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Monday, March 31, 2008

Shimmery Dragonflies

This is for Jeanne's Monday
Rubbernecker Color Challenge. The background is from KK Originals. Some of you who have been stamping for several years or more, may have heard of KK Originals, a line of stamps drawn by Kathy Kaberline. KK Originals are fresh and unique images, that the artist has drawn with her own personal twist.Rubbernecker Stamp Company is pleased to announce that they have obtained distribution rights to KK Originals. Starting April 1st, KK Originals will be available for purchase on theRubbernecker site. However, you will be able to see previews of some of the images available, by visiting the blogs of theRubbernecker Design Team.

All inks are Brilliance which have such a wonderful shimmer and work for embossing, shrink plastic and vellum. I used Dew Drops in Lavender and Orchid, Green from the Peacock Triple Pad and Graphite Black full size pad. The black shrink plastic is by Lucky Squirrel and is also available from Rubbernecker. I have better luck putting my shrink plastic in the oven vs. using a heat gun. I use a Pampered Chef small bar pan cooking stone. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and just pop the stone in the oven for a few minutes. The image doesn't curl up and stick to other parts like with a heat tool. If it is fully shrunk but not completely flat, just use a wood or acrylic block to flatten it out while it is hot out of the oven. Oh! don't forget to punch a hole in the plastic before shrinking.
The KK Originals Dragonfly background is item # 4001-S
Dragonfly 603 Stamp Oasis Section & Dragonfly Text 156 Stamp Oasis. The thin black strips were cut on my Tonic table top cutter. I blew the dust off my Xyron machine and ran the strips through with the adhesive cartridge. This is the easiest way to get adhesive on the back of very thin strips or detail punched items or die cuts. The awesome knotted ribbon is an irredescent pink/blue/lavendar and was a steal at $3 for 27 yards on clearance. The dragonfly text is heat embossed with clear powder. Be sure to play along in Jeanne's color challenge to be entered in a monthly drawing and also check out all the awesome new images on Rubbernecker April 1st!

This week’s Rubbernecker Team challenge players:


  1. Wow Shelly Gorgeous, we both had dragonflies on the!

  2. This is wonderful, Shelly!

  3. Very pretty, Shelly! Gorgeous colors!

  4. Lovin' the bg colors Shelly....and the dragonfly is gorgeous!! So clever!! Awesome card!

  5. Wonderful card. I like how you used the black strips....don't ya just love getting rid of those....that is if you have as big a box of them as I've got. LOL Joan

  6. Outstanding, Shelly! The shimmer of all these inks is just wonderful! I love that Rubbernecker is a source for shrink plastic. I've got plenty for now but... Thanks for the info about flattening with an acrylic block. I'd never thought of that. Your shrunken dragonfly looks great!

  7. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, Shelly ... you remain the "Queen Bee" of collage for me! WOW! If I sat right next to you ... I just wonder if I could "get" this right!


  8. Beautiful card!! I love those dflies!!

  9. Oh Shelly this card is gorgeous!

  10. All your creations are fab, but this one really caught my attention! Love it!

  11. I love everything on your blog and this is really beautiful!! You have great style!!


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