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Monday, December 30, 2013

Barbara Washington: Happy Holidays

The current (until January 5th) Rebel Challenge is winter holidays. Since I haven't shared a Christmas card with you this year, I thought that I would do so this week. Actually I have to admit that because of my being hospitalized so long, this is the first Christmas card I have made this year.

To make my card I started with a green card base. I then stamped the music background from Behind the Scenes in red ink. I layered the background panel on a piece of glitter cardstock and then adhered the background to the card base. Using the Tim Holtz wreath die, I diecut the wreath and bow. My focal image is from the Milliner Misses stamp sheet. A little faux flocking added to the hat and scarf give her a winter look. The sentiment and background were stamped from the Bits and Pieces sheet. Using a Viva d├ęcor glitter pen, I added a few icicles to the sentiment panel.

Don't forget that we have lots of specials going on right now. Check them out HERE.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Merry Christmas to All!

Because we were naughty this year and were late with our new Christmas Cheer plate, we are going to be extra nice and offer it for the unbelievably low introductory price of $10.00 until January 31, 2014!

Christmas Cheer is part of our Vintrigue line which highlights vintage style images.  This half plate of unmounted stamps includes some fabulous focal images, a merry mini background, elegant elements and some seasonal sentiments.

In addition to announcing this new release, we would also like to announce our Holiday Inspiration segment on our blog.  Each month, we will showcase another holiday card or project to help you be well ahead of schedule with all your holiday crafting.  Look for the fun to begin in January!

Here are a couple of samples from Christmas Cheer!

Stamps: Santa, mini background (Christmas Cheer) and Handwrittern Music (Behind the Scenes)
Rogue Redhead Designs

Stamps: Christmas tree silhouette (Christmas Cheer) - Rogue Redhead Designs

Stamps: holly and sentiment (Christmas Cheer) - Rogue Redhead Designs

Stamps: Santa, sentiment (Christmas Cheer) - Rogue Redhead Designs

You can get your Christmas Cheer plate at the Rogue Redhead Designs website!

We know you can't go shopping for yourself before the holidays, but we wanted you to be able to have some fun spoiling yourself after the festivities are done so we put together some amazing Specials for you!  We've put together a Four Seasons Bundle which includes Floriculture, Beach Babes, Nature Notes and Christmas Cheer.  We also have a Rogue's Choice bundle including Nature Notes and popular Bits and Pieces plate. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays from Rogue Redhead Designs

Vicki here with my last post in the Rogue Redhead Design blog for 2013.
It has been a great year being part of RRD and I am excited to be back in the new year too.
Today, I am sending a Happy Holiday wish to all of you!
"Happy Holidays"
I have been playing with a plethora of mixed media in the past couple of weeks and decided to keep it going while making this tag.  Lots of die-cuts, ink, mist and embossing to add detail to the project.
The laser cut wooden Christmas tree design was created using the Reverse Sequin Waste background stamp from the Behind the Scenes plate, watermark ink and gold embossing powder.  Love this plate of background stamps! There are four to choose from in the set.
The "Happy Holidays" sentiment is a combination of words found in the Bits and Pieces Stamp plate.  Another great set of stamps to add to your collection.  You can create many different sentiments with the large variety of words in this set.
You can find them all here in the Rogue Redhead Designs Store.
The deadline for entries is January 5, 2014.
You could be the next winner of a $15.00 U.S. voucher to the Rogue Redhead Designs Store.
Please read the guidelines HERE to assure that your entry qualifies for the prize.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Best Friends

It's been quite a while since I posted here at RRD. I've had some health issues which had me in the hospital and rehab hospital for the last 2 1/2 months. Right now I am doing fantastic. Things are healing quite well. I am so excited to be able to spend a little time in my studio.

Today I am sharing a card I stamped using one of the new S.W.A.L.K. stamps now carried by Rogue Redhead Designs. Aren't these two young ladies adorable! I started with a white, square base card. The background is a square of design paper from Graphic 45. I die cut the circle frame from a matching piece of the design paper. The image was colored with watercolor pencils. I added the sentiment to the circle frame. Some lace and the flower both sprinkled with glitter were added as embellishment.

Best wishes to you during this holiday season and a healthy, happy new year!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

trisha too: A look back, and looking forward . . .

It's almost Christmas, and as the year closes, I've been looking back at some of my past Rogue creations--this is one of my favorite mini books, incorporating the delightful Gettin' Grizzly bears and their beautiful honeycomb background stamp with monoprint backgrounds and collage images:
The honeycomb stamp really adds some dimension

Those three bears look pretty naughty themselves!

The expressions on their little bear faces--perfect!

NOBODY touches that bear's honey!

Contemplating her narrow escape . . .
Now for the look forward, but still with bookmaking on my mind--did you know Rogue Redhead Designs is now carrying
an absolutely adorable set of Beatrix Potter stamps?
How cute are THESE???
Christmas list, anyone?

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Krisha: Merry Christmas from Barkley

Is this little fella not the cutest puppy you have ever seen??  Looks like he might be related to you know who? There is a strong resemblance, and me thinks they are family..

