Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dad's Vintage Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

      Happy Thursday! I went vintage with my Dad's birthday card this year, having fun with some Mixed Media Stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from Sketch #1, used for the March Card Sketch Challenge @, that I flipped horizontally.

     The sentiment was embossed onto wood veneer banners with the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, anchored by some brads that I applied Prima Rust Effect Paste (Red and Brown) to. I also rusted the edges of the base of the card, cut from black cardstock.

     But first I created the background with a stencil and black gesso, applied to white cardstock. Once dry, I lightly went over it with some Prima Wax (Rich Copper and Bronze Age). Then I stamped all over with the Vintage Background, Postage, and Fly Fairy Unmounted Rubber Stamps, using permanent black and red ink, while embossing others. Along the edges and corners, I embossed the Background Soup Stamp, and colored it all with some sprays, finishing the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

     The tape measure was colored with Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, and Rusty Hinge), to which I applied Prima's Black Gesso to the Tim Holtz Measured Stencil. Like the black gesso on the background, I again gave it a light dab of Prima Wax (Rich Copper and Bronze Age), hand-stitching below it.

     To personalize it some more, I added his mom and grandma's buttons that I was lucky enough to inherit, and truly is my treasure, for the March Treasure Challenge @ A Vintage Journey.

     Then I embossed the Postage Stamp onto black cardstock, cutting out the center, to frame a piece of white cardstock colored with sprays. I popped it up, and added Prima's Patina Effect Paste to the chipboard numbers. The grid behind it was stamped with the Vintage Background Stamp, and finished with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

     Thanks for looking, and shop for these great quality rubber stamps @  Red Rubber Designs!


Challenges Entered:

Frilly and Funkie ~ Knock on Wood (Wood Veneer Banners that I sprayed and embossed my sentiment on)


  1. I love all the ways you embraced the "Knock on Wood" theme in this funky collage card!Thanks for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Knock on Wood" Challenge! Happy Easter!

  2. your card is awesome ! love all the details ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  3. Drea what a fabulous vintage card for you Dad's birthday, you used a very special treasure piece on it. Thanks for taking the time to share it for our fourth birthday celebrations at A Vintage Journey. Hugs Brenda xxx

  4. Drea, this is an amazing collage with so many incredible elements! Such an inspiration! We're so thankful that you shared at A Vintage Journey. Big hugs, Autumn