Sunday, June 30, 2013

Frosty Days

Hello everyone!
Less then half a year to Christmas and it's time to create cards for it. I started with this cute stamp Warren and Frosty which I painted partly with watercolor pencils. I love that it has much white space, it reminds me my childhood when we had more snow in winters.

As Frosty has dots on his scarf, I applied them on tags using liquid pearls. First, they repeat this dots pattern and, second, they look like small snowflakes. I also added more shine with stickles and chrystal brad. 

Will you start creating Christmas cards in June? :) Hope you do, because it's so much fun!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' Warren and Frosty
Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Ranger Archival Inks
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Maya Road diecuts, Ranger Stickles, Ranger Liquid Pearls, TSG brads
Tools: Sizzix and Spellbinders dies, EK Success punch

Saturday, June 29, 2013

just saying "hi"

Hi Everyone!  Kendra here today to share a fun card using a sweet little image from the Flowers & Bouquets stamp set.

I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with my Copic Markers.  I also colored the chipboard letters with my Copics.  

Once the heart flowers were colored, I added some Glossy Accents to make them pop!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great rest of your week!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'- Flowers & Bouquets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink;  Copic Markers
Embellishments: Misc Dotted Grosgrain ribbon; chipboard letters 
Other: Ranger- Glossy Accents 
Tools/Dies:  Spellbinders - Standard Circle Dies; Big Scallop Circles

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fran•táge Flag

The fourth of July will be here before you know it so I thought I'd make a patriotic themed card for you today!  I made this one using Framed Flag and Fabulous Phrases from The Rubber Cafe'.
This Framed Flag image is perfect for any patriotic occasion.
To create the star background I used my gelatos and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I covered one side of the folder with Blueberry Glelato
Then I lightly sprayed with water and while it was still damp I placed a piece of Pugnacious Signature Paper-white in the folder and ran it through my diecut machine to emboss and letterpress in one pass.

This is what the paper looked like when I took it out of the folder.
Here's a look at the Flag card before it became a Fran•táge Flag card.  It's a nice card but I thought it needed a little more "bam".
These kits are awesome because they come with everything you need to create a fabulous Fran•táge effect on your creations.

The Fran•táge Encrusted Jewel Blue Kit comes with Royal Blue embossing tinsel, Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel, Royal Blue Glass Glitter, Silver Halo Glitter, and Powder Blue Fragments.
The colors are listed on the side and a cool thing is that you can peel the side panel off and cut it apart to stick on your bottles!
When you Fran•táge with all these cool enamels, glass glitters, and fragments you do it differently that traditional embossing.  First, you don't need to stamp image or use any kind of ink or adhesive.

I simply sprinkled some Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel on the card.  Then I sprinkled some Royal Blue Tinsel on top.  Then I sprinkled some Halo glitter and glass glitter on the card.

NOTE: Heat from underneath to melt everything together. 
If you try to heat from the top you will blow all the fabulous powders and glitters right off your card!
Adding all the yummy embossing is just that perfect something to finish off your cards!

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I'll be back soon with more Fran•táge Fun!

Stamps:The Rubber Cafe' - Framed Flag; Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black dye inkCopic Markers: Faber-Castell Blue Glelato
Papers: Pugnacious Signature Paper-white, Recollections cardstock Blue and Red
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue

Embellishments:Really Reasonable Ribbon, Fran•táge Encrusted Jewel Blue Kit,
Tools/Dies:Cuttlebug embossing folder; heat tool

Thursday, June 27, 2013

It's Movie Night!

Found treasures are a great blank canvas for using your stamps.  I am always on the lookout for fun items to alter, and one of my recent finds, a little wooden crate, was inspiration for this Movie Night gift set using fun stamps from The Rubber Cafe':

It all started with this simple little wooden crate:

And after a coat of white gesso, and a coat of yellow paint, I stamped The Rubber Cafe' Wood Grain stamp in Versamark ink, embossed it in red, and the result was this cool texture added to the crate:

The goodies that I used to fill the basket, are a DVD, some microwave popcorn and a movie gift card....I used The Rubber Cafe' Popcorn stamp and Tickets stamps to decorate them up, of course:

I stamped the Popcorn stamp in Memento Black Tuxedo ink, colored it in with Copic Markers, then fussy cut it out before I matted it on Pugnacious White and then red cardstock, and added a touch of twine:

For the gift card holder....I cut a simple rectangle, and added a pocket jazzed up with the star sprinkle stamp from TRC Hey Cupcake! set, and TRC Tickets stamp, which I embossed in black, colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I used foam tape to attach it to the Spellbinders Classic Circles "frame":

To add some fun to the crate, I used the same Popcorn and Tickets stamps, colored and cut out, but I left the popcorn around the box, and used The Rubber Cafe' Puffies paint to add a "real popcorn" texture and used a bit of yellow paint to add a little "butter"....a good tip here.....I'm a little bit of a klutz with a brush on the fine details, so I used a small folded piece of cardstock....and just wet the corner at the fold with a bit of the paint and dabbed it on exactly where I wanted it....worked like a charm!  Glossy Accents was added to the red stripes on the popcorn box, and then I used the larger circles from the Spellbinders Classic Circles set to create a frame for these pieces:

Now what is a project without a little "bling"?  So I used plain chipboard letters, and the ever magical Rubber Cafe' Scrap Happy Glue and You're So Fine simple to dab the glue on the letters,
let the glue get a bit tacky, then buff on the gorgeous Patriot Red Glitter like you see in this picture here:

So there you have it, a fun, simple gift to give a friend, a grad, a college bound student, anyone you'd like to give a thoughtful handmade gift:

Now it's your turn....time to get inspired, ink up those stamps, and check those gifts off of your "to-do" list!

Thanks for stopping by The Rubber Cafe' today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Popcorn; Tickets; Wood Grain; Hey Cupcake!
Paper: The Rubber Cafe'-Pugnacious Paper - white; Bazzill Cherry Splash; Paper Company Black
Ink: Versamark; Memento Black Tuxedo; Copic Markers R27, R29, Y15, Y17; Distress Ink Black Soot; WOW embossing powder-Cable Car Red, Primary Black
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam tape
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-You're So Fine Glitter, Patriot Red; The Rubber Cafe'-Puffies Paint; Making Memories paint-School Bus Yellow; Trendy Twine-Black Licorice;  misc chipboard letters; gesso;  Glossy Accents
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders Classic Circles; Martha Stewart border punch
Other: Plain Wood crate