Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Love Never Melts....


Hope your weekend was everything you had hoped.  It's been a quiet one for us...hubby has been down and out with a cold and I've been busy working on new samples for Inky Antics' booth for 2012!

Today I'm sharing a few winter cards featuring some other Inky Antics' stamps and some BasicGrey designer papers.   My first card features images from Penguin Pals Clear set and is colored with prismacolors and gamsol.
My second card features the Candy Cane Penguin image as well as the Sweet Christmas Wishes sentiment.    Christmas is past, but you can switch out the sentiment for a fun winter card!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Falling Snow!

I have a vintage winter card for you today!
I was unable to pitch the vintage music scraps after my Rubber Cafe project last Sunday....and so I sliced them up into strips and made a collage card with them. I had used Scrap Happy Glue to stamp my Leaf Swirls stamp and then glittered it with You're So Fine Silver Glitter. 

I added some ricrac and mini brads along with some Sizzix dies, Martha Stewart punches and Candi to embellish my card. 

The sentiment is the title of the song I used.  The snowflakes on this card are ivory in keeping with the vintage touches.

Best Wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quick Gift-Card Card!



Today I have a quick gift-card card to share with you for iCopic.   I used stamps from SP & Co and created a quick pocket on the front of my card that will hold a gift card.

Santa is colored with Copic Markers and has flocking on his hat and beard.  The background is stamped, colored with a white color pencil and then erased for a soft muted look.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Delightful Pear Tree!

This is one of two posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
I have a fun card today featuring the Pear Tree image from Designed2Delight!   I colored the image with the Copic Markers shown below:
I embellished my card with some ribbon, SU! Sixxix snowflake dies, mini rhinestones and the Victorian Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.    I used Sage Shadow cardstock. 

Sharing is Loving!

This is one of two posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
Today I'm sharing a card for One Crazy Stamper using Kraftin Kimmie's Sharing is Loving set!
She is such an adorable little cute...her long legs remind me of my daughter's!  I embellished my card with rhinestones and colored my image with the Copic markers pictured below.
 You will want to stop by the site and check out the Winter Clearance Event!

It's time for our Winter Clearance Event!!!


Starting Wed. Dec. 7th..continues until
Dec. 31st..
Save up to 60% off hundreds of products in the Winter Clearance & regular Clearance sections.

Shop often as we will continue to add products to the sale!! There will be no backorders on any products, savings only while quantities last.


We have added a ton of items to the Clearance section as well...when they are gone they are gone!!!  

MORE AMAZING savings to be had off our already AMAZING prices!!! These items will be on sale starting Wed. Dec. 14th to Tues. Dec. 20th at midnight (while quantities last)
*Copic 12, 24, & 36 pocket Sketch marker wallets - 20% off
*Copic Large Carry Bag - $87.96 each!!
*Spellbinders - 20% off
*K & Co. Smash Book Products - 25% off
*Copic Ciao markers are still - 25% off (these do not qualify for the Bakers' Dozen promo)
*Your Next Stamp - 40% off
*Magnolia Stamps - 25% off
*Stamping Bella Stamps - 25% off

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pyramid Gift Box ~ Rubber Cafe Style!

This week's challenge at The Rubber Cafe is to make treat/gift boxes.    I have also gone and gotten myself another addictive hobby....Pinterest!    I pinned this Pyramid Gift Box and just had to give it a go Rubber Cafe style!
For this project I used a cardboard base 3x3 inches and four triangles that have a 3 inch short side.  You can alter the height of your triangles as you wish, just make sure the long sides are equal in length.  I used two sheets of vintage sheet music, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, One and Only Tapesilver You're So Fine Glitter and Leaf Swirls.

I stamped with glue onto my sheet music and covered with the glitter.  Let dry.
Next Tape the triangle bases to the square base and fold corners together.  If all fits, use tape or glue to adhere your sheet music. 

For this photo, I placed a battery-operated votive and a tiny candle wreath inside...you could leave one side off and make this a cute lantern as well!
Then pop a hole in each of the triangle peaks and thread some ribbon through.  I heated the tails of my ribbon with a heat gun to give it a vintage feel.  I also added some extra tails and melted those as well.
Here is a close-up of the glitter stamping. 

Hope you were inspired as I was! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Our Craft Lounge Valentine Sneak Peek Blog Hop - Day 2 - Molla-Cutie!

