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4/21/2018

More Rubber Band Cards

Happy Saturday afternoon, and it's been lovely in our area. Temperatures show that it's in high 70-s, but truly it doesn't feel all that warm. Nice, though!

Made some more cards using the fun rubber band technique shown in this video by my talented pal Loll. Took photos this time to show what tools I used, and first up shows the brayer & the size of rubber bands used for this card.

 
 
 
Look closely where the brayer fits into the white handle, and you will see that one of these bands broke. There were 2 bands wrapped on the roller. One broke as it was being rolled. Had a large bag of rubber bands, and they must dry out awfully rapidly, as so many broke as I tried to wrap them. I'd like to buy a smaller bag, but this was the only size I could find at the time. Anyway, it still worked to create the look. The final design definitely depends on the width of the rubber bands used.
 
 
Decided to try the bands over an acrylic block as shown in the video. Used 2 narrow rubber bands on the block. Use an embossing buddy over the surface of the card to keep the ep just where you want it. After inking the block edge of the rubber bands with versamark, just stamped around all the surface of a white c/s, embossed this with a silver EP. Then used DOX in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon (I think) to sponge the surface. Buffed off the sponging with a soft cloth. Then die cut with some dies that were bought from Ali Express. Here's the 2 cards created from this piece.

 
On the filigree leaf, wrapped another rubber band across the block and dabbled around the black mat  of the filigree leaf. Used Ranger Blue Pearl, Green Pearl, just to see what these pearl embossing powders looked like on a dark background. They don't usually show up very well on white (I tried embossing the sentiment this way, and ended up covering it with the black fishtail). The card fronts were dry embossed with a square die to add a subtle frame around the black mats . Due cut the happy die from black c/s, inked with versamark, sprinkled the blue pearl EP & heat embossed.  Right black mat edges were dragged over the versamark, then sprinkled some of the green pearl EP over it to add a little more interest.
 
The April CAS Mixup Challenge is still open until April 24, so why not have a little fun with this technique, and link your cards there?
 
Thanks for visiting & enjoy your weekend. Hugs & Blessings.
 
 

 



34 comments:

  1. You made some really cool cards with that rubber band technique! I really like the dual colors on the filigree leaf and the backgrounds all look amazing too! Well done, so glad you had time to play!

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  2. Oh I say Mary these are all super but I love the last one the best. The colours are awesome. We have rain , thunder and lightning here at present. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Love the rubber band stamping and embossing on the black, Mary! Those embossed colors show up beautifully and clever of you to do the stamping on the leaf too! Two beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. These are so stunning, Mary!! I love the rubber band technique you used!! The colors are so beautiful!! Gorgeous cards, my friend!! Wow!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Gorgeous cards Mary. Looks like you had lots of fun with the rubber bands. Love the blue and green piece will silver embossing. The die-cuts look beautiful on the black background. The colours really pop. Love the added rubber band embossing on the background of your leaf die card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  6. Hi Mary,
    what super techniques and that video of LoLL's is brillant thank you for sharing this.
    I love your cards made with this super technique thaey are all so wonderful and the colours look so beautiful.
    Super designs too.
    Can't wait to have a go at this.
    Sounds like you are having the same weather as us.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours.
    Jenny L.

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  7. Hi Mary gorgeous cards my friend ,hope your day is a good one xx

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  8. Mary, Loving your cards.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

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  9. Beautiful cards Mary - sounds as though you really had fun with this technique, and you certainly had some spectacular results!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Wow Mary some real beauties here and lots of different effects using the rubber bands and I love them all! x

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  11. Hi Mary! This technique seems really fun! Your cards are both lovely and have a modern feel! The black background makes the leaves pop very well and love the colours you used! Well done!
    Here the sun shines and it's very hot for the season...
    Hugs

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  12. Your cards are beautiful!! Have not tried this technique yet
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  13. What a fun technique! You got two wonderful results from the rubber band technique. Love the colors you used along with the silver embossing - very cool!

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  14. These are fantastic. I love the colors on the black and I love that you are trying all these techniques. Your cards are wonderful.

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  15. You have ceratinly mastered this technique Mary - great cards!

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  16. Great cards, love the selfmade background.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  17. These are amazing backgrounds Mary, who knew the humble rubber band could be so incredible!! The blue and green ensemble using the band's on the acrylic block is my absolute favourite. My summer wardrobe consists of these fresh colours so it is right up my street!! xx

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  18. Your cards are all so well done and very interesting looking with that rubber band art you did. Great job on all.

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  19. Have my rubber bands sitting on the desk, ready to try this technique. Looks really fun. I sure do love that Koi fishy....found it on Simon says...but have to wait as I just ordered some stuff and should wait before I order more....Very pretty cards...need to try this for sure!!!

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  20. WOW! WOW! WOW! incredible work Mary, what Super results you have achieved. Love the colour combos and the silver embossing.
    Aren't those big bags of bands a waste, they are perished before being used I had the same happen to me.
    Faith
    x

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  21. They all look great Mary.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  22. Fabulous card Mary, this is such a brilliant technique - thank you for the inspiration, I must have a go.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  23. Mary, thanks for the inspiration on these beautiful, rubber band backgrounds. Thanks too for the photos of how you did it. These are some fabulous ideas, particularly doing it in silver- perfect for the holidays. Your cards turned out so gorgeous too!

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  24. I love the rubber band technique you used Mary, you have created amazing cards.
    Pam x

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  25. Well done here Mary, really fabulous creations and some super colours, you seem to have really cracked this RB technique.

    Kath x

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  26. Beautiful cards, Mary. I had my first try at this technique yesterday, but only had thin rubber bands. I love your effect using the thicker ones, I'll have to get some to have a play. xx

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  27. Mary, your cards are all gorgeous! It is a great technique and you do it beautifully, I especially love the last card with the filigree leaf, it is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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  28. Great use of your beautiful backgrounds, Mary. The die cuts are so exotic and the top card is gorgeous! Lovely! XXOO

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  29. You look like you had so much fun using the Rubber Band Technique Mary? All so unique and so pretty. Yes the technique looks so different depending on the size of the bands and which technique you use. Very striking cards and the dark card stock shows off the technique wonderfully. Thank you for adding the card to the gallery over at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x

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  30. Beautiful. I really must add this technique to my to do list xoxo

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  31. Wow, loving the contrast on the black. Great work!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  32. Still haven't had time to play with this technique but your fabulous cards make me want to even more...! Love the effect!

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  33. These are all so pretty! I love the technique you used!
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  34. That's a great technique Mary, I might try it myself sometime. You have made two stunning backgrounds.

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