Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Faux lasercut for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

I'm here with a card for The Rubber Buggy design team.
This was the first time I tried this faux lasercut look technique.

I'm sure you can find really good tutorials on youtube. But in short, you use an intricate diecut and then assemble it intertwined with itself. On this card I only used two diecuts, but if you have a smaller diecut or a larger window you want to use three or four pieces. Below you can see which die I used. The Rubber Buggy carries a number of beautiful dies that you'll do wonderful with this technique, you'll see me do this more :)

Wild Rose Studio - Cutting Die - Butterfly Burst
To add some interest and texture I stamped some cracks in the background and added some flat back crystals. I finished the card by wrapping some ribbon and twine around the bottom for balance. Then I made a small cluster of flowers - super easy :)

Products from the store:
WRS butterfly burst die
White lace w white satin center
Bakers twine, seafoam
WOC 10mm open roses
WOC 15mm open roses 
Flatback crystals
Kaisercraft clear stamp crackle

Now you have the chance to join The Rubber Buggy's design team too!
See the details of the design team call HERE
I promise you'll have a great time :)

Thank you for visiting!

challenges entered:
SSS Monday challenge - No rules
SSS Wednesday challenge - Add a little texture

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Entry for MFTWSC215

Hi everyone!

If you're looking for today's Rubber Buggy post, please scroll down.
I'm here with a card I entering in MFT Sketch Challenge MFTWSC215.

I changed the sketch abit and as you can see I used another die-namic as my main element. It's a set of three of an older MFT set, I believe it is retired now.

I used a ribbon as the vertical element and I filled the white space with another cluster. I used a die cut from a poppy stamp and some open roses and rosebuds. The "Hello" is a Greeting Farm die and I used the xyron sticker maker to adhere it to the oval diecut.

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Belated december daily for the Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

Yikes! Time does fly, doesn't it?
Can you believe that we're already past one a half month into 2015?

I have just finished my December daily and I'm a bit disappointed in myself, but I'll learn from my mistakes and am just glad to get it done, at the moment...

This was my first serious attempt, I've been watching other people's Dec daily on youtube and was really excited. But I chose the wrong format. I was trying to fit it in my 12x12 PL album, thinking that it would work on a weekly basis as my regular PL - well... WRONG!!!

I had the worst time trying to fit photos, journaling and embellishment in that small space... I should have known better... My regular PL contains alot of photos. I probably has thousands of photos of my darling, now 4 months old (?!), baby boy. At last, hybrid scrapbooking turned out to be the solution. So I have been fiddeling with photoshop too...

Next year I will try to make a 12x12 per day instead. I got the wonderful idea from this talented lady on youtube. Nicole911 - you probably already know her ;)
And the best part is, I can get started much much earlier than December. I did consider chucking my poor attempt for 2014 and start over. But as I'm including it in my son's "first year" I didn't want it to take up so much space, compared to the rest of the year.

I have to admit, the photos lies - as I don't want to show photos of my baby (oh, believe me. I do want to show him off, but am afraid the pics could end up in wrongful hands), I have added some other more neutral pics.

Products used from the store:
Lawn Fawn Collection kit Snowy days
Lawn Fawn stamp & die set Snowy days
Lawn Fawn stamp set Deck the halls

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Classic G45 Valentine for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

I'm here with a classic Valentine card using Graphic 45 for The Rubber Buggy.

The card is put together with elements from the February cut a part sheet from The place in time collection. But a newer similar collection is Time to flourish.

Products from the store:
12x12 Place in time paper pad
Stamping supplies

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Funny Valentine with Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone!

I had a blast making this card mixing Lawn Fawn stamp set.

I stamped the background with a Magnolia rubber stamp and then colored my images with copic markers. The text is from various MFT greetings which I masked  in order to only stamp the word I needed. The exception is the scripted word "life" which is from a Technique Tuesday set and the word "AND" which is from Lawn Fawn's Snow days stamp set. I'm really pleased with the result.

Products from the store:
Milk & cookies stamp & die set (please, note that the link is only for the stamps)
Love you a latte stamp & die set (please, note that the link is only for the stamps)
Magnolia rubber stamp Love background
Embossing powder gold tingsel
Copic markers (R29, E51, E31, E33, C0, C1)
Stamping supplies (doublesided tape, embossing ink, memento ink tuxedo black & rich cocoa)

"YOU ARE" MFT complimentary greetings
"the", "to" & "My" MFT all smiles
"life" TT Everyday pocket page

Thanks for visiting!

Challenges entered:
Simon says stamp work it Wednesday January -  Show something new
(New idea (to me) to mix and match in order to get more out of your stamps)
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes
Lawnscaping challenge 99 - Clean &simple