Sunday, October 29, 2017

Elastic Band Technique

Hello there...

It's a beautiful autumnal day here and DH is having his friend come over to watch the football match on TV  this afternoon. I have trouble sitting but standing is fine so I did some baking for them... A caramel apple cake and some fruit scones with whipped cream...That should keep them happy!

I have a couple of cards to share with you too... I tried a new to me technique of wrapping rubber bands around a brayer to emboss with...


I used up left over bits and pieces to make both cards ... Sponged BG pieces and odd die cuts


As you can see, this one was embossed with a gold/silver mix of embossing powder whereas with the second card I used white embossing powder


I actually rescued that flower out of the bin Lol!


 It's a neat technique and can really transform a BG whether it be one you've made or maybe a piece of DP that you're not that keen on. I discovered that you can get a similar effect by wrapping rubber band around your acyrlic block too.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday, and thanks for stopping by

Till soon

~ Ros ~
 

24 comments:

Danielle said...

This is so beautiful!! Never seen it before but I really do like this effect on your backgrounds. Stunning!!

Marcia HIll said...

These are both so pretty Ros! I've heard of the technique but have never actually tried it...must admit I really like the look of your backgrounds. And all your little odds and ends made up for two lovely, lovely cards! And what a nice wife you are to bake for your hubby and his friend while watching their game!! Happy Sunday to you too my friend!! :0)

Greta said...

Well your baking would certainly make me happy--haha! Totally forgot about the rubber band technique & not sure I ever embossed the lines--may have to give it a try! Love both cards, Ros--especially the second one! Beautifully embellished center of the flower!

Carole said...

Super cards Ros and a wonderful background technique. The colours you have used are super too especially the blues with the white embossing.The baking sounds wonderful...scones ans cream...yummy!Lucky hubby and friend! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

These are gorgeous Ros! I love the warm colours of autumn with the touches of gold! Your blue card is so bright and cheery, beautiful! What a great idea about the rubber bands, it sure makes a wonderful pattern! Send me some of the fruit scones would ya! lol. hugs :)

Mac Mable said...

A technique I haven't tried either ...It looks fabulous. Great idea to add further interest to the background. Great use of your left over bits and great rescue from the bin! Both cards are beautiful Ros and thank you for the fabulous inspiration x What a treat for the lads...hope their team won too? LOL x

nancy littrell said...

Both your rubber band cards turned out beautifully, Ros. Your baked goods sound so yummy and I bet smelled wonderful too:-) TFS my friend. Hugs

Leslie Miller said...

Amazing what you can do with a rubber band! I remember this technique from ages ago. Nice to see it making a comeback, and so beautifully updated on your cards. Really gorgeous with the backgrounds and die cuts!

Kathy Krug said...

I forgot all about this technique. What fun backgrounds you have made for these fabulous CAS designs.Beautiful, Ros.

Maria said...

Lovely cards with beautiful backgrounds, Ros!! You achieved a great effect with the rubber band technique! Your cake and scones sounds delicious! I’m sure your husband and his friend enjoyed them! Take care and have a great week!

Davi said...

Sorry you are still suffering Ros! You wouldnt know it with your beautiful creations. The embossings on the different background make for awesome results!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Ros! What a cool technique! Your backgrounds look amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue Lelli said...

How CLEVER! I LOVE how this technique just transforms the backgrounds! LOVE the gold and LOVE the white, too! Pretty cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty creation!!! I wish I could be there for some scones as well, now you are making me miss the English tea! Yum!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I was wondering how you made these interesting backgrounds. Wrapping rubber bands around a brayer? How cool is that! The metallic embossing and the yellow go so well, and I love that you off-set the frame. The blue flower one is such an elegant CAS card! I love both of them. Hideko

Sylvia said...

Interesting technique, Ros...love both of the cards. Happy Wednesday!

Barbara said...

Now that would have been a difficult choice: join you in your creative nook or join your husband with the caramel apple cake and the scones?! If your culinary output was just half as exquisite as these two cards are - it was to die for! I love these cards and will have to learn more about that technique... I can't really visualize it. But I'm sure youtube will have the answer!

Asia King said...

Such lovely cards Ros! I've never tried this technique, but I really love your backgrounds so must try it some day. And your bakies sound delicious! Big hugs! x

Diane said...

Fun~fun technique, one I have never tried...amazing backgrounds and all so different...beautiful way you have finished each card too! You are pretty quiet, I hope all is well my friend! I have to email you, so much has happened this summer it seems!

Mia said...

Two beautiful cards, Ros. I love the silver embossed powder on the first one and the pretty leaf die cut. As for the second one, I am happy that you used this marvellous flower! Great colours on both your cards. Kisses, my friend.

Kara Lynne said...

What a wonderful idea, Ros! Both backgrounds are beautiful and have an artistic geometrical feel to them. I love how you used leftover pieces to embellish, especially rescuing the flower!

Stella said...

I've never seen this technique before but it sure looks stunning! I espcially love the effect on your second card. Maybe it's because of my love for shades of blue and white. But both cards look gorgeous!
XXXXX

Tracy said...

Oh I love the look of this! Fantastic texture and you're right a really great dress up for a background. Lovely creations Ros.

Marina said...

Great technique and the first one looks like a woodland.

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