Category Archives: Rubbernecker

embossed watercolored background

Hello crafty friends!  Here is another watercolor card – a little different technique this time.


I stamped the background with versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Once that was set I sprayed two colors of Zia Color Wash Sprays over the embossed panel and let dry.  The same technique was used for the sentiment panel a swell.  Crochet thread was wrapped around the back panel before adding the sentiment.  If you look closely, there are tiny pearls on the scalloped portion of the sentiment.  The background is from Rubbernecker and the sentiment from Papertrey.  I used Canson 140 lb watercolor paper.

Having a fun time with my watercolors!

more backgrounds

It’s fun to play around with your background stamps and I used one here today.

I stamped the Wildflower background, from Rubbernecker, in white then embossed it in white as well on vellum.  Vellum provides such a soft look – especially with colored cardstock underneath it as shown with this card.

The sentiment is from Paptertey and I used the same blue cardstock for the matting and banner piece.   Just a few pearls were added for the final touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.



down by the seashore

We had family visiting us from out of town last week and spent alot of time at the beach catching waves, collecting shells and soaking up the sun.    Here is my card inspired by those days.

The main panel was sponges with memento inks – summer sky, bahama blue, paris dusk and a heavy dose of desert sand on the bottom.  I tried to sponge some white pigment ink where the ocean and sand meet to give it a “surf-y” look, but it did not pan out too well.   I then tried all four of my white pens but none of them worked either!   The shell, from Fred Mullet, was stamped in cocoa and colored with copics in the E series with a tiny bit of RV.  The sentiment is computer generated and I got it and several another from a digi scrap site – scrapsimple.

You can’t really see it in the photo, but the kraft cardstock is stamped with a nice shell background stamp.  I think it is from Rubbernecker, but I purchased it ages ago and never noted the manufacturer.   It was stamped with desert sand ink and I used my new tool – the mega mount – to stamp it.  The Mega Mount is a large curved acrylic block with a handle from Impression Obsession.  They created it for their large cover-a-card stamps (of which I have a bunch).  Here are some photos to give you an idea of how it works.    Here is the stamp on the mega mount:

This photo gives you an idea of the curved shape of the mega mount.

Impression Obsession has a nice video on how to use the mega mount.  You can find it HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

chill out

Hello friend  I’m still here.  Just been busy with life, but still stamping and creating. 

I hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend – its hot and humid here as usual, but that is ok because the beaches are gorgeous and the water refreshing.

Over at Splitcoast we are having a Holiday Clean and Simple Challenge starting today and continuing tomorrow.  I hope you will join us!  I created this card for the CAS challenge with the theme of “grilling or picnics”.  I kn ow many of you have a nice cold beverage when you are grilling or picnicing – here is my beverage:

The drink and umbrella are from Rubbernecker stamps and were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The drink was sponged with all the colors from the Kaleidacolor Desert Heat rainbow ink pad.  The blueish tint on the glass and the umbrella were colored with copics in the lighter shades of BG markers.  The umbrella is popped up.  The word “chill” was computer generated because I could not find the right size and shape alphabet stamps in my own stash.

Thanks for stopping by today!

clean and simple monday

Today’s clean and simple challenge at SCS is the technique of “kissing”.  To do this ink up one stamp – a solid stamp works best – then ink up another stamp and press the second stamp onto the first, then onto paper. 

Here’s my card:

I started with one of those shadow stamps (from Rubbernecker) and inked it up with Palette Ballet Blue ink.  Then I took a Cherry Blossom image (from Stamp Camp) and inked it with a cocoa ink, and pressed it onto the inked shadow stamp.  Then I pressed the shadow stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.

Using a Martha Stewart “All Over The Page” punch (more on these punches later) I punched the label out of a piece of textured cardstock to make a window and sponged more  Ballet Blue ink around the window edges and outer edges of the square.  The stamped piece was placed behind the window and everything was mounted on a piece of chocolate cardstock. 

To add a little interest I used a stardust gel pen and highlighted the cherry blossom image, but you can’t see this in the photo.  It looks very nice irl.

The textured white cardstock is Bazzill, the blue and chocolate cardstock is SU, the ribbon is chocolate satin from Offray.

A note about the MS “All Over The Page” punch.  The punches consist of a top and bottom which are held together with strong magnets.  You separate the two pieces, place your paper in between them, then line up the top and bottom sections and punch.  Lining up the top and bottom is not as easy as it sounds – you need to be careful that the paper is straight and not off kilter.  Then to punch it takes two hands – and if the top and bottom magnets are not perfectly aligned it will not work.  I purchased the punch prior to getting a Big Shot Pro because I wanted to be able to punch anywhere on a piece of paper.  Now with the Big Shot Pro and its very large cutting platform, I can use my nestabilities dies anywhere on the page.  This MS punch may be banished to the “sell” box of my craft room. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will join us at SCS for this weeks Clean and Simple challenge!