Barkley is colored with pencil and OMS, he is very easy and quick to color.  I mounted him on dark green and then on a tilted red card stock.  The card base was dry embossed and a red, green and white ribbon was added at the bottom.  I just love the smallish, clear font of the sentiment.  This set also comes with a "From me to you" and a "Let it snow" sentiment.  There is also a second Barkley set that I know I am going to have to have now that I have made my first Barkley card.

He was so much fun to make I made a tag with him too:
What fun and I also found a ribbon with puppy tracks on it in my stash.

So Barkley and I want to wish all of you the very best of the holidays no matter how you choose to celebrate it.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Rebel Challenge 30: Winter Holiday

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season!  For this Rebel Challenge, we are asking for creations for any holiday that occurs in the Winter months (Dec/Jan/Feb). 

Winter Holiday

We reserve the right to delete submissions that do not
follow our guidelines!

Please check our FAQ for all the info on our challenges! Here's the short version.

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge. 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. Your submission must be use a Winter Holiday occuring in December, January or February as your theme.

4) Only links that are to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.  Please note: the challenge must be named in your list and not simply listed by its URL.  Thank you.

6) You can submit up to 3 entries and you may combine this challenge with  only up to 5 other challenges, but more than that and you will disqualify yourself.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the Rogue Redhead Designs Store. This challenge will end on January 5, 2014. The winner will be announced on January 8, 2014 and will have until February 8, 2014 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

Stamps:: A Winter's Tale - Beatrix Potter (available at Rogue Redhead Designs)

Stamp: Love You from Snow Hugs (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Stamps:: Let It Snow - Barkley (available at Rogue Redhead Designs)

Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some more holiday creations. 

Now, it's your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winner of Rebel Challenge 29: Happy Birthday or Unbirthday

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Birthday Rebel Challenge!  We had a lot of great cards!  We did, however, have to disqualify several submissions because they failed to meet our requirements.  The most often breach was the number of entries.  Please remember to only combine your entries with 5 or fewer other challenges.

On to the fun stuff!    Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC029 is.....

Congratulations go to

Ellen Parker
In a World of Craft

Ellen, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until January 11, 2014 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

AJ, Dagmar & Valerie-Jael - you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by A.J.

Artwork by Dagmar

Artwork by Valerie-Jael

Each challenge we pick a Ravishing Rogues from among the entries which  featured RRD stamps.

The RC029 Ravishing Rogues are Michele and Annette!

Artwork by Michele

Artwork by Annette

We hope you proudly display this badge!

Thanks to everyone who played!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what's up for Rebel Challenge #30!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vicki Robertson: Holiday Thank You, S.W.A.L.K!

Rogue Redhead Designs is expanding their inventory of stamps!  You can now purchase a selection of  contemporary mini stamp sets from a couple of select manufacturers.
Find them HERE in the Rogue Redhead Designs Store.

My "Thank You" mini set is from the S.W.A.L.K.  Collection by Santoro and features this adorable image for creating the perfect holiday and other occasion thank you cards.

This little miss is ready to thank someone for that extra special holiday gift!
Keeping with the holiday theme, I used red, green and white for my thank you card.  The window is die-cut from shimmery pearl paper. I stamped and embossed the sentiment on white cardstock and added twinkling H2O around the edges.  It's matted with a green die-cut tag.  A little artificial snow and a few other embellishments complete the card.

Featured Rogue Redhead Design Store Product
S.W.A.L.K. Thank You Stamp Collection

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Simple Set Saturday: Stenciling Vintage CAS Cards

The clean and simple style doesn't sound like it goes with either a vintage feel or stenciling, but I am not one to stick to the obvious.  One of the things that has always drawn me to vintage illustrations is their great lines and sense of form.  These are the same things that have caught my eye with stenciled pieces.  After an ah-ha moment, I decided to combine the two.  The process is very simple and involves one of my favorite techniques, albeit only briefly, masking which is basically a kissing cousin to stenciling.

I find my stencils in a variety of places, even making some on my own.  I actually really like working with painting stencils such as those that you might find in a craft store.

To start, I decide which stamp I would like as my focal image.  To make this work, it is best to chose a simple image with a distinct closed image.  Before I stamp the image on the actual card, I start off by making a mask by stamping the image onto a repositionable note and cutting it out.  Be sure to cut on or slightly inside the outline of the image; this will prevent your image being haunted by a "ghost" of an outline.

I then choose placement.  I start with my card base and use my mask in conjunction with my stencil to find a good placement for both.  I want to highlight my image but I also want it to overlap the stencil a little.  Move your mask and your stencil around until you are happy with the positioning.

Once the positioning is worked out, stamp your chosen image in the positioning you selected and cover with your mask.  You may want to attach your cardbase to your work surface with art tape.  It's good not to have things moving around too much while you are working with stencils.  I also secure my stencil as well, also with art tape.

I like to pounce in the color with either daubers, sponges or cotton balls.  You can select several colors or just one.  The stencil design  will help guide your imaginative forces.  If you use several colors, you may wish to use Distress Inks to create a nice blended tone.

Once you have finished applying ink to your stencil, remove both stencil and mask.  Voila!  Quick and easy look! 

