Friday, January 30, 2015

Stars and Heroes + GIVEAWAY

Long post ahead plus giveaway details at the end. Today, I'm sharing cards I created using Mama Elephant's most recent release: Tiny Heroes and Shooting Star. Aren't they adorable? It took me a long time to just color all the characters with Copic markers and finally some cards came together. I still have a lot of the pieces left, which means I can make more cards later! Yay!

I think I struggle most with coloring skin and hair. I did take Copic Markers for Cardmakers by Online Card Classes but didn't get to practice as much yet.


I used distress inks to create these backgrounds.


For the background above, I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, and Victorian Velvent.


For this background, I used Squeezed Lemonade, Victorian Velvet, and Shaded Lilac.

My inspiration for all of these cards came from the recent Mama Elephant stampede/release from their design team. So much fun!! These are the cards I created with Tiny Heroes:



I added sequins that matched the gorgeous backgrounds. I will link to all the colors below. 




And here are the cards I created using Shooting Star stamp set. 


I love the contrast of the background for this one. 



Aren't those sequin colors gorgeous?!? I love how they match the background and the girl's dress.



Yes, I decided to go with pink clouds. They came out so cute. Love, love love! 



Everything goes with black. This soft pink is out of this world!!!




Ohmagawd, even I'm amazed at how this background came out. I added Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink Spray and MFT Mix-Ables Sheer Shimmer Mist to add more pop. What do you think?? 



She's like me - just sitting in the clouds, lost in thought. ;-) I know, I know. Generally, people make and post one card. I don't even get to take pictures of all the cards I create, but February will be an extremely busy month for me so I'm getting as many done now as I can while I have my creativity in full mode. 

All the sequins I used were from The Ton. They carry A LOT of colors so do check them out! Sequins are available in 4mm-10mm and mix sized packages as well. Colors I used included: Matte GoldMy Tutu, Bermuda Blue, Light Amethyst, Light Plum, Pixie Pink, and Yellow Belly. More will be coming to the site soon. Be sure to check in on Monday for our small blog hop and another giveaway sponsored by The Ton

They have exclusive mixes in stock as well. The Gala Invitation Couture Mix




Check out my design team posts from earlier this week, featuring Shoes Wardrobe, Sketchy Menagerie, and planner set Scheduled! I'll be featuring Round Diamonds and Vintage Frames on Monday. :-) 

Now for the best part. As promised, here's my giveaway in celebration of six months of papercrafting!!! I really appreciate all the new followers, your love and support, all the encouragement, and overall warmth of the crafting community. You're ALL rockstars. Thank you for everything. I LOVE all the comments. Wink, wink. :-)

Here's the prize package:


I will add in an assortment of embellishments and other goodies plus a card by yours truly! Only U.S. residents are eligible since I cannot afford international shipping right now, but I still appreciate you all! In order to be eligible to win: 

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Share this post on Facebook and leave a comment below that you shared «
» 3. Tweet about this post on Twitter and leave a comment below that you shared «
» 4. Repost my IG post about this entry on Instagram and tag me @rubznaz «
» 5. Subscribe to my blog and leave a comment below that you subscribed « (or that you already are subscribed - but let me know if it's by e-mail, Bloglovin' or Blogger)

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 5 entries per person! You will have until Wednesday, February 4 11:59 p.m. and winner will be announced by Friday, February 6. Good luck to everyone and thank you for visiting! 

Linking to the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Up in the Clouds
The Card Concept: Challenge #27 Love (mixed media)

44 comments:

  1. What awesome eye candy today, Ruby! Love these cards!!

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  2. Wow....great coloring, backgrounds and cards!!! I love that you were able to make so many!! How fun!! Good luck in February!! So excited to see you still going strong six months later!! =)

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  3. Adorable cards. I love all the details you added to each one. And your coloring is wonderful.

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  4. I shared on FB... https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1002952729719277&id=100000136783546&_rdr

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  5. Awesome cards!! I shared on fb and following on IG thanks for a chance!

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  6. Wow!!! Such amazing cards!! I love all of them! Which sequins did you use on the card with the pink clouds?

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  7. Looooove this stamp set, and you used everything so perfectly! My favorite is the pink cloud card that says "I thank my lucky stars.." SO CUTE! Thanks for the giveaway chance!!!

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  8. Pass by to show some love!!! Love those cards so cute great job

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  9. What an awesome giveaway! Those sequins are awesome! I have just started using sequins and am always looking for new places to get them from! Will be checking out the TON! Thanks for sharing!
    Your cards are awesome! I just love the backgrounds and the images ROCK!!!

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  10. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/barbaramacaskil/status/561227612182556675

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  11. I shared on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/mommamac12/posts/889205894465261

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  12. I follow you on IG (meemawof3) and reposted and tagged you!

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  13. I am so in love with these tiny heroes! Your card showcases them "wonder"fully! thanks for the prize chance!

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  14. I posted on my FB:
    https://www.facebook.com/linda.chidster/posts/10205462583584789?pnref=story

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  15. Subscribed on Bloglovin
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/a-rare-ruby-13303493

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  16. Subscribed by Email:
    chidchat0904@yahoo.com

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  17. Retweeted on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/Chidchat0904/status/561354515383726080

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  18. Your Cards are A D O R A B L E - Sooooo CUTE!!!

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  19. I ADORE the superhero cards! love them!!! i shared this post on my Facebook page. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Nina-Marie :)

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  20. Check out all of your coloring and cards...love those ME sets!

    6 months....hasn't it been unbelievable? I feel so fortunate to be part of this awesome paper crafting community. No need to put me in your drawing...I came over to leave you some bloggie love. So glad that I 'met' you ♡

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  21. I love the backgrounds! Just when I think your cards can't get anymore amazing you prove me wrong! ;]

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  22. Fabulous set of cards and I love the backgrounds you've created, they all work so well with the adorable little images! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

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  23. So adorable!!! I love all of these!! I really must get me some Mama Elephant stamps!! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!!

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  24. Oh wow so so fun Ruby! You might just have enabled some shopping. ;) Thank you for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

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  25. How adorable are those characters! I especially like the girls on the clouds.

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  26. What adorable images and your coloring is awesome, congrats on 6 months!

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  27. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/TaraSeamus/status/563048028115062787

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  28. Shared on FB;;;https://www.facebook.com/nancy.carroll.142/posts/904453409606362?pnref=story

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  29. I reposted to IG and tagged you..nance459

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  30. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/TaraSeamus/status/563048028115062787

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  31. What adorable images and your coloring is awesome, congrats on 6 months!

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  32. Absolutely LOVE your background using Distress Inks !!!

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  33. Ruby all your cards are amazing. Amazing how you colored so many pieces and then created s many beautiful cards with them! Love your backgrounds and the different embellishments. Thank you for playing at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com! Good luck and hope to see you at our next challenge!

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  34. PS. Just so you know. I can't comment on your other cards at 7 Kids.... the links take me to Flickr:(

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  35. Love the backgrounds on your cards! Thank you for playing in our challenge at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com.

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