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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Arrrr......... Is it Tuesday Already?

It is Tuesday and that means thar’s a Treasure Hunt a happenin’. Shiver me timbers – you heard me right. It’s Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker!

Before I get to the treasure, I have a couple treasures to share with you. The Rubbernecker Design Team is pleased to announce the latest Mateys as Guest Designers.

Bev Gerard AKA TexasGrammy on Splitcoast and

Juliana Swanson/Jules AKA Julesiana on Splitcoast. Be sure to sail on by and welcome them!

To find yer first clue on the treasure map (and all the other deets), ya must travel to the Rubbernecker Home Page and from there follow the clue! On yer way, please stop by me mates, Kittie, Broni, Candy, Sherry, Linda, Bev, Jules and Tami, for a visit and see what they’ve been up to. Ya never knows what prizes or treasure you will find along yer way!

I am offering Blog candy today. Be sure to comment on this post and tell me your favorite stamping technique for a chance to win $10 to go shopping at Rubbernecker. Be sure to head on over to see Tami as she has blog candy to give away too!

Ready for my card today? I used the CPS76 Sketch for my start and Rubbernecker images and inks. Stop on by Card Positioning Systems and play along.

CPS76 Grateful Bird Call_SaK (2)

I was excited that some of my pre-ordered embossing folders finally found my mailbox today. I chose to use bird call and a negative cuttlebug technique by inking up the back negative portion and then pressure embossing. The full tutorial is on Splitcoast, so I am going to show you some of the other steps I took.

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Start by tearing a sheet of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" computer paper into 3 sections.

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Keep the middle section and lightly adhere the ends to a piece of cream CS cut to 4" x 5 1/4".

Step3

Ink Baroque Background (Stamp Oasis section) with Tea Dye Distress ink and stamp over the layers.

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Remove the mask from the left side leaving the right side in place, add the center portion and stamp

the script (How do I love thee (Rubbernecker) to cover the exposed CS.

Step 5

Open the embossing folder up and using a rubber brayer, ink up the negative portion (inside back) using

Weathered Wood Distress ink. Use a tissue to remove any ink from unwanted areas. Sandwhich and emboss

as usual.

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Sponge edges with Tea Dye and the image with Weathered Wood to soften.

Embellish and assemble on your card base as desired. I chose a wonderful remnant of

vintage lace for my border, wove Silk Anna Griffin ribbon through it and added linen

cross stitching in a couple places. The fabulous sentiment stamp is also from

Rubbernecker Stamp Co. in the Stamp Oasis Section and was stamped in Walnut Stain

distress ink.

While treasure hunting on the Rubbernecker site, be sure to check out the

SALE

*** NEW***Ranger Adirondack Pigment Pads & Reinkers on Sale***NEW***

Sales end Wednesday August 6th

http://www.rubbernecker.com/p-1570-adirondack-pigment-ink-pads.aspx

http://www.rubbernecker.com/p-1571-adirondack-pigment-ink-reinkers.aspx

32 comments:

  1. Oh I want to be entered. What a fabulous card and technique used here! Way to go. If I can only pick ONE favorite technique, I think it will be polished stone with alcohol inks. I love so many but use this one a lot! Kathy Eddy

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  2. Wow Shelly totally gorgeous!! Love the CB EF!!

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  3. Just beautiful, Shelly! And like, Candy, I love the inked CB image!

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  4. What a cool card--thanks for the step-by-step!!!

    AND thanks for the warm welcome!

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  5. What a cool card--thanks for the step-by-step!!!

    AND thanks for the warm welcome!

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  6. Beautiful card!

    Favorite technique? Oh, wow - I have far too many to pick just one. I like them all and playing with all of them.

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  7. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for the step by step and the chance to win!
    My favorite technique - gee, embossing is for sure one but I really love them all.

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  8. Thank you for sharing! I guess my favorite technique has to be dry embossing (since I got my CB!). However, embossing is kinda cool too! (wink!). Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  9. Shelly,
    Love....Love...Love this technique.
    A fabulous card. Thanks again for
    the inspiration.
    LOL, Lori Hutchinson

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  10. beautiful card!! fave technique? um, emboss resist!!

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  11. Holy chit, Shelly! This is GORGEOUS!

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  12. Gorgeous card!! :) Sweet!

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  13. Very neat! My favorite stamping technique is really one of the basics - Second generation stamping. I love that I can get several looks with one ink pad and one stamp!

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  14. Awesome technique Shelly, to create your wonderful card. I'm going to use it today. Joan

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  15. This is just gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the color/embossing technique-I have to try it, it's just beautiful!

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  16. Love the card. Very touching. Now I am on my way to check out the sale.

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  17. I have really enjoyed watching your talent evolve over the last few years. This card is awesome. One of my favorite techniques is enameling...need to play with it more often.

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  18. Gorgeous artwork Shelly! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. Wow Shelly you always go way over board on all your projects...As for a favorite technique...don't realy have just one but I love my cuttlebug and all the things that I can do with it...Thanks Kathy Hering...

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  20. Wow Shelly you always go way over board on all your projects...As for a favorite technique...don't realy have just one but I love my cuttlebug and all the things that I can do with it...Thanks Kathy Hering...

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  21. I just love this card and love watching you make it! My go-to technique besides watercoloring is always Polished Stone!

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  22. A very beautiful card Shelly, the images are so pretty with the antique crocheted ribbon.

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  23. What a beautiful card, Shelly! Thank you for the great tutorial! I, too, am enjoying my Cuttlebug and it's embossing folders. I seem to be using them all the time so I guess that must be one of my favorite techniques. I am anxious to try your inking technique as well! Thanks, also for the chance to win!

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  24. What a beautiful card, Shelly! Thank you for the great tutorial! I, too, am enjoying my Cuttlebug and it's embossing folders. I seem to be using them all the time so I guess that must be one of my favorite techniques. I am anxious to try your inking technique as well! Thanks, also for the chance to win!

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  25. What a great technique! Thanks so much for this delightful inspiration! I'm lovin' the lace touch too!

    ~Bev

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  26. Awesome card, terrific technique, and as usual beuatiful inspiration. I love sentiment and the inked cb effect, but the pretty crocheted trim on the bottom really caught my eye.

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  27. This is GORGEOUS! My favorite technique by far is emboss resist. I seem to come back to it again and again, and my Rubbernecker background stamps are some of my favorites to use for it. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance Shelly!

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  28. Shelly thanks for explaining how you did this. Yeah for Jules!

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  29. What a fabulous way to use that folder ... gorgeous card. I am a heat embosser ... I use Transcendence clear embossing powder which will emboss on any ink.

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  30. I love your card...it is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for the great tutorial! I love the soft colors and the touches of blue. A favorite technique...it's so hard to pick just one!! Embossing and distressing are two I love.

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  31. this couldn't be more beautiful! thanks for playing along at the cps blog!

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  32. Gorgeous card! Right now I LOVE LOVE LOVE using my cuttlebug folders on my cards. It just provides that something little extra!

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