Welcome to the Our Craft Lounge Valentine Sneak Peeks Hop - Day 2!
    
Hop around and visit each of the Our Craft Lounge Designers listed below.  Leave some love along the way...as there are FOUR prize bundles up for grabs!  Each bundle includes one full set and one single!  The blog candy will end on Friday, December 16 at midnight Pacific time/3am Eastern. Winners will be announced on the OCL Blog and OCL FB page.

I used the cute Molla-Cutie set which I colored with the following Copic Markers:W7, W5, B02, B00, E31, Y35, Y21, R29, R22, R21, YG03, E02, E00, B0000.  The molecule is stamped with Stazon ink on acetate and then accented with Cranberry glitter. 

Links to purchase the stamps you see today:
Memories of Time
i{heart}papers

Other embellishments include a Honey Comb trim and Candi.

Here is a list of the Our Craft Lounge Designers so you can be sure to hop to every one!

OCL Blog
Kendra Wietstock
Lori Tecler
Tammie Edgerton
Broni Holcombe
Debbie Fisher
Carolyn King
Lori Barnett
Debbie Corbari
Lisa Eisner
Stephanie Serrano
Amber Hillman
Meredith Winston
Joy Stagg
Michelle Pearson
Dawn Barrett
Melissa Cash
Latrice Murphy
Deb Felts

Fred She Said Christmas Tag/Recipe Challenge



Fred She Said is having a fun little Christmas Challenge! The theme is " Make a Christmas Tag OR Share a favorite Holiday Recipe "


The PRIZE is a $25 GC to the Fred She Said Store. There will be one winner chosen randomly. Entries will be accepted until Friday DEC 30th midnight EST. ... more details at the Fred She Said BLOG :)

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Entries can be either a Christmas tag, a recipe card, or share a favorite Holiday recipe on their blog while attaching the copy/paste above. Using Fred She Said designs is optional.

I chose to use the new pre-colored Hat Tippin' Snowman image for my winter tag garland.  I used it to spruce up a loaf of Oat Bran Wheat Bread I made for my son's teacher.    I used various sized circle punches on my wallet sized images.  Some of the snowmen are glittered.  Each link in my garland is double-sided, so there is no back if they get flipped around.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Our Craft Lounge Valentine Sneak Peeks - Day 1 - Bug Hugs!

Welcome to the Our Craft Lounge Valentine Sneak Peeks Hop - Day 1!    
Hop around and visit each of the Our Craft Lounge Designers listed below.  Leave some love along the way...as there are FOUR prize bundles up for grabs!  Each bundle includes one full set and one single!  The blog candy will end on Friday, December 16 at midnight Pacific time/3am Eastern. Winners will be announced on the OCL Blog and OCL FB page.
I used the sweet Bug Hugs set which I colored with the following Copic Markers: R89, R85, RV34, RV32, W7, W5, W3, W1, YG67, YG17, YG03.  I matted the image so some of it is off of the white panel.  This is a great way to cut down on white space and show more of the designer paper. 

Links to purchase the stamps you see today:
Memories of Time
i{heart}papers

Other embellishments include a Honey Comb trim and Candi.

Here is a list of the Our Craft Lounge Designers so you can be sure to hop to every one!

OCL Blog
Kendra Wietstock
Lori Tecler
Tammie Edgerton
Broni Holcombe
Debbie Fisher
Carolyn King
Lori Barnett
Debbie Corbari
Lisa Eisner
Stephanie Serrano
Amber Hillman
Meredith Winston
Joy Stagg
Michelle Pearson
Dawn Barrett
Melissa Cash
Latrice Murphy
Deb Felts

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What A Girl Wants

This digital set from Studio 313 at McMahon Five Designs is called What A Girl Wants.

I dressed her up with Copic Markers: 110, R35, R32, R21, R29, YR16, Y35, Y32, YG63, YG61.
She has flocking on her hat, boots and around both Spellbinders Labels Four dies.
She has silver You're So Fine glitter on her scarf and eyelids.  She has Art Institute Crystal glitter on her gems. 

Copic Various Ink ~ Polished Stone Technique!


Today I'm sharing some quick holiday cards for iCopic that feature some glittered images from a designer paper pack and combining it with the Polished Stone technique for some quick and easy holiday cards!




