Friday, August 30, 2013

Birthdays and Balloons!

Hi There!  Kristine here today featuring the stamp set Birthdays and Balloons.
I have been working on my birthday card stash again.  I love when I have the perfect card on hand for a friends birthday!  I didn't make this for anyone in particular but I have lots of friends who are dog lovers so I know it will get used!
I used a memento tuxedo black markers to doodle around the edges of the panels.

I have been trying to get better about finishing the insides of my cards.

Here is the inside of this one.

Finishing the inside of your card is a great way to use some of the paper scraps laying on your table after you make the card and you are more likely to do something cute while you still have your stamps out!

Thanks for stopping by !  Don't forget you can still enter into the contest to win one of our Creative Kits!  Just play along with the Pin it to win it! Contest - using the image below:


Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' Birthdays and Balloons
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  markers
Paper: Bazzill Basic Cardstock, Basic Grey Max & Whiskers paper pad, The Rubber Cafe Pugnacious signature paper,
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Krafty Goodness!

Hi Crafty Friends!  Kendra here with a new super simple card for The Rubber Cafe.  Today I'm featuring two of my favorite sets; Background Basics 2 for the polka-dot border and True Friend for my sentiment.  

I simply stamped the polka-dot border & sentiment with Memento Toffee Crunch ink and lightly sponged the edges of the panel.  I used my 1/4" circle punch to take a notch out of each edge and then wrapped May Arts twine around the card about 5 or 6 times and secured it with a piece of Scor-Tape.  
Then I secured the card to my kraft card base with Kool Tak Foam Tape.

For the final touch, I found this fabulous blue button in my stash and double-threaded more twine through it ~ creating the bow in the back.  I used more Scor-Tape on the back of the button to keep the bow in place and then secured it to the card with another Kool Tak Foam Tape piece.

I know you are as anxious as we are to see more from the new Creative Cafe Kits that will be coming out next here's a little peek at one of the projects I'll be showcasing!

You still have time to enter the drawings to win the new Creative Cafe Kit!  Check out The Rubber Cafe blog post HERE for the details and HERE for the Pin-It to Win It details.


Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Background Basics 2;True Friend
Paper: Kraft cardstock
Ink:   Memento Toffee Crunch ink
Adhesives:  Scor-Tape; Kool Tak Foam Tape
Embellishments: misc twine and button
Tools:  1/4" circle punch

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Faith Hope Love Mixed Media

Hello! Dawn Rene here to share a home decor mixed media project I made with The Rubber Cafe stamps.

I used three small hard back canvas boards. I stamped Grandma's Doilies on each canvas and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I used Faber-Castell gelatos and Tim Holtz' distressed inks to color in the background. Then I stamped Faith, Hope, and Love on each of the panels.

Each panel was embellished with a heart cut out of corrugated board and wrapped with fibers. The panels were attached together with ribbon and can be hung on a wall, shelf or any other place in the house!

Stamps: Grandma's DoiliesFaith Hope Love
Pearl Pens: Ice White
Other: Canvas, Fibers, Ribbon, Corrugated Board

Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy Birthday! Background stamping technique

Hi all!
Tesa here to share a Clean and Simple (CAS) monochromatic card using the double background stamping technique.
I'm using The Rubber Cafe’s white Pugnacious Signature Paper and turquise and teal pigment inks.
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I started with stamping the Wood Grain background stamp using a turquise pigment ink.
When dry I trimmed the panel and masked off 3/4 of the panel and stamped with Script Background using a dark teal pigment ink.
It gives such a neat effect!
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The Happy Birthday! sentiment is stamped with the teal ink and heat embossed for some extra effect.
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The panel is matted on teal cardstock and I used a pearl trim and a satin ribbon as decorations. It’s a clean and simple card, made in 15 minutes but the technique makes it look special.
Hope you liked it!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'  - Wood Grain, Script Background, Happy Birthday.
Inks: Color Box – Robin’s Egg, Harbor.
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' – Pugnacious Signature Paper -White; Teal cardstock.
Adhesives: The Rubber Care – Scrap Happy Glue; Kool Tak foam.
Embellishments: satin ribbon, trim with pearls. Clear embossing powder.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Daisy Days...

Hi Everyone ~ Kendra here again today & I'm here to share a super clean and simple (CAS) project today using one of my favorite images by The Rubber Cafe!

First, I stamped the pretty flowers from Daisy Bouquet on some kraft cardstock with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.  I trimmed the image and then colored the flowers with a few Copic markers. 

Next, I attached the image to the card base with Kool Tac Foam so it would POP.  
The last details are a simple strip of pattern paper and a large rust colored button and twine.  
A Super simple card but very pretty!

Remember our new Creative Cafe' Kit club will be available soon, and here's the image again for the Pin it to Win it contest!  You could win a free kit!!

Deadline to enter is September 15, 2013 11:59 pm CST.
 Good luck!

Kendra Wietstock

Stamps:The Rubber Cafe' -  Daisy Bouquet
Paper: My Minds Eye Pattern Paper; Bazzill cardstock
Adhesive: Kool Tac Foam
Embellishments: May Arts twine, Misc Button

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Introducing new DT Member Dawn Rene- Paper Pieced Fairy and Tutorial

Today Dawn Carlyle is sharing her first project and tutorial with us as or newest Designer for  The Rubber Cafe'!
Dawn you'll remember joined as a guest designer in July, we loved what she did so much we've asked her to stay on with us on a regular basis and she's graciously accepted!

Read on and join me in welcoming Dawn to the Team!

Hello! Dawn Rene here to share a card I made with The Rubber Cafe's Fairy On the Rocks stamp.

I colored the skin and hair with Copic Markers, and paper pieced her clothes and wings. I also sprinkled Fran-tage embossing enamel on the background to add some texture.

First here's my finished card...
Your turn! Here's what I did step by step....
Stamp the Fairy On The Rocks image multiple times on various papers and Heat emboss the enamel with a heat gun from underneath the paper until it melts
Fairy On Rocks Card 1 Crop
Fussy cut out pieces of the image - wings, clothes, hair, etc (I actually ended up using different papers in my final product than are shown here)
 Glue down the pieces on a blank cardstock image
 Fairy On Rocks Card 2 Crop
Cut out the background paper, and Stamp the word "Hope" on background.
Sprinkle on the embossing enamel over the background and heat set to emboss
Fairy On Rocks Card 3-5 Crop
Here's a close-up view of the embossed areas.

Fairy On Rocks Card 6 Crop

To finish just adhere the Fairy On the Rocks paper pieced image to the background and your are done!  Here's another look at my finished card.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll give some of these techniques a try!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Fairy On The Rocks and Faith Hope Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Rich Cocoa; Copic Markers
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Reunion, CTMH Cardstock
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' - Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Tools/Dies: Heat Tool, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge