Monday, January 28, 2008

Hearts and Treasures

Ahoy ye mateys!pirate smilies

It’s TREASURE HUNT TUESDAY @ RUBBERNECKER. The Treasure if you find it, will be a free image. However, to receive the Treasure a purchase of any size is required, and your treasure must be claimed between 4:00 am PST until 9:00 pm PST Tuesday (8:00 am EST - 12:00 am EST). Not only is today Treasure Hunt Day, but for every $50 in stamps purchased, you will receive one FREE stamp. You can check out more information on the Rubbernecker Home Page. Go to Shelly's blog, Stamp with Shelly, for your first clue.

While you are on the Rubbernecker Homepage make sure and read about the Rubbernecker Bucks Monthly Drawing AND the FREE stamp offer:

*** Each month you can qualify to win $100 coupon good for Rubbernecker or Stamp Oasis stamps! For every $20 you spend, your name is entered once into a drawing.

*** For every $50 you spend on Rubbernecker, Stamp Oasis or KK Originals stamps, you get to choose a FREE stamp!

We also have some Rubber Buck Gift Certificates to give away as Blog Candy!!! These are redeemable for any stamps in the Rubbernecker, Stamp Oasis or KK Original sections!

This week's Blog Candy links:

Jeanne Streiff

Sherry Cheever

Shelly Kuck

Now, if you're still with me. Here's a card I made with Rubbernecker images and products.
First let me tell you about my homemade striped dp. I cut a piece of Ranger Cut-n-dry Stamp pad felt by Inkssentials and loaded it with ink stripes. I started in the center with Adirondack cloudy blue. Do not use the ink sparingly. Soak that baby. I then left a bit of white and loaded a thinner stripe of Lemonade on each side of the blue. After that I added Peach Bellini covering some of the Lemonade to give it a blended look. After the felt piece is soaked with ink, I just swiped it evenly down a piece of Glossy CS. I let the ends lift to give it that wispy unfinished look. I then crinkled up saran wrap and tapped it randomly over the inked surface to give it the soft distressed look. Refer to the smaller close up picture so you can see what I mean.

The topiary was stamped on Papertrey White CS with Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink. I've found that the Papertrey White is the best paper for coloring with copics. For me anyway. And the Ranger Distress inks do not blend when coloring!! The sentiment is stamped with Ranger Worn Lipstick Distress ink and has a think line of glitter on it to make it pop a bit. The Quickie glue pen is the most awesome for those fine lines. The heart topiary image is colored with copics and the green has a bit of ultrafine crystal glitter on it that I applied with my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen. I added a bit of Ice Stickles just before the sentiment, and I edged all the panels with white craft ink to soften them. The scallops were made with a scallop scissors.

Stamps - Rubbernecker
Paper - SU Cameo Coral, Glossy White, WorldWin Papers: Antique White, Papertrey White, Handmade dp
Inks - Adirondack reinkers - Peach Bellini, Cloudy Blue, Lemonade, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, SU Craft White
Accessories - Copics, JoyCrafts decorative pearls, SU ivory grossgrain ribbon, scallop scissors, nestabilities, SU horizontal slot punch, ice stickles, scotch dimensional tape, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Ultrafine Crystal glitter, Ranger Inkssentials Cut-N-Dry Stamp Pad Felt


Michelle said...

Great design! And I LOVE the way you made the striped background! How clever you are, my friend! :-)

Angie said...

Wow, beautiful card. Your coloring looks perfect and I love the pearls on the card. It gives the card an added elegance.

leenda said...

Love the soft elegance, color & layout & extra touches of pearls! I'd give it a 10.....PERFECT!

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