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Friday, March 28, 2014

Helene Huber: March Hares

I'm playing with some overlapping themes today.

It's still March, so I'm using this month's color prompts of purple, green and gold.

It's our third month for the Holiday Inspiration Club.  This month, the prompt is to make your own backgrounds.

I decided to venture into the world of washi tape to create my background.  The green roll was a store bought item.  I made my own washi tape for the purple and gold strips using design elements from Rogue Redhead Designs stamp plates onto soft white ultra matte sticker paper sold for this very purpose.
The purple pattern can be found in the Floriculture stamp half plate found HERE.
The thin gold pattern is included in the Beach Babes stamp plate found HERE.
I used white card stock as the base.  I spaced the tape so that there would be some white showing in-between the strips.  I folded back the excess on the edges.

This bunny stamp set is so adorable.  You can find Beatrix Potter A Winter's Tale in the Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC store under "other manufacturers" HERE.

Even though they're winter bunnies, I decided these two could pass for spring bunnies aka March hares. Where I live, we always need a coat or jacket until mid-May.

I wanted to use the washi tape for the little bunny's coat.  Since the tape is so narrow and I wanted to make sure the stamp hit the tape in the right place, I used this technique:  put the bunny stamp on one acrylic plate, with the stamp surface face up.  Put the tape on another acrylic block (it sticks because it's tape).  Press the tape onto the stamp. You cane line it up perfectly and since the tape is transparent,  you can see where the stamp is leaving its mark on the tape.  Just cut out and apply!

I hope you'll hop on by the store and pick up some of these versatile stamp plates.  I'm looking forward to seeing what inspires you.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Krisha with Warm Wishes

A simply quick card to share with you this week, using an image from the RRD 011 Nature Notes half plate. After stamping the image with a walnut brown ink I colored her with pencils, keeping everything is a very neutral pallet.  Out of my stash came a frame, of the sticker variety, and some flower I had trimmed out of designer paper and made 3 D with Pop Dots.  The sentiment is form the
RRD005 Beach Babes plate, stamped with walnut ink and tucked into the flowers.  It all set on a very cream colored, leather looking card stock.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Barbara Washington: Dream

I thought I'd keep with this month's mardi gras colors of purple, green, and gold on my card.  I used a piece of dry embossed shimmer sheetz for my background. (In real life, the background really shines and shimmers.) I chose an image from Relish Reading for my focal image. I love the way she looks like she is doing more day dreaming than reading. I used the sentiment "dream" from Carnival Dreams along with the crown -- a fitting image for a wonderful day dream!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Debi Ryan: Cutest Winter Mouse

This month in the Holiday Inspiration Club, Holly is hosting and we're creating our own backgrounds.

I've used the Beatrix Potter Winter stamps to create this cute winter card. The background was easy to create by stamping using the snowflakes, and adding a little bit of glitter.

I've coloured the cute mouse using Prismacolor Pencils, and again adding some glitter.

Try and join us at the Holiday Inspiration Club its an easy way to get ahead for Christmas :-)

Debi x

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vicki's Spring Dreams

We've been celebrating Mardi Gras and Carnival Dreams this month at Rogue Redhead Designs. Mardi Gras is over and Spring is just around the corner.  Phew!  I am so glad of that.  Winter has been a real doozy here in the U.S. Northeast.  Enough about that...let's all think Spring!

My inspiration this week is more than just Mardi Gras...


Keeping with the month's vibrant colors of gold, green and purple, I went in a different direction with them. The purple is more of a lilac and I used "Spring" green with a touch of gold.  The sentiment "dream" is from the Rogue Redhead Design Carnival Dreams Collection.  I love one word sentiments on my cards and dream is one of them.  It always makes me feel pensive and youthful.  I also stamped the heart in red for a pop of color just behind the sentiment tag.
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Thanks for stopping by to share my inspiration!

Visit the Rogue Redhead Designs store for current specials on the Carnival Dreams Mini Collection and other newly released stamp plates.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

trisha too--origami wallet Book of Rogues, part 2

Did you see the first Book of Rogues post?  No?  If you'd like a look, you will find it HERE.

