Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' New Release Blog Hop Day #2!

Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop. 
This is Day #2 and you'll be hopping with Debbie Seyer and myself!!

The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop

 If you just happened to visit my blog today and would like to start this BLOG HOP from the beginning, simply follow THIS LINK to be taken to The Rubber Cafe blog to begin the celebration. There will be a Grand Prize for one lucky winner plus smaller prizes along the way. . . so be sure to stop at each blog and leave a comment to be registered. Don't forget to also leave a comment on each main blog post at The Rubber Cafe too. We are celebrating the newest release called:

On the Fence Bundle

This bundle comes with a brand new exclusive die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence Die! What makes this die unique? It's versatility! At first glance, you might see just a fence but soon you'll realize it can be so much more. Follow us on the blog hop each day from August 27-31 to find out what all this die can do. Let's get started. 

Here is the Christmas ensemble that I designed using a few different products from the On the Fence Bundle and some accessories from The Rubber Cafe'.   I designed a Christmas Ornament and a little Christmas shape card.  I have a full step-by-step tutorial to show you how I designed the Christmas ornament.  

To start creating the rosettes I used old book pages and the On the Fence die template to cut out twelve fence die cuts.  The book pages are pretty thin so I was able to cut several pages at one time.

Then I hand cut all of the little tabs on the side of the die cuts.

Next I made two long strips gluing six (6)  fence die cuts end to end using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.  

Fold each long strip with the peaks and valley folds or fan folds and then adhere each end to create the rosettes.  

For the smaller rosette trim the bottom edge off, about 1/2 an inch.

Then I used a circle punch and hot glued it to the back of the rosette.  I did this for each rosette.

Here is a picture so you can see the difference in size for the two rosettes.

Following the instructions on the ICE Resin package I mixed up the resin solution and let it sit for a few minutes before applying to the rosettes.  

To apply the ICE Resin I used a sponge brush.  I started on the back and made sure to get in between each fold.  Then I applied the ICE Resin to the front.  I held the rosette over the cup as I was applying the resin so the excess could drip back into the cup and there was no waste.  Now for the hard part--I had to let the rosettes sit over night to dry--without touching them!  LOL!  I left them on an old craft mat to dry.

Once the rosettes were dry I was able to pop them right off the craft mat.  I applied Scrap Happy Sheer Glue to the outer edges of the rosettes.

Then I applied You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear and tapped off the excess.

I applied a little more glue just to the tips of the rosettes and added You're So Fine Glitter Patriotic Red.

I used hot glue to adhere the two rosettes together.  Then for the embellishments I used a Faux Rhinestone Ribbon Slider with a large Flat Back Pearl from Beady Bom Bom and then I added Silver Filigree Jewelry Findings around the center piece.  I added Pearl Jellie Dots to the center of each filigree piece using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the Stick "EM" Up Tool from The Rubber Cafe'.

I made a dangling charm using a Maya Road Vintage Alterable Trinkets (chandelier charm) along with pearls, filigree pieces, chain, head pins and jump rings.  I made a tiny hole in the back of the rosette to hang the charm from.

I added some deep red ribbon for a hanger at the top and streamers at the bottom.  

I had so much fun designing this vintage style Christmas ornament and I bet you never would have guessed it was made using the On the Fence die template from The Rubber Cafe!  ;-) 

For my card I used the S-121 Window Garden  and C-342 Solid Holly stamp sets from The Rubber Cafe'.  I colored the window with Copic markers (listed below) and then for the holly and berries I used Distress Markers (listed below).  I inked the edges for the label with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I also used S5-127 Labels Twenty-Eight, S4-385 Little Leaf Sets and S5-129 Foliage Two die templates from Spellbinders.  I used S5-127 Labels Twenty-Eight to create the shape card.  Then I die cut and extra label for the stamping and adhered it to the card front.  I added deep red ribbon and a Faux Rhinestone Ribbon Slider with a Flat Back Pearl.  Then for a little sparkle I added You're So Fine Glitter Diamond ClearPatriotic Red to the die cut leaves and berries on the stamped image.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the New Release Blog Hop and all of the fantastic projects from the Design Team.  Please be sure to check out The Rubber Cafe' and all of the wonderful products they carry.

