Monday, February 23, 2009

Rubberbands Snap

Today's technique Challenge on Splitcoast was the Rubberband Technique. It was great fun!!! I suppose I should have put my leaves on a completely solid colour because they're melding into the rubberband background....I also think that next time I'll do this technique on glossy paper because the colours will be a bit bolder. Live and learn. I'm copying the instructions for this technique from Lynn's challenge because there was no tutorial link for it.

What you will need:
A wood or acrylic block
Embossing ink (embossing powder is optional)
Sponge or daubers
  • First you wrap several rubber bands around your block, criss-crossing them in various directions.
  • Next, take your rubber-banded block and ink up the rubber bands with your embossing ink (I used Versamark) and stamp onto your cardstock. I went in several different directions until I had filled the cardstock with the impressions.
  • Now you can either let your embossing ink dry, or if you prefer, you can apply embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Lastly, apply your ink using your sponges or daubers to add color to the cardstock. The embossing ink, or embossed images will resist the ink, leaving your with a unique design.

My second card, using the same Lexicon of Leaves set, is from the VSN weekend - the challenge was to make a card that a man would/could make and send to someone. I coloured the leaf with versa mark pen with Night of Navy Ink. I do like these leaves and the oak leaf isn't too bad to cut away from it's original image.

I think I'm into leaves right now because it's snowing again here. Oh how I long for the buds to appear on the trees and
uncurl into greeness!!!!!

I'm off to watch a video on to make sure it's up to par for my music classes.

Thanks for stopping by,


Cheryl Joshua said...

Fabulous cards Joan,I have to try that rubber band technique!!!

Jill said...

Love the cards. That technique looks fabulous--I will have to go check it out!

Maria Matter said...

Joan, this rubberband card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I will have to give it a go! The leaves looks great on here!
I really like the second card too! The leaf looks great on the script background!
You had a good stamping day obviously......great job!
Blessings, Maria

Risa Malieta W. said...

Oh Joan, I LOVE your rubber band card! The embossing is so unique and the leaves are very pretty also. Your second card is a stunner as well. Thanks for the rubber band instructions, this is too cool!

Michelle said...

Both cards are GOR_GEOUS!!!! I love the gold embossing on the first one, and the soothing colors of the second.

Andrea, said...

Fantastic cards Joan, i love the gold embossing

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous! What a cool technique with rubber bands! I think the leaves are stunning! Also on the second just pops off the page! Great color!

Elizabeth said...

These cards are so gorgeous!