CategoryColor Bursts

The No Line Watercolor Technique – So Gorgeous!

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Use a simple no line watercolor technique to create absolutely gorgeous “hand painted” cards! Our Design Team – and now our customers – are LOVING this new Butterfly Flowers set and we are so glad! Today, Melinda has combined the main image from it with the no line watercolor technique to create a card that looks hand painted and just stunning. We’ve used this easier-than-it looks technique here on the blog before and we love that every project has its […]

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Inking Diagonal Stripes – Card Making Tip!

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You will NEVER struggle with inking diagonal stripes in perfect alignment again! Inking diagonal stripes can be a real pain in the neck! They can often be hard to get lined up with whatever element you are adding them to, the alignment can “drift” with edges getting off kilter and you can end up with uneven gaps between the stripes. In today’s FREE video tutorial, Preeti shares her method for inking diagonal stripes in any colors, on any element and […]

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A Mini Slimline Background Die Sets The Scene!

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Look what a single mini slimline background die can add to a sweet card! When we design our dies, we try to create them so they can serve many purposes on your cards – this mini slimline background die has been a HUGE favorite so far and today Annie is letting it play a major role. And we LOVE it! Annie has made this adorable card, perfect for a friend, spring themed by using these precious little lambs and using […]

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Live Rubbernecker Workshops at Scrapbook Expo!

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Come learn where you can attend one of our workshops this year! We are beyond excited to be participating in live shows again this year and we are even more excited to share with you that we have FOUR brand new live Rubbernecker workshops set up for each of these shows! Take one, take them all and walk away with gorgeous cards, tons of inspiration, a new technique or two (or four) and free goodies! You can get all the […]

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Mini Slimline Card Sketches – New Feature!

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Who wants some FREE mini slimline card sketches? We keep seeing people ask for fresh inspiration in the form of mini slimline card sketches and our designers are always chock full of ideas. We figured we’d put together some collectible FREE inspirations in the form of easy to use sketches. The ONLY thing we ask is that you let us know if these are helpful to you so we can be sure to always provide the things that are most […]

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A Gorgeous Teal and Purple Ombre Card

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Purple flowers and a teal ombre background combine to make a stunning card! We love beautiful color combinations and this teal and purple ombre card from Lisa just grabs our attention with these striking shades. It makes us so happy when we see  ombre card backgrounds made so easily with our Color Fuse Ink and this card shows this off to perfection! Let’s see how Lisa put this together for us so we can try it at home. Lisa started […]

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Handmade Fox Christmas Cards!

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Who knew how cute fox Christmas cards could be? Well, Allie did for sure, based on this idea she came up with for fox Christmas cards that has us totally captivated! We love how she combined two dies you would never suspect would work together so well and did a whole “peanut butter and jelly” thing on this card. Shall we see how she did it? Annie started by stamping one of the foxy friends from our Fox stamp set, […]

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Repurposing a “Failed” Craft Project

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A fun way for repurposing a failed craft project! So, WE wouldn’t have using this term but today Melinda wanted to share with us her latest take on repurposing a failed craft project. Honestly, we see NO “failure” here! But here’s what Melinda had to say “I have a pile of possible fails in my craft room and occasionally go through it to look for things I might be able to save and or aren’t as bad as previously thought. […]

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Combine Stencils and Gradient Inking – Gorgeous!

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Today’s card combines stencils and gradient inking to create a beautiful autumn scene loaded with warmth and whimsy. There are so many fun ways to create beautiful effects with stencils and gradient inking tips used today helped make a rich and glowing background on this card. You can almost feel the warmth of that autumn sunshine seeping through these detailed birch trees! Renee created this for us today and here are her details so we can try this, too. Let’s […]

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How to Layer Stencils – Video Tutorial!

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Learn how to layer stencils with two GORGEOUS cards! This fabulous video tutorial from Preeti shows two simple stunning examples for how to layer stencils for even more beautiful effects. We are always in awe of how joyful Preeti makes her projects in her videos and today we get to hear her absolutely delightful giggle as she talks us through her step by step instructions. Here’s her first card where she combines just one layer of our two part Slimline […]

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Mixed Media Fall Cards For Friends

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Today’s take on mixed media Fall cards for friends is a STUNNER! Oooh – today we are so excited to share how Natasha created her mixed media Fall cards for friends – or for ANYONE just by switching out the die cut word! We love these kinds of cards because, based on what you use and how you use it, each card will be a little different which really frees you up to be creative. Natasha used lots of goodies […]

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How To Use Color Burst Powders Two Ways!

