Friday, August 29, 2014

Special Limited Edition Stamp set- Too Cute to Spook!

Well you've seen the Sneak Peek for our September Creative Cafe' kit - Cute & Spooky- but hold onto your broom sticks 'cause I have some more fun to share!

This month - in addition to the Add-on set, we are offering a limited edition set ... regulary priced at $14.99, this special set will be avaiable to our kit club members, for $7.99! It's called Too Cute to Spook and coordinates perfectly with our Creative Cafe' kit - Cute & Spooky  
Check it out!
Here's some fun ideas using this sweet canine treat! Treat toppers for your favorite canine, or kids- I also had some fun with the cute little paper clips that come in the kit - and made some rocker toppers with hershey nuggets! Too perfect!

The limited edition set is available only while supplies last, so be sure to get your's ordered today!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Floral Bouquet- 'Pink' Wash and Blackboard technique - Featuring August Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month

Hello! Today I'm back to share what is becoming a favorite technique of mine. Especially when I want to do that almost single layer card!

I came across this when Blackboard and White wash started becoming a fun and new trend. I've changed mine up a bit today as I'm using a pink inks instead of white ink on a black background. And once again, I'm featuring the gorgeous Floral Bouquet stamp set that is included in our August Creative Cafe' kit.
Check this out it's easier to do than you think!
 For more details check out my post today over at The Rubber Cafe' here!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Pointillism" Bouquet -featuring August's Creative Cafe' kit of the month

I saw this technique last week on Splitcoast stampers called "Pointillism" they also featured a tutorial by Allison Cope here. I thought it was a beautiful effect and perfect 'go to' technique with our Floral Bouquet stampset included in this month's kit so decided I had to give it a try.

Here's a look at my first attempt- I definitely think this technique gets better the more you practice but for a first attempt it doesn't look too bad, so thought I'd share it with you today.

Here's a close up of the flowers - and a look at my first try at Allison's Pointilism technique- it's a fun change of pace for coloring and layering color. To create my bouquet - I created masks for the flowers and leaf so I could layer and cluster away- a great way to get a one-stamp look out of 4 different stamps!

For this single layer card, I layered it with some pink cardstock- leaving just a bare 1/8" around, and than layered that on the polka-dot pattern paper

Monday, August 11, 2014

Creative Cafe' - Kit of the month- August Laurel Wreathe

Hey there! Hope you all had a great weekend! I'm back today to share with you another card from our latest Creative Cafe' kit called, Gold n' Glitz. This is a simple layered card - but I love how how it turned out as I'm using my favorite print from the Market Street pad included in the kit.
Here's a finished look at my card.
To see how I made this card and more check out my blog post today at The Rubber Cafe' here!
Thanks for stopping by! More fun to come so keep checking back with us

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Creative Cafe'- August Kit of the Month- Pocket full o' Posies!

Hey it's a new month and with that brings us to a new Kit release! August's Creative Cafe kit of the month is called Gold 'n Glitz- and it's a beauty!

Using the coordinating Floral Bouquet stamp set that comes wth the kit I created a very simple pocket card - that when pulled out reveals the message inside.  I think you could stick a gift card in this sweet pocket as well. 

Here's my card with the insert tucked in  I layered my flower pot on the outside - creating this beautiful bouquet!
All of the flowers, leaves and vase were stamped on printed papers from the My Minds Eye paper pad also included in the kit! I fussy cut them out - and using Distress Inks -distressed and inked the edges to create more depth. 

Using another printed paper from the pad, I created the insert to match the angle points of the pocket. When the insert is pulled out my simple "Thank you" sentiment is revealed, this is from the Add-on set Laurels.
Check out my post here at the Rubber Cafe' to see how I made this easy pocket card!