Be sure to check out the large variety of designer paper packs in the store....so many to choose from!
For this technique I used a Various Ink Refill (E44) as well as the Copic Colorless Blender (0) solution.
I combined it with some Adirondack Gold Mixatives and applied it to some matte coated photo paper with the ink blending tool and felt.  You will not want to use the foam for this technique. 
I use photo paper because I like how the alcohol breaks up the ink when it reacts leaving hard marble-like patterns.  Just keep puttering with it until you have the look you are going for.  The more you putter, the smaller the veining will become and you will end up with a panel similar to mine.

I hope you are inspired to use your Copic Various Inks in this way to create some fabulous polished stone accents for your creations! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fred She Said Winter Wonderland!


Today's Digital Tuesday Challenge is Winter Wonderland...be sure to stop by the blog for the sponsor and prize information!

I'm sharing a card featuring an image from Fred She Said Designs from the Christmas Birds Series pre-colored image and the Paper Pricking Frame. 

This time I glittered the frame using the pricking pattern as my guide.  I embellished my frame with candi and then popped it up on foam tape for some added dimension. 

I sanded some snowflake embossing to make a fun nature-like background.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Prickley Pear Monday!

This is one of three posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
I have one more card for you today....this time for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

This card features the Clearly Beautiful Oraments 2 set.  I stamped the ornament on acetate with Stazon ink.  I ran the ornament through my Xyron machine to apply adhesive, burnished and then cut it out. 

I created a window on the front of the card and the top panel.  The ornament is actually mounted to the interior of the card.  The mat around the embossed panel and the ornament window are also glittered. 

I embossed the mat with a Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder and stamped it with Gift of the Season.

I applied a bow to the front of the card and a smaller irridescent floss bow to the interior to dress up my ornament.

Ready, Set, DUCK!

This is one of three posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!

Tee, hee! Today's card for One Crazy Stamper just makes me grin!  The image is called Ready, Set, DUCK! and is by Whimsy.

I colored my gal with the following Copic Markers:  E47, E44, E02, E00 BG49, BG45, B00, R35, R32.  I fussy cut her out leaving myself a *snowbank* at the bottom of the image.

For the background, I embossed my background panel with an Embossing Folder and then distressed it with some Tim Holtz Snowcap Acrylic Paint.  For a funky frosty look I did the whole card...the mat too!

I added some glitter to the snow banks and snow balls.  I added flocking to the coat cuffs and boots.

The icicles on the card are HoneyComb paper scraps that I stretched out and taped down.

Be sure to check out all of the new goodies Lora's been busy adding to the store and sales galore!

Simple Seasons Greetings Cards!

This is one of three posts today...so scroll for more inspiration!


This post for iCopic.com features some more mostly white cards...they are so refreshing to me this season! 

This card features stamps from SP&Co.  I embossed the snowflakes on the blue strip with white embossing powder.  The focal snowflake was stamped in blue ink and then I added glitter with a metal tip, which when dry, allows a bit of the blue peek through, but gives it a fun icy feel.  And you will see another favorite this year....baker's twine for just a touch of color.

This card uses a similar layout, but I switched out the image and color scheme for a totally different, yet fresh feel.

Be sure you bop by the iCopic blog and join in on our challenge...there are prizes to be won!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Clean And Simple Holiday Cards

This week's challenge for The Rubber Cafe is to make some clean and simple holiday cards.  I had my glitter out yet from the last project I did.....so I chose to go glitzy!  Check out the challenge post for prize details!

My first card features the Deck the Halls stamp.  I kept the design clean on all of my cards....I used a monochromatic color scheme except for my glittered image and sentiment.

Season's Greetings comes from the Ornamental Holiday set.  I popped eacch sentiment up on foam tape on a panel that I edged with glitter.

My second card features Shooting Star Warren.


My third card features Having a Ball.


My final card features Warm and Cozy Warren.

All of my cards feature You're So Fine Glitter and Scrap Happy Glue.

Michelle Pearson ~ Inspiration Blooms

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friendship Begins ~ Our Craft Lounge


Today's card features an Our Craft Lounge set called Vintage Valentine.  I has some vintage images and some nice friendship verses as well.

I stamped the heart with black Stazon ink on acetate and then glittered the back with Art Institute's 8. French Kiss and 268. Pinky Smoothie Ultrifine glitters.  I fussy cut my heart and mounted it over the friendship verse. 

The doily panel is a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set, the flowers are Tim Holtz/Sizzix, the swirls are by Sizzix, the butterflies are Martha Stewart and the embossing folder is the Victorian from Cuttlebug. 



