Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fantastic Fall Layout ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Crisp leaves with beautiful changing colors is just one of the many reasons why I love Fall so much! This layout features the Luscious Leaves Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs made into a wreath.


     As soon as I saw this fabulous sketch @ The Studio Challenges, I knew it would be perfect for my photo! 

     I started by masking some circle reinforcement labels sprayed with Hag's Wart Orange, Cajun Carnelian Red, Mission Bells Brown, Black Orchid Silver, and Blazing Black from Lindy's Stamp Gang, based on the October Color Challenge

     Then I applied Prima Black Gesso onto the Well Rounded Stencil from TCW to create the other circles.


     I stamped the title and background along the right side with the Autumn Swirls Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, embossed with Lindy's Midnight Copper Obsidian Embossing Powder. The tag was cut from kraft cardstock, covered with Prima Clear Gesso, and sprayed with Yellow Rose of Texas , Misson Bells Brown, and Hag's Wart Orange. I finished it up with machine stitching, tied off with some copper and rust fibers. 

      To make the wreath, I did a lot of fussy cutting, stamping my leaves with the Luscious Leaves Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp , embossed with Lindy's Midnight Pewter Embossing Powder onto various colors of cardstock colored with Hag's Wart Orange, Mission Bells Brown, and Cajun Carnelian Red sprays. Then I hand-stitched the circle with black and orange embroidery thread for this months twist in the Sewing Challenge that I host @ Scrapbook. com

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, October 16, 2016

Spiders Are Seen Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     What's spookier than a vase full of spiders? This Halloween card features the Spiders Are Seen Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs.

     My design inspiration came from the October Card Sketch Challenge @, using sketch #1.

     I colored all of my backgrounds with Distress Inks and water. The stamping was done using a permanent black ink, and embossed with Ranger's Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder, including the fun sentiment.

     For even more sparkle, I applied Purple Stickles to the black, square brads, which have been in my stash for a very long time. It always feel great to use up those old supplies! 

      I colored the lace with inks and sprays, using two strips on top of each other to show the scalloped edge, and making it twice as wide. Then I  used some purple ribbon across the center of it, hiding the line of the original square, spider wed stamp, which I stamped twice, to give it more length. Finally I popped up my image after hand-stitching a circle around it, and using Clear Wink Of Stella on the swirly parts of the vase. The Be Scary Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp also has this image, and can be found at Red Rubber Designs, with a fabulous selection of other Autumn & Halloween Cling Mounted Stamps. 

     Thanks so much for your visit!



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Spiders Are Seen Card Preview ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! Halloween is right around the corner, so I've been stamping with some creepy crawlers for the Red Rubber Designs Design Team.

          This purple and black card features the Spiders Are Seen and Be Scary Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs, and can be found on the Red Rubber Designs Blog. Thanks for looking!


Monday, October 3, 2016

Bon Voyage Card ~ FotoBella DT

     Did you participate in World Card Making Day? I made this card for FotoBella Design Team, using My Mind's Eye Hello World Journal Cards, Enamel Shapes, Stickers, and Rub-ons from

          I took my design inspiration from this sketch, used for the September Sketch Challenge @

     To make the pattern on the kraft background, I inked a strip of drywall tape with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, sprayed it with water, and pressed down, repeating the process for full coverage.

     I used a combination of Stickers and Rub-ons for the titlework, and finished my card up with hand-stitching.

     For some more inspiration, and to see what the rest of the team made, visit the FotoBella Blog!


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Owl Card

    Happy Thursday!  I'm back with another Halloween card to share with you with embossed stamping!

     The design was based on Sketch #1 for the September Card Sketch Challenge @

      To make the purple sky, I used my blending tool with Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress Inks, so I could dip a brush in water to make the clouds. Then I used an old toothbrush dipped in water to make my stars, in addition to the small, orange  pieces of bling.

     The owl stamp from Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale, was stamped in black, and embossed with Ranger's Clear Embossing Powder, along with the diamond border. Then I used Prima's Circle Stitch stamp to highlight the moon. I used Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to color the owl, using a marker for the beak and eyes. Finally I added this sparkly black flower, which I made years ago, adding orange bling to the center.

     Thanks for looking, and stopping by!



Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Powder Power (I used clear embossing powder for all of my stamping).

