Cards · Rubber Band technique

Rubber band card

I’m always trying to find out how to make CAS cards which have a maximum of technique concentrated in a small area. I’m in admiration of those who succeed to make clean and simple cards but are spectacular at the same time. One place I know I can find CAS cards with mixed media techniques is over at the CAS Mix up challenge blog. I always learn something new and today’s card is no exception. Who knew you could make a card with rubber bands! And its so simple too.

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There are a few videos over on their blog to show you how to do it, but essentially the idea is to wrap one or more rubber bands around your ink bloc or a roller like I used here, tap/roll it on your ink pad and then tap/roll it on your card stock. I used a soft roller instead of a hard roller, so I also got ink transferred from the spongy areas of my roller instead of just the lines from the rubber bands.

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I think they look a little like seaweed growing in the sea don’t you think? The different thickness of the lines come from the different rubber bands I used and also because I twisted them on my roller. I used distress oxide inks – Twisted citron first, then picked raspberry and mermaid lagoon. The die cut comes from Simon Says Stamp called Flowing Vine Collage and the sentiment comes from Technique Tuesday.

Well I hope you enjoyed today’s card and let me know if you tried the technique yourself, I would love to come visit. Have a great day!

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I’m also sharing this over at:

casologyCASology – Parent. This is to thank my mother in law who has been a great help around the house these past few weeks while I’m busy “redesigning” our new garden.

AAAcardsAAA Cards – Perfect day. Its when I learn a new technique to make a card!

less is moreLess is More – Bring Something back… for me its a CAS card which I haven’t made for quite awhile! The die itself dates from 2016 too so…

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15 thoughts on “Rubber band card

  1. Really beautiful card, Gwendolyn ! I also found this technique (also new for me) very interesting and so simple ! I indeed see seaweed when I look your gorgeous background ! Fabulous CAS take on our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

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  2. Hi! Great to see your card in the gallery at CASology. How sweet to make a thank you card for your MIL. Love how the die cut is framing the amazing inking done with the rubber bands. Thank you for joining us at CASology this week. Hugs – Bharati

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  3. Hi, This is such an awesome technique and equally awesome CAS card. I absolutely love what you have archived with rubber bands. They indeed look like see weeds and the colors work so well. And YES! i completely get how learning a new technique can make it a perfect day! Thank you for joining us at AAACards. Hugs Bharati

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  4. What a gorgeous piece of rubber band stamping, Gwendolyn! Love the colors and how the sponge transferred some of the ink! Perfect background for this beautiful die cut! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. LOVE how you’ve used a soft roller to not only add the impressions from the rubber bands, but also softly colour the background as well. Great job Gwendolyn!! Love the design … it really does look like an underwater scene. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  6. Such a unique and gorgeous card. You have nailed the CAS card with adding the mixed media elements. Yes it is not easy to keep a card CAS and then to introduce techniques etc and boy have you nailed it. Fabulous card, gorgeous colours and yes it does look like seaweed. Thank you for joining in at The CAS Mix Up challenge with this beauty x

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