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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Treasure Hunt and a Clue

Happy Tuesday morning! Today is Treasure Hunt day at Rubbernecker Stamp Company and the first clue is right here in this post. You’ll have to follow the clues on the Rubbernecker site to find the treasure and the next clue will be in the
KK Originals in the From Asia section.

Blog Candy is being offered by Broni & Kittie today, stop by their blogs for a chance to win $10 in Rubbernecker Bucks. If this is your first visit on a Treasure Hunt Tuesday, you can find all the details on the Rubbernecker Home Page.

My card above features stamps from KK Originals. The Takeko 4324-J was stamped using Encore Gold ink directly on the back of a roll up calendar given away by our local Chinese buffet. I almost threw it away and am glad I rescued it for my card. After cutting into the calendar and all the little strips falling apart, I decided it was easiest to glue the calendar to a piece of cardstock cut just bigger than the finished size I needed and then I trimmed the edges. Mieko 5603-H is on dimensionals. The Chinese Coin 4329-D was stamped with Black Stazon on brushed Gold CS and punched with a 1" circle punch and a 1/4" square punch for the center. The Mulberry was white so I just used a DTP method using Tim Holtz Fired Brick and misted it with water so the color would run. The Happiness text is a portion of a Happiness Sentiment 375-1 also available from Rubbernecker. Now for the tag. The shipping tag measures 6 1/4" x 3 1/8" The variegated organdy and fibers are May Arts and the metal reinforcement is hardware I got on clearance in the wood section at Hobby Lobby. I only used 2 stamps on the tag. 187-3 Chines Words Background and the Bird on a Flowering branch 186-2. The image was stamped in Black Stazon. I also stamped the image twice on computer paper and made a mask of the bird and branch sections and also one opposite cutting out the image leaving the frame and blank area in the rectangle. The bird image mask was layed over the top of the stamped image on the tag and the chinese words BG was stamped in Antique Linen distress ink. I then sponged TH Weathered wood inside the rectangle while the image mask was still in place. After removing that mask, I colored the bird, flowers and the branches using blending Stumps and picking up color directly off the pads. The leaves were colored by using a sponge dauber after putting the reverse mask over the solid portion of the stamped image. I highlighted them with a darker green after sponging them. To finish the tag off, I mixed Perfect Pearls (pearl) with water and spritzed the entire tag for a shimmery look. If you want the run down on the 9 colors of Tim Holtz Distress inks, stop by my Splitcoast gallery for the upload there.


  1. These are beautiful Shelly!

  2. This tag is AMAZING! Great work! TFS Shelly!

  3. Both of these are very very nice. I like the "eyelet" you used on the tag, and the little coin on the card. Joan

  4. Both are truly Fabulous Shelly!!


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