Thursday, February 26, 2009

Banded Birdie

I was so excited to see Jami (sgtStamper at SCS) as the featured stamper for this week. Of course, I had to play along. I chose this card from Jami's gallery for my inspiration. I also incorporated the technique challenge, rubber band stamping, from Monday into my card.

We were to change at least two things on our card from the inspiration card. I changed the colors, stamps and adjusted the layout a bit. The oval background is sponged and the lavender layer uses the rubber band stamping technique.

To do the rubber band technique, I placed several rubber bands on an acrylic block. Then I stamped a piece of cardstock several times, in a random pattern, with Versa Mark.

Used clear embossing powder to heat emboss.

Then I sponged with Almost Amethyst and Lavender Lace inks, going darker at the edges.

My bird, from Home Tweet Home, is colored with Copic markers and cut out. I used So Saffron and Certainly Celery to sponge the oval.

Thanks for looking! I hope you day is fantastic!

14 comments:

Elena said...

Wow! What a cool techique!!! Love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Theresa!
Really love your card! So gentle!

Danielle said...

What a great card Theresa - I love that rubber band technique - hadn't seen that before! Beautiful colours on your card.
Hugs, Danielle

Shirley said...

Now that is really clever!! The card is glorious as always, Theresa!

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Deb Wood said...

This is awesome!! Thanks for sharing your technique!!

Wanda. said...

Great tutorial, I'm going to have to give it a try! TFS

Toni K said...

Gorgeous! The background reminds me of a nest. This is the best use of the rubberband technique I've seen!

asela said...

That's so cool!

Melanie said...

very cool background! :)

Mary said...

Wow great job I will be trying this soon.

Ifat Art said...

Cool technique!

Thanks for sharing.
IfatArt.

Deb Neerman said...

Great job on this!! I tried the rubber band stampin' thing too ... ummm, it's in the trash now but it was fun while it lasted!

Yours came out simply gorgeous; love it!

Becky said...

what a great technique, and this card is another beauty.

rozzy said...

fantastic idea. I love the card
hugs rozzy xx