Category Archives: Rubber Stampede

one for the guys

For card makers it is so easy to whip up cards for women and girls.  Then you get to the point where you need something more masculine and look through your card stash only to find……nothing.  No “guy” cards.    So, here is a quick and easy one  – for the guys!

I actually made the four square panel about two months ago.  It was for another project that started one way, but ended up completely different (how often does that happen to you?).  I ended up not using any of my original pieces, but thought I’d keep them around for awhile  “just in case”.

Today was that day!  While looking through my room for masculine inspiration, I came across the four square panel and it was on top of a piece of green Bazzill textured cardstock.  The colors just looked so good together. 

The panel was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Bazzill textured white cardstock .  I think the texture on the white cardstock gives the stamped images a look like they are on canvas instead of paper.  A square hand punch was used to punch out the four squares.

The stamps are from Rubber Stampede (the two left leafs), Stampin Up (the two right leaves) and Rubbernecker (the sentiment).   The sentiment is generic enough so that the card can be used for birthday, graduation or retirement.

The green panel was mounted on chocolate cardstock  with the green panel making up the majority of the front of the card (meaning the front only has about an inch border of chocolate cardstock.

The “dots” on the left  side are just pieces left over from a small circle punch from chocolate cardstock. 

Once I finished and photographed the card, I thought that the inside (which is just chocolate) could use a piece of green cardstock – the same shade as the front, in order to be able to write a message on the inside, so that will be added later!

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clean and simple monday

Today’s clean and simple challenge at SCS is to “do over”  one of your previous cards.  A while back I made a card with a cherry blossom stamp and bleached out the petals.  The card {shown here} came out nice, but I’m happy to “re-do” in a clean and simple version.

The sketch was taken from the CAS Fall to Layout Sketch #79. 

I started by stamping and embossing the image, from Rubber Stampede on a piece of paper from The Paper Company.  It was just the right shade to go with the textured cardstock from Bazzill.

I bleached out the blosssoms and branches then used prisma pencils in pink to lightly add color.  The panel was mounted on a piece of chocolate.  The pink strip (from SU) was stamped with a PTI sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa.

A thing about bleaching.  If you are using bleach in this manner you must emboss the image first, otherwise the bleach will run all over.  The embossing acts as little walls to contain the bleach.

Also, test out your paper first.  I was going to use another color for this card – one more brown than green and when I tested a piece, the bleached areas came out pale yellow, not white.    It still looked good and I will most likely use that test piece for another project, it  just was  not the look I wanted today.

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