Thursday, January 24, 2019

Gold and Silver Thank You Card

     Combining gold and silver can be very striking and elegant, especially when embossed with rubber stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     I started by stamping the background script onto white cardstock using permanent black ink with the Beauty of a Woman Stamp, and spritzing with my Lindy's Sprays. Then I embossed the Fern Frond Stamp with Emerald Creek (Silver Sparkle) Embossing Powder, and the bamboo with the Simple Starters Stamp using EC (Charred Gold) EP.

     I used EC (Charred Gold) again with the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp along the bottom and right side. Then I embossed the sentiment with the Vintage Greetings Stamp (no longer available) with EC (Mirror Gold) EP, and adhered the sequins and beads one by one.

        The frame was cut and mitered from a heavy kraft board, and covered with black gesso. Then I embossed it with the Victorian Borders Cling Mounted Stamp using EC (Mirror Gold and Mirror Platinum) embossing powders.

     These older Petaloo butterflies were the perfect addition!

   Here's the finished card.

     Thanks for stopping by, and get these stamps and more at Red Rubber Designs!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Charming Forest

    Happy New Year! After the holidays I finally got a chance to play in my art journal again, creating a Charming Forest with a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     To start the year with positive energy, I started by stamping all of the quotes from the Be Happiness Unmounted Rubber Stamp set onto white and cream cardstock, using black and brown permanent inks. Then I tore them into vertical strips, and adhered them onto both pages of my art journal. Next came a light coat of gesso, followed with some Lindy's Gang Sprays and Magicals used to color this whole spread.

     I even added some sprays and Magicals to white and black gesso, applied to the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil to make the tree trunk and door. It took several coats to color the bark, followed with a coat of Lindy's Embossing Powder (Reindeer Moss Green). Then I embossed the door knob, made from a brad, with Lindy's (Queen Sheba's Silver).

     The Charming Forest images were stamped a few times onto white cardstock with black permanent ink, embossed with Lindy's (Reindeer Moss Green) EP, and colored with sprays and Magicals. Then I colored some cheesecloth with Lindy's (Ponderosa Pines Olive) Starburst Spray to make the tree tops.

     The lake was made with several layers of sprays and Magicals, with some black gesso applied to a stencil to mimic ripples. Then I covered it all with a coat of Lindy's Embossing Powder (Angel Wings Peacock). The grass was done with the Mountain Scenery Stamp.

     To make the bridge, I also embossed (Reindeer Moss Green) EP onto some twigs to make them look wet and mossy. The sides were made from some rope and green fibers.

      Originally I was going to add beads to light my tree, but these lanterns are so much better! They were stamped onto white cardstock and embossed with (Midnight Pewter) EP, using part of one of the Victorian Embellishments Stamp. Then I colored them with (Brushed Nickel) spray and (Yodeling Yellow) Magical Shaker, adding some bling to the bottoms. I used (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray to paint rays of light shining from the lanterns, followed with some Stickles (Diamond) for even more sparkle.

        This whole spread really does sparkle and shine everywhere, and was so much fun to make!