OK, so it is Treasure Hunt Tuesday and blog candy day already again. It seems like Tuesdays come around really quickly. Here's the deal if you are new to the Treasure Hunt and Rubbernecker Blog Candy. Clicking on the link above will bring you to the Rubbernecker HOME page where the treasure hunt begins. Follow the clues to the treasure (a stamp image) and simply add it to your shopping cart. The treasure is absolutely free with any purchase!
I am also offering Blog Candy this week.Just leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite instrument is and you will be entered into the drawing by Random.org The winner will be announced on my blog Wednesday morning so don't delay. Candy is also offering blog candy today, so swing by her blog and enter there too. If by chance you are lucky enough to be drawn by both of us, you will only be eligible for one Rubbernecker Bucks certificate. (yes, it really has happened)
Now for my card. I needed a special thank you card for the 5th grade orchestra teacher. This is the kids last week and Mrs. Balcer has tirelessly given up her time by teaching the kids before school M-F the entire school year. Mason has decided to switch to the Clarinet in the fall with hopes of moving on to the Saxaphone. That means even more practice on his part, because only the top clarinet players will be given the option. I have not made a triangle card in a very long time, so today was the day. They are very easy to make and are supposedly mailable. I have not mailed one in quite a while, but with the P.O. getting so picky about things that are non machinable, I bet they will charge more for these now. The envelope is really easy to make and I promise to get the template on my blog as soon as I mail it to a friend to scan and make into a file for me. (no scanner here...) The card starts with a 5 1/2" square of CS that is scored from one corner to the other and folded into a triangle. I painted the edges with TH crackle paint, let it dry and then sponged with distress inks. The main image is on an alcohol ink polished stone background that was highlighted with a little extra distress ink and I used a scratch tool to get back to the white core of the glossy paper for highlights. The outside sentiment was created in Microsoft Publisher, printed on computer paper, DTP'd with distress Old Paper ink an placed under a Tim Holtz Fragment. The edges of the fragment were finished with a Zig gold Painty pen. I have attached a supply photo so you can see the images I used as well as some of the other goodies. All stamps are available from Rubbernecker Stamp Co. Don't forget to leave a comment and good luck!