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)
Cardstock
Inks
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 Strauss....got to make sure it's up to par for my music classes.

Thanks for stopping by,
JOAN

8 comments:

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!
hugs
Risa:)

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 card...it just pops off the page! Great color!

Elizabeth said...

These cards are so gorgeous!