Monday 23 April 2018

Angel Kisses

It's Rubbernecker Monday here on my blog. Every other Monday brings a new card made with Rubbernecker Stamps. This week I have made another card with the "Butterflies are Free" stamp set. This set includes four sentiments and four different butterflies, so there is a lot you can do with one set. I also used the "Nested Circle Scallop" die set and the coordinating Butterflies are Free die set. 

I used all three of the scallop dies in the set to make this card. I created a circular card base that is just a little smaller than the largest scallop die, so the scallop detail really pops off the edges of the card. I used Stampin' Up paper and ink in Sweet Sugarplum. I layered the die cuts, heat embossed the sentiment, and added a die cut butterfly to finish it off.

Stop by the blog tomorrow to check out the newest challenge. The prizes are a $25 and $15 gift certificate for first and second place, respectively. Below are the direct links to the Rubbernecker products used on my card:

Monday 9 April 2018


Hello!! I have a new card for you today from Rubbernecker Stamps using one of the many watercolor stamp sets they have. I love working with these, and I think I have finally gotten the hang of it! This was my first try! I used the Layered Poppy Set, along with the coordinating die, and a sentiment from the Butterflies are Free set. 

I cut the die first. I thought it would help me line the stamps up. Sometimes that can be a little challenging with these multi-piece sets. This set is two stamps: the outline and the petals. I stamped the outline with Ranger Archival Ink and gave the ink a few minutes to dry to make sure it wouldn't bleed when I wet the paper. While it was setting, I prepped my petal stamp with three different colours, using SU Stampin' Write markers: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight. I randomly applied the colour because the watercolour effect you are trying to achieve will look more natural if you are a little loosy-goosy with the ink. 

I wet the paper (Rubbernecker Water Color Paper) with a spray bottle, let it sit for a few seconds, then sprayed it again. Then I sprayed the inked stamp with water and pressed it to the paper. I let it sit on the paper for about five seconds or so, to let the colour absorb into the paper. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder "Juli's Garden" on the paper for the back mat. All the paper I used is SU Brights  cardstock, that coordinates with the ink. I glued some rhinestones into the little circles created by the embossing folder, and added some string pearls to the sentiment square. Those rounded square die cuts, by the way, Rubbernecker dies!! But you probably already knew that because I LOVE them and have been using them a LOT lately!!

So that's that! I hope you like it, and are inspired to try these watercolor stamps out. I've added all the links to all the Rubbernecker products I've used today below so they are easy to find:

Monday 2 April 2018

Sprite Delight Challenge at Aurora Wings

It is the midway point of one of the most popular challenge themes at Aurora Wings: Sprite Delight. This is the fifth Sprite Delight challenge we've had on the blog, and it is also the fourth anniversary of the challenge blog! There is also a special gift for you at the challenge blog, so make sure you visit if you weren't already there. Today I used Wine Sprite for my card:

I did a pretty awesome job of repurposing papers and embellies for this card. The scalloped edge floral paper and the butterflies were both part of a thank you note from a craft company that I received quite some time ago. I had been holding on to it and the colours on the paper went perfectly with my colour scheme for this card. I added a bit of lace and some pearls and "Voila!

Please check out the other wonderful creations by my fellow DT ladies at the challenge blog. Theyare, as usual, simply amazing. Then, after you've been inspired, create something of your own and add it to the challenge! Our prizes this challenge are DOUBLED in celebration of the blog's 4 year anniversary and include:

2 (TWO!) Artist's Choice Winners to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

2 (TWO!) Random Winners (3 single digital images)

Top 6 (SIX!) To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)
You can find Aurora Wings here: