Friday, March 4, 2016

New use for office supplies

A monthly swap I do is requiring the "rubber band  technique" this month. This is a completely new one to me -- you wrap rubber bands around a block, ink them up and stamp them to create a background.  I used Lavender Lace and Mint Melody inks to create my background panel.

The layout for this card is Sketch Saturday #401.  The image is  my NBUS (Never Been Used Stuff) for Darnell's NBUS Challenge.  The goofy bird, from Bugaboo, is colored in pencils, and there's a lot of fussy-cutting for the out-of-the-box cut.

The card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #401
Catch the Bug -- color Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Leap into the Unknown (new technique)
NBUS #6 -- image
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes


  1. I had not heard of that technique before. How fun! You created such a pretty card with this. I just might have to give that a go now. Thanks for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie for Wonderful Wednesday!

    1. Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with our Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Color Challenge this week. We hope you'll join us today for our new Anything Goes Challenge!
      Hugs & Happy Days!
      Min - Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps Asst. DT Coordinator

  2. What a fun way to make your own background! Looks really nice!

    Thanks for joining our Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

    /Lisa - DT

  3. How ADORABLE is this card?? It made me smile instantly and I really loved the rubber band technique you used. And wow- those purples are just gorgeous! Love the pastel palette. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


  4. ​I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

  5. Well, you live and learn! Thank you so much for teaching me a whole new and fun way to stamp, Sandy! Rubber bands! I just love how creative some minds are! This cool technique makes the perfect background for your wonderful whimsical image! This is one happy card and I love it!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Rubber bands on an acrylic block is a new one to me. I've heard of them wrapped around your brayer for a streamer looking background. This is a cute bird-day card.


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