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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rubbernecker New Release Day!

Today is Rubbernecker Stamps RELEASE DAY!! Thank you for joining us for the fun!! To change it up a bit, our RELEASE hop is MORE than a HOP!!! How about a game? For some Release Day fun, we are having a WORD SCRAMBLE!! All you have to do is travel to EACH of the FABULOUS design team blogs, like usual, and leave them some LOVE!! However, while you are there, you will pick up a LETTER at EACH stop!! At the end of your journey you will UNSCRAMBLE the letters and figure out what the WORD should be!! You will then leave your ANSWER on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG! ONE lucky entry will receive a PRIZE……………………………….

**A $25 RUBBERNECKER STAMPS GIFT CERTIFICATE**

MY LETTER IS
“B”

You will have until THURSDAY to enter, for we know that everyone is VERY busy!! You can find the HOP ROUTE below! Thanks, again, for joining Rubbernecker Stamps for their NEW RELEASE DAY!!! Hope you enjoy the HOP!!

I used this Layered Floral Panel image for my two designs today.  It is the size of a background stamp easily covering a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock.  So many different techniques ran through my mind with this set from using alcohol inks to chalks to perfect pearls to embossing to coloring the image with markers and spritzing with water for a watercolored effect.  There is a lot of versatility with this stamp.  I did play with each of those techniques and have three designs to show you the different looks you can get with this image and techniques. 

On my first two cards, I used Ranger alcohol inks and blending solution to color my glossy white cardstock and then I stamped the Layered Floral Panel in Stazon black.



I went with soft colors on this card, which are Cloud Blue, Willow, and Shell Pink. I applied drops of each of these inks to my blending tool and stamped all over the glossy cardstock. I then dropped larger dots of each of the reinkers directly onto the cardstock and let the color splay outward. Lastly, I added a drop or two of the blending solution in a few spots to mute the colors a bit more. The black ribbon is from May Arts, and I attached the circle sentiment panel to the black ribbon with pink embroidery thread. The sentiment is a partial sentiment from Rubbernecker's Tea Time set. I colored only those words I wanted with a black marker.



For my second card, I went with a brighter color scheme using Butterscotch, Cranberry, and Eggplant alcohol inks with the same application I used on the first card. I knew I was going to use the sketch design from Card Patterns for this card, so I punched out a butterfly (doesn't it make for a beautiful butterfly?) from the top of this background panel to place on my circle panel. I applied Wild Honey and Ginger distress inks to this circle panel and pierced holes around it. This was such a fun sketch with which to play. I used Purely Pomegranate ribbon for the center piece behind the image panel and glued my yellow buttons to the ribbon with Aleene's Tacky Glue.



For my third and final card, I actually pulled out my Stampin' Pastels (chalks) that I haven't used in eons! I stamped the image with Versamark onto my cardstock and then applied the various colored chalks with q-tips and cotton balls. I used Summer Sun, Ruby Red, and Certainly Celery. Don't these colors just scream summer to you? The leaf foliage is from a Sizzix die and the little hydrangeas are from a Martha Stewart punch. My friend, Kittie, has been making some gorgeous floral bouquets with similar flower punches, and I found myself "needing" this punch. Giggle. I used only the smaller hydrangea, using a stylus to press down the center of the flower, and added a touch of Scattered Straw Distress Stickles to the flower centers.

Now, here's the official blog hop route you'll need to follow to obtain all the letters for the scramble and post comments for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate:

Design Team



All of the new release stamps are available NOW at the Rubbernecker store!!  Happy shopping and GOOD LUCK!

59 comments:

Judy said...

Wowza! You rocked all three of these cards. TFS

Stephani said...

Your cards are amazing!!! Love the technique with the alcohol inks. Definitely will have to try it.

Kittie said...

They are all gorgeous, Charlene! I would have never in a million years thought of using this stamp in this manner. Gorgeous and inspiring. Problem is....I didn't get this stamp as I had no clue how to use it.

June-Marie said...

Lovely....like the colors you chose to blend together....
jmbody@shaw.ca

Nancy said...

FANTASTIC!!! How creative! Love them!!

Loretta said...

Awesome use of that background stamp! Beautiful!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are beautiful, love the colors

Beth Ann said...

Love the different cards. Great use of colors.

cdjcape521 said...

All three cards are beautiful! TFS!

mama mia said...

very nice. haven't used alcohol ink on anything but metal. can't wait to give it a try.

Swedie said...

Love the way you did the colors for the background, and the black really stands out against them.

imastampin said...

