Thursday, May 21, 2015

Inspirational #221 ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     It's time to shape up, with Inspirational #221, at Red Rubber Inspirationals! I'm hosting this week and would love to see any type of stamped shape. I used circles for both of my examples, starting with this card that I made for a few other challenges as well.

     This sketch at Viva La Verve was perfect to try the Bokeh effect for the first time for the May challenge at House of Cards!

     I started with some white cardstock, and inked the background with yellow, black, and grey Distress Inks. Then I used a circle stencil with some white ink, and stamped the smaller circles using the Background Soup stamp. I used Circles of Love to emboss the silver dots, and for the buttons, which I popped up and added some brads to. The circles overlapping the image in the middle are cut from white and silver vellum. I used some grey ink to create the road, and stamped Tree Silhouettes along the sides, taking inspiration from this photo used for the May Stamping Challenge @ Scrapbook. com

     For my next card I also used the Background Soup stamp, but with yellow paint, to create the small circles. All of the papers are from an older Bo Bunny (Flower Child) collection. I used Butterfly Flourish to stamp the butterfly and flourish. The butterfly was colored with Distress Inks and a coat of Yellow Stickles, which gave the wings a natural curl. Unfortunately, my sentiment got a little smudged, but it kinda goes with the distressed, shabby look I was going for, so I just left it alone. I stamped "Happy" using Sophisticated Sentiments, and "Mother's Day" using Contemporary Greetings

      I finished it up with some more Stickles to the flower stickers, and flowers on the stamped flourish. 

Thanks for your visit, and have a great day!


  1. These are GORGEOUS, Drea! LOVE the beautiful colors you used, and your bokeh rocks! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Beautiful cards! Love your bokeh creation! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  3. Such lovely cards! Thanks for joining in the fun at Viva la Verve!

  4. Wow! Both cards are stunning! I love the Bokeh card! What a great take on the inspiration photo. And I love how the middle piece matches the bokeh circles. Very nice! :) Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards!