Thursday, July 28, 2016

Relax and Fish Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Red Rubber Designs has a wonderful selection of Outdoor/Nature Stamps, which I used to make this birthday card for my brother with lots of texture and layers.

     All of the layers are made from white cardstock colored with sprays and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals. I stamped the main Relax and Fish Unmounted Stamp with permanent black, brown, and green inks. Behind it, I stamped the Charming Forest Cling Mounted Stamp with permanent black ink, tore around the edges, and gave them both a coat of Tim Holtz Collage Medium Vintage.

     I also coated the trees on top with Collage Medium after first stamping the treeline with Magicals, using the Mountain Scenery Unmounted Stamp, and then stamping over it again with brown permanent ink.

     The PERFECT addition to this card is the vintage buttons! The large green one I inherited from my grandma, and covered it with Distress Embossing Powders, (Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo) to give the illusion of a trunk and branches coming from the stamped tree below it.

     I also love this brown leather button that I inherited from my great grandma, and stitched it inside of the loop of rope that was inked with some browns! Buttons always go great with stitching, so I machine stitched most of my layers, using a different color thread on each one.

     The background of the card was made with gesso and cheesecloth for some texture, and colored with sprays. The banner pieces are chipboard colored with LSG Magicals (Greased Lightnin' Green, Sandra Dee Sepia, Danny Zuko's Denim, and Sassy Sapphire) which I used throughout the card.

     Thanks for looking! 



Anything But Cute ~ Challenge 15 Summertime Fun
 Even though I don't like fishing, I do enjoy the lakes and mountains every summer living so close to Lake Tahoe. 


  1. WOW! so much detail here and so many beautiful elements to look at. An awesome card Drea. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  2. Oh my, what an amazing card with so many yummy details! This is simply stunning! Thank you so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

  3. Fabulous card love all the the detain and texture.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  4. Amazing! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  5. This is fabulous, such a beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  6. This is such a gorgeous card with so much texture and detail. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  7. Such fun layers and texture! I love the color combo too. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  8. Drea this card for your brother is a work of art and should be framed! I love the images and your use of stitching and cheesecloth just make this so special. I'm still trying to master sewing on cards and cheesecloth, too! Great inspiration! Thank you for sharing with our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  9. The image is wonderful and you have shabbied your piece up so beautifully - I just adore the buttons and that gorgeous little banner is just the perfect finishing touch!

    Thank so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne DT xx

  10. Great card and I love all the details! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  11. There is so much gorgeous detail on this awesome piece. Wish I could see it in person. I really love the gorgeous coloring and woodsy take. A true summertime fun project! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Anything But Cute & our Summertime Fun challenge. Hugs, Autumn