Friday, September 26, 2008

The Rubber Cafe - Wheat Bundle

This is my first card using The Rubber Cafe's stamps. This image is called Wheat Bundle and is perfect for this time of year. I wanted to use rich, warm fall colors so I ended up with a Morning Marigold, Really Rust/ Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip color combination. When I saw this image the first thing I thought of was texture so I wanted to add a few elements to showcase its natural look. I distressed the cardstock that the image was stamped on, used a heavily textured paper aand added a little paper tearing. The second thing I thought of was metal/industrial, hence the antique copper brads and the silver wire screen.

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Wheat Bundle
Paper: Really Rust, Marigold Morning, Very Vanilla, Provo Craft Textures
Ink: Marigold Morning, Really Rust
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine, MM Antique Copper Brads, Wire Mesh, Sponge Dauber

I enjoyed making my my first card that I decided to make another one only this time really allowing the colors and images pop. I used a combination of the CB fall embossing folder and paper tearing to give it a raw and more interesting look. Then I added the antique copper brads and Alpha Letters. To highlight the embossed lettering I applied chocolate chip ink with a sponge dauber. As you can see I also stamped the image in two different color inks this time. I think it gives it a bolder, stronger look.

The Rubber Cafe - Wheat Bundle

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Wheat Bundle
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Morning Marigold, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Ink: Marigold Morning, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: CB Fall Embossing Folder, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Spare Parts Alpha Letters, Dimensional, MM Antique Copper Brads

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall Splendor

Rachelle Anne Miller stamps are super popular right now and I can definitely see why. I especially love the Lily and Milo collection. A dear friend from the Wish Rak group (thanks bottomphish) on sent me a wonderful envelope of stamped wishes and my very own RAM stamp. Of course I had to use it right away :) She also sent me tree images. One of them can be seen below. The trees were stamped on white cardstock so I took my Pumpkin Spectrum pad and a brayer and gave it a burst of color. I haven't used my brayer in ages and I have to say that I do love it. I really wanted to put something in the upper left hand corner but wasn't sure what so I left it alone for now. I may have to make some leaf punches.

Rachelle Anne Miller
Stamps: Rachelle Anne Miller, Unknown Tree Image
Paper: Basic Black, White, Paper scrap for paper piecing
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Pumpkin Spectrum Pad
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals RibbonX Ribbon

Monday, September 22, 2008


Here's a card that I made using Wish Rak Images. Unfortunately I don't know what company made the images. I will have to go on a little search mission so I can give proper credit. If you happen to find out first please let me know. The images were stamped on white cardstock so all I had to do was color, cut and assemble. Well most of them. I did stamp the name Bud on the doghouse sign but other than that it was me, my copics and a little sponge dauber. This is as close as I'll get to having a real dog and I'm fine with that. Kids keep me plenty busy already.

Stamps: TBD, MFT Sentiment, Karen Foster snap n stamp
Paper: Chocolate Chip, DCVW DP, White
Ink: Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Misc. Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copics, Round Tab Punch

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Go Hawks

Back to the moose cards. I know Riley is my weakness. I never thought I'd enjoy a sports image so much. I decided to use the Iowa Hawkeyes team colors of course. I only had a few paper scraps left from my Iowa Hawkeyes mini scrapbook album I made. I may have to post that after I attach the pictures I took at the Iowa vs. Maine game. So far the Hawks are 3-0. Can't complain about that. Beware I have other unmounted moose rubber to break in.

Stamps: Hanna Stamps
Paper: Summer Sun, Basic Black, White, Reminsce DP
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copics, Reminsce Stickers, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Misc. Ribbon

Friday, September 5, 2008

Here's a different take on Lily. This time she is holding a flower and is decked out in purple and green. No matter what she is wearing she is adorable. This card is 4.25 X 4.25. I thought I'd change the dimensions a bit so I could focus more on the image rather than its surroundings. I'm also trying to use up the last of my lavendar lace cardstock although I know I'll miss it when its gone.

Pink Cat Studio
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
Paper: Lavendar Lace, Marcella by Kay DP, Green Galore, White
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copics, Plaid Ribbon, Dimensional

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Stamp out illiteracy

Here's keeping to the current season and thinking about school. This is Bookworm Hanna from Hanna Stamps. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a few images to try out. Although the chair begs to be paper pieced I had to resort to coloring, at least until I am able to get my own set. Its hard to tell in the picture but the half sized index card slides in and out of the pocket. I wanted to not only use school supplies but to mimic a library card theme as well.

Hanna Stamps
Stamps: Hanna Stamps -Bookworm Hanna
Paper: Ballet Blue, Basic Black, White, Misc. DP, Index Card
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Copics, Binder Clip, Misc. Flower, Spiral Punch

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fun in the Sun

As summer reaches its end I thought I'd make a few more cards that remind me of the sun's warmth. I've never been a big fan of cold weather so I am always said to see it go. This set by Clear Dollar Stamps was a gift from a fellow Wish Raker (Thanks McFadden for your generosity). I've had my eye on this set for awhile now. The images are fun and versatile and the sentiments are just the right touch. I'll be using this set for a long time to come and am sure that it will grace a few scrapbookpages along the way.

Clear Dollar Stamps
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps, DMD (sun image)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Gable Green, White
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Copics, Striped Ribbon, 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Slot Punch, Dimensionals