I made several cards for our blog hop because I wanted to show the various stamping techniques you can use with the floral images and get totally different looks.
Card 1: I stamped my floral , weeds, and vine images after I colored them with my Stampin' Up markers directly onto my stamps. I then went over some of the images with a watercolor brush and reinkers to add some shading. You can also spritz your stamp with a light mist of water after you've applied the ink for a softer watercolored effect on your cardstock. Don't the images from these three sets blend beautifully?
Card 2: I used the black magic technique on this beautiful flower image. I described how to do this technique in my previous blog post using white craft ink and watercolor pencils. I used a mixture of Stampin' Up pencils, Prismacolor Pencils, and SU metallic pencils to color this flower. The clear embossed image on the black background is from Rubbernecker's Weeds collection and the flower from the Floral collection.
Card 3: I gold embossed my flowers directly onto my wedding designer paper, as well as a separate piece of vellum. I trimmed the gold-embossed images on the vellum and adhered over top--and slightly off kilter--one of the others that was embossed on the designer paper. See that beautiful metallic gold paper? It was gifted to me from my sweet friend, Emily, whom most of you know as Stamp Muse---or the Divine Ms M on SCS. I embossed it with my music folder.
Card 4: For this card, I used a technique called acrylic resist. This is where you apply white acrylic paint to your stamp, stamp the image onto your cardstock, and allow it to dry (you can use a heat tool to speed up the drying process). Once dry, I applied Tea Rose and Peeled Paint distress inks and Adirondack Cranberry ink over that and wiped away the excess ink over the floral image to reveal the white. I stamped Rubbernecker Vine images on the Wild Wasabi background piece and then sponged Peeled Paint distressed ink over the edges. I really like how well Regal Rose coordinates with the Wild Wasabi.
For my last two cards, I'd like to introduce you to a couple of the newly released Rubbernecker fashion ladies.
Card 5: Meet Elizabet. What I would give to have a bod like this! LOL! I wonder how she stays so trim carrying that basket full of chocolate bon bons. But I digress. I paper-pieced her skirt with some SU designer paper and watercolored the rest of her ensemble with Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and Butterscotch inks. I felt she needed some gemstone bling, too. The sentiment is from the Fashion Icon #455 set.
Card 6: Please give it up for Miss Carrie, another one of the Rubbernecker newly released fashion ladies. I went with a very different color combination for this smokin' hot lady and kept it simple to keep the focus on her. She just sizzles, so I thought she needed some "hot" colors! I watercolored her with Adirondack Cranberry, Butterscotch, Ginger, and Denim reinkers. I used my 1/4" circle punch for the Summer Sun dots on the Purely Pomegranate cardstock. I made my buttons with a die out of Purely Pomegranate dp, glued those to white cardstock cut out of the same die, and covered them with Crystal Effects for some added shine.
If you made it this far through my lengthy blog post, thank you and kudos to you because now I want to tell you how you can win some of these new Rubbernecker images! Two winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the participating Red Hot Mommas' blog hop postings.
Rubbernecker Dave (owner) is going to give two lucky winners a chance to win some blog candy! Winners may choose any ONE of the following complete collections:
Again, two winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the participating Red Hot Mommas' blog hop postings. Please be sure to let us know how to contact you! Posts may be made between 5:00 a.m. EST today thru 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. Winners will be announced on Bev Gerard's blog on Thursday! I will also post the winners.