Saturday, March 21, 2020

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls and Technique for Backgrounds

Welcome back and Nancy, here, to share some fun Stamping Bella Uptown Girls stamps with different techniques for the backgrounds for each card.  The Rubber Buggy carries the Stamping Bella stamps and I just love the Stamping Bella Uptown Girls stamps.  I created three cards to share with you and will go through how I did each background.  

I stamped each girl with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used Copic Markers to color each one.  You can fussy cut each one but I have a very handy Brothers Scan and Cut machine to do it for me. 
I always use the Beacon 3-in-1 Advance glue and Scor Tape for my cards and projects.
This adorable Stamping Bella-Uptown Girl-Curvy Girl Eats Cake is so much fun to color.  I find that viewing a variety of on-line videos of how people color their images helps me so much and advances my skills in coloring. I cut out the present below the girl from another Stamping Bella-Uptown Girl-Eva Loves Her Cake stamp since it seemed to coordinate well.
For my background, I used the Tim Holtz Rose stencil, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink:  Spun Sugar and Spiced Marmalade and some darker pink ink.  I highly recommend using the new Picket Fence Studio brushes new at The Rubber Buggy for sponging now.  I add the ink and then tap my brush on a scrap paper to brush off excess ink and then applied the ink for sponging.  I can pretty much clean the brush off with a paper towel to apply other colors.  After a complete day of sponging, I just use a little soap and water which cleans off all of the inks from the brush and let dry to use the next day. 

This Stamping Bella-Uptown Girl-Eva Birthday Cake is still one of my go-to stamps for my birthday cards for my granddaughters.  I used a white pen for her dress.  I stamped out a Wild Rose Studio sentiment and used a circle punch to cut it out.  The background papers are in the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia paper pad collection..The patterned paper with the petunias was cut out with the paper pad and I added a scalloped border on each side before adhering the oval on top.
For the star background, you can use a star punch, die or stencil on white cardstock.  I added some transfer paste which could be substituted for glue. Let dry and then use a rainbow foil (which I used a rainbow transfer foil sheet). I love the festive shine from the foil for this girl.  Then I adhered the Stamping Bella Eva Love Her Cake with the sentiment on top of the oval.

I just love this Stamping Bella-Uptown Girl-Charlotte Loves To Shop for my teenage grand daughters.  I used a brick stencil and sponged on Ranger Oxide Distress inks:  Mustard Seed and Shaded Lilac before adhering her to the card.  Then I stamped the sentiment which came with the stamp.  I added the  Lemon My Sweet Provence patterned paper to the frame.  I adhere the Wild Orchid Craft flowers to the card with my ribbons.  

I hope I have inspired you try out these products available at The Rubber Buggy on-line store.  My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Steampuck Card for Son In Law

Welcome back and hope you are having a wonderful start for the new year.  I have a few male birthday cards to make right now and a nice change from making Christmas cards for the past few months. If you are looking for vintage parts for your vintage steam puck projects, The Rubber Buggy on-line store carries the supplies you will need from Prima Marketing, Tim Holtz, etc.  The Rubber Buggy carries these major name-brand craft supplies with fast delivery and wonderful customer services.

I had a sheet in my piling stash of old paper of gold mirror foil and embossed it with the Sizzix 3D Tim Holtz Mechanic Embossing Folder.  I used a brush to apply the Prima Marketing Finnabair Black Gesso over the entire sheet.  If you use a brush and tap it on, you will get more of a rustic appearance rather than brushing it smoothly.    I applied the Prima Marketing Metallique Aged Brass, Rich Copper, Ginger Sparks and Red Amber with some Ranger Dauber Black Soot.  Occasionally, I used a dry wipe to spread or remove any excess colors.

I cut out the edges of the embossed section before gluing and adding the gears that were also covered with black gesso and various colors of the same Prima Marketing Metallique waxes. I love using the Prima Marketing waxes since it provides a nice metallic sheen on this paper along with the Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Ginger Sparks.   I just use my fingers to smear these waxes and Sparks on the paper and gears.   I first applied the black gesso in thPrima Marketing Finnabair Art Basic Mixed Media Essentials Gesso Sets on the gears and screws and let dry before applying the waxes and Sparks.

I added the brown baker twine and then used a hot glue gun for the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Word Bands.  I smeared some Prima Marketing waxes on the metal word bands.  

I cut out some patterned brown paper and distress the one edge with my fingers and used a pencil to draw the stitches.  I applied the Ranger Antique Linen to the edges for a distress look.  

I sponged on the Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink to the stamped sentiment and number 41st.  

