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Technique Tuesday – Masked Rubber Band Technique

At last month’s Technique Tuesday class, I taught the Masked Rubber Bank Technique.   The technique uses some basic supplies – clear block, rubber bands, sponges, and a DIY mask for your cardstock.

Here is the card we made:

How did we do the technique?  Here are the instructions:

Supplies

  • Clear Block
  • Various-Sized Rubber Bands
  • Coordinating Inks (at least 2)
  • Sponge
  • Mask
  • Glue stick or light adhesive
  • Neutral Card Stock

Instructions

  • Create a mask, leaving about a 1”-2” opening.  I use three small pieces of grid paper, taping a top and bottom with an opening in between.
  • Dab a little glue on the back of the card stock.  Sneak card stock under opening.
  • Put rubber bands over clear block – spread them out for best coverage.
  • Ink rubber banded block in darker ink.
  • Stamp block on the unmasked card stock.
  • Take sponge and lightly ink all over unmasked section in the lightest ink color.

You could sponge first and then stamp with the rubber banded clear block.  However, I like how sometimes the ink gets blurry with sponging – it gives a little more depth to the background.

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Lovely as a Tree Framed Landscape Card

This was one of my favorite Christmas cards I sent this year.  Lovely as a Tree – I hope by now you have purchased this versatile stamp set!

I taught my stampers the framed landscape technique a few months ago using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  All I did was switch out color schemes and stamp sets to get this simply gorgeous card.  The phrase is from More Merry Messages.

Lovely as a Tree Framed Landscape

 

What I really liked about this card – the embossed button made with our foil sheets.  Oh so pretty, but flat and extremely lightweight.  Made it easy to be mailed!!!!

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Christmas in July Skating Bird Card

One of my WOW cards from last year's Christmas Card stamp camp featured the cute skating bird from the For the Birds stamp camp.  The background was actually pretty easy to do using sticky notes, inkpads, and sponge daubers.  The key is to start burnishing the sponged area off the card stock and gradually move in.  This way you really have a softer touch on the landscape and less chance for obvious dots.  Lovely as a Tree is a great stamp for landscapes!  The Shimmery White card stock adds just a bit of sparkle too!

For the Birds-christmas skater

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Saying Goodbye to Just Believe Stamp Set

The time is here…I must say goodbye to my favorite stamp set – Just Believe.  Oh, how I loved you so…the many swaps I stamped with you, the many classes I showed you off, the many techniques you were perfect for.

Sadly, it is time for the new stamps to come out and play, but just like the old girl scout saying goes, I'll keep the "old".

Framelit Mask-Just Believe

just-believe-marinanon

Just Believe-Gatefold Card

just-believe-square

just believe-sponging

just-believe-scallop-edge

believe-diamondtopnote

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Ears to You Easter Z Fold Card

Did you know that the single stamps from this winter will be available through July 31st?  The stamp I had to have from this collection was Ears to You.  I just love those little bunnies!  Here is one of the cards my customers created this month:

 

Easter Card Ears to You

 

This is a Z Fold Card.  The cloud embossing folder was used on scrap pieces and then sponged over and cut out.  The grass is just some sponging.  Sorry, the color is not as vibrant as it is in person.

I hope you have a Blessed Easter!

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Autumn Spice Forest Tree

Welcome!  You may have found me today if you are following the SU Stars Blog Hop from the previous stop – Creative Designs by Jackie

http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com

The Autumn Spice DSP is thick and wonderful to use in your crafting!  I created this card for my Fabulous Fall Stamp Camp last September:

forest-friends-designer-label

Don't you love the Hodgepodge Hardware accent piece?  We used a sponge to create the ground and and fill in the leaf section.

The next stop on the blog tour is Denise Foor's blog – http://denisefoor.blogspot.com/

Want to start at the top of the blog tour?  You can begin again here – http://www.su-stars.blogspot.com/

 

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