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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simple Set Saturday: Pencil Me In

I was inspired by the fabulous designs and coloring of Joanne Wardle for my "simple set" today. I stamped my images in black on kraft-colored paper and used my much neglected colored pencils to add a hint of hue here and there.

I really think that the effect is quite lovely! Here are a few more I did with the upcoming Beach Babes release from Rogue Redhead. Consider this a bit of a "sneak peak"!

Show off your own kraft and colored pencil creations by adding them to our showcase with InLinkz below.

Keep creating and have a great Summer day!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Deb Corder: Thinking of You

I love BITS and many great sentiments! I have a neighbor who's fighting cancer right now and I wanted to send her a "thinking of you" card.

For the ATC-sized main image I used two FLORICULTURE stamps and pulled out my Stampin Up! inks (because Tim doesn't have a GOOD purple ink - he needs to work on that! (grin)). I inked the top of the pod with purple and the stem with old technique that works every time! The ferns were added later.

Stamps: Floriculture & Bits and Pieces
Ink: Stampin' Up Old Olive & Lovely Lilac
Paper: kraft, Basic Grey
Accessories: twine

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stephanie Severin: Fanatical about Bontanicals

How perfect are the Floriculture Stamps for the current Fanatical about Botanicals Challenge at the Moxie Fab World Blog.

I combined them with Botanical papers from Prima and this month's Sketch for You to Try for my peaceful botanical design.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sharon Briss: Garden Greetings

Summer and gardening go hand in hand so I created some cards to celebrate some lovely flowers!

To start I smushed around some glossy cardstock in some distress inks and then stamped on top of that. I finished up by highlighting some areas in white with some simple paper piecing.

Le Jardin
Stamps: lily of the valley and sentiment from Floriculture plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Cardstock: Heavenly White, Glossy Premium White and Black Pearl Glossy (PaperTemptress)
Ink: Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive (Ranger Distress Ink); Jet Black (StazOn)
Embellishments: 5/8 Splitz Ribbon (Paper Temptress)
Technique: paper peicing

Summer Hello
Stamps: cosmos bud and checkered border from Floriculture plate and Hello from Bits and Pieces plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Cardstock: Periwinkle Treasures, Glossy Premium White, Heavenly White and Black Pearl Glossy (PaperTemptress)
Ink: Stormy Sky, Broken China and Tumbled Glass (Ranger Distress Ink); Jet Black (StazOn)
Embellishments: 5/8 Splitz Ribbon (Paper Temptress); 3 black brads
Technique: paper peicing

Hope you have time to stamp and garden this weekend! With the heat in my neighborhood, it looks I will only be stamping flowers rather than tending them.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Laura Liddell: Snow Hugs

The designs on the Snow Hugs sheet reminded me of stain glass window designs. So I continued playing with my acetate, stamping onto it and gold embossing the image. I then turned it over and applied alcohol inks to the backside.

I thought about trimming it down but then decided I rather liked the look as it is. I backed the image with white paper so the colours shone through more and placed it into a window card blank. I then used the words and the heart stamp from the sheet to embossing more details. And you will never guess what else I used........yes...........peel offs. Aaaaaah I hear you say. But I thought the gold edging helped to complete the card.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Deb Corder: Floriculture Tag

A little summer goodness coming your way! I know most of the country is suffering heat and humidity, but I live in the mountains of Colorado. Right now there's a nice gentle rain falling (and believe me, we need it!)

I used the FLORICULTURE set to make this summery tag. I embossed the checker board and then sprayed with Colorwash and Glimmer Mist.

Stamps: Floriculture
Ink: Archival Ink: Coffee; Stampin' Up Old Olive
Paper: Tag, yellow pattern paper
Accessories: White embossing paper, gold bead, clipart by Red Lead, Colorwash spray, Glimmer Mist spray, ribbons.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beverly G: Oval Floral

Good Morning Everyone!
Today I have followed in the footsteps of my fellow teammates using the colors from the new RRD Rebel Challenge: Bold-Colored Vintage that Shar has created.
Recently I saw a video on YouTube at dostamping using this Oval Scallop Frame die attached to a gate fold card. When you attach the top of the scallop to the top of the gate and the bottom of the oval to the bottom of the gate it creates a latch effect. Here's the card opened up so you can see how I did the inside.
I've used the flower stamp from the Floriculture set and on the inside the fern from that same set + the word Hi! and one of the squares from the Bits and Pieces set.
For some reason when I stamp this flower stamp I want to bling it up a bit. So for this card I added some Rock Candy stickles to the center of the flowers, a little faux stitching around the oval and the scallop, then for the final touch the little pearls around the scallop.
Don't hesitate to join in on the challenge, you've got until Aug. 8th to enter. We're all waiting to see how you interpret these happy colors.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, July 18, 2011

Penny Bennington: more scraplings!

