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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Honeys with Sweet Backgrounds

Just in time for Halloween, we have some quicky cards for you to make for all your favorite ghoulfriends and fiendish family members!

For this project, I made use of some fabulous Halloween collage images and added a quick and easy background to give each image the right kind of spooktacular backdrop.

For the background panels, I cut 3 panels of glossy cardstock measuring 3.75" x 5.00".  I sponged several orange hued distress inks onto the cardstock.  I used a couple different methods and was happy to have correspondingly different looks.  For the first one, I sponged the distress ink onto the cardstock in stripes, alternating light and dark colors.  For the second, I sponged on the distress ink in circular patches.  For the last, I started with the lightest color and added stripes from light to dark across the panel.

Once the panels were covered with distress ink, I set up the second step to these backgrounds and placed my reverse sequin background stamp onto an acrylic block, making sure it was clean of all former inks, debris and dust.  I misted the stamp fairly heavily with water.  I then placed the distress inked panels face down on the background stamp and applied even pressure.  This "water stamping" technique removes some of the ink from the panel for a reverse image effect.

I set my background aside to dry and selected 3 rectangular collage images and cut them close to their borders.  I decided on the mat colors and shapes and created both mats for the images and for the background panels.  I also cut 3 8.5" x 5.5" card bases, folding them in half.

Now, my panels were dry.  I inked up some of my other background stamps and overstamped these backgrounds on my prepared panels.  The overstamping provides some inky interest while the distress ink layered backgrounds below add depth and visual texture.

Here are the finished results:

Stamps: Reverse Sequin Waste and Handwriting backgrounds from the
Behind the Scenes collection (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Stamps: Reverse Sequin Waste and Handwritten Music backgrounds from the 
Behind the Scenes collection (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Stamps: Reverse Sequin Waste from the Behind the Scenes collection and
Netting Background from the Just Sayin' set (
Rogue Redhead Designs)
Quick, easy and lots of pop for my favorite freaky holiday!

We've got some great specials on this month including Behind the Scenes for the sale price of US$17.60 and the Characters and Canvases bundle which includes both Behind the Scenes and Just Sayin' for one bargain bundle price of US$33.00!   Check out all the October Specials at our store!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Little Blue

I guess I was feeling a little blue today!

For this card, I started out by smooshing a piece of glossy cardstock through a mess of blue distress inks (Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass and Broken China).  I splashed some alcohol ink onto the surface of the card ( Denim and Stream Adirondack) and then followed with splashes of blending solution.  Now that I had a liquidy mess fit to emulate the sea, I finally stepped back and let it dry.  I then stamped my Netting background from my Just Sayin' set over top of the whole thing with Faded Jeans distress ink.

I stamped the Beach Boy from my Beach Babes collection with Tuxedo Black Memento on white cardstock.  I used an aquapainter to paint some of the distress inks onto the image to give it some tone.

I added a quote also from the Beach Babes collection.   To keep the theme nautical, I matted the quote as a flag.

Stamps: Beach Boy from Beach Babes and Netting from Just Sayin' (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Wishing you day with sunny blue skies and deep azure seas!

- Shar

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Behind the Scenes takes Center Stage!

Our fabulous Behind the Scenes collection is the Plate of the Month for October!

For the month of October, Behind the Scenes will be on sale for $17.60 (reg. $22.00).

Want to see what you can make with this awesome set of backgrounds?  Check out these projects!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Best Friend

With cute images like these two sweet girls, you have to just let the image shine.  These two little girls are from the S.W.A.L.K. line.

For that reason, I kept this card extremely simple.  I picked a simple floral background panel and then pulled various colors from the designer paper to color the ladies.  I slightly offset the circular mat to give a slight sense of depth to the card.

Stamps: Best Friends from S.W.A.L.K. (available at Rogue Redhead Designs)
Personally, I just love the sentiment!  So cute....and so true!  You can find this sweet mini collection in our Other Manufacturers section on the RRD website.

Shout out to my bestie and hugs to all my stamping pals!

- Shar Briss

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Autumn Ambiance

Fall is finally upon us. The 50 degree evenings are waking me up to the reality of the situation. Of course, there is so much to love about Autumn - sweater weather (important for the gingers of the world - summer is not our thing), fabulous foliage (especially when you live in the quintessential New England town) and all-things apple! My favorite part of Autumn though is the fantastic color palette that nature serves up with such vigor!

I decided to use all these wonderful warm Fall colors for my card today!I've got dusky yellows, punchy oranges, and rich browns.

For the grid square background, I stamped Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distress ink on a craft sheet, misted the sheet and then dragged a piece of glossy cardstock through the resulting ink puddle.  I also added a few splashes and smudges of Dried Marigold distress ink.  I finished by overstamping my Sequin Waste background with Spiced Marmalade.  I waited until everything dried and punched out 9 squares with my 1" punch.

Clarisse is colored with copic markers with some Scattered Straw distress ink painted around her with an waterbrush.

Stamps: Clarisse from Nature Notes; Sequin Waste from Behind the Scenes

If you are feeling like celebrating the harvest season, check out our Nature Notes unmounted half plate!  This collection can be used for any sweater weather season - Autumn or Spring!

For the month of September, Nature Notes has been paired with our Relish Reading plate in our Vintage Duo bundle for the awesome price of $30.00US (reg. $37.00US)!

- Shar Briss

Friday, September 12, 2014

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