Sunday, April 25, 2010

Featured Stampers

Congratulations to GloriousGreetings (Gloria) on being honored as this week's featured stamper on SCS! What an awesome gallery she has, and I have long appreciated her encouraging comments on my cards. I don't know if being featured stamper is a dream of Gloria's or not, but I thought the title was fitting! :-)

Here's her beautiful Lily of Valley card that I love.  We are required to change two or more things when casing the featured stamper.  I changed:

1. colors
2. stamps
3. minor sketch design changes
4. no ribbon or buttons or faux stitching

I used the black magic technique on my Rubbernecker florals. This is where you stamp your image onto black cardstock (or any other dark color of your choice, but black works best IMO) with white craft ink. Let the ink dry and color with your pencils. I then dotted and outlined parts of my image with white gel pen. Lastly, I went over parts of the flowers and leaves with glitter pens for some added shimmer. I then fussy cut out my image, like Gloria did with her lily of the valley.

I inked the inside of my dotted swiss embossing folder with Buckaroo Blue (love that blue!) and then ran my white cardstock through my Cuttlebug since I didn't want a stark white panel, and I don't have any cool designer paper that would coordinate.

This next card is one I made on Friday for the Queen for the Day challenge on SCS honoring my fellow Rubbernecker design team member, Cathleen, also known as ctorina on SCS.  Here's the gorgeous card of Cathleen's I chose to case.   And here's my card:

I used different colors, embossing folders, sentiment stamp, added piercing, and did the out-of-the-box technique with my sentiment.
I hope to catch up with all of you soon.  I've been busy this weekend preparing for a Rubbernecker blog hop this coming Tuesday, so I hope you'll come back and see what the design team members have created for your viewing pleasure using some of the newly released Rubbernecker stamps!


Sabrina said...

You'll be busy on Tuesday - I'll know where to look if you don't manage to make the tea-party. Who needs DP when you can make something as lovely as that Swiss-Dotted panel? And I am sure you must have done the plaid on the card you sent me, as it's on glossy cardstock.
Love the little bits of sparkle I can see, too, on that great black magic flower.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Ms. Char Char....these are both fabulous....the first is so dang glamourous with the richness of color with those white highlights....wowza....and the second is crisp, clean and so lovely.....the colors just pop...love those added flourishes...hope you are enjoying your weekend

Stef H said...

oh that flower is to die for gorgeous!!! wow! and i love the border and swirls on the 2d card! EVERYTHING you ALWAYS do is gorgeous to me anyway!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Two beautiful in blue cards Charlene!! I LOVE the clouds in the first with that gorgeous flower. And the second is gorgeous with all the black space and flourishes!! Wow!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Charlene, I love the card you made for the FS.....the clouds behind the flower are an awesome idea!! TFS!