Thursday, November 19, 2015

Train Collage Christmas Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     My mother-in-law just LOVES vintage trains, so of course I had to make her this Christmas card featuring the Train Collage stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     I was inspired by this November Week 1 Sketch at Viva la Verve Sketches!

     For the background I blended various Distress Inks onto some white cardstock to give it a vintage look. Then I used Palette Inks (L'Amore Red and Giverney Green) with the Vintage Script stamp, and tore and distressed the edges. I used the same Distress Ink colors on some more white cardstock for the background where I stamped the train with black ink twice, so that I could make a frame with it for this months Stamped and Cut Window Technique at House of Cards. I also cut out the windows in the train and backed it with some yellow glitter paper. 

     To color the train and leaves, I used Distress Inks again, and a gold pen, with touches of Stickles for some sparkle. After adding the ribbons, I popped up my frame with some Pop Dots. The sentiment was stamped and embossed using the Vintage Christmas stamp. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Robin Hood Layout ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I just love my son's Robin Hood costume from a couple of Halloween's ago, and had a blast scrapping these photos of him, featuring some stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from this beautiful sketch no. 62 used for this month's sketch challenge at Scrap Africa. I finished just in time, and was so excited to finally use my wood grain stencil to create the background wood planks, which just screamed out to me from the sketch. I used most of the elements here including the vine and leaves, strip of smaller pics, and the bullseye.

     But all of the colors were inspired by this month's Color Challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

     I love this gorgeous fall color combo, and used it to make the background wood planks, with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil and some gesso applied to white textured cardstock. After it dried overnight, the fun began with all of these Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays! I also used these for some of the green fibers, the cardstock circles to make the bullseye, the brown felt under the big photo that started out tan, and the stamped frame that I made for the date, which I colored with a paintbrush.

     All of the cool metal effects on here came from Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders! I used Midnight Copper Obsidian and Twilight Bronze Slate to emboss all of the brads, the frame and date, arrows, around the inner circles for the bullseye, and to cover the Thickers that spell "take". I used some more sprays to make the background for the arrows which were stamped and embossed with the Elegant Arrows stamp from Red Rubber Designs.

     To make the bullseye I cut come circles using every color from the Lindy's Stamp Gang photo, with my Cricut Expression. Then I distressed the edges, added embossing powder to the inner circles, and Stickles on the outside for some shimmer. I finished it off by hand stitching the black circles in the middle.

      For the date I used the Mini Bet stamp, onto black cardstock, framed with the Rose Wine Labels stamp, which I hung with some striped ribbon and a brad.

     To make the vine I used some fibers and yarn and twined them together. Then I embossed the leaves with the Place In My Heart stamp using Rangers Topiary Embossing Powder. On about half of the leaves I applied Lime Stickles, for some more sparkle, which just doesn't translate as well in these photos as it does in real life!  Thanks for taking a peek!


Have a great day!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     It's just two weeks until Thanksgiving, which still gives you some time to make a Thanksgiving Card! Here's a peek at one that I made for my in-laws using stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

      Please just click on the Red Rubber Designs Blog to see my full card, and learn how I made the background.


Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bo Bunny You're Invited Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     It's time to celebrate with Bo Bunny's You're Invited I Want It All Bundle From FotoBella! With pastel colors and great hombre effects, this somewhat girly collection turns more sophisticated and a little funky, with touches of black, gold, and bright pink! It really does work for any female birthdays, of any age, including the big 30, which my baby sis just celebrated in September.

      I paired some of the floral prints with some hombre papers from the 12 X 12 Collection Pack, cutting the large scallop with my Cricut Expression, (Mother's Day Bouquet) cartridge. Then I layered it over the punched hombre papers, and hand stitched around it, to give it a pop of color. For my title, I used the Cheers piece of Chipboard, layered over some dies that come in the Noteworthy pack. Then I used my Cricut again to cut "to 30" using the Songbird cartridge. All of the other chipboard pieces with the bling come in the Ephemera package, which along with this collection and so much more, you can get at FotoBella!


Have a great day! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Bo Bunny Make A Wish Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Here's a layout I created for the FotoBella Design Team, using Bo Bunny's You're Invited I Want It All Bundle! This photo of my parents, celebrating my mom's birthday in Las Vegas, goes perfectly with all of the pastels and black in this festive collection.

     I started by masking Prima's Lace Doily Stencil with Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade) onto the back of the pink You're Invited paper, that comes in the 12 X 12 Collection Pack. Then I applied Bo Bunny's Sugar Glitter Paste over it, adding the Chipboard flower to the center with a dot of Yellow Stickles. I made another doily using Bo Bunny's Pink Punch Glitter Paste masked onto another sheet of the same pink paper. After it dried, I fussy-cut it, and added the circle photo, which I hand-stitched in black around the edges.

     The bottom edge was punched with Martha Stewart's Deep Edge Embroidery punch, and inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Then I added a dot of Stickles to the punched flower centers (Yellow, Cotton Candy, and Eucalyptus). Above the punching, I added the heart sticker strip, which I also put on the chipboard cake. To make the flowers, I used Bo Bunny's Floral Stamp, inked with black onto white cardstock, and embossed with Ranger's Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder. Then I colored them with the same Distress Inks that I used for the doily.

     Stop by FotoBella to check out this new collection, and for any other scrap supplies you might need! Thanks for your visit!