Aloha! Exotic Images from Rubber Stamp Plantation

I swear I can feel the tropical breeze and smell the pineapples every time I use these stamps from Rubber Stamp Plantation, located in beautiful Hawai’i. I recently received some new images from Plantation owner Debra and have been having a grand time playing. In this post I showed some of the pieces I impatiently stamped. This week I put them together.

This paper, from the Basic Grey Soleil set, fit perfectly with the RSP stamps! The images were both embossed with black. The fruit bowl was colored using Ranger Distress Markers. I added some Liquid Pearl gold dimensional paint to the hearts in the aloha.

Again, the paper is from Basic Grey Soleil; the sentiment from Hero Arts, white embossed on black and cut out with a rectangular die from Lifestyle Crafts. The RSP image was black embossed on a scrap of background paper I made a while ago using Distress Stains on my craft sheet.

Here’s one more (using the same background paper for the RSP image):

And one more….

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Sweet little tags. The food tray (RS Plantation) was embossed in black on a red scrap, cut out, then run through my Xyron “baby X” adhesive machine. I used a stylus to burnish around the edges of the cut out image to avoid getting extra hanging adhesive strings. (All stamped images from Hero Arts; black/white tape from Elmer’s.)

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Happy Thanksgiving to All

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Here’s hoping your holidays are bright and fun and filled with family, friends and love.

I found these two cards that I made years ago for the old Rubber Stamper Magazine. These  cards were from my early stamping days  … maybe 10 years ago.

A very simple card, stamped and embossed in black ink. The wheat was highlighted with Twinkling H2Os (which were brand new from LuminArte when I made this card!!!) The stamp is an old one (long retired) from Hero Arts.

This card is so old I don’t exactly remember how I did it! I believe I used a Hero Arts Shadow Stamp and irridescent inks for the background, then stamped and black embossed the leaves (Stampendous!). The leaves were then colored in with Twinkling H2Os. It’s hard to see the shimmer of the background (or the leaves!) but it’s there. Eyelets were quite the rage at the time as well. How retro!

Have a wonderful holiday. I am grateful to you for stopping by.

Moxie fabbers

If you are coming here from the link I posted on the Moxie Fab blog, my apologies that you have to scroll down two postings to find my entry for the journaling card contest. I didn’t realize I linked to the general blog site rather than the specific entry -.. and I didn’t know how to fix it without re-posting! Thanks.

Fabulous Finds Friday — Tools and more!

I have a few cool things to share today…

How many times have you cut yourself on a craft knife left exposed on your desk or in a drawer? Uh huh. Been there, cut that.

Enter the retractable knife from EK Success.

First, I love that it clicks open and closed. But to make it even better, you don’t have to touch the blade to load or remove it.  Just click the button on the top of the knife to expose the blade and stick it onto a new blade to load it from the nifty case; click again and point into the OTHER end of the case to unscrew the old blade safely. Genius.

I haven’t yet worked much with this tool, the Kellycraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square… but I am intrigued. The L-shaped tool shoots out a little laser light to help keep you on the straight and narrow:

It makes it easy to see a straight line so you can easily line up images, or make sure your sentiment is straight. The light shines through an acryclic block for stamping purposes. Put a cutting mat under it and you can line up a metal-edged ruler and cut away without drawing any lines.

One more find: I love the Miss Teagen Sue collection from Bazzill Basics Paper. I used one of the mini prints on this card:

(bird image with matching die from Prickley Pear Stamps, stamped in Cup O’ Joe Hero Arts ink, bird highlighted with Ranger Gloss Accents; ribbon by Making Memories; baker’s twine from Close To My Heart.)

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