Thursday, August 25, 2016

Charming Gardens Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! Sharing a shabby birthday card featuring the Charming Gardens and Charming Gardeners Cling Mounted Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     I was inspired by this fabulous Sketch #151 @ Feeling Sketchy

     Instead of staggering frames, I decided to make a window out of kraft board. The outside frame measures 7", and the inner window panes are 2" X 3". After covering it with gesso, I applied several coats of paint using a fairly dry brush, and then lightly went over the paint layers and edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Finally, I backed the window with a piece of clear acetate. 

     To create the garden scene, I stamped 3 images from the Charming Gardens and Charming Gardeners stamps with Burnt Umber Palette Ink onto white cardstock. I colored everything in with Distress Inks, water, and sprays. Then I added a strip of fencing that I got from my Martha Stewart border punch, using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink again around the edges. For the sentiment, I used the Darling Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set with Starry Night Palette Ink.

     The background was spritzed with some blue and green sprays, with machine stitching around the edges. The bricks were done with a stencil and white gesso, and painted with 3 different shades of grey. Then I used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to dye a strip of lace, making a loop on the left. I used Petaloo flowers, and colored the 2 smaller ones with sprays and Distress Inks. Finally I added some vintage buttons.

Thanks for looking and stopping by!



Ooh La La Creations ~ Challenge #211 Three Embellishments ( I used 3 garden stamps, 3 buttons, 3 flowers, and made 3 window panes.)


  1. Oh, so pretty! Love your vintage/kraft windows and the spritzing of blue and green. And sewing? Awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  2. A very beautiful card, so much lovely detail

  3. Stamping, stitching, shabby! This designs has so many wonderous elements to it! The soft colors and the greens are beautiful. The frame around each stamp with the shabby look is totes awesome sauce and fantabulous! Wowzers!

    Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute for our "Shabby Garden" mood board challenge. Hugz! ~Niki DT

  4. Hi Drea - this is a gorgeous card and I love how you've made it look like I'm peering through the windows onto the garden! A fab take on our sketch and thanks for playing along at Feeling Sketchy this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the windows with the beautiful garden scenes!! The flowers and background look amazing!! Thank you so much for playing along at Anything But Cute for our Shabby Garden challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Oh wow, this is a beautiful card, and such a super interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for joining us over at Feeling Sketchy, good luck in the draw! Please join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang
    Feeling Sketchy DT

  7. Gorgeous card, love your take on the sketch Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy

  8. Love your creation! Thank you for joining in our Creative Challenge at THe Artistic Stamper .

  9. Beautiful card! I like how you take our sketch :-))
    Thank you for entering at Feeling Sketchy this time! Hugs, Andreja

  10. UTTERLY beautiful! Love it!

  11. Beautiful card. Love the colors and the take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  12. Very pretty card with those sweet garden scenes when you look out the windows. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  13. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at for the Floral Infatuation challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. :)

  14. Love it Drea! Like looking through window panes at your favourite garden. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  15. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.