Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's a beautiful day and a beautiful Creative Cafe Kit

Hi there TRC fans, 
Mary-Ann here sharing with you what I created with July's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month.  For my first card, I selected the stamp set "Fun in the Sun."   
Here is a look at my card.

I quickly located the sun paper that is included in your 6x6 Echo Park paper pad.  I used the top left portion.  It was perfect for what I had in mind.   Then I created my own faux Polaroid frame.  I cut a block 3x4 and then cut a square out of it.  

I decided where I wanted to place my beach chair stamp.  I turned my frame over and used it as a mask for the placement of my stamp.  I needed to make sure my sun and clouds were visible.

Once I removed the frame, I went ahead and colored my design.  I used watercolors and a blender pen.  If your more professional, you can use Copics, markers, watercolors, whatever you have on hand.   I also took a white gel pen and colored my clouds.  It is hard to see here, but it does add a touch of detail. 

I then backed my frame with foam tape and re-applied the correct side to my chair block.

I layered papers and did some stitching and decided my card needed a bit of wood veneer.  The sandals from Queen & Company were perfect.  I used a brown Stampin' up pen but Copics or any other marker will do.  You could also use paint, spray paint, ink pad, whatever you have on hand to color your sandals.  I then went of over the straps with my gel pen that I used on the clouds.  This help give the sandals a bit of detail.

I hope that you have been crafty with your July kit.  Be sure to share your creations with us on Instagram and Pinterest.  Tag us with "@therubbercafe" so we can see what you have been creating.  

Until next week,

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-July's Creative Cafe' Kit
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'- July's Creative Cafe' Kit
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, watercolor pencils, blender pen, white gel pen, brown marker
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam squares, glue dots
Other:  Machine stitching


Karen T said...

Love your use of the patterned paper!

Unknown said...

Looks great1