Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It's All About Layers

I absolutely love layering up my cards, scrapbook pages and home decor projects!  This card is a perfect example of layers taking you to the next creative level:

A lot of gorgeous die cut layers here.....and want to see what it looks like without?

Nice, but the layers definitely add a beautiful elegance to the card.  Want all the details?  Stop on over to The Rubber Cafe' on THIS POST and find out all the measurements, the template for this card, and all the supplies used to create this gorgeous card! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

It's About Time! Sharing NEW Creative Cafe' KOTM!

Well I am so so far behind!!  Work life, church life, and general life have conspired to keep me out of my crafting and posting time!  All good things, but I think it's about time to play some catch up here!

I'm kicking off with the brand new Creative Cafe' KOTM from The Rubber Cafe'!! 

The Petticoat Fashion kit has stamps ready to layer up to create beautiful flowers and cards for any occasion!  I'm sharing an ombre thank you card today:

Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" standard card base using aqua cardstock.

First Layer:  Cut a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of white cardstock, and emboss using the embossing folder included in your kit!

TIP:  There are so many fun options for embossing folders, but don't be afraid to go clean and simple too!  The folder used on the white cardstock looks crisp and clean.

Center Panel:  Start with a 3" by 4" piece of aqua cardstock.  Layer on a 2&3/4" by 3&3/4" piece of pink lattice patterned paper, glue to the card front.

Next cut a 2&1/4" by 3&1/4" piece of white cardstock.  Use Versamark ink to stamp the Thank You sentiment, then emboss with clear embossing powder.  Using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and a sponge/distress tool, add a light layer of ink to the entire front of the embossed panel.  The embossed Thank You acts as a resist and adding the color makes the white cardstock under the embossed area pop.  To give it more of an ombre look, darken the ink around the Thank You sentiment area only. To finish the center panel stamp the rest of the sentiment in Black Tuxedo Memento ink.  Glue to a 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of white cardstock using Scrap Happy Glue:

Use foam tape to adhere the panel to the center of the patterned pink paper already on the card front.

To create the flower, use the solid flower stamp first and stamp using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  Then stamp using the detail petal stamp, and then stamp the center using Black Tuxedo Ink.

To show exactly how I did this, and give a little tip:  For the solid base, if you brush/swirl the ink on using the ink pad, you'll get a cool pattern to your solid flower and it will be a softer color without stamping off first.   To stamp the detail petal stamp, tap the ink directly on the stamp as you normally would to get the darker color.  Here is what I did:

Then fussy cut the flower out, and brush it around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Stamp a second flower center and fussy cut out, then foam tape flower center over the one stamped directly on the flower.  Glue flower to the bottom right corner of the center panel using Scrap Happy Glue, and add a jute twine bow to the center.

I love the elegant simplicity of this card:

This new kit is full of so many awesome stamps....stop by the blog HERE to find out more about this amazing kit, and to see more inspiration all month long!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion
Hello, World
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes, aqua and white cardstock
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Memento ink, Evergreen Bough, Worn Lipstick, and Black Soot Distress Ink.
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Jute twine, Embossing Powder--Crystal Ice from The Rubber Cafe'

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Fun Fold Celebration!

Do you like fun fold cards?  I like SIMPLE fun fold cards.....so I created this easy pocket card that holds a tag....it can be a bookmark, just a fun accent, or you can attach a gift card.  Great for those grads, birthdays, showers, anything gift card worthy!

Want to know more?  Stop over at The Rubber Cafe'....you can learn about the KOTM club that contains these super cute stamps, papers, ribbon and more, and also every detail on how this card was created!  You'll find the post HERE.   Would love it if you'd say hi when you visit! 

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Cupcake Cuteness!

It's a celebration day over at The Rubber Cafe'!!  The new KOTM is called Special Celebrations and is oh so cute!!

Stop by the blog today and say hi!  You can also find all the details on this card HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

It's Game Day Green Bay Packers Style!

We are a football family, and we love our Green Bay Packers!  I've still got more pics to scrap from this amazing experience, of seeing the Packers play at Lambeau, and today I've got a LO to share:

This one was created with the Reminisce Football paper collection.  Great stickers with this collection as well as the choices in the papers.

The yellow border is DCWV canvas....love these colorful sheets of canvas, they give the project some fun texture!  And a little "Green Bay" color twine from Trendy Twine is a finishing touch!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Paper:  Reminisce--Football; AC black and white cardstock
Embellishments:  Reminisce--Football stickers; Trendy Twine; DCWV canvas; October Afternoon Mini Market Alpha
Tools:  Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Friday, March 11, 2016

It's Almost St. Patty's!

Here's to the adorable KOTM over at The Rubber Cafe!  I'm absolutely loving the add-on St. Patty's stamp set this month called Feeling Lucky:

I created this fun background with BoBunny papers and washi tape:

Here's a closer look at those foamy mugs:

The shamrock was glittered with THE best glitter around....You're So Fine Glitter from The Rubber Cafe'.

And if you want all the details on how this card was created....you can find all the details and the supply list on THIS POST.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh and Cute!

I am a newbie to the Pretty Pink Posh world....oh boy, have I fallen HARD!!  I'm in love with their sequins, they are the best around!  Love their stamps and dies too!

At a recent crop, I pulled out my new goodies and came up with this card:

I love the stitched die look, and Pretty Pink Posh does it to perfection....love the little window die....perfect for a shaker card!

The stamps are from their brand new release....that little chick is so cute!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Supplies used:
Paper:  AC cardstock-white, black; Pink Paislee-C'est La Vie 6x6
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh-Birdie Notes
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo; Festive Berries Distress Ink 
Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh-Sweetheart Mix sequins;
Tools: Pretty Pink Posh-Stitched Duo 3 die, Stitched Speech Bubbles die
Adhesive: foam tape, Xyron Mega Runner