Thursday, July 31, 2014

You'll be "Happy Together" with our latest stamp set!

Our newest stamp set is called "Happy Together." It includes artistic branches with beautiful flowers. You can add even more flowers with the individual blossoms included. You also get two birds that can perch atop the branches, too. The set's branches and birds are all in silhouette form which is nice if you don't like to color. To add a pop of color, add a flower and color it in! I've got a few samples here to share.

I used our multi circle embossing folder for this card. I needed a quick wedding card and this is what I came up with for the happy couple.
 
 
Pearl Pen in Silver Chrome borders the overall card front. I like the Copic V04 marker color. I used it for the flowers on this one.
 

I distressed the background brick embossed design using my little
Pigment inks in Chestnut brown. Love that little guy! :) I like the burlap texture. I reminds me of a bird's nest. How fitting!
 
 
There are more ideas in our www.RaisinBoat.com idea Gallery here for the "Happy Together" stamp set.
 

Free as a Bird Stamp Set - a great coordinating set

 
"Happy Together" stamp set works really well with our recent release, "Free as a Bird." Here's a few ideas using this set, too.
 
More Silver Chrome Pearl Pen for the birdcage! Love the vine design in this set.
 
 
I used a Copic B02 to a Copic B00 to make the gradation of color for the background.
 

I had to get out my brayer for this background. I used Memento inks in Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves and Dandelion to create the gradation of colors. Silhouette Designs scream brayer to me!

This is my favorite one. A little Bahama Blue brayered on the back with these
stunning silhouette images....add the flower and "ta-dah....Beauty!"
 
 
You can see all of the samples along with all of the products I used in our "Happy Together" section of the Idea Gallery and "Free as a Bird" section.
 
 
Both sets are now available and shipping at www.RaisinBoat.com. Have a great day! Smiles, Bobbi 
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Challenge #25 Summertime

After a VERY long and frigid Wisconsin winter, we feel more than ever that summer is definitely worth celebrating! :-) If you have some summer birthdays, art journal pages, scrapbook pages or anything else that depicts summertime, this month's challenge is for you. 

But first: The winner of Challenge # 24 is #9, Donna Whitten, with this adorable Fourth of July decoration: 



Congratulations, Donna, you you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name and item number of your set selection, as well as your mailing address. (To view your stamp set options, go to www.RaisinBoat.com, click on the Products tab, and click on any category or the catalog link.)

Thank you to everyone who joined the challenge. We hope you will continue to share your wonderful creations with us!

Now for the challenge: Create an invitation, card, table decoration, banner, art journal page or scrapbook page about a parade, picnic, flowers, garden, beach/pool, ice cream, the great outdoors, etc., -- anything that depicts “Summertime.” It can be whatever you may need to create and use! Just remember to do some stamping.

Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember you can rent or buy sets from Raisin Boat. No guilt in using a set for just one project, such as a challenge. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Here are the upcoming challenges for 2014 to help you get the perfect sets into your rental Pick List:
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas

This challenge will close on the 12th of August.

Here are some creations from the Idea Gallery to get you started:

Linda created this berry cute card using Icing on the Cake and Strokes of Wisdom.


This card, made with Cool Treats along with beachy corner accents from Splash,
will have you chasing down the ice cream truck on a hot day!


We seem to be on a food/beverage pattern here so far, fitting for a summer filled with picnics and parties. The tomatoes from our Garden of Weedin' set helped make this fresh card, along with the glasses from Drinks Anyone?.

This card, featuring Sprinkled Wishes, is sure to get your ideas bloomin' for this summer challenge! After all, any floral creation says "summer"...

Summer is all about R&R at your favorite escape -- such as the cabin! We used a brayer to create the sunset and grassy areas to support the images from Pier Happiness on this cozy, peaceful card.


What would summer be without flip flops and friends? Fill our clear curvy bottle with a candy treat for a fun summer surprise gift. The flip flops, dressed up with stylish flower brads, are from Perfect Partners.