The next layout has two pockets, one featuring the girls from the Christmas Cheer plate, the other two of the Winter Women.

The last pocket holds this little miss:
Beach Babes

Thank you for looking, and have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Holiday Inspiration Club: Make Your Own Backgrounds

Hi fellow Rogues!  My name is Holly, and I am the guest hostess for the Holiday Inspiration Club this month.  I love the idea behind this club, and I already have several cards ready for Christmas 2014 because of this!  

My challenge for you this month is to Make Your Own Backgrounds

Try a new background technique, stamp your own backgrounds, or even arrange some patterned papers to make a neat background.  Have fun coming up with different kinds of backgrounds for your holiday cards.

You can create cards for any holiday - Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, even St. Patrick's Day (which will be here in a couple of days!).  I chose to make all Christmas cards so I could build up my stash before December rolls around.  I also kept all the cards clean and simple for two reasons - to let the backgrounds shine through and so the cards would be flat and mail-able.

For my first card, I used the gorgeous new Winter Women plate from Rogue Redhead Designs.  My background is an oldie but a goodie called Polished Stone.  If you were to hold this card in your hands and move it around in the light, you would see all the gorgeous silver veining all over the background.  It's hard to capture that in a photograph.  

Stamp: Alice from Winter Women (Rogue Redhead Designs)

On this second card, I used the new Christmas Cheer plate from Rogue Redhead Designs.  I stamped the sleigh and the sentiment directly onto some patterned paper.  The background is a fun technique that I developed for Technique Junkies called Collaged Circles.  It's a great way to use up old patterned papers that you have in your stash.

Stamps: Silhouette Santa and sentiment from Christmas Cheer (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Another way to use up old papers in your stash is to do the Herringbone technique like I've done on the next card.  I've used the adorable bunnies from the Beatrix Potter set, A Winter's Tale, available from Rogue Redhead Designs.  I colored the bunnies with Copic markers.

Stamps: Gentleman Bunnies and sentiment from
Beatrix Potter's A Winter's Tale (available at Rogue Redhead Designs)

For my last card, I used the Christmas Cheer set again, and I stamped the holly branch all over the background.  Instead of coloring all of the leaves, I opted to just color in the berries with a Copic marker.  I stamped the sentiment with burgundy ink and then stamped the holly branch again with Versamark over the sentiment.  I love this rustic look!  You could do this same thing on a white background and color in all the leaves and berries for a more colorful "red and green" card.

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

I hope I've inspired you to pull out your stamps and create a card or two for this challenge.  Create your own background for your holiday card and share it with us here in our linky widget below.

First, grab a badge for your blog to show you are participating.

Next, share your fabulous "Make Your Own Background" creations with the Holiday Inspiration Club right here on this post! You don't have to use RRD stamps, but it goes without saying that we LOVE it when you do!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Helene Huber: Carnival of Cupcake Toppers

You can make any gathering more festive with some quick and easy cupcake toppers, especially if you save even more time by buying the cupcakes!!!!

Start with lollipop sticks which you'll top with layers of circle and scallop punched papers.  I stamped images from the Carnival Dreams stamp plate onto various papers and cut them with a circle punch.  After quickly coloring with color pencils and a gold sparkle pen, I adhered them to the scallop circles and added gold dots.

Note:  instead of cupcake toppers, you can use the same concept to sandwich a wrapped circle candy in-between the scalloped circles (such as a wrapped chocolate peppermint patty).  Or perhaps some napkin rings? Drink coasters (with a little glue and seal) ??  I know, I know--now  you're thinking about all the great Rogue Redhead stamps that you can use for various holidays to make your table even more festive!

To keep with this month's color theme of gold, purple and green, I bought cupcakes frosted in green and dark purple.  I added to the sticks curling ribbon and baker's twine in matching colors.  As you can see I placed 3 of the cupcakes in a pedestal bowl draped with carnival beads. They are so laden with festiveness that I put one cupcake on the table in front of the bowl so that you could get the full effect of the topper.

Our featured Carnival Dreams stamp plate is on special this month. Carnival Dreams is currently available in the RRD store for US$3.75!  That's half price!  

