Monday, January 28, 2008

Sparkling Rub-ons!

Saturday afternoon I got a notion in my head. I wondered if the rub-ons could be colored with markers, so I decided to give it a whirl. Here's the result!

I started by counting the number of petals on this large rub-on from the Eastern Elegance set--10. I went to my bold brights color family and chose 10 markers that would create a rainbow of petals. I colored on the sticky side and then positioned it on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I really liked it, but I wanted it to have even more pizazz.

So, I used my Versamark ink pad to completely cover the base. Then I covered it with Heat and Stick powder which, when heated, becomes sticky so that glitter will adhere to its surface. Did that ever turn out cool! So much sparkle on top of the color and the detail of the decal--awesome! I thought it needed more contrast than being on a white base, so I cut the flower out and mounted it on Basic Black card stock using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment also was glitterfied because it was part of the original design before I decided it needed more pop. The saying is from the recently retired Sidekick Sayings Level 1 Hostess set, and was perfect for the recipients of this card. I used my Basic Black marker to ink up just part of the saying for the outside, then stamped the rest on a piece of card stock for the interior. I applied a large piece of Whisper White to the back of this card so that I would have enough room to express my thanks.

Perhaps other stampers already know that rub-ons take color, but for me it was a fun experiment with dazzling results. I hope you like it! There are 5 different packages of rub-on patterns here on page 182 of the main catalog. I will also have available, beginning Feb. 1, a special package of rub-ons as part of our special promotion called Sale-A-Bration. I can't show you a picture of them yet, but I will Feb. 1! They are not available for purchase, but may be selected as your FREE item when you buy $50 in merchandise. This special pack has 4 sheets (the normal packages only have 2) and contain 4 colors--white, black, brown and olive. They are going to be a popular choice, I'm sure!

I hope you'll decide to purchase some rub-ons! They're versatile and fun.


NC said...

Go girl! That's beautiful!!

sandra said...

it is very beautiful!!!

Amy said...

This is beautiful Jenn!!! I love the spaaaahhhhkles!!


Nancy Riley said...

Super cool effect, Jenn! TFS!!!!