Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rockin' & Rollin' Birthday...

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I love interesting techniques and I was inspired to try one I have never used before with the latest JustRite Friday Challenge: Direct to Rubber. I know the rock and roll is an old technique, but for some reason I never really tried to use it, but I was so pleased by the effect!
I wanted to make a pretty birthday card and stamped this lovely design several times to create a "background" that actually became my foreground. I used my favorite color combo, shades of blue and brown, and punched out the center of each design to create a little window for a paper flower. I left the center one closed for the sentiment, which I colored with markers so that I could get two colors. I added liquid pearls to each design for an elegant birthday card and I now have a new technique to use on projects down the line!
Good Beans Spotlight: Occasionally I spotlight a tool or product that I think is particularly useful. Today I thought I would tell you about some very cool paper, Blending Cardstock. Normally, this thin, smooth paper is terrific for coloring, especially with pens like Copic markers. However, it's also great just for stamping. I used it on this card today because I really wanted to be able to see the results of the rock and roll technique. The ink does not smear on the paper, and it's a bright, crisp white. You can check it out HERE.

BEAN NOTES
Stamps: You Inspire Me Cling (JustRite Stampers)
Cardstock: Blending Card (X-Press)
Ink: Memento Summer Sky and Desert Sand (Tsukineko)
Accents: Silver Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Paper Flowers (Prima); Bliss Pearls (Kaiser)
Coloring Medium: Memento Markers (Tsukineko)
Dies: Grand Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Tools: Grand Calibur (Spellbinders); 1-1/8 Circle Punch (EK Success)

7 comments:

Mrs Ham said...

Wow Regina, this is beautiful. I love all the beautiful flowers. Looks like another winner. You are so creative.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham

Sheri said...

So pretty! These colors are so soothing!

Mary Jo said...

Regina this is a very pretty card.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Beautiful!!! I've never tried the Rock n Roll either... its now on my to do list! I have that cardstock and love it!!! Hugs,

Sharon Harnist said...

Congratulations on your beautiful honorable mention card, Regina, and thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!

Liz Weber said...

Congrats Regina, this card is so pretty and creative. Love the stamping, love the cut out circles and love the whole design!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So beautiful, Regina! Wonderful rock and roll stamping and lovely layout! Congrats on your honorable mention!