Looks like we have a theme of scraplings! They are just so much fun to make - their small size allows you to use up your scraps and I love using them in books as bookmarks as you can see. So here's another set to give you more scrapling ideas. These are made with stamps from Floriculture and Relish Reading. The background piece is the text stamp from Relish Reading stamped with Tea Dye DI over a piece of cardstock colored with the same DI using an ink blending tool - love the subtle tone-on-tone effect. I added the cosmos bud from Floriculture and colored it with colored pencils, and completed each with a quote from Relish Reading.

Here they are individually:

Now with all the scrapling inspiration recently, you just have to make some of your own! Happy stamping :-)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Jean Franks Beck: Christmas in July

Happy Christmas in July!  I've been noticing all of the Christmas in July happenings around blogland, and decided to get in on the action (especially since we have been "enjoying" some mid- to upper 90s around here).  This card features RRD's Snow Hugs plate and the Card Patterns Sketch 123 (turned on it's side).  Yes, I'm following in the footsteps of my fellow teamie, Steph!!!  (Thanks for the inspiration, Steph!)  I also decided to use some seriously old stash.... Basic Grey's Blitzen collection, which I have been hoarding.  But truthfully, I only used some of the actual patterned papers..... the rest came from the front sheet that shows everything that is included in the kit:
All of those gorgeous patterns, miniaturized to be just perfect for a card!  Those sample paper pics are the ones I used for three of the side panels, the snowflakes, and the paper pieced gentleman's sweater and hat.

Here are the happy couple, sprinkled with tiny bits of flocking, glass glitter, and diamond dust.  The background was stamped with the snowflake image from the set (in light blue), then I sloppily traced over some of the snowflakes with a Spica glitter pen:
And a little pic of the snowflake side, glittered and accented with rhinestones:
I wrapped the card in two colors of Martha Stewart twine and tied it in a bow.  Ahhh, I feel cooler already!

One more little creation before I go..... I played along with the very first RRD Rebel Challenge: Bold-Colored Vintage.  A little vivid color for this lovely girl from the Relish Reading plate.  Click the link to find out how you can win a very, very fabulous prize. :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stephanie Severin: Vibrant Vintage

This month we've issued a very fun RRD Rebel Challenge to combine vibrant hues with vintage images.

Since those wonderful colors fill my studio, I decided to use them all for my card, together with this week's CardPattern's Sketch (flipped on its side).

I incorporated lots of white & black to make those colors really pop. The images, sentiment, flourishes, & cute little open book embellishment are all from the Relish Reading plate. I used colored pencils (blended with an art eraser) to color my image ... and of course my book-reading rebel is a rogue redhead.

Monday, July 11, 2011

kraft scrapling by Joanne Wardle

I had a little bit of Kraft card left over, from trimming down a card to a square, so I made this Scrapling from stamps on the floriculture plate. I stamped the sentiment,masked it with torn post-it note, stamped the flower, coloured with colour soft pencils.

Finally, I added a few dots of sepia accents.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Introducing RRD Rebel Challenges: Bold-Colored Vintage

We are pleased to announce our new monthly Rebel Challenge on Rogue Redhead Designs! Let your rebel creativity go wild!

Vintage images often are used with soft, sweet colors - so not Rogue! Let's use some of that summer heat and go color wild! Use 2 or more of the bold colors below combined with vintage images in your submission:

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge and use any papercrafting or mixed media format. You do not have to use Rogue Redhead Designs products but it would be fabulous if you did!

2) Your submission must include some stamping.

3) Please read the directions for the challenge. We like to add a twist here and there.

4) Links that are not to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will not be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the RRD Etsy store.

This challenge will end on August 8, 2011. The winner will be announced on August 10, 2011.

Here's some inspiration to get you going!

Stamps: Almanac background, reading girl and quote from Relish Reading

Stamps: girl with book from Relish Reading and sentiment from Floriculture

Hope you play along!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Laura Liddell: Scraplings

Some of you may remember that I love "Scraplings". A little while ago I had no idea what these were. I must admit I secretly thought they were rather an odd concept. To make such small cards. But once Gingersnaps had them as a swap challenge and I started making them I just thought, wow, I love these.

