Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Paris Romance Card

As I begin to write this last blog for my last project as a design team member for The Rubber Cafe, I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to Melissa and Michelle for giving me the wonderful opportunity of working with their amazing stamps and products. I have really enjoyed working for them and have grown so much as an artist while doing so, but need to take a break from being such a high producer for a little while.  So, I bittersweetly offer up the last project of my term.

I created a really red hot, romantic card using my Scraps Of Darkness July Kit-True Romance paired with some of those beautiful Rubber Cafe stamps and products.

I started with some card stock from this month's Scraps Of Darkness Add On, I then layered on a piece of the Webster's Pages Paper that I distressed, from the kit. I then used The Rubber Cafe's Paris Nights Background Stamp and stamped onto another piece of card stock. I then stamped a second tower and embossed it with the Lindy's Embossing Powder from the SOD kit, fussy cut it out, and then using some of The Rubber Cafe's One & Only Tape mounted onto foam, I attached the cut out to the stamped original for dimension. I accented the top of the tower with one of The Rubber Cafe's Crystal Clear Jellie Dots.

I then layered on a piece of the Prima Chipboard from the SOD Romance Add On, took a Vintage Image and distressed the edges, then took a Tim Holtz Acrylic Tile, alcohol inked the edges and placed it over the image for added drama. Next I added a 7 Gypsies "You" banner from the kit, accenting it with some more  of The Rubber Cafe's Crystal Clear Jellie Dots. I popped on a little white mini rose and then added a bead to a pearl tipped stick pin and tucked it and one other pin into the rose.

I added a piece of the Webster's Pages Gems from the Romance Add On to finish out the elegant, romantic look of the card.

It is my hope that you have enjoyed my projects as a Design Team member and that you have learned a few new techniques from me. I know that I have learned a lot from so many of the wonderfully talented women here! It has truly been my pleasure!! ~Renea

The Rubber Cafe Products Used:

Paris Nights Background Stamp
One & Only Tape
Crystal Clear Jellie Dots
Scrap Happy Glue