Tuesday, April 10, 2018

CAS Mix Up Rubber Band Birthday Card!

Another Rubber Band technique card.  
Such a fun technique for our CAS Mix Up Challenge
hosted by Julia. Awesome samples by the DT and GD Hideko.

Here is my card!
Playing with my new Bisters Pigment Powders and Rubber Bands!

I began by using a paint brush to carefully add small amounts of Yellow Bister Powder on Fluid 100 Hot Press paper and then Red Bister powder
 around the outside of the Yellow.

Then the magic began by spritzing water with my TH Mister over the powder
and watching the powder explode with different colors.
I loved the results.

I then wrapped small rubber bands around a small square acrylic block and stamped
with Versamark and heat embossed with Wow Bright White EB powder.
Then turned my block and repeated process to get the look of a flower.

I then die cut the Bisters piece using my AliExpress stitched partial circle die.
Next used the same die to die cut the SU Very Vanilla Thick card front
and attached image on the back with scotch tape.

I found a small die cut flower in my stash that had been colored with magicals.
It was perfect for the center of flower and matched the red Bisters perfectly.

Next I placed my card front in MISTI and watercolored my PB sentiment
using reconstituted Red Bisters and a paint brush.  A perfect watercolored match.
Then stamped "greetings" with Archival Black Ink.

Popped up my card front onto SU Very Vanilla Thick card base with fun foam and Done!

I had no idea Rubber Band Techniques were going to be so much Fun!  Thanks Julia.
You still have until the 24th to play along.  You will be glad you did:-) Hugs...

Stamps: Penny Black "Thoughtful Messages"
Paper: Fluid 100 Hot Press 140#.  SU Thick Very Vanilla.
Inks: Bisters Pigment Powders:Yellow and Red.  Archival Jet Black. Versamark.
Accessories: TH Mister. MISTI. Wow Bright White EB powder. SU Heat Tool, Acrylic Block. AliExpress Stitched Partial Circle Die.  Rubber Band.


  1. Such a clever effect with the rubber bands to get the shape of a flower! And I love your use of the bisters - great colours!

  2. What a novel and unique technique, Nancy! The effects are just gorgeous! I'm a fan of Bisters too and love how this turned out when combined with rubber band stamping. This is SO creative!

  3. What a beautiful sample of Bister! Love the explosion of color! The rubber band stamping is amazing! How clever to do it in the shape of a flower! Love the matching watercolor sentiment! Amazing, my friend, just amazing!

  4. Nancy awesome effect with your rubberband and those pretty earthy colours of the bister. I don't use my red and yellow much but this looks amazing.

  5. what a great looking card..love the look mf.
    xx Karen

  6. Very creative design, Nancy! Love the background of Bister ... so colourful! And how cool to use the rubber band to create this design --- AWESOME, my friend! xx

  7. So creative, unique and absolutely stunning x Loving the technique x

  8. What a lovely flower card you created with your new Bisters and rubber bands, Nancy! Making a flower with the rubber band technique is so clever and fresh. I love that you use the reconstituted Red Bisters for the sentiment. It coordinates so well with the main image. Hugs.. Hideko

  9. I would never guess this was done with a rubber band! Your Bisters background is awesome, and I love how you did the sentiment with Bisters, as well. What a great look! Oh, and that partial circle is such a cool die. Hope you're enjoying yourself. Pouring rain here.

  10. By golly, it certainly does look like a flower! That's very clever to create the design as you've done. Must try the embossing over a color, I just did it over white c/s, then colored. I like this look so very much. Haven't got any Bisters as yet. The rubber band technique is a lot of fun, and I had better success this time trying it, than I did some time ago! TFS & have a super weekend.

  11. Oh wow! This is so beautiful and so clever to use the rubber bands with your Blisters ...

  12. This is an exceptional beauty Nancy. Loving that inlaid window with all that burst colour and using the rubber bands for this beauty is brilliant. That tiny flower stamen matching the sentiment was the perfect finish. A beauty my friend xx


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