Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My First Rubber Cafe Card!

Here is my first card that I made using my new stamps from The Rubber Cafe. I am very excited to be a part of this Design Team. Their stamps are awesome and the ladies on the DT are super talented! (And YAY! my friend Lindsay is on there too!)

I first made a half fold card using some white cardstock. I then cut out a window in the center of the card, a little bigger than the size of the stamp.(I never measure) I then cut a piece of Basic Grey paper (stripes)and adhered it to the front of the card. I used a tiny bit of glue stick to adhere it, just enough so it wouldn't move. You don't want to glue the edges, because later you need to add your ribbon and Ornament. I then used my craft knife to cut out the center of the Basic Grey paper using the first window's edge as my template.

I then stamped the Swirled Ball Ornament, twice onto a piece of light green paper (Fancy Pants) using my Top Boss Embossing pad and the bow, twice with a dark green ink. I "sprinkled" some gold and red EP on the ornaments and heated them up. On the bows, I used a glue pen and then sprinkled some ultra fine white glitter on them. I then adhered the 2 balls back to back, so there is a front and back as well as the bow. They don't match up perfectly, since they are the same image, but that gives it a little more dimension when looking at it. I then adhered the bows to the balls and then tucked it into the little opening between the Basic Grey paper and the white CS, adhering with some more glue.

I then trimmed my ribbon to size and adhered it to the back of the striped paper and then glued all the corners down to the CS. Added my bow and a clear Merry Christmas sticker. To finish it off, I added some more Basic Grey paper to the inside of the card. I hope you like it!

Don't forget to come and vote for me at the Simple Scrapbooks Stamping Contest! Voting is until Thursday at noon MST and you can vote as much you'd like! (Hopefully, alot for ME!! LOL) You can vote here! I am listed as Melissa1872.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Hugs, Melissa


Jennifer said...

LOVE it! And that Ribbon is AWESOME!

Olena said...

Love it, Love it, Love it! Good Luck!