Looking at the most recent stamps from Rogue Redhead it felt that they would be perfect for scraplings. So here are just a few to start you off. They are also perfect for getting over crafters block. If you are feeling puzzled as to what to do one day,  may I suggest you just make a scrapling. I find it can really help to break down the block one may be experiencing and then leads on to other thoughts.

Why not try it sometime.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Michele's Been Caught using her Floriculture Plate

Surfing around the blogosphere, we found this beautiful card by Michele! She used the cosmos bud from the Floriculture plate to create a delightful background.
Michele used delicate colors and a beautiful combination of elements to create a sophisticated and elegant card.

To see more of Michele's great art, visit her blog - Art from the Well.

Want to see your art on the RRD blog? Get caught redhead-handed using your Rogue Redhead Designs stamps.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Beverly G: Sunny Days

Good Tuesday Morning To Everyone!
Since we are in the throws of summer where I live and we are getting lots of sunny days, I thought I would share a happy sunny card with you today.
Earlier in the week I had used this sketch from Less Is More and  while rummaging on the back of my work space I came across this package of bottle caps and this yellow dot ribbon--a little light bulb went off--so I reached for the sun stamp from the Floriculture stamp set and low and behold once I had stamped it with VersaMark ink and a pretty goldish yellow ink, heat embossed it, punched it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and sponged around the edges, it fit right inside the bottle cap. I didn't smash the caps because I liked the flare to reflect the suns rays.
I also put a magnet on the back and temporarily attached the caps to the card so they can be used as refrig magnets. A gift that keeps on giving.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, July 4, 2011

Penny Bennington: Floriculture Charms

Happy 4th of July! These red, white and blue charms are made on 2x2 pieces of glass with the Floriculture bud using a Tim Holtz technique of inking the glass with alcohol ink, then stamping an image with archival ink and finally wiping away the ink which also takes away the alcohol ink leaving a clear image of your stamp. I sandwiched a white piece of cardstock between the inked glass and another plain piece of glass and then soldered the edges to make it into a charm. Don't look too closely - you'll see that my soldering skills need some more practice, but it was really fun to do!

Here's a close-up of one done using Stream, Denim and Meadow alcohol inks:

This one has Red Pepper and Raisin inks:

And the third one has Eggplant and Denim inks:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Simple Set Sunday: Use Those Scraps

Today, we're just going to follow a simple square card design. Don't worry. I've done the math for you :)

I love coordinating papers and, whether I buy them in 12"x12" or 6"x6" pads, I always end up with some stray paper left over. Using this simple model, you'll be using up all those bits and pieces in style.

For a set of 3 cards you need:

3 6x6 sheets of coordinating patterned paper (or equivalent)
3 pieces of neutral 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (pick one of the colors in your papers)
2 pieces of contrasting 8-1/2" x 11"cardstock (also good to pick from your paper colors)
Ink in the contrast color

For each card, cut:

Neutral cardstock - 1 piece 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and 1 piece 2-3/8" x 2-3/8"
Contrast cardstock - 1 piece 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" and 1 piece 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Each patterned piece of cardstock - 1 piece 2-3/8" x 2-3/8", 1 piece 2-3/8" x 2-1/2" and 1 piece 2-1/2" x 5"

Now, to assemble the whole thing. Using an ink that matches your contrast color, stamp your image onto your 2-3/8" square of neutral cardstock. Mat with the 2-1/2" square of contrasting cardstock and set aside.

Fold large piece of neutral cardstock in half to form a square card and attach large contrasting square.

Using 5-1/4" square of contrasting cardstock as a mat, place the long strip from one of the patterned papers on the left hand-side of the square.

Add one each of the remaining patterns, on the right side as shown.

Finally, add your stamped and matted image to the center.

Easy, right? I also added some sentiments to various panels in the same contrasting ink.

Here's another card from the same trio:

All stamps: Relish Reading plate by Rogue Redhead Deisgns. Cardstock: Stampin Up! Papers: BoBunny.

You can now play along with our Simple Set posts on Rogue Redhead! Just add your creation to our linky!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Jean Franks Beck: Thinking of You

Hello and Happy Canada Day to all of our northern friends!  My card today was inspired by the beautiful color combination over at The Play Date Cafe - a deep coral red, aqua blue, and citrus yellow.  When I saw the colors I immediately thought of these beautiful Gaillardia flowers from the Floriculture plate.  I stamped them using Memento markers scribbled directly onto the stamp, and colored them with Memento and Copic markers.  The sentiment is from the Bits and Pieces set.  I used lots of bright, summery patterned papers and trims, including some paper tape from 7Gypsies.  The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch, distressed and glittered.

Hope you all have a beautiful summer weekend!
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