Tuesday, December 3, 2013

AIRs Artist Challenge using Ruby Rocket It paper collection and embellishments

Today I'm sharing how to make several cards using the same paper collection in about an hour.  The paper collection is called "Joyeux Noel" by Ruby Rocket It and has matching embellishments.

StazOn Jet Black Ink
Brilliance Inks in Pearlescent Poppy, Lightning Black, Beige, Thyme, Olive, Galaxy Gold
Clear & Silver Embossing Powder
Phrenology Head by Lost Coast, Pam Carriker, Hero Arts, Hampton Art
Other supplies
Ruby Rock It papers and embellishments, flowers, gold twine, rhinestones, etc.
Sizzix alpha & feather dies, Maya Road ribbons and flowers
Black waxed twine
Tissue Tape
Four blank cards

Two buttons, a needle and thread

 Card #1
Cut coordinating paper from collection in strips and glue it to the front of a 5” by 7” card. 
Using strips of rhinestones from the collection, attach 3 strips of rhinestones across the middle.
Stamp sentiment across the bottom and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.
Pop out flower embellishments from the collection and glue to the left side of the card with ribbon.

Card #2
Cut a strip of red checked paper from the collection and glue it across the middle of a blank 5” by 7” card.
Use a feather die, cut six feathers from different coordinating papers from the collection, set aside.
Stamp sentiment across the bottom of the card and heat emboss with silver powder.
Sew buttons and flower onto the gingham ribbon with a needle and thread.
Glue feathers across the middle of the card.  Glue gingham ribbon that has buttons and flower sewn to it across the middle of the attached feathers.

Card #3
Stamp phrenology head onto white card stock using StazOn Jet Black ink.  Stamp numbers and diamond shapes randomly around the head.
Edge the white panel with Brilliance Lightning Black and Beige inks, heat emboss with clear powder.
Die cut letters from the same paper collection and glue across the front of the card.
Pop out flowers and flourish, attach to stamped panel.
Mat the white panel on to red coordinating paper that is cut ¼” larger.  Mat to white blank folded card.  Distress the edges of the card with Pearlescent Poppy ink.

Tie red Baker’s twine to the left side of card.  Tie gold twine from the Ruby Rocket It ribbon collection to the red twine.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll give one of these quick cards a try.  Take care ~ Renee


  1. They really are fabulous cards, Renee - and so inspiring to see how many different styles you can create from limited ingredients.
    Alison x

  2. Most definitely inspiring not only the beautiful results and beautifully embellished but the fact you created all three in one hour.

  3. Really gorgeous set of cards, thank you Renee!!! It's very cold now in France Brrr, hope the weather is a bit warmer at your side... Bises Coco

  4. Renee, these are all such beautiful one-of-a-kind holiday cards!! This Ruby Rocket It collection and your creativity are a good combination.