Today’s card is part of the Sweethearts Global Collective Holiday Blog Hop. The theme for this hop is “techniques.” I am featuring the Rubber Band Technique with the Tea Boutique Suite. What is the rubber band technique? It’s a simple way to add interest, color and backgrounds to your cards using rubber bands, acrylic blocks and ink. Simply said, you wrap different size rubber bands around an acrylic block, ink it up and stamp.
The rubber bands create irregularly shaped lines. To add more interest, wrap some flat, twist some, and cross over on others. Want more than one color in your background? Wipe the acrylic block with the rubber bands on a shammy or spray and wipe down with a paper towel. Some recommend using the same size rubber bands. I actually like use a variety of widths and sizes. Watch the video below to see how to do the technique, tips for adding two colors to your images and making the cards shown. Measurements, supplies and instructions are further down in this post.
Rubber Band Technique Video
Sweethearts Global Collective is an International group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. We love to share our creativity with not only our customers, but, one another. At the end of this post, please “hop” along with me to visit the other blogs and see the amazing creativity of these wonderful demonstrators from around the world! Don’t forget to leave a comment and show them a “little love!”
- Parakeet Party or Fresh Freesia:
- 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
- Garden Green or Orchid Oasis
- scrap (die cut)
- Basic White
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (2)
- scraps (stamping/die cutting)
- Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper
- 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (layer)
- 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside strip)
On To The Blog Hop…
I hope you enjoyed my card. Now, it is time to be inspired by all the amazing projects from several other talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world! Hop on to the next one!
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