Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rubber Band Ornaments

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder for the CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Rubber Band Technique, hosted by Julia.


The card above only took a few minutes to make, so I ended up making three to build my Christmas card stash.  I used pieces of acetate with alcohol inks that I had in my stash, added a backing of computer paper.  Used a brayer, covered with elastic bands, loading it with Versamark ink and running it lightly over top of my acetate.  Then sprinkled on embossing powder (gold for the card above), and heat to melt the powder.  Die-cut my ornament and popped it up on my card front with a heat embossed sentiment and some gold cording.

This is such a fun and easy technique.  I hope you'll give it a try.

Here's close-ups of the three cards (all the same design, but different colours) ...




Please check out the challenge blog to see the reminder post with new cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Hideko.  Then come play along.

I'm adding this to the CAS Christmas April Challenge - Ornament.









Stamps:
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Alcohol inks; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  acetate sheet, gold and silver embossing powders, heat tool, Ornament die (Elizabeth Craft Dies), gold cording, silver cording

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Rubber Band Technique
CAS Christmas April Challenge - Ornament


23 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning effect. So unique and absolutely love the colours of the alcohol inks on all three cards. The rubber band technique looks amazing and yes it's been a fun technique to learn x

Anita in France said...

Rich, luxurious and so deliciously CAS, Loll ... the glowing colours are just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

Oh wow, Loll, those are gorgeous. Such lovely CAS cards.

Cathy said...

Fabulous ornaments Loll, this technique looks great, hope to play along, Cathy x

Nancy Stislow said...

You have an incredible talent for combining simplicity with so much class. Love the rich colors, particularly on the green one. The good embossing with rubber bands are fantastic on these gorgeous ornaments. And better yet - three more for the Christmas stash, something I'm falling behind on.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, gorgeous and classy trio, Loll! The AI colors of the ornaments are so rich and beautiful! The heat-embossed elastic band stamping is just right amount of the accent and echoes the color of the string/hanger and the sentiment. I love all of them! Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful ornaments, Loll! I love all the colors equally! I love how all the white space lets the ornaments shine!

Julia Aston said...

The natural color shadows on your ornaments give them such dimension Loll and the gold lines really pop with elegance! Great use of the Rubber Band technique! Julia xx

Ina G said...

CAS perfection here Loll. Love the different colours. Fabulous!

Maxine D said...

CAS and stunning Loll, and I love the way you have used the rubber band technique.
Blessings
Maxine

Kath said...

Fabulous cards and a beautiful effect with the rubber bands.
Kath x

Trina P. said...

What a treat you have given us, Loll! Such a great idea for this technique. Love all the different colours... so vibrant and bold. The metallic embossing really stands out. Love these. xx

Jo Manna said...

Loving the richness of those baubles. The rubber band technique is the perfect metallic match for them too. Each one unique and all cards are BEAUTIES. Great challenge xx

Jeanne said...

So very pretty, Loll! How fun that you were able to get three beautiful and also unique looking cards done so quickly. Wow!!

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS, love the technique and the results you have.
Faith

Marcia HIll said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS Loll...CAS perfection!! :0)

Bobby said...

Way to combine the two challenges, Loll. I'm sitting here right now trying to decide how to do my ornament. Yours are beautiful with the rubber band gold embossing.

BożenA said...

I love the look of this bauble. Golden and intense, old red looks so beautiful. I love how the color of the baubles has created a natural shading. It looks really stunning. And the green ornament is my favorite :-)
Hugs,
BożenA

Christine Alexander said...

wow Loll, what incredible colours for your ornaments. the shading really gives them dimension and love the gold splashes from your rubber band embossing.

Susan said...

All the colour variations are fabulous, Loll, but the first is my favourite - love the rich contrast of the red and gold! What a great way to use the rubber band technique!

Darnell said...

What an awesome way to combine both challenges, Lolly! Those little ornaments are like pieces of beautifully colored jewelry!! Hugs, Dolly

Pat said...

What wonderful bright ornaments Loll and the colours with your alcohol inks on acetate with the gold and silver rubber band patterns are really beautiful. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Well I thought your gilded stars were a brilliant idea Loll but these ornaments are fantastic... simple effective use of the rubber bands embossed in gold and wella you've got gorgeous baubles.