Friday, May 6, 2011

Rogue Redhead Designs New Release!


Well, I said I'd have something fun and new coming up, and this is it!  This is a long post, but stick around to the end for a very special somethin'......  

April showers may bring May flowers and this Spring brings the new Floriculture plate from Rogue Redhead Designs!  This one is right up my street, for sure, with gorgeous vintage floral images.  Bringing together focal images, sentiments, and decorative elements, this set lets you create a variety of nature-themed projects.  Perfect for coloring or just on their own, these vintage botanical images are made with high quality, deeply etched rubber so you can make great impressions. Oh yes, this rubber is gooooood.

For the card above, I stamped and embossed the lily of the valley image onto vellum.  I made sure to use a strip of vellum cut "lengthwise", so that I could wrap it around the patterned paper panel.  Before I adhered it, though, I wrapped a length of silk ribbon around the panel twice, then tied it in a bow.  I love how you can see the wrapped ribbon through the vellum.  I added a sentiment created from a second RRD set being released today......


The brand-new Rogue Redhead Designs Bits and Pieces plate is a versatile collection of common sentiments, which you can mix and match.  In addition to the easy-to-use greetings, Rogue Redhead has also included some simple shapes to create fun effects on your cards.  A great set for lovers of the Clean and Simple style, this set may be used alone or in conjunction with any of the other Rogue Redhead plates.  And of course, since I can't just leave CAS alone, I had to use one of the images to make a little shabby chic type of card.  

For the background, I first blended Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, and Tattered Rose all over the base.  Then I inked up the circle stamp from Bits and Pieces in various different Distress Ink colors.  Now, here's the thing.... in order to get the soft wash look, you have to "know your ink pad."  Some of my pads were very juicy, and I had to stamp off once in order to get a subtle color.  Others I could just ink up and stamp the first inking directly to the card.  Experiment on scrap first.  BUT, before stamping, I did one final step.  After getting the right amount of colored ink on my stamp, I used the "rock and roll" method around the edges, taking the circle and inking just the edges of it with Tea Dye.  Cool look, huh?  That cute sentiment is from the Bits and Pieces set, too.  The Cosmo bud is another great image from the Floriculture plate.

Okay, your reward for sticking with me.....  Rogue Redhead Designs is offering these great half-size plates for the introductory price of $12.00 each, 20% off their regular retail price of $15.00 each, until June 10, 2011.  Buy Floriculture and Bits and Pieces as a bundle and save even more!  Get both these new releases together for the bundle price of $22.50 until June 10, 2011.  That's 25% off their regular retail price!

Oh, but the best is of course saved for last......  RRD is also offering a "Spring Sale Big Vintage Bundle" - Relish Reading, Floriculture and Bits and Pieces - all for the low price of $42.00 plus shipping and handling.  That's a lot of beautiful rubber (one whole plate and two half plates!).  Vintage heaven, I tell ya. ;)  And yep, you guessed it, this one only lasts until June 10, 2011, too.  

Thanks for stopping by, and I urge you to go visit the Rogue Redhead Designs blog to get some spring stampin' fever.... I mean, more inspiration!

8 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

love how you made the background. these are fantastic!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Lovely cards and this fabulous scrappy gluebook showing of some pages...marvelous work!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards, Jean, those stamps ARE fabulous!

Dawn said...

On I do like the flowers (am I right they don't ship to the UK yet?) I will go have a look. Lovely cards though

Love Dawn xx

Linda R. said...

Your cards look Awesome.. Hope you have a Happy Mothers day!!

Hugs, Linda

Shar said...

Totally love your designs with the new stamps! Breathtaking!

stampdiva said...

Jean
I am in agreement with Shar.... breathtaking.
You almost make the most elegant artwork.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful cards.