Friday, June 27, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #53: Simply Irrestible!

Actually, it should be "Simply Resistible!" because the challenge for this week was to incorporate any resist technique. One of my tried and true favorites is rubber cement resist! All you need is some glossy paper and some rubber cement. (Which is a cheap technique...$1.78 at my Walmart...needed to buy a new bottle...I've had my first one for over 5 years!)



Take your piece of glossy cardstock and put it on a scratch piece of paper (important as you will want to be able to move it from your work area to dry.) Drizzle the rubber cement all over the cardstock. You can try patterns or just at random. Once the rubber has dried, stamp or brayer color over the cement. Then, use a paper towel to remove excess ink from the surface of the rubber. Then, peel the rubber cement away. Now, when I was a kid, we used a glue similiar to this and referred to these rubber cement remaining pieces as boogers...you call them what you like!

I used Certainly Celery ribbon, cardstock and ink. The alligator is stamped onto Shimmery White (a favorite of mine!) The text was a little too large for the Word Window punch, so after I stamped the words, I trimmed the piece to 3/8 of an inch and fed it into the Word Window punch to make it fit.

Be sure to check out the other Blogger Challenge members...that's what I'm going to do next! Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great technique to use with this challenge. I've tried this once, and now you have inspired me to revisit it. Thanks.

Ida said...

How fun and cute. I thought about trying this technique (would you believe I've never done it) I bought the rubber cement and just haven't gotten around to trying it out. Love what you did though.

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo pretty! I love the results with that technique! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Connie Paxman said...

Oh my gosh Rubber Cement technique, awesome and background really suits the alligator.
Connie Paxman

Connie B. said...

Oh...great idea! Didn't think about it, but it is a perfect resist technique... Love it! I think I'll do this technique at my next Technique Class!

Connie

Barb Hardeman said...

Super technique and one I've never tried. I love the outcome of this one. This is so cute...

Pat Huntoon said...

Funky Cool!

MJ said...

It has been so long since I did that technique that my rubber cement is probably solid cement! Your card is adorable. Great job on the challenge.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great resist technique - the squiggles work great with your stamp image.

Robin Merriman said...

This is so COOL! I have never done this before, so you know I have got to try it! Love this card, Lisa!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a delightful card Lisa! Thanks for sharing this technique! I've never tried this one before! It made a wonderful background for this card! :D

Anita Van Hal said...

What a cool technique! What a great card! Thanks for sharing!

Marcia said...

Oh, I've never tried this technique but I love how it turned out. Might have to try this. Great card.

Marcia
new BC member

Claudia said...

What a fun card! Thanks for doing this technique. For years I've wanted to do it but never did because of the time it needs to dry inbetween steps... I guess I will have to finally try it now :-)

Patti Chesky said...

I remember calling them glue boogers too....too funny!!! I am going to have to get some rubber cement and try this technique. It looks WAY cool!!! Great card!!!

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing your fun resist technique. Cute card!

Barbara said...

How fun! I've never tried this technique, but always thought it looked fun and different..and each one is always an original! Great job with the Challenge!!