Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dude Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! Today I have a card for all of those surfer dudes, featuring the That Guy Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, embossed onto vellum, using Emerald Creek Deep Sea Embossing Powder, and outlined with Enhanced Ivory Pearl EP.

     It's made from torn colored cardstocks, that I applied gesso to, using a palette knife to create waves. Then I went over it with some Lindy's Gang Sprays, and Emerald Creek Embossing Powders, (Cool Lagoon, Deep Sea, Dirty Sand, and Fractured Ice) before adding beads, adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel.

     The starfish was embossed with the Under the Sea Unmounted Rubber Stamp, which is no longer available, but can be digitally downloaded here, at Pickled Potpourri Designs.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Grapes Art Journal Page

         Grapes were the inspiration for this art journal page, made for the Lindy's Gang June Color Challenge!


     All of the stamping was embossed with Lindy's Embossing Powder (Midnight Pewter, used on the grapes and ivy, and Oakleaf Olive, used on the circles).

     Then I glued down some fibers, and woke up the next morning hating it, and knew trying to take them off would ruin my page. So I added some hand-stitching, giving them the dimension I was after. Now I love them, and glad I stuck with it!

     Finally, the quote was printed onto clear vellum paper, and cut into strips, or rays, surrounding the sun, that I painted with a few extra coats of Yellow Rose of Texas Spray.

Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Relax and Fish Shaker Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Father's Day is this Sunday, so I'm featuring the Relax and Fish Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, on this shaker card that I made for my Dad, colored with Distress Inks. The corrugated board started out blue, and along with the circle, got three layers of Emerald Creek Embossing Powders (Deep Sea, Cool Lagoon, and Fractured Ice), to create the beautiful shimmer and depth of color, found in a lake.

     I also embossed EC Fractured Ice onto the fish, and added sequins, before sealing up my window, made from clear acetate paper.

     Then I used the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil, with Prima Marketing Clear Gesso, sprinkled with Glass Glitter (Pearl) and more sequins, to mimic a splash.

     Even though I made this card for Father's Day, it could also be used for other occasions, like birthdays, retirement, or just to show you care. Thanks for looking!


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Thursday, June 7, 2018

KaiserCraft (Misty Mountains) Choose Happiness Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Do you have a happy place, where all of your worries and fears seem to disappear? Mine has always been the beach. So I found this old photo, and slightly altered the colors in Photoshop, to go with the beautiful new KaiserCraft Misty Mountains Scrapbooking Bundle from

     Being an Aquarius, I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous, amethyst, "Agate" paper! So I tore some of the edges, and covered them with Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste (Brass). Then, to really enhance my birthstone, I made it sparkle with Prima Marketing Glass Glitter (Pearl), adhered with Prima Marketing Clear Gesso, applied with one of my Bo Bunny Palette Knives

     I also used Clear Gesso as the first step in my stencil work, which matches the design on the background paper. After it dried, I went over it with Distress Crayons, (Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves), and blended the colors with my fingers. Then I used the stencil again, to lightly apply Patina Effect Paste (Brass). The straight edges were colored with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, and finished with hand-stitching done in three colors. 

     The same exact steps that I did with the stencil work, was also done to the wooden title.

     Finally, I placed the circles of bling, one by one, with FotoBella Clear Rhinestones & Half Pearls, dyed with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (Wild Plum and Stream). By mixing both, I got blue and purple, and applied them with a Q-Tip.

     The colors and rhinestone design, were inspired by the gorgeous May moodboard and sketch, at Mixed Media & Art.

     Thanks for looking, and pick up your KaiserCraft Misty Mountains Scrapbooking Bundle @

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