Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I’m Your Biggest Fan!

Hello all! Tesa here to share a card.
 
I adore the mini sets from The Rubber Cafe' – always cute and fun with great sentiments! For today’s card I’ve used Biggest Fan.
 
I'm your biggest fan 1
 
The sentiment is a great one and I’ve used the lovely fan image for a subtle background pattern for my Luggage Tags. I cut out the center of the tags and added the stamped background paper behind it.
 
I'm your biggest fan 2
 
The papers used are My Minds Eye 'Indie Chic' – love the soft pinks and greys and patterns of this paper pad! :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' – Biggest Fan, Luggage Tags.
Ink: Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Hero Arts – Wet Cement shadow ink
Papers: Black cardstock, MME – Indie chic
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap happy glue, Kool tak foam
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' -Jellie dots – Black soot, Grey satin ribbon, cherry blossom
Tools/Dies:  Spellbinders leaf die, Martha Stewart border punch
 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Flirty Love You Card!

Hello Friends!

Hope your week is going well.  Today I have a fun and flirty card to share with you.  I used a really pretty color combo that is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!


This card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4" square.  When I cut the dotted patterned paper to fit the front of the card base, I had two strips left.  So I used the opposite side of the two strips at the bottom of the card. (I hate waste don't you?)   I stamped the Daisy Bouquet image onto ivory cardstock using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored it with Distress Markers.  After coloring, I cut/embossed the image using a rectangle die.  I layered the flowers onto some teal patterned paper that I cut/embossed using Labels 23.  I stamped the Love & You onto ivory cardstock using purple ink and then cut them out.


 I added some white seam binding and attached everything with foam squares.  I just love this color combo!  What do you think?


Have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:
  • Stamps - The Rubber Cafe' - Pictures Framed, Daisy Bouquet
  • Ink & Markers- Tsukineko - Rich Cocoa Memento Ink Pad; Stampin' Up! - Wisteria Wonder; Ranger - Distress Markers (Dusty Concord, Milled Lavendar, Shabby Shutters)
  • Paper - Little Yellow Bicycle Fern & Forest 6x6 Paper pad; Discount Cardstock -Whipped Cream Pop-Tones 
  • Ribbon - Winter White Seam Binding





Monday, July 29, 2013

Fun with a Triple Layer Card!


Hi There!  Kendra here today with a tutorial on how to make a Triple Layer Card.  

I've seen a few of these on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make one with one of my favorite images from The Rubber Cafe', the Extra Large Daisy.  


So this is how you make the card.  

First cut 3 pieces of light cardstock ~ 2" x 3 1/4"; 3" x 4 1/4"; and 4" x 5 1/4".
Then gather your image(s) and coordinating inks.


Next, using a removable adhesive, attach your layers from largest to smallest.  You want to use a small amount of adhesive to attach them so they don't move while you are stamping.


Next, ink your stamp.  I used 3 orange & gold shades of Memento Dew Drops.  I used Potter's Clay in the center of the Extra Large Daisy image, then Tangelo for the flower and Morroco for the edges of the flower petals.


Stamp the image on the stacked cardstock.
 

Next I used the background image from the Vintage Treasures stamp set randomly stamping to fill in all the white space around my daisy as background fill for the card.


When you stamp several layers of cardstock at the same time, there will be a gap in the stamped image.  So you add a coordinating mat under each stamped layer.


I added a tag using the Fabulous Phrases stamp set and tucked it with a matching button tied with bakers twine.



Supplies:Stamps: The Rubber Cafe-Extra Large DaisyVintage TreasuresFabulous Phrases
Ink: Memento-Morocco; Tangelo; Potter's Clay; Distressed Ink- Antique Linen
Paper-  Bazzill cardstock
Embellishments:  Divine Twine; misc button


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Life is short, eat more Cupcakes!- Glitter Paper technique with Heidi Blankenship

Hello everyone!!  Today, I have a sparkling card and a tutorial to share with you using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights.  


Here is the card that I designed to share with you.  It is SO sparkly!!  I have some close up pictures so you can see all of the details.  How many of you love to use glitter paper?  Did you know that you can make your own glitter paper?  


Making your own glitter paper is so easy--you will love it!  I stamped the frosting image from the Hey Cupcake! stamp set from The Rubber Cafe`.  
Then I used a makeup sponge to apply Scrap Happy Sheer Glue over the entire image.


Next I applied You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights over the entire image using my fingers to rub in the glitter.  The glitter is ultra fine and once you rub and buff it, it almost had the look and feel of velvet.  


For the bottom half of my cupcake I stamped it a striped patterned paper fromCarta Bella's True Friends 6 x 6 paper pad.  Next I stamped the flower, colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut all of the pieces.


For my background I selected a floral pattern paper, and turned it into glittery patterned paper.  Follow the same instructions as mentioned above using a makeup sponge to apply the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue over your entire paper, burnishing again with the You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights .


Here is a close up of the paper--check out all of the sparkle! Just gorgious!


And my finished card... I used A2 Matting Basics A, A2 Matting Basics B and Labels Twenty-Nine die templates to create all of the die cuts.  I added some pretty Celery Green Silk Ribbon and Diva Pink Jellie Dots from The Rubber Cafe` to embellish the card.


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial for making your own glitter paper!  If you give the glitter paper a try post a comment with a link-- we would love to see it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe`-  Hey Cupcake!
Paper:  DiscountCardstock.com Cascata Felt, Pink Lemonade; Carta Bella™ True Friends 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud; Copic Markers G14, RV06, R83
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'- You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights,  Diva Pink Jellie Dots; Really Reasonable Ribbon Celery Green Silk Ribbon
Tools/Dies: The Rubber Cafe' -Stick "EM" Up Tool;  Spellbinders Creative Arts- Grand Calibur® Machine, S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B, S5-156 Labels Twenty-Nine

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Polka Dot Thank You

Hi!   Michelle Zurell here sharing a card entirely created with stamps!

Everyone loves polka dots!  Use them to express your thanks with help from The Rubber CafĂ©.

 
The "Thank You" sentiment was inked so it would fit in the Card Labels opening.  I love that Washi Tape looks real.  It's not!  It's from the Don't be Wishy Washi stamp set.
 
 
 The Rubber Cafe' has some great background stamps allowing you to create your own papers for any card or project you may be working with, so I hope this inspires you to give them a try.
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 
Supplies:
Ink: Hero Arts
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' -Pugnacious Signature White
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Misc Berry pick, and sequins