Wednesday, February 20, 2008

First try with rub ons!

Denise had a challenge on her blog today to take inspiration from another blog and do something I did!! You should check out what she came up with!!

So I like rubons a lot more than I thought I would!! They are super fun and easy!!

I did this card from the sketch on Beate's blog which may have been on SCS first, but I was insprired by her interpretation of the sketch. This is a 5x5 square card; I love this size card! The only stampI used was the polka dot background which I stamped in white craft ink and then embossed with white EP. I used my pretties again, I think they are so pretty and really look great on cards. The rub on I used are from the SAB pack-love & happiness. I used a white rub on on the guava and the old olive rub on on whisper white. I then masked the sentiment and sponged with old olive.

For anyone new to masking it's a great little technique! With stamps just stamp your image on scratch paper and cut it out. Then lay it on top of the same image on your project. You can then sponge over for the effect I created here or stamp other stamps around the original image.

I finished the card with an artichoke grosgrain bow. I think this artichoke ribbon can work with artichoke or old olive card stock.

Finally as a side note, don't tell my husband I said this but, I really can get a lot more stamping done when my stamp room is clean!!

**Also any SU demos that are interested, I started a "say what?" swap on SCS, check out this link for details:)

Thanks for stoppin by!!


Denise ~

Beautiful, as always! Love the colors and the pearls! Thanks for doing my challenge. :)


Love this card!! Playing with the rub-ons has been so much fun - wonder what I did before them!! I like the color combo and also the use of the pretties pearls on your card - what a beauty!!


WOW! This turned out so beautiful!


I love the rub on in the background, it's so pretty! Great card!


beautiful card!


love the color you choosed and the rubons look fabulos on it.
especially the pearls look fantastic with the swirls


This is so pretty! Aren't the rub-ons fun?! I've been having fun using them too.