Monday, July 27

Ready, Set, Rub-On

Sometimes a Rub-On is just the thing I need to get myself going. The NEW Idea Book and Catalog is full of new Rub-On sets - perfect for quick cards and embellishments.
  • Today's sassy little number starts with a Chocolate Chip card base cut to 4" x 8" and scored. I used my 3/16" Corner Rounder for the corners at the fold.
  • Scallops are a hot trend these days. I opted for a sassy twist: Using my 1.25" Circle Punch I popped 4 Ruby Red circles out and adhered them to my card - allowing half of the circle to hang off the edge.
  • A 3" x 3.25" piece of Chocolate Chip pattern was cut and matted using Ruby Red. Both layers received the Corner Rounder 'treatment'.
  • Adhering a strip of Double-Stitch Grosgrain across the bottom turns my circles into darling scallops. TIP: Before adding the ribbon I used my paper trimmer to make sure my sides were even and trim down the 'hang-over'. I layered a piece of Pretty in Pink Grosgrain on top of the wide Chocolate Chip. TIP: Mini Glue Dots are the perfect solution for keeping ribbon in place.
  • A floral rub-on from the Dots and Designs pack looks perfect on Kraft Cardstock. I used my Marvy scallop square punch (pink) to crop the image. Stampin' Dimensionals make the flower pop when added to a Pretty in Pink base with rounded edges. (2" square)
  • A skinny strip of Kraft cardstock was cut to 4.5" and trimmed to a 'v' at one end. The sweet sentiment is also a rub-on, this time courtesy of the Chit-Chat pack. I selected Antique Brass brads from the Vintage Brads collection and used them to adhere the strip. TIP: Instead of laying the strip down flat with adhesive I opted to lightly curve the strip using my fingers and rounding it. Pretend your fingers are scissors and use them in the same way you would use scissors to curl ribbon for a package.
  • A few more Stampin' Dimensionals make the floral image catch your eye. The image is adhered slightly off-center to make room for the sweet sentiment to be noticed.
  • Last, my favorite embellishment, buttons, dress up the bottom border. TIP: I use Linen Thread to tie through my button holes. It's got a thickness that is 'just right' and is very easy to work with. Plus, I love the way it coordinates with the Kraft cardstock in this project.
Rub-Ons: Dots and Designs (115728), Chit-Chat (111804)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Ruby Red (102030), Pretty in Pink (100459), Kraft (102125), Chocolate Chip Patterns Pack (112164)
Tools: 1.25" Circle Punch (104403), 3/16" Corner Rounder (109047), Scallop Square Punch - Marvy (pink)
Must-Haves: Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Sassy Somethings: Button Latte (114333), Chocolate Chip Double-Stitch Grosgrain (111849), Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain (109032), Linen Thread (104199), Vintage Brads (109109)

15 comments:

Julie A. said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!

Mary Fish said...

So gorgeous. I have these, too, and haven't cracked them open. Your beautiful card has given me inspiration.

Hugs, Mary

Cards by Gina said...

So pretty, Denise! I love working with rub-ons, too! Beautiful job!

Ann Schach said...

This is unbelievable...I have my Dots and Designs out ready to use! I love how you made the scallops. I would have never thought about doing that. Once again, a fantastic card!

Carla Bazhenow said...

So pretty Denise. You've inspired me to try the rub ons. Hugs, Carla

Patti said...

Your home made scallops are my favorite part! I love your color scheme, too!

Carrie said...

Denise, this is so pretty! I love everything about it (you've inspired me to take out my rub-ons!), but I esp. love the buttons (they look like they are sewed right on!) and the circles as scallops!

Tiffany said...

How pretty! I love how you always add those buttons in just the right spot. It's a beautiful card Denise!

Jean said...

Denise, this is such a pretty card. That rub on is gorgeous and I love how you have placed the buttons!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I've been waiting to see those rub-on's used. You were the perfect person to show them to me.

Awesome card, Denise.

Melissa said...

Oh yes, I love it! I haven't seen these used til now! Beautiful!

Linda Callahan said...

So pretty! Love the rub-ons.

Patti said...

That rub on is GORgeous!

Anonymous said...

You've done a marvelous job inspiring us...love the card! Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo

~kelly marie~ said...

I just love this! The buttons are perfect!