Friday, May 29, 2009

Rubbernecker Challenge #12 - frames

The challenge this week on the Rubbernecker blog is to use frames. I thought I would do it differently today and do a faux frame. This is super easy - just stamp your image or sentiment, cut it out with your nestabilities, and leave the nestability on your cut out cardstock. DON'T move it. Just leave it there, and sponge some color onto your cardstock inside the nestability. Voila! Instant frame!

The background on this card is something that I had to try. I've had this Sandal paint dabber for years, and never really got around to using it. Well........ it is now a solid clump inside the jar. I'm not kidding - solid like wet clay. So I squeezed out a blob onto my cardstock and then used the dabber top to smooth out the paint blob. I let that dry, and then sponged over it with Walnut Stain distress ink. The paint resists the ink, and now the cardstock looks like a distressed piece of wood. Very cool!

I bought this gorgeous checkered ribbon from Michelle over at Stampers Dream. She's such a sweetheart, and she's got a ton of beautiful ribbons to choose from. I'm hooked on buying ribbons from her! :-)

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set called Nature's Moments. You can find this over at Rubbernecker, along with the distress inks and the little fragments (the little charm I used on this card). The image inside the little charm is from one of Rubbernecker's silhouette stamps. I just stamped it on some Naturals Ivory cardstock, let it dry, then spread some clear glue on the fragment and positioned it over the stamped image. After the glue dried, I cut away the excess cardstock from the edges.

Stamps: Nature's Moments (Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz), Rubbernecker silhouette image
Ink: Walnut Stain distress ink
CS: Naturals Ivory, Artichoke
Other: Sandal paint dabber (Ranger), distress tool (Stampin Up), sponging tool (Ranger), clear fragments (Tim Holtz), swivel clasp (Ranger), checkered ribbon (May Arts), nestabilities (Labels 4 by Spellbinders)


Sherry Cheever said...

Beautiful work, Holly. On your paint dabber . . . try putting in a little bit of water to soften the paint. Stir or shake whatever works. Keep adding a little water at a time to get it back to the original consistency. I do this all the time and it works great.

Sherry Cheever said...

oh forgot to say that I LOVE the acrylic too . . . fabulous!

Kirsten said...

This is a lovely card. I really like the sentiment and love how it is the focal point on the card

Dawn Frost said...

I love your card! Incredible.

virginia said...

Very very nice!

broni (waterchild12) said...

What a beautiful card, Holly! I love how you combined all the different techniques into one gorgeous and cohesive creation! Hope you and your mom had a blast shopping this weekend!!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

Nice job!

Juliana said...

Holly, this is beautiful!!
I love the colors and how you matted/framed the main image!

Joan Ervin said...

Super gorgeous, Holly!!!! I love the sentiment and how you used the *frame*!!! Such awesome colors, too...sooo rich and classy!!!!