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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Red Rubber Designs Inspirational #105

     I am super excited to bring you my first Red Rubber Design Inspirational post.  Today is Inspirational #105 Country Charm, create a card or project using rubber stamps that evokes a feeling of country, whether its living down on the farm or fishing in the stock pond.   For complete Inspirational Rules read HERE.

As an example, I've created this card with a French country feel.  It has the blue and white patterns of old crockery and the wonderful rooster from my new TM3383 Rise and Shine stamp set.

I began by stamping the Rooster on White Cardstock with a dark blue ink.  I then colored portions of the image and around the edges with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits.  (I almost always use pencils for coloring my images.)  I then mounted the image on more white cardstock.  I followed up with three layers of blue and white design paper that has been in my stash for quite a while matted with
white cardstock.

I finished up by stamping the Isaiah 6:3 verse from the Rise and Shine set and cutting it out and adding a border of design paper.  I curled it up a little in the middle to give some dimension and glued it over all the different layers.  I also added some blue embellishments because I thought they looked kinda country with the flowers and crochet and my favorite embellishment  ribbon.

Here's another inspiration piece by Paula-Kay.  She has used the same Rise and Shine stamp set, but it a much different way then I have.  I love all the earthy colors and organic elements.

Don't forget to share your inspiration with us on the Red Rubber Designs Blog Here

My card has been entered into:
The Cute Card Thursday Challenge Here
The Crafty Catz Challenge Here
Creative Inspiration Challenge Here
Scrap-Creations Challenge Here
Clear It Out Challenge Here


  1. Mary Ann, I really LOVE your card. The blue and white is such a delight! It is original and so classy! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Oh my gracious, these are so awesome. I am in utter awe of them and you sweetie. Wow!!! Hugs Cathy

  3. This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. Gorgeous card, love the blue and white and fabulous image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  5. Love love love your beautiful card!

  6. beautiful cards - gorgeous stamp - thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and good luck! Hugs rachel x

  7. LOVE both of your cards, especially the blue. It's just beautiful and gives the feel of blue and white transfer ware.