Thursday, March 31, 2016

Make Art!

Today I have had fun using up some scraps from a project that I am working on that I can share soon.  The papers are all distressed with various colors of Distress Inks.  I cut all of the scraps into geometric shapes and collaged them to make a fun card background.

The sentiment is from Studio 490 Wendi Venchi's Art Works set.   The finishing touch is some washi tape that I matted on white and then black cardstock.
Here is another version that is monochromatic. 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Lila Grey Violets!

It has been so much fun coloring up these Lila Grey flowers!  This is the February Flower of the Month: Violet!

For both cards I colored the image with Copic Markers:  G28, G46, Y38, V17 and V5.  I fussy cut the image and popped it up on foam tape over the Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder.
This second card comes with the Out Of The Box Technique again, to reduce the white space around the image.  I added a simple sentiment to this card from Stampers Anonymous.   Again, it is on a Cuttlebug background that has been sanded. 

I hope you are seeing signs of spring where you live!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lila Grey Snowdrops!

I am playing catch up here....I have the Lila Grey Flower of the Month for January, Snowdrops!
I printed the image out in a 3x5 inch size and the colored with Copic Markers.  I colored the image with Copics YG67, YG17, YG25 and YG21....only greens! 

For this first card I fussy cut the image, because you know I love that....and popped it up on foam tape over a Cuttlebug Script embossing folder.  The sentiment is an old one from PSX that just seemed fitting.  Such a beautiful moment each spring when we see the first signs of life!
Here I colored the image the same way and did a bit of the Out Of The Box technique where I only cut around the sides of the image to reduce the amount of white space around the image.  I just love how the flower pops off of the white panel. 

I will be back soon with February's Flower of the Month....Violet! 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Be Your Beautiful Self!

Hello! It's The Rubber Cafe day!  I'm so excited to share my first card from the new March Creative Cafe KOTM called - Special Celebration.  I used the add-on stamp set called "Little Cupcake."

The beautiful papers in the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 paper pack included in the kit have gold foil accents that just called to be paired up with You're So Fine Glitters!

The card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 of the light blue shimmer cardstock.  I selected one of the designer papers from the pad and cut it to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I wrapped the panel several times with the navy twine and tied a bow.  Now the panel can be attached to an A2 folded card.

I cut out one of the cardstock elements to use a base for my cupcake.  I matted it on a 3 1/8 x 2 1/4 inch piece of the light blue shimmer cardstock and attached it to the card as shown.

For the cupcake, stamp it on a piece of acetate with black Stazon ink.  Once dry, flip it over and apply You're So Fine Sheer Glue to the back of the image with Tiny Detailer Kit  as desired.  I used Gold Medal glitter for the wrapper, Limeade Green glitter for the leaf, Princess Pink glitter for the lower flower petals.

TIP: The lighter flower petals were made by using Diamond Clear Cool Highlight glitter and then dusting it with the Princess Pink glitter while it was still wet.

TIP:  To dry the glue a bit more quickly, I lay it on top of my Ott Lite....just a little tip for the impatient! *wink!*

Finally, I fussy cut the dried glittered image out, leaving a narrow border around the image.  

TIP:  To make the glittered piece to look more opaque and brilliant, stamp an identical image on white cardstock and cut it out just inside the outer line.  Adhere your glittered piece to the top and then you will have a brilliant and sturdy element to add to your creation!

I added the image to my card with a bit of foam tape for dimension.

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Special Celebration Add on Stamp set- Little Cupcake
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--MME On Trend 2, Blue Shimmer cardstock
Ink: Stazon; black

Ribbon: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--navy twine
Other Supplies:  Acetate, Tiny Detailer Kit

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kiss Me....

How fun is this card for The Rubber Cafe using the optional Feeling Lucky stamp set from the Follow Your Dreams Creative Cafe Kit?

The card base is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch base of green cardstock from the kit that is attached to an A2 folded white card.

I used designer paper from the pad, 4 X 5 1/4 inches, included in the kit and added rub-ons down the left side as shown.  I stamped the hats and sentiments onto the designer paper in black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I stamped the lips onto the paper in a random fashion using Mowed Lawn distress ink that had been stamped off a few times.

The sentiments are stamped directly onto the card with black ink.

The little man is stamped on a scrap of white cardstock and is colored with Copic Markers.  He is fussy cut and popped up onto an Action Wobbles that has been cut down to size.

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe KOTM - Follow your Dreams Kit, Feeling Lucky set
Ink: Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, Memento Black Ink
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM - Bo Bunny Calendar Girl 6x6
Adhesives:  Action Wobbles
Tools - Copic Markers, Rub-ons (included in the kit)

Thursday, March 3, 2016


One last card from me using The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe Kit  called Follow Your Dreams! I used the Birds of a Feather set again, and this time I stamped with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue!

Yup, you heard me right, I stamped with glue and then burnished various colors of the You're So Fine Glitters over the glue once it had dried a bit.  I used Purple Rocks, Blue Skies and Lilac Purple.  A quick tip for you....if you get a bit of glue somewhere you wish you hadn't, use a glue eraser to pick it and any stray glitter up!

Here is a video of the technique being done with some butterfly stamps!
The card base is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of the navy cardstock included in the kit.  I stamped my feathers with glue on a white cardstock measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches.  Once the glue/glittering was done I distressed the edges of the panel.

The focal image is stamped on a piece of 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches white cardstock.  To reduce the amount of white space around the feather, I took a ruler and drew a pencil line at 2 inches and then cut off the outside piece, leaving a narrow white border around the feather.

The glittered mat measures 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 inches.  You can add glitter to a white piece of cardstock by brushing the edge with some glue on your finger and then glittering.  Once the stamped image is on top it looks like the whole thing is glittered!  I popped the glitter framed image onto a blue mat measuring 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches with foam tape.

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe KOTM - Follow your Dreams Kit, Birds of a Feather set
Ink:  Versafine Black Ink
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM
Adhesives:  Foam Tape, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue