Showing posts with label Rubbernecker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rubbernecker. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Framed Poppies

Today I have a card to share that I made for two challenges -  Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and the April CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.
I CASEd a card of Angie's (stampinhappy on SCS) that had a poppies image on it and the CAS Watercolour challenge is to use poppies - so I hit two challenges with one card!

It seems I only have two poppy stamps in my vast array of floral stamps in my craft room!??
Today I used a two stamp set from Rubbernecker aptly called Watercolor Poppies for my card.  I put the flower piece in my Stamp Platform and colored the areas on the stamp with Ranger Distress Markers -Festive Berries on the poppies, Forest Moss on the leaves and Gathered Twigs on the stems.  I spritzed the stamp with water and pressed it against a panel of watercolor paper.

I dried the panel with my heat tool and then positioned the outline stamp over the colored image, put the outline stamp on the Stamp Platform, inked it in black and pressed it over the panel.
This is a great way to watercolor a stamp if your not adept at regular watercoloring ie. with water and paint (which I am NOT although I'm trying to learn!) 

I die cut the panel using the medium frame from Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles from PTI (they are presently on sale!).  Then I layered the outer frame on foam dots onto a white card base and adhered the inside panel inside the frame.

Also Linking my card to:


Use some kind of Water
I 'inked' my stamp with Distress Markers and spritzed with water

Stamps:  Water Color Poppies - Rubbernecker
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Paper:  Water color - Canson, White - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs,  Stamp Platform - Tonic, water mister, heat tool, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Heavenly Peace

Yes, I'm starting to make my Christmas cards already!  And today I'm joining in with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge to help me do that!
This month the theme is PEACE.
 So I pulled out this lovely Heavenly Peace sentiment from Impression Obsession and this beautiful tree stamp from Rubbernecker and created this card.
And since it was so easy, I made another one with the same supplies, accept this time I die cut the stamped panel with a Pierced Feature Frame: Rectangle Die from PTI. 
I had to place the sentiment higher on the tree and lost the top of the tree using the frame die but I love them both!
And now I have two more Christmas cards to add to my box!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  3 Pine Tree Set - Rubbernecker Stamps, Sentiment #C13153 - Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Stormy Sea - PTI
Ink:  Stormy Sea - PTI, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Tombow Glue, Pierced Feature Frame: Rectangle die - PTI.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Red and Pink Watercolor Tree

I recently purchased a lovely 3 piece stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamps called Gentle Breeze.  
I hadn't really looked at the stamp when it arrived - just put it in my floral stamp drawer to use later.  On Saturday I participated in the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers where we were to be inspired by the All Posters Website (wow, what a lot of inspiration there!).  
I came upon this poster 
and it made me think of my Rubbernecker stamp. So I got it out and created this card.
The stamp set has 3 stamps in it - the landscape piece, the tree piece and the grasses piece - so it's easy to get different colors on the different pieces.  
I decided to do a watercolor technique where I put one of the stamps in my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform (these stamps are red rubber but not on wood and you can use red rubber stamps in this platform.) I colored the stamp using Ranger Distress Markers in the colors I wanted, spritzed the stamp with water and then pressed the stamp on a panel of watercolor paper.  I repeated this with the tree stamp and the grasses stamp.  The Distress Markers I used are Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs and Peeled Paint. I die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle from PTI.  

I really loved how this came out and was eager to watercolor it again!  

So I happened to check out the February CAS Watercolour Card Challenge and saw that it was to use Reds and Pinks.  I thought I'd try these unusual colors with this stamp set and created a Valentine by adding 3 stamped hearts and a Valentines sentiment after I did the water coloring.   The Distress Markers I used on this card are Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany.
 I'm linking this Valentine card to:

First Tree Card
Stamps: Gentle Breeze #1027 - Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, White - PTI
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning platform, Ranger Distress Markers Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, water mister, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle - PTI

Valentine Tree Card
Stamps: Gentle Breeze #1027 - Rubbernecker Stamps, Perfect Match (hearts and sentiment) - PTI 
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, White - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning Platform, Ranger Distress Markers Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany, water mister, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle - PTI

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nevermore Quoth the Raven

Here are a couple of Halloween cards I was inspired to make for today's Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge -   we were to be inspired by the items in the Kirklands Web Store - Fall Decorating Section

Nothing spooky there - not a raven, a crow or even a cat -  so my inspiration came from this frame design and the fall colors!
I used watercolored gold embossed tissue paper (that I created using Loll Thompson's wonderful tutorial) for the background inside the frame.  The raven and cat are Tim Holtz/Alterations Movers and Shapers die.   The Nevermore stamp is from Waltzingmouse All Hallows Eve (no longer available).  The cat sentiment below is from Rubbernecker Halloween Set 1.  The frame is Rectangle Peek a Boo Window die from MFT.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend -  summer has returned to New England - it was 80 degrees today -  I'm actually ready for cooler fall - hope it comes soon!
Kent and I are going to a local antiques fair Sunday afternoon - should be a good day for it!
Stamps:  When Black Cats Prowl -  Halloween Set #1 - Rubbernecker,  Nevermore Quoth the raven - All Hallows Eve - Waltzingmouse (no longer available)
Paper:  Canyon Clay, white, true black - PTI, white tissue paper
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Seedles Preserves , Peeled Paint, Twisted Cintrol, Carved Pumpkin
Accessories:  gold embossing powder, heat tool, foam dots, rhinestones - Amuse, Mini Cat and Raven Dies - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Rectangle Peek a Boo Window die - MFT.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ghosting Trick or Treat

Today I'm playing along with the CAS Mix Up challenge highlighting the Ghosting technique.
For my ghosting, I first sponged a panel of white card stock with Ranger Distress Blue Print Ink.  Than I spritzed water onto my Owl Tree Tag stamp and pressed it onto the panel pressing down and holding it there for 10 seconds or so.  I lifted the stamp off and dried the panel with my heat tool and the 'ghosting' appeared!
I also flicked some drops of water onto the panel and dried it again.  I die cut the Small Gothic Window and layered it over the stamping with foam dots. 
I stamped 3 black bats and white embossed the sentiment on a punched strip of black.  I added orange Tiny Twinkles to the eyes of the owl and pumpkins for a little glitter.

Loll and Bonnie show other ways to do 'ghosting' over on the challenge blog - check it all out here.
I'm also linking to the following challenges:
(I flipped the shape and sentiment to opposite sides) 
Stamps:  Owl Tree Tag - Rubbernecker, Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Blue Print, True Black - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  Modern Label Punch - SU, Small Gothic Window Die - Poppy Stamps, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cat on a Broom

Another quick Halloween card! Using a spooky broom stamp from Stampendous, a  cat stamp from Rubbernecker and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse!  I added a touch of color with a yellow Zig Clean Color Brush to the cats eyes!
 A clean and simple design
I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch
Up late to get this card done -  now I'm off to bed!
Stamps:  Broom - Stampendous, Cats - Rubbernecker, Happy Halloween - Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Yellow Zig Clean Color Brush.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fore, Three Two One

I've had a rough week -  First - I had taken 2 weeks family leave to care for Kent who had his right knee replaced on 4/30.  He's progressing quite nicely thank goodness!  But, on Wednesday of last week - I suddenly developed a horrible chest cold that got worse and worse -   I returned to work yesterday from my leave - but was so sick I had to see my doctor (I work at a hospital so my PCP was right there!).  Long story short - I have bronchitis and Influenza B (even though I got a flu shot - wrong flu apparently!)  So, after an overnight stay in the hospital - I'm home feeling pretty crappy but hopefully on the mend with the help of some meds.   And I have a card to share!
I needed a card for my BIL's birthday - and he's a golfer - so here's what I came up with.
Both of the sentiments (on front and inside) are from Rubbernecker Stamps, the golf cart and putting green stamps on the front and the putter inside are Amuse.  The die cut sun is from Lil Inker Designs and the Stitched Landscape die is from Poppy Stamps.  

I'm linking my card to Less is More - Hello Sunshine

Happy Little Stampers -  Die Cuts/Punches

Stamps:  Sentiments from Rubbernecker, Gold Cart, Putting Green and Putter from Amuse
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Wink of Stella Silver, Dies - Large Sun - Lil' Inker Designs, Stitched Landscape - Poppy Stamps, Copics: G82, YG23, G28, YR24, RV25, foam dots.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

You are the Peanut to my Butter

Taking a little break from creating Christmas things -   and using a stamp I bought from Rubbernecker when I was working the Rubbernecker booth at a stamp/scrapbooking show in Worcester, MA last spring.  I just loved it when I read it - and then never got the chance to use it until today!  Isn't this just the best long sentiment stamp?!!! (my card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4")
I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Rustic Cream card stock in black ink.   I scored lines  on the panel with my ScorPal and then swiped my Sahara Sand ink pad over the panel,  I layered it over this great piece of patterned paper with foam tape - and then punched two hearts out of the same paper and layered them over the sentiment

I was inspired to use my NBUS by Virginia's View Challenge #10  All Things Distressed.
 Just a quick reminder that Claire is having her monthly Waltzingmouse Pajama Party on 12/14.  Check out the challenges here - (also linked on my sidebar!) so you'll be ready to post your creations at the party!!

