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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hello, How Are You?


I have a happy thinking of you sort of card today using the new Creative Cafe Kit from The Rubber Cafe called Petticoat Fashion.

 1.  This is an A2 card, so I cut the green cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches and attached it to a white folded A2 card.
2.  I cut some of the designer paper to 5 1/4 x 4 inches and attached it to the prepared card.
3.  I cut Scor-Tape measuring 1 x 2 1/2 inches and attached them down the left side of the prepared card.
4.  Remove the tape protectors one at a time and add glitter.  I used the following You're so Fine Glitters:  Limeade Green, Blue Skies, Lilac Purple, Purple Rocks and the pink glitter that is included in this month's kit.
5.  Burnish the glitters well with your fingers.

 6.  Once burnished use the Hello stamp from the Hello World stamp set included with this kit along with black Stazon ink to stamp on each of the colored glitters.

HINT:  Before stamping with a solid stamp like this, stamp it off a time or two to condition it.
HINT:  Make sure your Stazon ink pad is freshly inked and press the stamp firmly into the glitter.


7.  Then, as a finishing touch, stamp how are you vertically up the side of the card along with one of the swirls.

There you have it, a quick and fun card that packs a punch and is super flat for mailing!


Supplies:
Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello,World
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- 6 x 6 Petticoats & Pinstripes Paper Pad from Echo Park
Cardstock: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM White & Green
Embellishments: Pink glitter from Creative Cafe' Kit- Petticoat Fashion, You're So Fine Glitters in Limeade Green, Blue Skies, Purple Rocks and Lilac Purple
Adhesives: Scor-Tape

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Take Two Times Four!

If you popped by yesterday, you saw the cards I made for the teachers.  I did a bit of sample stamping...and though these pieces did not make the cut for yesterday's cards....they turned into four cards today! 
 The stamps are from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz and are colored with Distress Inks and water.
The background pieces all came from my embossed pieces drawer...cast offs from another stamping session....but for today's purposes they were the color inspiration for each of these cards.
So very fun....and quick too!  Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Teacher's Appreciation Cards

Here are a few cards for some awesome teachers.  This first one uses a bunch of Stampers Anonymous stamp and Tim Holtz stamps for a middle school Algebra/Tech Ed teacher.   I colored the background with various Copic markers.
This beauty is for a 3rd grade teacher.  I used more Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz images on this card.  I watercolored the background image with Distress Inks.  The butterfly is colored with Copic markers. The thanks is from Purple Onion Designs.  The butterfly is attached at the body to the card and the wings are free to flutter.
The last card is for our wonderful piano teacher.  Again, I did the Stampington and Co music stamp with Distress Inks and water on watercolor paper.  The butterflies are by Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz and are colored with Copic Markers.

So thankful for those whose passion is to educate our kids!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Best Wishes Cupcake!

Oh, and it is one final glittery cupcake for me....it has been such fun making up this glittery batch of goodness using the March Creative Cafe KOTM called - Special Celebration.

The base if this card is the navy cardstock measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.  Next I selected the green and gold foil dot paper from the My Mind's Eye paper pad in the kit and cut it to 5 1/4 x 4 inches.
 TIP:  Look at the paper to create your own elements like I did for the banner.  I cut out a strip of the foiled triangles to use across the bottom of the card measuring 3/4 x 4 inches.  I matted that on navy cardstock measuring 1 x 4 inches.

I created the banner by cutting out various triangles as shown.  I added the larger triangles to the card with foam tape and then the smaller ones with a bit of Sheer Glue.  I cut out a few extra gold mini triangles to embellish my border strip a bit more. 
Next I stamped my image on acetate with black Stazon ink.  Once dry, I flipped it over and added the glue to the word cupcake and then glittered it with the Hanukkah Blue You're So Fine Glitter.

Then I carefully added glue around the word cupcake and added the silver glitter.  I repeated the process with the copper glitter for the frosting and the gold glitter for the flame.

Once dry, I fussy cut the cupcake leaving a narrow border.  I stamped the cupcake on white cardstock and cut it out on the lines.  This I attached behind the glittered cupcake with scor-tape.  This makes for a more sturdy and opaque element for your card.  I added the cupcake to the card with foam tape.

Best wishes is stamped on a piece of white cardstock measuring 2 x 7/8 inches which I cut banner tails on.  The sentiment is also attached to the card with foam tape.

One last touch with the Glaze pen included in the kit was to place a bit of faux stitching around the sentiment banner and I traced the larger white triangles on the banner and border for an added little somethin' somethin!

