Friday, December 19, 2014

My Kind of Tweet: Creative Cafe' December KOTM

No, I don't "tweet" online....lol....so this card created with The Rubber Cafe' December KOTM, Take Flight and the Soaring Above stamp set, is more my kind of tweet:


Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" peach cardstock

Next I used the vine stamp and Versamark ink to create a patterned paper effect at the top:


TIP:  remember to start in the middle, then stamp the outer edge images, then fill it in from there.  It makes it easier to get even spacing.

Next I added a 3" by 4" piece of black lattice pattern paper with a 1" strip of striped pattern paper peeking out and glued that to the bottom of the card using Scrap Happy Glue.

Then I added ribbon and a bow to a 1" by 4" strip of peach cardstock.  I cut two little banners, brushed them with Black Soot Distress Ink, and added them to the card under the ribbon/cardstock strip.

The bird stamp was inked in Versamark and embossed using black embossing powder, then fussy cut out.

The frame is die cut from patterned papers using the Spellbinders Classic Ovals, and Scallop Ovals.  The bird was foam taped to this, then the sentiment stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink and added to a little banner, and foam taped to the oval.  The oval is foam taped to the top of the card, and a few rhinestones add a little bling.

Thanks for stoppin' by today....hope you enjoyed my "tweet out" to you today!

Come back soon....a lot more inspiration to come from this amazing Creative Cafe' Kit!!




Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Take Flight
Soaring Above
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Take Flight
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink-Black Soot; Versamark
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Foam Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Take Flight
Queen and Co. rhinestones, seam binding.  
Tools: Embossing Heat Gun; embossing powder-The Rubber Cafe'-Black Licorice;
Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Classic Scallop Ovals.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chase Your Dreams

Just loving Rubber Cafe's Take Flight Creative Cafe Kit.  I kept today's card extremely Clean And Simple, using just two of the images from the Soaring Above stamp set included in the kit, letting the images shine.

I stamped the images on some of the designer paper and kept the color scheme of this card simple.
The sentiment is popped up on Kool Tak Foam Tape over the ribbon.  The bird is popped up on foam tape as well for added dimension.

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Take Fligh
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Take Flight
Embellishments:   Ribbon, Bling: Take Flight Creative Cafe Kit
Adhesive: Kool Tak Foam Tape
Copic Marker E59, E57

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Creative Packaging Blog Hop Winners!!!


Congratulations to the Creative Packaging Bog Hop winners!!!  

From Facebook - Jen Radloff  wins one month subscription to the Creative Cafe KOTM!
 From the Blog - Teresa Godines wins the $25.00 gift certificate to The Rubber Cafe store!  

Be sure to contact @melissa@therubbercafe.com to claim you prize!



Live for Today!

The sentiments on this month's Creative Cafe stamps are certainly going to get a work out in my home.  I love the deep meanings and the different ways they all can be used.  Mary-Ann here to share another card with you today, hoping that I inspire you to create.  


I started with an A2 base of the deep red paper included in your kit.  With a pair of scissors or a distressing tool, I roughed up the edges of a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of black patterned paper.  I added a 2x4 1/2 strip of floral paper to the left of the card with my Scrap Happy Glue.  A 3x4 block of red floral with the top part punched.  You can use any border punch you have on hand.  I twirled my ribbon, to create more of a rope and tied a bow to the left.  I then backed it with Kool Tak foam, where the ribbon was NOT.  I then stamped a large butterfly and two small butterflies with Momento Tuxedo Black on scrap white paper.  Now I am thinking that embossing them would have been even better!  I  added them like so, slightly lifting the outer wings for dimension.  I then added small paper banners under the stamping to the bottom left of the red block.  For the black polka dot one, I took a piece of washi, included in your kit, and folded it onto itself, then cut it into a banner like you see.  Add gems and paint splatters with Dylusions Black ink and voila!  You can create several cards with different pattern papers.


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  See you next week!



Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Take Flight - Winging It
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Take Flight
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy GlueKool Tak Foam
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Take Flight - Queen and Co. Gems, Black Dylusions Ink




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Learn From Yesterday......

Hello TRC Fans!  This week I have an elegant and thoughtful card to share with you using the supplies from the December Creative Cafe' Kit - Take Flight.  This kit has some beautiful images and thoughtful sentiments.


Using the burgundy for my base, I cut it to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2".  I scored it at 5 1/4" to create the square card.  I cut a piece of the gray cardstock to 5 x 5".  Using a scalloped edge punch, I punched the gray cardstock.  Then I cut a piece of patterned paper to 4 3/4 x 4 3/4".  I added some of the black/white polka dot washi tape included in the kit to the edge of the patterned paper.  I used the scalloped edge punch and layered this onto the gray cardstock.

Using Spellbinders Labels 29, (you could use THESE or THESE) I cut a burgundy label and a white cardstock label.  I stamped the sentiment into the bottom right corner of the white cardstock label die cut.  I fussy cut some flowers from one of the patterned paper included in the kit.  After adhering those flowers into place using 3d foam squares.  I stamped the butterfly image from the add-on set, Take Flight, onto some peach paper from the paper pad and colored it with my Gelly Roll Stardust Pen.  I added the seam binding and black rhinestones to complete the card!  Here is a close-up!


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Take Flight - Winging It
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Take Flight
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Kool Tak Foam
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Take Flight - Queen and Co. rhinestones, seam binding, Gelly Roll Stardust Pen