Once I had removed the stencil, I pounced on some green ink for a soft grass look under the cat to complete this simple and soft scene.

Stamp: cat from Just Sayin' plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)

You can do a scene like the one above or avail yourself of some of the beautiful ornamental stencils.  I blended my inks to achieve the following look.

Stamp: Dot from Milliner Misses plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)

You can also go whimsical with a simple pattern such as these fun flowers! For both the above cards, I added my brightest ink last to fill in any white spots and to brighten up the deep shades.

Stamp: Old Couple from Just Sayin' plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)

The variations are endless!  You'll get addicted to these fun and fabulous one-layer cards.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Helene Huber: A Little Thank You

I'm having fun with one of the new stamp lines offered here at RRD.

I get to play with one of the S.W.A.L.K. characters by Santoro.  My stamp is  "A Little Note"  which can be found in the RRD store HERE.

Hope you have time to stamp a lot!  Helene aka 2amscrapper

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Winter Everyone! We're Expanding!

We've just passed our 2nd birthday and we now have 13 fabulous Rogue Redhead Designs unmounted stamp plates available, but we know our fabulous Rogue stampers want even more! 

We are adding some fun, contemporary-look mini sets from a couple of select manufacturers with a variety of S.W.A.L.K. characters by Santoro and a couple of fun Barkley sets from StampWorkz.  Each of these mini sets is mounted  onto EZMount™ Static Cling Cushion, with an overall stamp set size of 4 3/4" x 4 2/4" and  packaged onto a full color laminated storage panel.

For those vintage enthusiasts, we also have added Frederick Warne and Company's Beatrix Potter: A Winter's Tale set.  Each set is deep etched rubber, mounted onto EZMount™ Static Cling Cushion and  cut close to each image so it is ready to use with an acrylic block right out of the package! The set itself is packaged with its own binder-ready storage panel.  Don't forget to clean your stamps once before use to get best results!

These new sets are in limited supply, so shop quickly!   Here are the cool sets, we've added for now!

A Little Kiss - Price US $9.95

This sweet little S.W.A.L.K. set, called "A Little Kiss", is perfect for romantic notes as well as a variety of  special occasions such as engagements, weddings and anniversaries.  We are sure you will fall in love with these little darlings. 

Here's my simple almost monochromatic card using this set:

Our next set is called "A Little Note", also from S.W.A.L.K.  Isn't this mini musician totally cute?  She'd be a great way to send a thinking of you message to a favorite friend, especially one who is musically inclined.

A Little Note - Price US $9.95

"Best Friends" from S.W.A.L.K.  is a one of those sets you'll have out again and again.  The girls are adorable and the sentiment is right on target!  Looking at this set, I bet you can think of someone you could send a hand-crafted card to right now using these fabulous friends!

Best Friends - Price US $9.95

It's that time of year again!  Time to acknowledge all those special teachers in your life!  The S.W.A.L.K. "Best Teacher" mini set will help you make an entertaining thank you to that amazing educator!  While the main image is all one stamp, I snipped mine apart so I could use the teacher and the young student separately as well.

Best Teacher - Price US $9.95

Here's what I made with my set:

Our next mini set is going to be perfect for sending out all those Thank You notes that accumulate over the holiday season!  The S.W.A.L.K.  Thank You set allows you to be grateful with glee!  How cute is this little lovely? 

Thank You - Price US $9.95

Finally, our last set from S.W.A.L.K.  is aptly named "Blooming Wonderful" cuz it is!  This dandy of a set is fabulous for all kinds of all occasion cards. 

Blooming Wonderful - Price US $9.95

This little lass is fun to color and totally versatile.  I even adapted the look to create a quick holiday card - a little festive paper and a Christmas color palette did the trick!

Next come our two holiday Barkley sets!  He's just beyond cute, isn't he?  The first, "Let It Snow", has Barkley on his own enjoying the winter weather!  With 3 great sentiments, you can go a couple of different ways with this sweet set.

Let It Snow - Price US $9.95

The second Barkley set, "Festive Fun", shows Barkley joined by a cute Christmas cat!  Again, you get 3 different sentiments with this set in addition to the fun-to-color central image.

Festive Fun - Price US $9.95

Finally, we have a Beatrix Potter set for you called "A Winter's Tale".  Just looking at these darling images brought back so many childhood memories spent cuddled up with these beloved book characters.  From Frederick Warne and Company, this set is deeply etched and a pleasure to stamp.

A Winter's Tale - Price US $19.95
I had so much fun coloring these beautiful bunnies!  They are so fabulous that I quickly decided that they shine all on their own, so I kept my design simple and my embellishments to a minimum.

All these sets are available in the new section of our website, "Other Manufacturers".  Please visit the site and take a look! But act quick!  There's  Don't forget to check out our 13 Rogue Redhead Designs unmounted stamp plates at the same time! 

Our Specials Page includes a brand-new Rogue's Choice Bundle, combining two half plates - Nature Notes and Bits and Pieces for the low price of $20.00 until December 30, 2013!

Join us here on the RRD blog for more fabulous samples from these mini sets, more RRD artwork and some fun challenges!

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