Monday, February 17, 2014

Forest of Tree Cards

Continuing on with the new Tree-mendous prompt for the Rogue Redhead Designs Holiday Inspiration Club, I had some fun with the silhouette Christmas tree from the RRD Christmas Cheer plate.

For this first one, I created a simple card with a focus on the tree.  I coordinated some Stampin' Up River Rock cardstock and some deep greens for a soft feel.  To create more interest in the tree, I added a background behind it in a lighter color ink.

Stamps: Christmas Tree from Christmas Cheer
and Handwritten Music from Behind the Scenes (Rogue Redhead Designs)

I liked the way it looked so I decided to go simple with a one-layer blocked color design in similar shades of yellow-green.  I love repetition.

Stamps: Christmas Tree from Christmas Cheer  (Rogue Redhead Designs)
For my last one, I decided again on a one-layer card with a little nice repetition.  This time I stamped the Christmas tree at different levels and then used a sheet of ripped scrap paper to create some lovely frosty-blue hills.  I added three levels of hills to mirror the three trees.

Stamps: Christmas Tree and sentiment from Christmas Cheer
(Rogue Redhead Designs)
I had a lot of fun with the different ways to play with this simple tree.  I hope you can come and play with us too!  Check out the HIC post for February and link up your own take on Tree-mendous!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tree-Mendous - Feb RRD Holiday Inspiration Club Prompt

The Rogue Redhead Designs Holiday Inspiration Club has released its next prompt - Tree-mendous.  The idea is to include a tree of some kind in a creation which can help you to meet your Christmas/Chanukah 2014 holiday crafting needs!

 Last year, I was woefully behind schedule so, this year, I am having fun with the Holiday Inspiration Club and doing a little bit each month. I now have 13 holiday cards, all different, all set for December 2014!

Here is one of my new cards. For this one, I selected an image with trees in the background.  The image is a from Festive Fun (Barkley - available at Rogue Redhead Designs) and I colored it with copics.   I picked a simple designer paper that seemed to be "frosty" and just let the image hog the whole card :)  Seemed like a nice idea!  That pup is too cute and his companion kitty is totally sweet!

Stamp: Festive Fun (Barkley - available at Rogue Redhead Designs)

I am also entering these two cuties into the following challenges:

Pattie's Creastions Design Challenges - Use Red in your Image (Cat's hat!)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Christmas

Hope to see some of your tree-mendous ideas over at the RRD blog or at the Rogue Stampers Facebook group.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Three Pink Ladies

It always amazes me how slight changes can alter the look of a card. I made these three cards using a pretty piece of designer paper.

On the first, I did a traditional mat and centered the focal image over it.  Basic and beautiful.

Stamp: Bridget from Winter Women (Rogue Redhead Designs)

On the next one, I offset the image slightly, putting it up and to the left.  I liked the shadow effect it created.

Stamp: Bridget from Winter Women (Rogue Redhead Designs)

On the last, I just offset the focal image by moving it closer to the upper edge making more of a teardrop look.  While the differences are very slight, they definitely produced different effects.

Stamp: Bridget from Winter Women (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Gotta love an afternoon when you can make three quick and easy cards!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tagging with Winter Women

I am sill having fun with the Winter Women plate.  Recently, the Rogue Crew did a blog hop to introduce this new RRD stamp collection.  We all created samples using a limited color palette - shades of blue, black and white. 

To keep the fun going, I decided to make a tag with the same limited color scheme.

I started off by sponging a couple different shades of blue distress ink onto a white tag.  I then stamped the lovely Marjorie in the middle of the tag with black ink.  I then inked the shoe mini background from the same collection with the darkest colored blue ink and added it to the top-left and bottom-right portions of the tag.  I then stamped other images from the same plate over the tag in black ink.

Stamps: Marjorie, Evelyn, boot, mini background and sentiments
from Winter Women (Rogue Redhead Designs)
I am entering this tag in the following fabulous challenges:

Allsorts - Colors Beginning with B (Blue & Black)

Artistic Stamper - Use Distress

Frosted Designs - Winter Blues

Hope you don't have any Winter blues! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Getting Sentimental with Winter Women

Sometimes it's nice to just focus on the sentiment!  That's what I did for this card!

The snowflake was created with my new Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch set.  Cool, isn't it?  Trust Martha to create something that seems pretty foolproof. 

The sentiment I used is from the new RRD Winter Women collection.  It reads "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face".

Stamp: sentiment from Winter Women (Rogue Redhead Deisgns)

I am entering this card in the following charming challenges:

Allsorts - Colours Beginning with B (Blue and Black)

Sweet Stampin' - Sentiment Only

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Hope your day is filled with lots of laughter and a little less winter.

Don't forget to check out the new Winter Women plate at Rogue Redhead Designs and all our great Specials for the month of February!

It's not to late to check out our wonderful Winter Women blog hop created by the talented Rogue Crew with more than 10 fab samples from our newest plate!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Blog Hop at RRD: Introducing Winter Women

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today is Blog Hop Day at RRD!  We're showing off our latest stamp plate!!

Rogue Redhead Designs is proud to announce its 15th unmounted rubber stamp plate - Winter Women!  With vintage sophistication, Winter Women will wow you with its fabulous and fashionable focal images, elegant elements and smashing sentiments!  Our mini background is the perfect size to adorn an ATC or add interest to a graceful greeting card. 

Winter Women is available for its introductory price of US$12.00 (reg. $15.00) until March 8, 2014!

In addition to the great price on this new plate, we also have several bargains in the Specials section of our website and some fabulous deals among our limited availability Singles.

For the Blog Hop the Rogue Crew had an extra challenge - use Shades of Blue, Black and White for our creations! 

Everyone knows I love my corner rounder.  It's my favorite took in my drawer.  I've done several cards with opposing rounded corners over the years and I always liked the effect.  When I opened up my latest Technique Junkies newsletter and it had a technique that used 4 tiles using the same idea, I just had to try it! 

I colored the images with copic markers, sticking to a blue palette.  I turned each boot to have some fun with the format!   Hope you like the result!

Stamps: sentiment, Alice and boot from Winter Women (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Want to see some amazing samples?

Join the Rogue Crew in our Winter Women blog hop!

Here is your list of links to follow:

Helene Huber - Lotsa Scrap from 2amscrapper

Krisha Ogle - Krisha's Keepsakes

Vicki Robertson - He"Artful" Validation of Vicki

Debi Ryan - My Bird Flying Free

Trisha Too - Easily Amused, Hard to Offend...

Barbara Washington - Magic Delights

Sharon Briss - Rogue Redhead Designs blog

Hope you have fun along the way!
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