Hugs & Smiles,


Vintage Book Print Christmas Ornament ~
The Rubber Cafe':  On the Fence Custom Die Template, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear & Patriotic Red, Stick "EM" Up Tool, Pearl Jellie Dots
Paper:  Old Book Pages
Accessories:  ICE Resin; Blue Moon Silver Filigree Jewelry Findings, Pearls, Jump Rings, Bead Caps, Chain; Beady Bom Bom Faux Rhinestone Ribbon Slider, Flat Back Pearl; Maya Road Vintage Alterable Trinkets (chandelier charm); Deep Red Ribbon; Hot Glue, Circle Hole Punch

Christmas Shape Card ~
The Rubber Cafe':  S-121 Window Garden Stamp Set, C-342 Solid Holly, Scrap Happy Sheer GlueYou're So Fine Glitter Patriotic Red & Diamond Clear
Paper:  Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth Ivory, Herbal Garden
Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa Ink; Copic Markers YR30, Y21, E31, E23, E25; Ranger Distress Markers Forest Moss, Aged Mahogany, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S5-127 Labels Twenty-Eight, S4-385 Little Leaf Sets, S5-129 Foliage Two
Accessories:  Beady Bom Bom Faux Rhinestone Ribbon Slider, Flat Back Pearl; Deep Red Ribbon; Hot Glue


  1. Heidi, had to pop in to say how much I loved your post today! Great way to use ICE Resin - I think I would have a hard time waiting for that to dry without fiddling with it too! LOL! Turned out WONDERFUL <3

  2. I am absolutely delighted with this project! Not only is it gorgeous but it presents a way to make my paper projects more durable. I've been hesitant to make some paper items like ornaments because I was worried about them degrading but this definitely solves the problem. TFS!!

  3. Oh this is just wonderful I love the rosettes you've created and it's paper that will last too brillant thanks for showing these off and I must say congrats on not playing with them it's so easy to hugs Nikki C

  4. Wow! Absolutely AMAZING! So beautiful!!!

  5. lovely rosette...just love the old book idea...gorgeous glitter! :)

  6. A Fence?????? Your rosettes are wonderful!!!! Who would have thought! So glad you told us!
    Paper Hugs,

  7. That's the prettiest medallion!!!!

  8. Genius! It can be a great christmas ornament.

  9. Very pretty card and gorgeous ornament--I like how you used the fence die and the ice resin and glitter to make this so special.

  10. Absolutely beautiful Christmas ornament!

  11. Your rosette is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  12. WOW WOW WOW! This project is absolutely gorgeous. So creative how you used the fence die and Ice Resin together. Yes you definitely have some restraint in staying away from it while it dried! lol Excellent job!

  13. this is so awesome and I love the fence, who would of thought it could make a gorgeous flower!!!!

  14. Heidi,
    You are beyond talented.

  15. Oh my goodness you are so creative Heidi! This is so amazing...totally inspiring

  16. these are stunning- love the ornament and what a gorgeous card-love that window

  17. this is so beautiful. and i've been looking for a fence die

  18. This Rosette project is so lovely. Your creative talent never fails to amaze me.

  19. great idea using the fence die as a rosette die! great projects!

  20. very cool project thank you for sharing your talent

  21. Love your projects !Thanks for chance to win and sharing all your great projects.

  22. hi heidi,
    the rosettes are beautiful. now tell the truth....you did actually touch them at least once just to check ,didn't you? the ice resin is new , i hope we see more of it in the future. it's a new process to me and sounds interesting.

  23. lovely Christmas projects.
    Barbara Bird/Gecko Galz DT


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