Monday, February 18, 2008

TSSC5 & Making a Rub-On Border

This is my challenge card for Mary Jo Price William's Technostamper Sketch Challenge #5. When I first saw the sketch, I just knew I wanted to incorporate rub-ons -- and the long rub-on from Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration packet seemed like a perfect match.



Here is how I created the rub-on border:
First, I stamped the background in the design I wanted, making sure to decorate a much larger area than I actually needed for the border. Then I carefully cut out the rub-on border WITH the non-stick background. When placing the border and rubbing it on, I left a 1/8" border of paper along the widest part of the rub-on to ensure that the entire rub-on piece would have paper behind it. Better to cut it off then not have enough!
To finish the border, I used scissors to cut carefully along the edges, then adhered it to the second piece of cardstock and cut off the excess.













Here is the original sketch if you would like to play along -- Note that the butterfly is NOT part of the sketch! Check out Mary Jo's blog to see the other sketch players and their versions of the sketch. It always astounds me to see so many variations!
Ingredients (all Stampin' Up!):
Sale-s-Bration Rub-Ons, Enjoy Stamp Set, Sanded Background, Barely Banana Ink and Paper, Pretty in Pink Ink and Paper, Chocolate Chip paper, Crystal Flowers from unknown source.

15 comments:

MJ said...

Man! You guys are so creative! I would have NEVER thought of the rub ons! Great idea. I just love how delicate this card looks. What an awesome job you did Pat! Thanks so much for playing.

Valerie Byrnes said...

Pat this is simply gorgeous! How inspired to trim the rub ons into the border that way.

Gerrie said...

Clever GF......I'll have to do that.

Lisa Somerville said...

Creative use of the rub-ons.

JeanM said...

Wow I never would have thought of using a rub on and then cutting it like that. Thanks for sharing.

Kerry said...

Resplendent! Very springy!

Sheryl said...

Great border!!! Wouldn't have thought to use the rub ons in that way.

Juliann said...

Great great great idea!
Very pretty card!
TFS!!!!!!

Diane said...

I love all your cutting. I think soon I will have to try this card. I am really in love with this card.

Dee R

Basement Stamper said...

I really love the rubon border!

laos348 said...

So pretty - I love the border you created.

Anonymous said...

Awesome job on this, great cutting!! Beautiful card.
Karen W

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your tech for adding/cutting the rub on border. I love the card you created and the colors you used. So "springy"! Worth the extra time it takes to create it!
Hugs!
Kavi Coulson
kavicoul@yahoo.com

rozie640 said...

Great job on MJ's sketch challenge. Love how you cut out that border! Great idea.

leenda said...

Beautiful artwork, just beautiful!