Happy Friday!  I have some exciting (well I think it is exciting) new today.  Yesterday Rubbernecker started a company blog!  Can you see me jumping up and down?  Smiley from millan.net I’ve heard from so many of you inquiring about the Rubbernecker Blog Challenges and if we were going to start them again.  Well, yes we are!  Only now they will be hosted on the RN Blog.  Not only will you be able to find the challenges there, but it will also be the place for tutorials, techniques, product info, our show schedule, and chats with the Design Team.  Please stop by Rubbernecker Stamps – Company Blog and say hi!

Because I worked all day yesterday on the blog and other matters, I didn’t have time to stamp.  I started down to the studio this morning when my phone rang.  Kate was having car problems – MOM to the RESCUE!  See, they still need us even when they think they don’t!

I was intrigued by the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast today, and needed to play along.  The object of today’s challenge to create a card using a technique with only paper, ink and stamps.  I took that to mean no acrylic paint, embossing powders, fancy sprays, etc. – just ink!  To make things even more interesting, while having my daily blog fix this morning, I saw Beate’s weekend sketch challenge.  I’ve never played along in Beate’s challenges and today just decided I needed a little fun.

Anyhoo, here’s my card today.

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I decided to make the larger panel in Beate’s sketch the image panel, even though Beate used designer paper in this area and she also made the small panel her image.  Brilliant actually!  To make the background, I took out my Ranger craft sheet and down the center I swiped three ink colors directly from the pad, Mustard Seed, Broken China and Fired Brick.  I then misted the ink swipes with water until beads started to form on the craft sheet.   Taking my piece of white paper, I laid the paper down in the middle of the ink and picked it right back up.  I then dried the paper with a heat tool.  This step was repeated until I had picked up most of the ink from the craft sheet.  It is important however to the paper dry between adding layers.  This adds interest to the background.  By the way, the sentiment panel was created the same way.  After creating the background, the images were stamped and more color was added to the edges using a blending tool.  For more interest I distressed the edges, and then stitched the panel to the actual card base.

  • Stamps: Sentiment and Tim Holtz Nature’s Discovery by Stampers Anonymous from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Scrapperdashery Love is Patient; SU Barely Banana
  • Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Mustard Seed, Broken China, Fired Brick and Dusty Concord Distress, Archival Jet Black and Coffee
  • Accessories: Ranger Craft Sheet, Mini Mister, Inkssentials Blending Tool; Venture Foam Tape; Sewing Machine; Tonic Tim Holtz Distress Tool; Ribbon

Have a great day!

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