I love how you used the same bg stamp with three different color combos and layouts. Such a different just by changing up a few things each time. Lovely!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Oh my, three absolutely beautiful cards. Looks like you had lots of fun with these stamps, great to see how you made three very different looking cards with the same stamps. Awesome. TFS

Rhonda said...

Beautiful!

Konnie with a K said...

You have inspired me to pull out the chalks. Beautiful!

Carlotta Vachon said...

very, very nice.

Sarah said...

So gorgeous!

Becky said...

These are beautiful!

bncpools said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Charlene you really did a fabulous job showcasing this bg stamp. I love each and everyone of your cards here. Those colors just pop that image. If I didn't already have this stamp I would be getting it today! Well done. TFS :0)

ChristineZ said...

I love this stamp and how it looks so different on each card. Beautiful.

Billie Dee said...

I love the style you used. Those cards are so bright and colorful.

Billie Dee said...

I love the style you used. Those cards are so bright and colorful.

Brenda Evans said...

Wow - beautiful color bright and bold - wonderful!

pattywagan said...

I really like the colors of your backgrounds and the flower stamp that looks a little like a sliced grapefruit is my fave!

berlykim37 said...

I love the colors you used in the card with the butterfly.

Colorado Crafter said...

These cards are gorgeous!! I especially love the alcohol ink backgrounds. That technique works so beautifully with this new Rubbernecker background stamp!!

Gladys R. said...

Beautiful color combo on your
cards.

Teri said...

Wow! These are all GORGEOUS!! Great job!

Lorraine said...

Oooh, Charlene! You have taken my breath away with these three stunners. Absolutely gorgeous!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colorful BGs, especially the last one.

SherylH said...

What a great use of this background image! Your cards are all beautiful, my favorite would be the bright butterfly one.

Melanie said...

Wow, LOVE the backgrounds you used to highlight these stamps! Well done!

Auntie Em said...

All three of your cards are so beautiful! I love the deep rich colours from the alcohol inks overstamped with the black. The chalked card is so pretty as well. I love that technique!
Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Those are all gorgeous! I love that you got 3 different looks with this same awesome image!

Trisha said...

Love your colors, makes me want to plant flowers right now, even though I still have snow and ice on the north side of my house, that's Alberta, always a late bloomer.
Hugs,
Trisha

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, that background stamp is fabulous.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Marie said...

Love the pastel card and the sweet cut out butterfly!
Thanks for sharing!
Marie

Rufus said...

I love playing with alcohol inks! Lovely cards!!
R/

Julia Aston said...

I love all the techniques you used in stamping this fun bg stamp Charlene! I've been playing with this myself - but didn't get anything finished to post yet! Three great designs GF!!

Francie G. said...

Charlene, these are fabulous! One background and so many possiblilities! Love all your designs. Beautifully done!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Charlene...all three cards are absolutely amazing!!!! You are the technique Queen for the day with all those fabulous backgrounds you created...the colors are all gorgeous, too!!!!

Liz Williams said...

I just love beautifully created backgrounds such as these. Marvelous work, Charlene.

ChristineCreations said...

These are awesome Charlene! Such great effects on each of them..they are so vibrant and fun!

Katrina said...
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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are all gorgeous Charlene!! I just adore your colors and designs!!

Lindsay said...

So bright and fun! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Pat (mspfd) said...

These are gorgeous creations, Charlene.
Love all the different colors and technique used. It's amazing how you were able to achieve 3 different looks with the same stamp. You really have inspired me to blow the dust off my alcohol inks.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you provided a mini tutorial on how you created each image. TFS ;D

Celeste said...

They are gorgeous, I love this technique! Great images.

Heather said...

gorgeous cards! I thought this was a beautiful stamp but wondered what to do with it. Now I know!! I really love the first with the softer colors, but they are all fabulous.

Cher said...

I love your cards!

Denise said...

Great cards! I love all your color combinations!
DeniseB

redwasher1 said...

Charlene, your cards just stunning!!! I really need to try this!!! Sounds like a fun hop!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

each of these beauties are positively dramatic and eye catching and sooooo creative...kudos, my friend

disneylisa said...

Very nice. Some day I too will use my chalks. :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Thanks for the lovey comment, Charlene! I swiped copper metallic ink to the tips of the leaves and embossed with clear embossing powder. Easy peasy!

Traci M said...

Wow, wonderful, Charlene!! I love this technique and what a beautifully dramatic trio of cards you've made!!
I love your new blog look, too...way to go, girlfriend!!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my word, these are so colorful and GORGEOUS!!