Graphic 45 Staples Square Tag and Clock

I had so much fun making these cards and hope you will too.  So have fun crafting this weekend with these products.   My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Easter Cards Wild Rose Studio

The Rubber Buggy on-line and retail store has all of the wonderful top name-brand products and supplies to create your gorgeous craft projects.  You need to check out all the remaining adorable Wild Rose Studio stamp, dies and papers at The Rubber Buggy and get yours order in since these supplies will sell out soon for Easter as well as for other occasions.  The Wild Rose Studio company is no longer doing business for reordering their products, therefore, get your order in now and check out the available supplies in stock.

The Wild Rose Studio Easter Bunny stamp was used for the card above.  I stamped and colored it with Copic Markers.  I handmade the flower and added a button in the center.  I used an Blue Fern Studio Easter Egg chipboard in the center.  The  dotted pink paper is from the Lemon Craft My Sweet Provence papers.
I used the Wild Rose Studio Spring Bunny for the card above along with the Lawn Fawn Happy Easter border die.  The stamped bunnies were colored with Copic Marker.  The gorgeous printed paper is from the Stamperia Precious.  

I stamped the paper with the Wild Rose Studio Bunny and Butterfly and colored with Copic Markers.  I adhered Wild Orchid Craft flowers on the card and the gorgeous paper is from the Wild Rose Studio paper pad.  I die cut the Lawn Fawn Happy Easter border die and used the Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced glue to adhere the card together.  I cut out the Lawn Fawn Rectangle frame with white cardstock.  I added a light colored green gathered ribbon around the frame.

So have fun crafting this weekend with these products.  Order now while these gorgeous dies, papers and stamps are still available.  I hope I have inspired you try out these products available at The Rubber Buggy on-line store.  My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Maid of Honor gift boxes

I told one of our Rubber Buggy Brigade members that I will get this posted for her since she is interested in making these boxes.  I thought I had this posted earlier this past year but didn't for The Rubber Buggy so better late than never.  

I made 6 Maid-of-Honor gift boxes for my grand daughter's wedding last year.  Actually, the thinking part took longer than doing it and it was fun making these for her to hand out at her bridal shower.  

The Rubber Buggy has the supplies, embellishments and papers that you will want to have before you begin these fun and exciting gift boxes.The supplies include a hot glue gun, Beacon 3-in-1 glue, Stamperia papers, chipboards, Venice lace, Rosette lace, Prima Marketing metal handles with the Prima Marketing waxes, Tim Holtz Ideo-ology metal labels and plain ole wooden 8 1/2" square cigar boxes made by Darice from some local craft stores or on-line.  I added some additional lace and 6mm flat back pearl string from my stash collected over the years.

I love how I can personalize my projects with this gorgeous Stamperia Ceremony and Stamperia Alphabet papers in this pad that captures the beauty and tranquility of shabby chic or vintage handmade cards, mini albums, journals, and scrapbook pages along with unaltered projects like covering my wooden box that will be filled with chocolates, gifts, a card.

Take off the hinges before painting the inside with plain chalk colored paints.  It doesn't take much paint to cover the boxes with one coat of paint or maybe two.  I used the Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced glue to adhere the papers on top and around the box.  Keep the left over small pieces to cover the bottom of the box for that finished look.  I love gluing these small pieces over other pieces to cover the bottom of the box and the looks are gorgeous when done.  I had these metal corners, handle and label that I covered in white gesso and then used the Prima Marketing Sparks and Prima Marketing waxes.    
I typed and printed out each name and then lightly sponged on distress inks around the names for that vintage appearance.  I cut out some acetate for the front of the label and adhered the name and acetate together before gluing on the metal label.  I used a hot glue gun to glue the metal label onto the wood.

The Rubber Buggy carries a variety of Venise Lace.  I used additional lace as well as 6mm flat back string of pearls on my boxes.

 The Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull handle and Prima Marketing metal embellishments were painted with white gesso first and then brushed the Prima Marketing Sparks to give it more of a style of vintage and shabby chic.  I used a hot glue gun to adhere the lace and handles, and label on the box.

 But if you aren't familiar with Mod Podge, it's a decoupage medium — an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish used to attach paper and fabric to various surfaces.  To give these boxes a little sheen and finished appearance, I used a Mod Podge after gluing the Stamperia papers on the top, inside lid and bottom of the box before adhering the embellishments.  

I adhered a variety of Wild Orchid craft flowers to the inside of the box.  Again, I used the gorgeous Stamperia Ceremony paper, rosette flower lace and a chipboard for the inside lid.

I hope I have inspired you try out these products available at The Rubber Buggy on-line store.  My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!