Feb 12, 2009

Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co - Hands #2, Masculine

Here is another card made with Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co's beautiful stamp --*hands* 1806-hands.  Both this card and my other one were created with Copic Sketch markers and Copic's mini airbrush nozzle/pen holder and air can. (ABS-2). At first it takes some getting used to, but after a few tries you begin to get a feel for where the ink will be spraying, and how dense/light the ink is coming out.  The results are pretty cool, huh?  The same effects can be created with a craft sponge and ink pad, or Tim Holtz's Blending Tool.

Sue Wiebold, the owner of Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co has a blog, PurpleStamper's Musings!  Be sure to pay a visit!

(This card is going to the American soldier I *adopted* who's fighting in Iraq.  It will go with a little care package of treats! I wanted to give him a little reminder that no matter what happens to him or where he is, God is in control - always.  And God loves Him.  That's why He gave up His only begotten Son!  Can you believe such love?)

Anyhoo, back to the card!  I usually never use pre-printed sentiments but I've had this sheet of EK Success True Faith stickers for a while and thought it might look good on this card.  

Since it's a vellum sticker, I decided to put 2 more layers of white vellum behind it to give it some support.  Here is a close-up of the details on 
the sticker.  I used a few medium sized flat glue dots to keep it in place.  I really liked how it turned out -- I think I may use more stickers from now on!

Now it's time for a little diversion!
I interrupt this program to bring you this exciting news... jk!  I want to point you over to a few more cards that have been created with this *hands* stamp!  Mami Dini pointed out a
 couple cards to me that Jacki Jones created that are so precious and beautiful.  In fact, I may have to CASE them!  Jacki made them for Christmas using the reverse mask technique and you just have to see what she did with them!  Click on the links to see them:

Aren't they just the coolest cards?

Card hardware:
Here are close-ups of the brass bible charm and the blue metal tag.  The brass bible charm came in a package with other inspirational trinkets by Darice and the blue metal tag is by Making Memories.  I think I got both of them in clearance bins at either Michael's or JoAnn's. I try to get a lot of stuff on clearance -- because I can get more stuff that way, lol!!!

To add more dimension I colored the raised parts with a dark brown permanent Sharpie marker.

Thank you for visiting today!

God bless you!

Paper:  K-ology *Addison*, Stampin' Up whisper white, taken with teal, Bazzil teal cardstock
Inks: Copic Sketch Markers & ABS-2 Air Brush System, Timber Brown StazOn, Sharpie marker
Accesories: MM metal tags, Darice charms, EK Success True Faith stickers, Offray ribbon 5/8" Sidesaddle

*the copic markers and blending tool can be found at Creative Play Stamps

Feb 6, 2009

Heart & Soul Rubber Stamps Co - Hands

I made this card back in December but it seems kind of fitting for Valentine's Day because of the red & pink colors and the heart shaped by the 2 hands.

I bought this stamp a long time ago and am finally getting to upload this first card!  I have another one almost finished with masculine colors.

This stamp company, Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co., is really awesome and I don't think enough people know about it!  It is owned and operated by Sue, and she has stamps for all kinds of occasions --there are tons of sentiments, bible verses, sayings, quotes, and holidays/celebrations.  The stamps come in 3 versions: wood-mounted, unmounted but with red cushion attached, and then just the rubber image untrimmed.  

Here I've used stamps: 1806-hands and 12039-he lives.  The *He Lives* part in this card is referring to Jesus Christ and those are His hands.  I believe they're shaped in a heart because He loves us perfectly.  The essence of Christ is love and this is shown by his willingness to die on the cross for our sins.  Jesus does indeed live today!

When I bought this stamp I was really inspired by the beautiful cards made by Dini Kowal (Mama Dini's blog) --she has 2 hands cards on her blog found here and here.

Thanks for taking a look!

Paper:  Basic Grey, Stampin' Up confetti white, burgundy
Inks: Copic Sketch MarkersABS-2 Air Brush System, Black StazOn, SU burgundy
Accesories: Prima flowers, brads, pop-ups