Friday, December 9, 2011

Inky Antics Bazooples!

This is one of two posts today, so be sure to scroll down for more inspiration!
I couldn't resist sharing a card I made to go with the gift box from yesterday's post!  I used the adorable Bazooples Decorated Zac image which is colored with Gamsol and Prismacolor Pencils.

I framed Zac with the Spellbinders Beaded Oval Die and embellished it with Candi and a few Martha Stewart Snowflakes. 

I have a few more photos to share with the HoneyPop trims and rosettes that show you the pieces I started with and their orientations on the paper pads.




Have a great weekend!

Oranmental Holiday Rosette Wreath

This is one of two posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
Today The Rubber Cafe is participating in day five of the Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop! We'll be celebrating all things Christmas this week and want to thank you for joining us.



This blog hop has been brought to you by some fabulous companies such as:
Each of the generous manufacturers will have prizes for you along the way so be sure to visit and complete the hop each day from Dec. 5th through Dec. 10th to be eligible to win.  If you are just joining in, be sure to head over to the Scrap-Mart blog to start the hop from the beginning.
For my project I chose to do a Rosette Wreath.  The paper strips I used were 12 inches x 3.5 inches.
To attach my rosettes, I applied Scrap Happy Glue to some precut circles I had handy.  I have one of these on the bottom, middle and top of my wreath.
Supplies Used:
~Ornamental Holiday stamp set
~Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
~Large Celtic Rosette
~You're So Fine Glitter
~Candi/Candi Fix
~Spellbinders Beaded Circle Die

I used the glitter and acetate technique to apply glitter to my Large Celtic Rosette.  I framed it on the Beaded Circle Spellbinders die and embellished it with Candi/Candi Fix. 
Here you can see the stamped details of the Ornamental Holiday set.
We hope you've enjoyed the hop so far and are inspired to create more holiday goodness this year!

Prize Information:

Don't forget to leave a comment here on The Rubber Cafe blog each day of the hop to be eligible for a $25 Gift Certificate to our online store! Earn extra entries for liking us on Facebook and following our blog if you haven't already. Be sure to let us know in your comments if you are taking advantage of the extra entries. Winners will be announced via our blog and Facebook on Monday, December 12, 2011.
Your next stop on the blog hop is: Canvas Corp

Michelle Pearson ~ Inspiration Blooms

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Inky Antics Blog Hoppin!

This is one of two posts today featuring Inky Antics and Honey Pop Paper, so be sure to scroll down before you hop on!!
Welcome to Inky’s “Wrap It Up” Blog Hop!

If you're hopping, you’ve arrived here from Inky Antics' blog.

Today I'm showcasing the Honey Comb Paper pads available through Inky Antics, which you can find on this page.

I love using the pads for their intended purpose....to add fun embellishments to the insides of your cards...however I hate throwing away my Honey Comb scraps!  I used the two shapes shown to create a fun icicle embellishment for my gift box as well as to make the rosette bow on the top!

The box is one that I'm recycling....it was a clear acrylic box which I covered with some festive designer papers and cardstock.  I kept the box simple and only used the honeypop for embellishments. 
Play around with your scraps and see what fun shapes you can come up with!

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, December 11th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). Two people’s names will be drawn at random to receive a surprise Inky prize pack. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

Your next stop will be Tex’s blog.

CropStop Honey Pop Tips and Tricks!

Today's post for Cropstop features the fun HoneyComb Paper Pads and Inky Antics Clear Honey Pop stamp sets!   I also have a special COUPON CODE for my blog readers!  CTMP-2 will save my readers 10% on their entire CropsStop order!!  ENJOY!

The intended purpose for the HoneyComb Paper Pads is to make a fun dimensional embellishment for the interior of your card, as shown below:


~Stamp your honeypop image, which in this case is the snowman, on the HoneyComb Paper Pad.  When you stamp your image, line the arrow on the image up with the lines in the pad, so they run parallel.  Then cut out your image as shown. 

~Instead of scoring your card once down the center, you want to score twice, about 1/8 to 1/4 inches apart.  This gives your card a spine so your honepop element will fit.

~To attach your honeycomb element, simply run a glue stick over each side and sandwich into the center of your card.

And now for some HoneyPop Tricks!!
Inspired yet?!    How about SEWING them onto your cards?!
Copic markers:  RV25, RV23, B23, B21, YG17, G24, Y38

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my HoneyPop creations!