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Halloween Card Preview ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy first day of Fall! My favorite season, with Halloween being my favorite holiday, I created this card with stamped and embossed images from Red Rubber Designs. Here's a sneak peak, but the whole card can be found on the Red Rubber Designs Blog.

Thanks for looking!



Friday, September 9, 2016

Avila Pier Layout ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I had so much fun making the background on this layout, featuring the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from this awesome Sketch no. 78 from Scrap Africa

     All of the colors on this page were done using Lindy's Stamp Gang Go Greased Lightnin' Magicals, which happens to be the palette for the September Color Challenge. It's also the first set of Magicals that I accidently bought, as I had ordered the sprays, but was SO glad that I decided to keep them and try them out instead.

     I started by spraying my background with Lindy's Stamp Gang Treasure Island Aqua onto watercolor paper. Then I mixed some clear gesso with my Magicals, and applied them with a brush in a circle/spiral design. Once dry I sprinkled more of the powder over my design, spraying it with water. Then I mixed Danny Zuko's Denim with white gesso to use with TCW Butterfly Collage Stencil, after placing my photos. At first it was too light, so I added more powder, sprayed with water, to create some of the darker blues. I love the splash on the stencil, and added part of it over my photos! To further enhance the splashes, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Purely White Embossing Powder with the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs.

     The circles were hand-stitched using all 5 colors from the palette. Then I added a circle of rope in between the stitching for some texture. To make the palm trees, I cut them with my Cricut Expression using the Life Is A Beach cartridge onto cream cardstock. I tore apart a piece of the same rope, and wrapped it around the trunks, covering it with clear gesso. Once dry, I colored it with Sandra Dee Sepia Magical powder. Then I covered the palm fronds with a coat of clear gesso, and drew some lines in the centers of the fronds before coloring it with Greased Lightnin' Green.

     All of the Petaloo Textured Flowers and butterfly  were also colored with this Magical set, along with the titlework, which was also cut from the Life Is A Beach Cricut Cartridge.

     Finally I added some enamel dots to my page for the September This or That Challenge.

Thanks so much for looking!



This Or That Challenge ~ I used 7 enamel dots.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Showy Strips Birthday Card Preview ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     With so many September birthdays this month, I decided to feature some fun and bold stamps from Red Rubber Designs using some blue bling to mimic "sapphires",  the birthstone for September. I made this card from black and white cardstock, with lots of embossed stamping in black and white, to really make the bling stand out.

     For details, close-ups, and to view my full card, please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog! Thanks for looking!

Red Rubber Designs Stamps:

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bay Bliss Layout

     Happy weekend! Sharing a layout I did with a photo I took of Monterey Bay, California last summer.

     I changed the hue a little, cooling the colors with more purples and pinks to go with this month's Mood Board Challenge at Scrap Africa. I was inspired by the whole board, from the gorgeous colors, to the flowers, butterfly, ocean, and glass, which I replicated with my flower centers.

     My design inspiration came from the beautiful August 15th Sketch at Stuck Sketches.

     The background was colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (Prima Donna Purple and Sassy Sapphire) and Sprays (Afternoon Delight Denim and Witch's Potion Purple). The rest was done with stencils masked with inks, and embossed with Ranger's Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder, which I also used to stamp and emboss the stitching, flowers, and butterflies. I used the Well-Rounded Stencil from TCW to mask the black along the left of the photo, and to create the waves on the tag. 

     Around the hole of the tag, I rubbed some Platinum Inka-Gold before adding my fibers. Then I used the Butterfly Collage Stencil, also from TCW, to ink the circles with Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch) before adding the embossing powder. The butterflies were layered and embossed with black ink using Bo Bunny's Flutter Stamp and also colored with Distress Inks.

     The netting I got from my mom was perfect for this page, and has flecks of silver in it.

     The banners were cut from purple and blue vellum, and the edges embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Queen Sheba's Silver Embossing Powder. I used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and Wilted Violet Distress Ink to ink and emboss the edges of the matting, which I popped up with Pop Dots. 

     The title was masked with Tim Holtz' Cargo Stencil using Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks. Then I embossed the stitching underneath with Bo Bunny's Stitches Stamp. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


A Vintage Journey ~ Stencil It (I used 3 different stencils)