Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More Chalk Pop!

 I have a few more happy cards for you today using The Rubber Cafe's April Creative Cafe' Kit - Petticoat Fashion and the Chalk Pop Technique!
I used the flowers from the Hello, World stamp set.  They look sort of like Morning Glories to me...and I have fond memories of them winding their way up the iron railings as I headed of to school spring mornings as a child.  I chose chalks in the blue tones for these flowers.  I inked the solid image with Versamark ink and then patted the light blue chalk onto the image.  Next, I  stamped the more detailed stamp with Versamark over the chalked image and patted the darker blue chalk on top.   As a final step I inked the flower center with Versamark and then add the orange chalk.  

The leaves were done in a similar way with light and dark green chalks.  Once the images were colored, I fussy cut them.

I used some of the patterned paper from the included paper pack and did a fun paper embroidery edge around it. 

HINT:  Use the pattern of the paper to pierce your embroidery holes.  I love the symmetrical look you get!  I used 2 strands of white embroidery floss.

Flowers are then popped onto the card, some flat and others on foam tape as desired.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black ink. 
This card was done in a similar fashion using scraps of the paper from the kit. 

Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello, World
 Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Versafine 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, Light Green
Adhesives: Scotch ATG, Glue Dots
Other:  Needle, Embroidery Floss-white, Sequins, Pebbles Chalks

Sunday, May 15, 2016

How Are You? Card

Hello TRC Fans!  It's Debbie here today to share with you a card I created using the April Creative Cafe' Kit - Petticoat Fashion and the add-on .  This time I created a square card so I can showcase the cute Curved Pennant Embossing folder that is included in your kit.

This card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4".  I cut the pink cardstock to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2" and folded it at 5 1/4".  I cut a piece of the white cardstock to 5 x 5".  Using the Curved Pennant Embossing folder, I embossed the white layer.  I also cut a strip of dark pink patterned paper and a little bit larger strip of the pink bow patterned paper for the bottom.  I added the pink ribbon bow.  Then I got busy stamping my flowers!

I stamped the outline of the flowers using a rose ink pad.  I also used a masking technique for this "bunch" of flowers!  Here is how I did it........

I stamped the flower image from the add-on stamp set - Greatest Gift Of Life, onto some masking paper.  You can also use some post-it notes for this, I used this masking paper because my kids always steal my post-its!  LOL  I cut out one of the flowers from the masking paper.

I stamped the flower image once and masked it and then stamped it again.  This is what it looked like before I stamped the third image.

Here is all three images becoming a nice bunch of roses!  I fussy cut out this bunch of roses.

Then I stamped the leaves and cut them out.  I adhered them onto the back of my bunch of roses before I adhered it onto my card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion - add-on stamp set - Greatest Gift of Life set
  • Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM- and Bazzill cardstock
  • Ink:  Rose Red die ink 
  • Adhesives: 3d foam squares; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
  • Other: Ribbon from the kit, Curved Pennant Embossing folder - from the kit; masking paper

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Repetitive Stamping Thank You

Welcome back! This is Rachel Kleinman joining you today to share a simple and elegant thank you card. Not all cards need to be super complicated to be beautiful! With the gorgeous floral stamps in the "Petticoat Fashion" April Creative Cafe Kit it was easy to create my own background patterned paper. 

I created the background with two flower stamps from "The Greatest Gift of Life" that are actually intended to be layered with each other. I just stamped randomly throughout my white cardstock panel in different ink colors... and it's ok if some of them overlap!

Next I trimmed a panel of magenta paper from the Echo Park "Petticoats and Pinstripes" paper pad and embossed my "Thank You" sentiment in white.

All I added to finish off the card was a bow of natural twine (also included in the kit!) and then matted it on a turquoise card base.

I hope you give repetitive stamping a try on your next card! Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel Kleinman

Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello, World & Add On Stamp Set: The Greatest Gift Of Life
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Inks, Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts White
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, Teal
Adhesives: Scotch ATG

Friday, May 13, 2016

She Can Do Anything!

Hello TRC Fans!  Debbie here today to share with you a quick card I created using the April Creative Cafe' Kit - Petticoat Fashion.  For this card, I didn't use any of the stamps, I used just the wonderful 6x6 paper pad and the pink satin ribbon that was included in this kit.  Here is my card!

One of the papers include this cute little sentiment banner that I just cut out and popped up on the card using 3d foam squares.  I also added a doily die cut from some white cardstock and the middle circle of the doily was cut from some more of the patterned paper.  I added a strip of patterned paper across the card and then tied the satin pink ribbon!  Pretty quick and easy card!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hello! How Are You?

Hello Rubber Cafe fans! It's Amber here, today I'm sharing a lovely multi layered card featuring lots of fun stuff from April's Kit Of The Month- Petticoat Fashion. I also used the add on stamp set called The Greatest Gift Of Life to create today's card. Check it out below along with a step by step tutorial. 

Step 1. Started by folding an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of light yellow cardstock in half to create a 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" card base.

Step 2. Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of patterned paper, adhere to yellow card base. I used the lovely floral patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad. After you adhere it to your card base set it aside. 

Step 3. Now your going to work on the layered stamped panel. Cut a 3 1/2' piece of  patterned paper and die cut both ends. I used the solid yellow piece of patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad and die cut the edges with one of Paper Smooches Borders 2 dies.

Step 4. Cut a 3' piece of patterned paper of and adhere it to the piece of patterned paper you just die cut in the step above. I used the two toned polka dotted paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad. 

Step 5. Cut a 2 1/2' x 5 1/2'  piece of white cardstock. This is the panel you will do all your stamping on. I stamped the large "Hello" sentiment stamp from the Hello, World stamp set  towards the left side of my panel and added the smaller "How are you?" sentiment stamp right below it. Once my sentiments were stamped I stamped two of the solid blooms in yellow from The Greatest Gift Of Life

Step 6. On another piece of white cardstock I stamped four more blooms from The Greatest Gift Of Life stamp set, fussy cut them, and adhered them to the first two larger yellow blooms I stamped with some 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive.

Step 7. Staple a small piece of folded bright green ribbon towards the top left of your stamped panel, adhere your stamped panel to your two other patterned panels (the yellow die cut piece and the polka dotted piece). Now staple another piece of bright green ribbon along the bottom half of your white cardstock and polka dotted patterned paper.

Step 8. Take the bright green ribbon and tie a bow. Set aside.

Step 9. Adhere your layered/stamped panel to your cardbase. 

Step 10. Add your bright green ribbon bow right below your two stamped flowers and adhere two mini coordinating buttons to their centers. This is completely optional but I like how it gives the flowers more dimension.

That's it your finished!

 I had so much fun creating this fun little card, I hope you enjoyed my step by step tutorial today. Thanks for stopping!

Kit: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion
Stamps: Hello,World & Add on stamp set The Greatest Gif Of Life
Ink: Versa Color Ink Pads
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 & Light Yellow
Embellishments: Bright Green Ribbon from the The Rubber Cafe KOTM- Petticoat Fashion, Mini Buttons
Adhesives: Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape, Best Creation BIG CIRCLES 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive
Tools: Paper Smooches Borders 2 Die Set-Postage Stamp Border, Big Shot, Stapler w/staples