Yesterday the Try a New Technique Challenge was to stamp with rubber bands. You wrapped them around a wood or acrylic block and then inked them with Versamark before stamping them onto your project. I couldn’t figure out how I would incorporate the technique into a card, but I did think it would make for some great texture on this basket. The template is a Timeless Template by Lauren Meader and you can find them at Papertrey Ink.
To make the basket I simply printed the template onto my Bashful Blue card stock and then stamped the rubber band wrapped block in versamark onto it. I rounded the top edges of the woven pieces with my 3/16″ corner rounder and then sponged them with Bashful Blue ink. I attached the handle with Jumbo eyelets using my Crop-a-dile.
To make the main image panel I stamped the bird 4 times, once on the main image layer, twice on scrap Whisper White card stock and once on So Saffron card stock. I then paper pieced the bird and shell. I just love this little chick from A Good Egg. To make the scallop rectangle, I used several punched scallop squares and simply overlapped them. I finished it off with the sentiment and ribbon. I thought about filling the basket with candy and then realized the kids at it all so I didn’t get to finish it off completely. Colin loves this basket and has already claimed it as his own. I now have to make one for Evan.
Yesterday I got a lot accomplished around the house. I was hoping I’d get spring weather sooner if my house was spring cleaned. I’m now crossing my fingers that it will work. Today can hopefully get more stamping done. Have a great Tuesday!
|All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased online at http://igotstamps.stampiup.netStamps: A Good Egg|
|Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, So Saffron|
|Ink: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red|
|Accessories: corner rounder, sponge, rubber bands, versamark, scallop square punch, word window punch, so saffron ribbon (sab), sticky strip|
|Techniques: rubber band stamping|