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Peanut Butter
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI, DP - Fancy Pants/Brave
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Sahara Sand - SU
Accessories:  Heart Punch - EK Success, ScorPal, foam dots.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Shirley Bee!

Today is my fellow Mixed Media Card Challenge Design Team member, Shirley Bee's,  Birthday - and Maria (another DT member from MMCC) is hosting a blog birthday party for her! Shirley is a card maker/stamp designer extraordinaire -  if you haven't seen her blog  - you must check it out here.

Shirley has been using some beautiful watercolor techniques on her cards most recently - and I decided I would CASE one of her own cards to honor her birthday today.

Happy Birthday Shirley!   This card is winging it's way to you over the Atlantic Ocean!
I used a two step stamp set from Rubbernecker - Watercolor Poppies - The set includes the solid blossom stamp as well as an outline stamp. I didn't color the blooms like poppies -  I used several different colors of Ranger Distress Markers on the solid floral piece - spritzed the stamp with a Mini Mister and then stamped it on a watercolor paper panel.  I let it dry for a few minutes and then stamped the outline stamp over the florals using Archival Jet Black ink.  The sentiment is from WPlus9.  I added a little splatter with a Ranger Distress Marker spritzer and a Distress Marker as well as a few Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle.

I'm linking my card over at Maria's blog here. If you'd like to join in helping Shirley celebrate her birthday - you'll find all the details there.

While I was making this card for Shirley -  I thought this stamp would be great for sympathy cards - which I needed for my stash - so I quickly made 8 of them similar to these 2!  The sympathy stamps here are from SU and PTI
Stamps:  Happy Birthday - Strictly Sentiments - WPlus9, Watercolor Poppies - Rubbernecker
Paper:  Watercolor paper from stash,  Vintage Cream and Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Hat and a Feather

I've had one busy weekend working on some DT projects that are due - as well as running a card stamping workshop at my church - and then raking up the back yard (at least it was a gorgeous day in the 50's and sunny!) but after watching "Call the Midwife" on TV while I ate supper - I went into my craft room for some fun stamping!

First I have a card that friend at work asked me to make for her mother's friend who is celebrating her 80th b'day this month -  she's a fashion Diva - particularly loving hats.
I stamped this hat on watercolor paper in red - then I used Ranger Distress Markers and my water brush pen to color it - I cut out out and layered it over this die cut and stamped dress form from PTI.  I layered it all on a water color panel I die cut with my favorite Stitched Mat rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs.
My card design was inspired by this week's Case Study - which I flipped left to right.
I made my second card to send to a friend from church who landed in the hospital last week with pneumonia in both of her lungs.  She's been there for 4 days now so I'm sending her cards to let her know my thoughts and prayers are with her.  
I used Fine Feather Stamps  Waltzingmouse - that I stamped on a feather die cut out of vellum.  I layered the feather over the watercolored splats using 2 thick dots so the feather is higher in the center and bends down towards each end. 
 I made the splats with a Ranger Distress Marker that I then brushed around with my water brush pen and also used the pen to flick the dots while the pen had ink in the brush.
My design for this card was inspired by this weeks Cas(e) this sketch
I hope you can stop by again on Tuesday -  I'll be posting a wonderful new box template from Creations by AR!

Hat Card
Stamps:  Dress Form Signature Series - PTI, Hat from Fashion Icon Set - Rubbernecker
Paper:  Vintage Cream, White - PTI, Ranger Water Color Paper
Ink:  Archival Sienna and Jet Black, Crumb Cake - SU
Accessories:  word window punch - SU, Stitched Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Sequins - Neat and Tangles, dress form Die - PTI, water brush pen, Ranger Distress Markers Shabby Shutters, Barn Door and Spiced Marmelade.

Feather Card
Stamps:  Fine Feathers - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI, Watercolor Paper - Ranger, Vellum - SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Crumb Cake - SU
Accessories:  Fine Feathers Die - Waltzingmouse, Zots Thick Glue Dots, Ranger Distress Marker Worn Lipstick, water brush pen.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014