Tuesday, March 29, 2011

RUBBERNECKER BLOG HOP - More New Releases & Prizes!!

Welcome to RUBBERNECKER STAMPS release day HOP!! We are SO excited you are HOPPING with us today!! There are LOTS of AWESOME creations in store for you!! Besides ALL the GREAT creations? There are PRIZES to be had, as well!! There are THREE ways to WIN!! Take a look at what we have for you!!

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3. IF you “LIKE” us on Facebook, you could WIN……..


HOLY PRIZES!! WOW, can you believe ALL the chances there are to WIN? We will announce the winners THURSDAY! So, you have until then, to HOP, ”LIKE” , and SIGN-UP!! The official BLOG HOP ROUTE is listed below, in case you should get lost!! ALL of the NEW release stamps, you see today, are available NOW for purchase!!

I chose to use the Hawaiin Vine (#537) image for my three different designs today in order to show you the versatility of this image.

For my first card, I kept it pretty simple.  I white embossed the image on Sahara Sand cardstock and used a q-tip and blender pen to add Tattered Rose Distress Ink to color the flower images.  I added pink Liquid Pearls to the flower centers.

Stamps: Hawaiin Vine (#537), Create a Garden Phrase Set (#508)
Cardstock: White, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand
Ink: Memento Black, Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Accessories: versamark, white embossing powder, heat tool, blender pen, q-tip, rectangle Nestabilities, pink gingham ribbon, dimensionals, pink liquid pearls, dimple corner punch

Next up, I wanted to show you a more colorful way to use this image.  I stamped the vine image twice  in Tuxedo Memento Black to create a two-sided border.  I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I added platinum Liquid Pearls to the centers and then circled the platinum pearls with a ring of pretty Charoite glitter by Martha Stewart.

Stamps: Hawaiin Vine (#537), Create a Garden Phrase Set (#508)
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, White, polkadot embossed dp
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, paper piercer, border punch, Platinum Liquid Pearls, MS Charoite glitter, MS glitter glue, Stitch, Doodle, Dot piercing template

For my last card, I combined this with Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  This card, along with some stamping supplies, will be sent to a fellow SCSer, Ashley in Indiana, who lost all of her stamping supplies in a flood and has to start all over (How terrible:  can you imagine losing all you have?).  You can read the full story in the Teapot Tuesday forum under MMTPT139.

I used the Hawaiin Vine image on the tea cup I created (out of Nestabilities, oval punches, and MFT scallop border die), as well as on the background piece of white cardstock.  I kept it soft and subtle to go with the inspiration teapot in Mothermark's challenge.  I added a very light touch of watercoloring to the images on the tea cup, but kept the image in the background as is.

We also were instructed to use ribbon in our design, so I ruffled some white polkadotted ribbon on the top rim of the cup and used organdy ribbon to attach my heart-shaped teabag.

Stamps: Hawaiin Vine (#537)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, White, Pink Pirouette dp
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Accessories: heart punch, beaded circle Nestabilities, dotted swiss embossing folder, scallop die, around-the-page border punch, white organdy ribbon, white polkadotted ribbon, watercolor brush, X-Press It tape, dimensionals
Technique: dtp stamping with slight watercoloring on flowers, ruffled ribbon

Now, I know this has already been a long post, but I need to give you the list of my fellow Rubbernecker design teammates so you can continue along the way on the hop.

Rubbernecker Blog
Charlene Merrick - that's me!
Jacquie Peiffer
Jen Charboneau
Joan Ervin
Julia Aston
Karen Hunsaker
Kittie Caracciolo
Maria Gurnsey

So, next up in our blog hop line up is the uber talented Miss Jacquie Peiffer!  Click on her link above to see what fabulous creation she has in store for you!

Thanks for joining in our excitement and BEST OF LUCK!!


Yvonne said...

Love all the cards!! The tea pot is clever and the colors go so well.

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful samples using this pretty stamp Charlene!

Lillian Child said...

These card creations are GORGEOUS, Charlene. You have a beautiful creative style.

I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!


Joan Ervin said...

Whoa, girl...you made some beautiful cards with the Hawaiian Vine stamp!!! I really like the look of the white ink on the kraft paper and the purple flowers on the second are gorgeous but that adorable little teapot takes the prize...WOW!!!

Kittie said...

Wow! Charlene all of your projects are gorgeous! You certainly showed versatility using that image.

bethann said...

love the tea cup the best, so soft and dreamy and i'm a tea drinker. the other cards are wonderful too,creative use of that stamp

Auntie Em said...

Love all your beautiful cards! The first one in the soft pinks is so delicate and sweet. Love the brighter colours of the second and the glitter centers on the flowers. The last one is precious with all the swiss dots. Very clever!
Thank you for sharing! :)

imastampin said...

Charlene, all your creations are just wonderful and really show how versatile stamping is. You've used the same stamp three totally different ways. Marveloous!

SherylH said...

You have used this simple design to make three gorgeous cards. I particularly like the design and softness of the first card.

silvia said...

Pretty cards!!

Cook22 said...

I think your take on the teapot is fabulous, a really special card. It makes the vine look so different, but I like the way you've used it on both the other cards - the colours and colouring on the first one are gorgeous.

Brook said...

Love your cards and how you showed the different ways you used the same stamp. Love your use of different colors on each too. And the teapot is just wonderful!

bncpools said...

You knocked it out of the park Charlene. Not one, but three fantastic Rubbernecker Stamp design cards. Love each one. WOW job! TFS :0)

Charlene said...

No time to blog hop but had to see what you created, Charlene...they're all beautiful, of course! Love that frilly, lacey, beribboned tea cup...Bertie tryin' to bump off da Mudder?

Dee in N.H. said...

Really pretty cards and I'm loving the sentiments!

NWFlamingo said...

Very nice. I think I liked the "simple" one best of all.

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards.

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KAREN said...

Gorgeous used of these pretty flowers. Love each card you showcased.

Barbi said...

Beautiful cards. Love the vine.

Beth said...

I love the way you used this stamp to create three totally different cards.

Francie G. said...

Fabulous use of this image, Charlene! All so beautifully done!

Anne said...

Wow, that is very versatile Charlene! Either that or YOU are the versatile one!! They're all beautiful, and so very different. And so are you. I mean, beautiful, not the very different part, because you're pretty normal I think. But I don't know, but I'm right about the beautiful part, right? :)

katspaw said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us Hoppers. In regard to your post about Ashley who lost everything in a flood, I would be crying my eyes out if I lost all my stamping stuff.

Janet L. said...

What pretty cards! I love the colors and the details you put on them.

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful cards.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love, love, love the way you showed three different ways to use the vine stamp....all very beautiful. TFS

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...now I can see why you have been on the quiet side lately...you have been busy creating beautiful eye candy for us to see.....each more fab than the next...wowza, gf