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Today’ we’ve got a cool new tip for how to use Color Burst powders! Leave it to Melinda to show us a new and very fun method for how to use Color Burst powders to get even more looks using this coloring medium! Melinda created this card inspired by the mountains where she’s lived for 30 years. We all know that Melinda has a stunning garden – she talks about being inspired by her own flowers – and we can […]

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Color Burst Powders + New Flower Stamps = GORGEOUS!

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Check out the backgrounds for these tags made with color burst powders! Today’s absolutely GORGEOUS tags made with color burst powders and one of our new floral stamp sets is a bonus project from Natasha and we are SO excited! Natasha says “I love the new Amazing Blooms stamp set!  I wanted to create some simple, yet colorful gift tags using these beautiful layering stamps, along with color burst powders.” Let’s take a closer look at how she made these […]

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Mixed Media Christmas Cards – Use Your Stash!

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Mixed media Christmas cards are a fun way to use all kinds of different things for a fabulous, luxe look! Today we are very excited to share one of Melinda’s ideas for mixed media Christmas cards. Melinda said she was inspired by all the bits and pieces in our Santa Post Card set that came out last year. We adore her way of incorporating so many of these images and in such interesting ways. Let’s take a closer look at […]

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Masculine Card Ideas Using Color Burst

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We aren’t sure Michelle intended for this to be inspiration for masculine card ideas but we love how she combined these vibrant shades of blue with that edgy look of metallic silver. This isn’t just a card for a guy per se, but it sure would be a fantastic card for the men in your life!And thanks to the use of Color Burst, you can get a ton of really interesting color variances for a fresh look every time. Mix […]

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How to Make Your Own Ink Pad With Liquid Watercolors – Video!

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Once again, we have an awesome video from Preeti showing how to make your own ink pad using liquid watercolors. You won’t BELIEVE the amazing multi-colored looks you can get with this fun tip! It’s always fun using the supplies you have in different ways, and we hope you feel inspired and crafty after watching Preeti create these amazing projects today! See the projects below and head to the bottom to check out the video.  Enjoy this fun video to […]

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Color Burst Sale and a Video Tutorial!

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Right now we have a great Color Burst sale going on and what better way to take advantage of savings than to get some glorious fall project inspiration? Our very own Dave Miller is sharing some of his fabulous techniques and turning out truly dazzling results in today’s video tutorial. Dave makes everyone feel like an expert and his many fans say that his videos are total game changers for them. Check out this video LOADED with PRO TIPS, go […]

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Color Burst Background How-Tos!

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Today Michelle is showing us how to create a color burst background – two actually! – to add some serious visual interest to our card making projects with not a whole lot of work! We LOVE short cuts to fabulousness and when there is a product that can make that happen, we are even happier! Her first card is a fun, dreamy landscape scene for which her color burst background is mainly blues with just a touch of yellow. PRO […]

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Halloween Countdown 2020!

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We thought it might be fun to do a Stamper’s Halloween Countdown 2020 so welcome to the kickoff post! We will offer a fun Halloween themed project for the next 13 days so check back every day for fun projects showing off the season with some cute Halloween specific ideas. Today, Michelle is kicking us off with some projects focused on the gorgeous shades of Fall and Halloween using Color Burst and a few of our classic silhouette stamps. She […]

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Quick and Easy Christmas Cards – VIDEO!

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Are you looking for some truly GORGEOUS yet quick and easy Christmas cards to make this year? STOP what you are doing and watch this video! Today we have an amazing tutorial for you building a colorful and abstract wreath using Color Burst Inks. These may look like take a long time based on all those beautiful colors, but it really is a quick and easy way to pump out some beautiful and creative Christmas cards that will dazzle your […]

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Ken Oliver Color Burst Tutorial Video

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Today we want to share a Ken Oliver Color Burst tutorial to show you the AHmazing results you can get! Did you know that we have some AMAZING stamps that are meant to resemble watercolored images? These are so fun to use with Color Burst watercolor powders; the results are gorgeous and several of our stamp sets were designed to take advantage of the punches of color. Our YouTube channel is full of so many fun tutorials, many of which […]

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