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Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration set #eatcake
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Navy Cardstock, White Cardstock
Ink: Stazon; black, The Rubber Cafe' KOTM Glaze Pen
Other Supplies: Acetate, Tiny Detailer Kit

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Live Your Dreams!

I have another glittery cupcake for you today from The Rubber Cafe using the new March Creative Cafe KOTM called - Special Celebration.

I just had to use more of the gold foil papers from the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 paper pack included in the kit.

My card base is using the pink cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.  The pink foil paper measures 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

The sentiment piece is an element from the paper pack and is matted on pink cardstock measuring 2 1/4 x 2 1/8 inches.   The navy ribbon is tied around the panel in a knot and then the panel is attached to a white A2 folded card.  The sentiment piece is attached to the card with foam tape.


The cupcake is stamped with black Stazon ink on acetate.  When the ink is dry, flip it over and apply Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and a Tiny Detailer Kit to the back and glitter as desired.  I used Gold Medal glitter for the cupcake foil.  I used Canadian Blue glitter for the cupcake foil.  The frosting is Diamond Clear Cool Highlight glitter.  Once the image is dry, I colored the sprinkles with a Copic Marker.

I stamped the cupcake on white cardstock and cut the image out trimming off the outside lines of the image.  Fussy cut the glittered image leaving a narrow border and attach to the white cardstock image.   Attach the cupcake to the card with foam tape.

The final touch is the 3 pearls from the kit.



Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Pink cardstock
Ink:  Stazon black, Copics
Adhesives: 3D foam,  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Queen & Co Enamels, navy ribbon
Other supplies:  Acetate, Tiny Detailer Kit

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Make A Wish Little Cupcake!

Time for another sweet treat!  Today's card for The Rubber Cafe uses the March Creative Cafe KOTM called - Special Celebration.  I used the add-on stamp set called "Little Cupcake."

Just love all of the beautiful papers that are included in the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 paper pad included in the kit.  The gold foil just calls out for the You're So Fine Glitter!

The cupcake is stamped with black Stazon ink on acetate.  Once the acetate is dry I flipped the image over and applied Scrap Happy Sheer Glue to the back of the image with the Tiny Detailer Kit and then the You're So Fine Glitters!

TIP:  Add the glitters one at a time, from darkest to lightest.  I started with the Canadian Blue You're So Fine Glitter.

TIP:  You don't have to wait for the darkest color of glitter to dry before adding the next color..  The cupcake is glittered with Bronze Medal and the crown is Gold Medal.   The last color I added was Diamond Clear Cool Highlight glitter for the frosting.

Once dry I cut out the cupcake image leaving a narrow border.  I stamped the image on white cardstock and cut it out on the images lines so that I could attach it behind the glittered piece to make it opaque and more sturdy when I added it to my card.

The card measurements just came about as these were scraps from cards I made previously.
The kraft cardstock is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.   The vertical designer paper strips are 5 1/4 x 2 inches.
The shimmery blue cardstock measures 4 x 2 1/4 inches.  The pink horizontal strip is just under 4 inches by 3/4 inch.

The love heart is cut from the designer paper pad and is matted on kraft cardstock measuring 2 1/8 inches square.

Make A Wish was stamped on a 2 1/2 x 1 inch white cardstock banner in black ink with a banner tail cut.

The banner, the pink horizontal strip and the pink love box are faux stitched with the Glaze Pen included in the kit.

I added the cupcake to the card with foam tape for added dimension. 

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Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM Special Celebration Add on Stamp set- Little Cupcake
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Blue Shimmer cardstock. Kraft Cardstock
Ink: Stazon black, The Rubber Cafe' KOTM Glaze Pen
Other Supplies: Foam Tape,  You're So Fine Glitter, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Acetate, Tiny Detailer Kit

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!  I have a few cards today with images that have been lingering on my desk for a bit.  I had fun popping them together last night! 

The first card uses an image I think might be Great Impressions?  It has been stamped for many moons on acetate.  I finally took the time to glitter it last night.  I fussy cut the gift boxes and popped them up on foam tape for dimension.   Sentiment is computer generated.
 Oh, and another one of these using the fun Stampendous sentiment.  Every one looks a bit different with the collaged backgrounds!
This card picked up a Stamping Bella image that has been colored in Copic Markers and then cut out, a leftover felt element that has been here for a while waiting for a perfect home...and a freebie sentiment tag that I turned into a banner. 

Hope your week if off to a great start!