Wednesday 4 April 2018

Rubber band stamping

Morning all.
Another Wednesday and another craft class missed. I normally travel with the OH and dog to my son's before heading off to class with my friend but as the decorators are still working on his hall, I couldn't go. Dogs and wet paint would add up to disaster!
Anyway that means I have had a few hours to play on my own and after reading of the latest challenge at CAS Mix up, I was intrigued. Rubber band stamping is the focus this month, not something I'd ever done, except perhaps with the kids. Anyway after watching a few videos I managed to make a panel. I then wanted to incorporate it into a card so using the colours from CAS Colours and sketches, this is what I finished up with. Thanks for the inspiration Loll.

On a panel of white card I drew around my double pierced square die to locate the area to be stamped and added some of the blooms from Altenew's Painted Flowers in a neutral brown before adding colour with Memento inks. I don't have any SU colours so this is the nearest I could get to the challenge colours. 
My rubberband panel was made by putting elastic bands around a spray bottle then inking them with matching green ink and rolling the bottle repeatedly across the paper. Tone on tone gives a really subtle effect that I liked. I wanted to use a brayer but didn't have one so the bottle was a bit of improvisation!. I could also have just used an acrylic block, but I liked the idea of continuous lines. I also only had a few laccy bands!
When the stamping was complete I fussy cut the edge of the blooms and slipped the die in place, keeping the die under the flowers so that they weren't cut. A simple greeting from Uniko complete.

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My choice is die cut


  1. You are so clever to use a bottle for wrapping with rubber bands, Jules! Crafters will always find a way to make things work! :) The green panel with the subtle design is awseome ... love the bright, fresh colour of spring. And fantastic design with partially fussy-cutting your beautiful spray of flowers to slip the panel under the corner! Very creative! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  2. Beautiful Flower spray decorating your pretty rubberband background. How clever to think of using a bottle to wrap your rubberbands around. It worked great. TFS your pretty card and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  3. You are truly artist and creative, from the rubber band bottle to the partial cut window I am impressed :P
    Great design and beautiful bouquet, lovely card, thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. A clever idea to wrap the bands around a spray bottle Julie! And I love the subtle look of the green on green - your cut out floral border is beautiful against the green! Thanks for playing with CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  5. Beautiful card! Great use of the colors - and the fun rubber band technique! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  6. A lovely card. The rubber bands were a clever idea and worked beautifully.

  7. How clever to think to use a bottle as a brayer, Julie! I love the subtle tone on tone stamping of the rubberbands! A lovely frame and pretty flowers are so pretty with it! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  8. What a lovely card, that background is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CC&S.

  9. This is so pretty Julie .... one of my favourite Altenew stamp sets. Great job with the rubber band too, makes a fabulous background xx

  10. Love the way you used your stamp with some parts colored and others just inked with black. I've never heard of the rubber band stamping technique. You have me intrigued! Thanks for making time to play with this week's colour challenge on the CC&S Challenge Blog. Hugs, Cathy

  11. The subtle tone-on-tone panel goes well with the sketched look of the pretty blossoms. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S!

  12. Vibrant and fabulous colours. Great technique and love the subtle rubber band strapping...with the bottle. Sorry you missed your class but so glad you joined us at The CAS Mix Up Challenge with this wonderful card x


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