Thursday, November 30, 2017

Poinsettia Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I have an embossed card for those upcoming December Birthdays, that could easily become a holiday card by simply changing the sentiment with some featured Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

          A birthday sentiment and holiday greeting, along with some other basic sentiments, can all be found with the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp. 

      To create the festive red background, I applied many layers of Candied Apple Distress Ink with water onto white cardstock, waiting for each layer to dry before adding the next. Then I used white embossing powder on the Poinsettia, and rest of the stamping.

     I love the border around the edges, created with the Background Soup Unmounted Rubber Stamp!

     Thanks for looking, and shop Red Rubber Designs for a great selection of Winter & Christmas Cling Mounted Stamps, as well as Christmas Unmounted Rubber Stamps!


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Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Mixed Media Page ~ FotoBella DT

     Cyber Monday is finally here, which means deals and sales are to be found everywhere online today, including at! So I created another page in my art journal to mark the occasion, using some mixed media for the FotoBella Design Team.

     There's lots of layers on the background, starting with some torn book pages that I gathered from some of my Bo Bunny Ephemera Packages. Over that I applied a coat of Prima Marketing's Heavy White Gesso, letting it dry, before adding some background stamping using Prima's Salvage District Clock Stamp with Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I applied Prima Marketing's Black Gesso to the Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil with one of my Bo Bunny Palette Knives. I used some large alpha stencils with white gesso to spell SALE, and then sprayed my page with Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain. Then I masked "Cyber Monday" with White Linen Dylusions Paint, and used Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain with my fingers to rub over some of the dots. To deepen the red of the title, I used a paintbrush to apply another coat of the Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain.

     I used a punch to make the tags, stamping SALE with Candied Apple Distress Ink, and inking the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. I also used the Candied Apple Distress Ink to highlight today's date on the mini calendar that I printed out for November, and to stamp more texture with Bo Bunny's Rough It Up Stamp.

     To make the FotoBella girl, I simply traced her from one of my Clear Storage Boxes for Bundles, and used those pieces with some cardstock to piece her back together. Again I used Candied Apple Distress Ink to make her shirt, adding some dimension to her earring and bracelets with White Opal Liquid Pearls.

     I hope I've inspired you today to not only scrap, but to shop for all of those deals, especially at!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Button Day Cards ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy National Button Day! I can't believe another year has already gone by since my post here celebrating one of my favorite embellishments! I got into my late grandma's stash to create a couple of cards using some of my older Bundles from FotoBella. Pinterest is always full of great ideas, and inspired this cute, little, snowman family.

     The background was done with Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, and Weathered Wood Distress Inks spritzed with some water. Then I used an old toothbrush to apply snow using White Linen Dylusions Paint. The actual snow texture, which I absolutely LOVE, was done with Prima Marketing's Snowflake Paste, used on the hills and the tree sticker applied with Bo Bunny's Palette Knife!

     The snowmen were made with three buttons, knotted at the eyes, with scraps of ribbon for the scarves. Then I cut the hats from black cardstock, coating them with Black Diamond Stickles, also used on the edges of the sentiment.

     This other card was made for my nephew, and again uses up some older Bundles, including Bo Bunny's Pop Quiz Papers with Black Soot Distress Ink applied to the edges.

     After printing the bus onto white cardstock, I applied Glossy Accents to the windows, and Orange Peel Stickles to the lights. Black buttons make perfect wheels, atop the embossed music notes stamped with Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink

     Bo Bunny Bundles and Ephemera Packs almost always have buttons in them, including chipboard ones. Don't be afraid to mix up different collections like I did on this banner strung together with some twine. 

     You can never have enough Buttons, so shop to add to your collection!