Won't you join us in our festive gold, green and purple color prompt? Share your fabulous make HERE

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Krisha with Dot and a Thank You

Dot is the name of this pretty stamp from Rogue Redhaed Designs.  She is part of the Milliner Misses, mini plate RRD007 , and tends to be one of the first ones I choose.  Doesn't she look Irish all dressed in her greens?  She was colored with felt pens then fussy cut to be mounted on a designer paper (deep from within my stash)  I embossed the solid blue with dots ( appropriate don't ya think?)  I added a green ribbon across the bottom with a strip of blue Washi tape over that. It was all mounted on a white card base. The sentiment was stamped on a die cut (also from stash)  I also found one in the same lime green, but just used the end pieces for accent.  A few rhinestones and Dot was ready to go, maybe to an Irish Pub for a St. Patty's Day celebration.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Barbara Washington: Masquerade

Today I'm continuing with the fun Mardi Gras theme. I used the Rogue Sketch shared on the Rogue Stampers Facebook Page as a basis for my layout. My featured stamps are from the RRD stamp sheet  Carnival Dreams, which is now on sale for half price -- only $3.75 while supplies last.
Back to the card, the base card is metallic gold. The background panel is a piece of Shimmer Sheetz which I die cut out the oval and then dry embossed with the fleur de lis pattern. The images are colored using watercolor pencils on watercolor paper.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Debi Ryan: Carnival Dreaming.... again

Plate of the month- Carnival Dreams is one of my all time favs.

I've also used Mardi Gras colours of Gold, Purple and Green which are our colours of the month at our Rogue Stampers group on Facebook- you should check that out if you haven't already.

close up of the Lovers

I hope you're enjoying your week, Debi x

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Vicki...Carnival Dreams and Mardi Gras!

Today is Mardi Gras...also known as Fat Tuesday, it's the end of the annual  Carnival celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States.  Mardi Gras is a time of music, parades, costumes, great food and fun traditions immediately preceding the beginning of the Christian Lenten Season.

One Mardi Gras tradition is everyone wears purple, gold and green while adorned with beads thrown from the parade floats.  The card I am sharing today, celebrates Mardi Gras in these traditional colors using the Rogue Redhead Designs Carnival Dreams mini collection.

"Mardi Gras"

I used the Mardi Gras sentiment along with one of the couple images on my card.  Both are stamped in purple distress ink on white cardstock and cut out with die-cuts.  I embellished them with pearls, glitter pen and 3-D stickers.

The card is made with glitter, mulberry and foil specialty papers. I embossed the foil paper with the Fleur de lis, a symbol of French heraldry and seen everywhere in the city of New Orleans.

The headdress behind the sentiment is made of  green, yellow, and purple feathers along with a gold glitter die-cut made using one of my favorite Memory Box dies, Brea.

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Carnival Dreams Mini Collection

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope my "Mardi Gras" card has inspired you.

Join our Holiday Inspiration Club and get your holiday cards done early.
Each month through the year, RRD will feature a different holiday theme to help you on your way.
Share you projects with us by linking them at the bottom of the post!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

trisha too--an origami wallet fold book of Rogues

cover-- Meagan Reading
vellum flyleaf--text in corner Handwriting Background
and woman--This N' That

first pocket--Relish Reading
Want to see more?  I'll be back on March 16th with the rest of the pocket pages and atc inserts.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Carnival Dreams - Plate of the Month

Each month, we feature one of our Rogue Redhead Designs unmounted stamp plates.  For the month of March, we are showcasing our Carnival Dreams mini which features some beautiful and fanciful romantic images.  While Mardi Gras is only one day of the year, we are sure you will find that Carnival Dreams is a very versatile collection!

Carnival Dreams is currently available in the RRD store for US$3.75!  That's half price! 

Join us this month for lots of fun!  If you have this fun set, make a new creation and link up to this page to share with your fellow Rogue Stampers! 

Don't have Carnival Dreams yet?  We also have a color dare for you - purple, green and gold - the colors of Mardi Gras! 

Show your Rogue spirit and play along with the Rogue Crew!  We will be showing off our creations all month!

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