Tuesday, August 15, 2017

RN Back to School Challenge ...

Good afternoon. Today is the start of a NEW Challenge over at Rubbernecker Stamps. Every fortnight I will be sharing a NEW Challenge with all of you.



I got a little creative for today's card. I made the background paper by sprinkling some Alizarin Crimson Color Burst (Brights) onto RN Watercolor Paper, and spritzing it with water. Once the paper was dry I cut it out with one of the Nested Rectangle Stitch Dies (5007D) and put it on the side. Using one of the smaller dies in the set I cut out a piece of white cardstock and added the sentiment from the Best Friends Etc. Set (3032), and applied Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink around the edges. Using an Apple Die from my stash I cut the apple from red cardstock, and the stem from green cardstock.

I layered the design paper I created onto red cardstock, and then on to my cardbase. Using 3D Foam Tape I added the apple and sentiment. I then added some googly eyes and red twine to create a happy face on the apple. A white gelly roll pen was used to create the stitching around the apple, and finished off my design with the red enamel dots.

Challenges entered ...
 - Crazy 4 Challenge #398 ~ Monochromatic
 - Crafty Sentiments Designs Back to School Challenge

Hop on over for to the Rubbernecker Blog for all of the details about the Challenge, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize! 

I haven't forgot about sharing the projects I made at the Crafting Retreat I went to earlier in the month. I've just been catching up on home stuff. Pictures have been taken, and I need to edit them before writing up my posts. They are coming. 😉

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Feel better ...

Good afternoon. Today I'm on the road home from a Craft Retreat in St. Louis. I had an amazing time and will share what we made, and all the details later in the week. For today I have a Get Well card to share that features Rubbernecker Stamps.


I wanted to use a different medium for coloring other than my Copic Markers so I pulled out my Marvy LePlumme Markers to do a bit of watercoloring. I stamped the lovely Daisies (506-05) stamp on RN Watercolor Paper with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. I then applied my Markers to a pallet, and used my paintbrush and water to color in the image.

Once my colored image was colored I cut the image out with one of the NEW RN Nested Square Stitched Dies (5005D). I put the panel on the side, and cut a piece of yellow cardstock from the NEW RN Nested Rectangle Stitched Dies (5007D) which I cut in half diagonally, and then cut a 1/4" off of both sides. I layered the triangle pieces on my cream cardstock, stamped one of the sentiments in the Best Friends Etc. Stamps Set (3032) with Memento Tuxedo Black in the lower right hand corner. The colored Daisies panel was added to the center of my card with 3D Foam Tape. I finished the card with three (3) cream colored enamel dots in the upper left hand corner.

Challenges entered ...

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #15 is live. Hop on over for all of the details, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Party Time ...

Good afternoon. I'm excited to say that I have become a permanent member of the Challenge Team over at Rubbernecker Stamps. Every fortnight I will be sharing a NEW Challenge with all of you.

(birthday, baby shower, wedding, bridal shower, etc.)


I created my invitations using the Mask of the Party (516-01) to frame around the words. I stamped four copies of the Mask, colored them in with Fine Sharpie Markers, fussy cut each of them out, and put them on the side.

Using the NEW Nested Rectangle Stitch Die Set (5007D), I cut out a piece of white cardstock, and red cardstock. I added Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges of the white cardstock, layered it on the red panel and then my cardbase.

Using two different sets of Alphabet Dies that I've had forever, I created the sentiment for the front of the card. I then ran the sentiment and all of the Masks thru my Xyron Sticker Maker, and added them to my card. The final step was to add a bit of glitter to each of the Masks, and the dots with Red Stickles.

Challenges entered ...
 - Just Us Girls #404 Wild Card Week ~ Something New and/or Old
 - Colour Crazy Week 30 ~ Anything Goes
 - Crafty Sentiments Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - Heartfelt Stamping Challenge ~ Anything Goes + a Stamp
 - Int'l Art & Soul Challenge #13 ~ Dies

Hop on over for to the Rubbernecker Blog for all of the details about the Challenge, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize! 

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Monday, July 31, 2017

Anniversary Card ...

Good morning! It's the start of a new month, and that means we have a NEW Challenge starting today at the Scor-Pal Blog.

Show us those 3D Cards that POP, 
but remember to have more than One Score. 

I've wanted to try making a Pop-Up Book Card for some time so I went searching for a tutorial, and found one at Splitcoaststampers. I made the cardbase following the tutorial.

I'm going to a 35th Anniversary Party this month so I chose to make today's card for the couple. 


I went with a black cardstock combined with Craft Smith Natural Luxury DP for the cardbase. Both the cardstock and DP are heavy weight. The cover consists of the DP, black cardstock, the beautiful Bride & Groom Die from Tattered Lace cut out from DCWV Cream Metaillics/Foil cardstock, and Want2Scrap LeCreme Sleek Strips of Pearls. Clean and simple with a bit of elegance.

Here is a picture of the card open. I left the book panels blank except for layering the cardstock, and the pearls so I can write a personal message inside.


This was really FUN and easy to make. Scor-Pal products used for today's project include: 1/4" Scor-Tape and 1/2" Scor-Tape to put the card together and the layers of paper, Scor-Tape 6" x 6" Adhesive Sheet for the Bride and Groom Die, and a small piece of 3/4" Foam Tape to pop of the Bride's bouquet.

I hope you stop by for more information about this months Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #40 ~ 3D Cards. While you are there, consider hitting the "Follow" Button to stay up-to-date on everything Scor-Pal!

Challenges entered ...
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #261 ~ Anything Goes
 - CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #179 ~ Dies Only
 - Just Us Girls Wild Card Week #404 ~ Something Old and/or Something New
      (Something old is the DP, Something New is the Bride & Groom Die)

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thanks ...

Good afternoon. First up I'd like to let you know that Rubbernecker Stamps is having a Design Team Call ... head on over to this POST for all the details. Now, back to our regular scheduled programming ... I made a lovely Thank You card to share that features Rubbernecker Stamps.


First is the beautiful Jessica (670-02). I stamped Jessica with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored her with my Copic Markers, used a White Gelly Roll Pen for the dots on her dress, and a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen on her gloves. I then fussy cut her out, but you don't have to use scissors to cut her out ... Rubbernecker Stamps offers a coordinating Jessica Die Cut (670-02D) for that purpose. 😊

The background was created with Authentique Be(you)tiful and Faith DP, which I distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Once layered on my cardbase I added the White Swirl Pearls and Beautiful Bling Strip of White Peals and Silver from Want2Scap. The sentiment is one of many from the Best Friends Etc. stamp set (3032). I cut the sentiment apart so that it would line up nicely on the side. Jessica was then added to my design using 3D Foam Squares and a bit of adhesive to keep her feet on the ground.

Challenges entered ...
 - Crafty Calendar July Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - Imagine That July Challenge ~ Anything Goes

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #14 is live. Hop on over for all of the details, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!