Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

     Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday season, try adding burlap to your next project to create a natural look full of texture and dimension, that's perfect for Fall or Winter. I made a banner with it, on a card featuring an assortment of Autumn Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

          Autumn Swirls were embossed onto the background with Emerald Creek Baked Texture (Patina Oxide), after smooshing with Distress Inks (Bundled Sage and Rusty Hinge). It's matted with cardstock embossed with some more Baked Textures (Chunky Rust), and (Dirty Sand) on the base.

     I did some hand-stitching around the burlap banner, backed with orange cardstock.

     The wreath started with some fibers that I saved from some packaging. Then I embossed the leaves, acorns, and sentiment with Emerald Creek (Burnt Copper Leaves) Embossing Powder, using the Filled With Blessings Unmounted Stamp for the leaves, and the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp for the sentiment.

     The acorn was embossed with the Give Thanks Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, and topped with a raffia bow.

        Check back soon for the Winter version of this card using burlap and stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dream the Future

     Hello Stampers! I've been playing in my art journal again, featuring the Dream, Beautiful Butterflies, and My Sunshine Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     I started by adding lots of texture to the background, beginning with a piece of cheesecloth adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. Then I added strips of lace and trims, a couple of small keys, and some pieces of Tim Holtz Chains, and covered it all with Prima White Gesso. Once it dried, I colored it with a few Lindy's Gang Sprays. Then I used my Stamperia (Steampunk Mechanism) Stencil with Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste, applying the blue and brass with a stipple brush to create the gears and bigger keys. The diamond/stars were done with the Bo Bunny Stickable (Oh My Stars) Stencil. 

      Additional texture was added to the background, chains, and cardboard with Prima Rust Pastes (Red and Brown). 
     The main image and "Dream" was stamped with the Dream Cling Mounted Stamp using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, and embossed with LG Midnight Pewter EP. I used chipboard for the rest of the title, embossing it with LG Hyacinth Blue Jade EP. 

     Then I went over the letters with Patina Effect Pastes. 

     All of the flowers and leaves were stamped with the My Sunshine Stamp, and the butterflies with the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp, all embossed with LG Midnight Pewter EP onto white cardstock, and colored with LG Sprays and one Magical (Rowdy Rizzo Red). 

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