Sunday, April 01, 2018

CAS Mix Up April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up April Challenge.  This month's challenge is being hosted by the very talented Julia (Create with Me).


Julia wants us to try the Rubber Band Technique.  This  technique has been around for several years. It's s fun and easy way to create some interest for a background or die-cuts.

I have created a video on two different ways to do the Rubber Band Technique.  I hope you'll have time to watch the video.  If you like what you see, please give me a thumbs up!  Thank you!


In the video I show a couple of ways to do this technique ... with an acrylic block or with a brayer.  I used a brayer on the Happy Birthday card at the top of this post.  I wrapped with three thin elastic bands, inked up with Versamark  and rolled over a piece of black card stock that has been wiped with an anti-static powder tool.  I sprinkled "Garden Patina" embossing powder from Ranger and heat embossed.  Love this bright turquoise colour.  The bands leave a wonderful, random design that adds interest and dimension.

I sponged a piece of card stock with Peacock Feather's distress ink, die-cut the little leaves  and added them over top of the embossing.  I popped up the black panel, and popped up the leaves on my sprig (hard to see in the photo but there's lots of dimension).

I stamped a simple sentiment in black to finish my card.

Here's the close-up ...

I hope you'll come play along with our Rubber Band Challenge --- it's so fun and easy to do.  Descriptions of my other cards from the video are in the post below.

We are thrilled to have Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the cards make by the rest of the CMU Designers and our GD, Hideko.  Then come play along!

I'm entering the card above in the Just Us Girls Challenge #434 - CAS.









Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Black card stock (SU!); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Brayer, rubber bands, Dark Patina embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), sponge

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Rubber Band Technique
Just Us Girls Challenge #434 - CAS

20 comments:

  1. So eye catching and love the colour combination Loll. This is a new to me technique and I have had so much fun with it. Your card is unique and so very striking x Thank you so much for making the video too Loll x

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  2. Awesome! Can't wait to get into my studio!! Hopefully today. This is a brand new technique for me to try!

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  3. Your showcase card here is so bold and dramatic, Loll ... what a fabulous, unstructured effect the rubber bands create! Never tried this ... hope to! Thanks for the wonderful video! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. Awesome video featuring an incredible collection of rubber band cards, Loll! Your explanations and demos were concise and easy to follow. Your cards are all beautiful and inspirational. Love them. xx

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  5. Fabulous variety of cards with this great technique Loll. Lovely to listen to you and watch your latest video on this. Thanks for sharing. I'm IN!.

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  6. Thank you so much for making and sharing your wonderful tutorial video, Loll! I wish I could give you many many thumbs-up! So inspiring!
    I love the bold color combination of this card! The rubber band stamped image is so effective against the solid black background. You matched the embossing powder color with the color of the leaves so well. Hideko xx

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  7. I just love the blue on the black on your beautiful panel Loll and how it's popped up on the white card base - Your video of the many techniques using rubber bands is wonderful and so informative! Julia xx

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  8. This one is my favourite of all the samples you show on your video - love the strong contrast of the turquoise over the black - great use of colour! A perfect background for the matching turquoise leaves! Now I'm off to find some rubber bands!

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  9. The love the blue embossing and die cut on the black! Very classy and elegant with such an interesting design from the rubber bands! Love the video too! Two thumbs up!

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  10. Very cool, I've never tried the rubber band technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. What great use of the technique Loll - love the finished results! i have used this, and also have tried string around a block too.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Oooh ..... love the colour combo on this design, so striking. I'm off to search for rubber bands now xx

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  13. Absolutely striking card Loll...LOVE the blue against the black!! I've never tried the rubber band technique but can't wait to get started, and I loved your video too...thanks for all the great tips!! :0)

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  14. This is a wow combination Loll with the turquoise and black which contrasts beautifully with the white background card and love the leaves over the embossed rubber band panel. Fabulous! x

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  15. Gorgeous! I'm going to have to go study up on that rubber band technique - yours is amazing! Thanks so much for linking up this week at JUGS!

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  16. The black card stock leaves the perfect punch for that turquoise embossing along with the turquoise sprig of leaves. Perfect harmony as always. Spectacular Card dear Loll, love it, hugs xx

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  17. Stunning cards Loll! I love the rubber band and how it makes such unique shapes for the background and the actual focal image! Awesome!!

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  18. Oh my stars! What a cool technique with results that are simply sensational! Colours, the random design, the leaf spring...love it alllll! So delighted you shared your creativity in the Just Us Girls gallery!
    Hugs~carol (watching the video as soon as I'm done commenting...)

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  19. Such a fabulous color palette, Loll! This technique creates such a striking effect and works perfectly with your CAS design!

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  20. I remember doing this technique years ago but without embossing. Watching your video makes me want to try all the different ways you used! Love how inexpensive this technique is and the fun results!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)