Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rubbernecker Release Day Blog Hop - Kindness is the Sweetest Gift

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!!

1. If you leave some LOVE at EVERY stop, you could WIN………….

A $25 RUBBERNECKER GIFT CERTIFICATE

2. If you sign up for the Rubbernecker Newsletter, on the RN BLOG, you could WIN….

ONE OF TEN $10 RUBBERNECKER GIFT CERTIFICATES

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

A $15 RUBBERNECKER GIFT CERTIFICATE

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!! Thanks for joining in our excitement and BEST OF LUCK!!
You should start the blog hop at the Rubbernecker Blog
If you came here from Joan - you are in the right place!

And here's my creation for today - I used the Morning Glory Frame #523 along with a sentiment from the last release - Bud Tree Set #505
To stamp this stamp in multicolors - I made my own ink pad using a  product called Cut N Dry Stamp Pad Felt by Inksentials/Ranger.   I'm going to show a little tutorial with pictures of the process.  First, cut out a piece of the pad the size of your stamp.  Then you stamp your stamp with black ink on the felt side of the Cut N Dry Stamp pad.
Next, you choose the Ranger Distress colors you want to use for your stamping - here I chose Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed to ink the flower portions, Shabby Shutters to ink the stems and leaves, and finally Peeled Paint to ink the inner frame .  Using the eyedroppers in the reinkers - you squeeze the ink over the image portion you want that particular color - you are 'inking' your stamp pad.  You will be using this as your ink pad - laying your stamp over this and pressing so the ink goes on your stamp and it allows you to have several colors on one pad.  You can see how I'm inking the pad below.

Here it is all inked up -  Next you place your stamp on the ink pad and press being sure you are holding the stamp right side up - the same way you stamped it on the ink pad originally. (I mark my ink pad so I remember which way is up!)  Then stamp the inked stamp on your paper! (just like you would when inking a stamp on a 'store bought' ink pad) and Voila!  you have a multicolor stamping! 


Note: store your newly created ink pad in a sealable baggie and it will stay moist for quite some time - you can also reink it when it needs it following the colors you already put on.  Remember to write down what color inks you use!
I trimmed my stamping and then cut out the middle with my exacto knife.
Then I outlined the cut out square on my card base - stamped my sentiment in the center of the square and then sponged it with Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed ink to match the flowers on the frame.
To finish my card - I adhered the frame to the card base with foam tape, die cut a leaf stem adhereing it to the top corner with two crocheted flowers, added bling to the sentiment and tied a piece of wrinkled seam tape around the card.
Here's the blog hop route!

Rubbernecker Blog

Charlene Merrick

Jacquie Peiffer
Jen Charboneau

Joan Ervin
Julia Aston - you are here!

Karen Hunsaker
Kittie Caracciolo
Maria Gurnsey



Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Morning Glory Frame #523, Sentiment from Bud Tree Set #505
Paper:  White - PTI, Green Bazzill
Ink:  Ranger Distress Old Paper, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Memento Tuxedo Black
Re-Inkers: Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
Accessories:  Cut N Dry Stamp Pad Felt - Inksentials/Ranger, glue dots, Rhinestones - Kaiser, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, exacto knife, Blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, Leaf stem die - Sizzix, crocheted flowers - My Minds Eye.

40 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Yvonne said...

Wow! Thanks for the tip.

Lillian Child said...

WOW. LOVE that you created your own backgrounds on this gorgeous card. And I do so appreciate the tutorial as I'm a visual kind of gal. This is really beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is gorgeous, Julia....I never would have thought to create a stamp pad to color the frame image....you are such a genius!!! Love how you sponged the sentiment layer, too....sooo pretty!!!

Kittie said...

What a wonderful technique, Julia. Thank you so much for sharing it. Your card is gorgeous. Don't you love that frame image!!! I do!

Shore Girl said...

That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Wow -- so very creative!

Carolyn J said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for the tutorial on how to create your own backgrounds.

velta said...

Verry inspiring and colorful Julia...Thank you for sharing your ideas with your tutorial...It was perfect!

bethann said...

gorgous, love that frame, the diffent inking makes a great impact

imastampin said...

Wowee zowee this is so awesome Julia. I love the look you achieved by creating your own stamp pad! I have got to remember to use that stuff. Your card is gorgeous!

jdmommy said...

How beautiful!! Thanks for showing how to do it!!

SherylH said...

Gorgeous -- love the way you inked the morning glory frame!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is BEYOND gorgeous Julia! Thanks SO much for the step by step pictures too! WOW!!!

Auntie Em said...

Love your card! The multicolours are so pretty. Great tutorial on making the ink pad. This would make it so easy if you are making a number of cards.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :)

silvia said...

Beautiful card!!

Brook said...

Beautiful! I love the frame for this card too!

Peggy said...

Very pretty! Love the techniques!

bncpools said...

WOW card Julia. Love how you made you own ink pad. Thanks for showing how it's done. If you only knew how much that helps. Love your gorgeous card. TFS :0)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wowzers, do I LOVE this beauty!!! Your technique for coloring this Morning Glory frame is genius! How wonderful of you to share the steps on how you made it, too, Julia. Beautiful, beautiful card, my friend!

Cook22 said...

Well, I've been curious for quite a while to try the cut and dry felt before, but oh my goodness, this has pushed me over the edge, it's just so beautiful. I guess it has to move up my wish list so I can try it out :D. Love that frame!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love this Julia! The colors and the sponging are just beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a stunning frame card! Love the delicate design you used!

NWFlamingo said...

And to think they sell ribbon irons! Why bother. I love that wrinkled look. The rest of the card is great too.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Wow, Julia - this is totally awesome. Such a beautiful piece of home decor and I just love cut & dry pads...they make multi-coloring amazing easy. Fantastic.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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Sharli said...

Holy cow! That might make some Christmas card productions easier!! I love your card - and what a fabulous trick!
Hugs!

KAREN said...

Simply gorgeous! I love this sentiment that you beautifully framed. Thanks for the tutorial too.

Barbi said...

Beautiful colors.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This turned out fabulous! Great tutorial!

Beth said...

Wonderful card.

Anne said...

Fabulous Julia! Thanks for the tutorial on that Ranger ink pad! First I've heard of it, great idea!! Love the colors you chose for this project too, so cheerful!!
Hugs,
Anne

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So beautiful Julia! Thanks for the tutorial! Love the crocheted flowers!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Julia, I love the frame, the colours look so soft, and the sponging inside the frame is wonderful - a true beauty.

katspaw said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your card and your technique. I like using destressing inks!! Beautiful card.
Enjoying the Hop!!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Janet L. said...

Pretty card and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing both.

maryr917 said...

this is beautiful julia-thanks for the great tut on how you made it-you are one creative stamper

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful and thank you for showing how you created it.

Sherry Kushibab said...

I really like the Morning Glory Frame and the colors you used....sentiment and faded color are great. TFS

Helen L said...

WOW! What a great card, and loved the tutorial. TFS!