don't have an airbrush. So give masking a try!

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Happy Stamping!

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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