Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Harvest: Banner Cards and Subway Art

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share a couple more cards using October's
kit, The Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' Fall Harvest kit!

I am loving the Subway Art trend, and this set along with the add-on set,
make for some pretty amazing options for this fun trend, like this one:
 

Look like it's hard to line up?  Not at all....just use a larger acrylic stamp block
and make your arrangement before you even ink up, like so:



Once it was arranged to my liking, I inked it up with Versamark, and
embossed in orange on the brown paper.  I trimmed it after I stamped
it, but the size is approximately 4&1/4" by 3".  This piece was matted
on orange cardstock.

For the rest of this card, I used a 2" strip of the stripe paper along the
left side, a 3" piece of dot paper on the right side, then cut a bunch of
banners from paper and burlap, and glued them using The Rubber Cafe'
Scrap Happy Glue under the Subway Art piece.  I used a 1/2" strip of
burlap on the left, glued the same way....again, using Scrap Happy Glue,
it holds the burlap really well.  

Before I attached the Subway Art piece, I tied some twine around it,
then adhered it to the card base.  A couple of Copic Marker colored
pearls, and sequin leaves finished it off with a little bling.

My second card today, is another banner card:



Simple, but sweet.....the "thankful" sentiment embossed in brown,
the brown and green banners stamped in Versamark with the
sunflower stamp to give it a soft background look, and I colored
4 sets of the sunflower stamp as well, then fussy cut 2 sets completely,
but only the large sunflower from the other two, so they could be
foam taped to the card for a more 3D effect.

One of the little mini kraft bags in the kit was trimmed down, and then
I slipped the banners and a 1" square of burlap in there with them (all
glued in with Scrap Happy Glue).  The button and flowers were
added to the edge of the bag, then I laid out the sequins and pearls
(colored with Copics) and glued them once I got an arrangement I
liked (I went for a look of the sequins being spilled out of the little bag).

I'm loving this fall crafting....really gets me warmed up for the holidays
ahead!

Thanks for joining me in the cafe' today!  Stop back soon!



Supplies Used:

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Fall Harvest plus add-on
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Fall Harvest
Ink:  Memento-Black Tuxedo; Versamark; Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Pearls, Burlap, Twine, Buttons included
in The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Fall Harvest
Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Tools: WOW embossing powder