See two easy watercolor effects for cards in one project! There are lots of techniques out there to add color and interest to projects and today’s two easy watercolor effects for cards from Melinda is a perfect combination. Melinda used a leftover piece from this project and an incredibly fast way to add so much textural depth and we can’t wait for you to see it so you can try it out! About that leftover piece, Melinda says “The background […]Continue Reading
Easy Color Burst Background For Christmas Cards!
Check out this stunning background for Christmas cards that you can make easily with Color Bursts! Despite the atypical colors, this background for Christmas cards gives us all the winter feels. And it’s SO easy to achieve this beautiful, dimensional, watercolor-y look using Color Burst powders and a stencil. Melinda says “I enjoy making a bunch of backgrounds that I can use anytime I need a quick card. Its also nice to make a mess clean up and you have […]Continue Reading
A STUNNING Watercolor Card Background!
The watercolor card background on this project is so gorgeous and you will not believe how easy it is to make! We love a pretty watercolor card background – the way the colors blend, the lovely movement watercolors offer. Well, THIS card takes that to an entirely new level and when you see how easy it is, we suspect we will be spending a LOT of time in the Color Burst section of our warehouse! Read on to learn Melinda’s […]Continue Reading
Gorgeous Color Burst Rainbow Tree Card!
Get some awesome tips on making this absolutely gorgeous Color Burst rainbow tree card! This beautiful Color Burst rainbow tree card has a little secret that gives it the most beautiful finish and it’s SO simple. We are pretty sure you will want to dig out or order these Color Burst powders AND start using Melinda’s trick to make this card something just that much more special. Let’s get all the scoop! Start by wetting a 5″ x 7″ piece […]Continue Reading
The No Line Watercolor Technique – So Gorgeous!
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 […]Continue Reading
Inking Diagonal Stripes – Card Making Tip!
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 […]Continue Reading
A Mini Slimline Background Die Sets The Scene!
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 […]Continue Reading
Live Rubbernecker Workshops at Scrapbook Expo!
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 […]Continue Reading
Mini Slimline Card Sketches – New Feature!
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 […]Continue Reading
A Gorgeous Teal and Purple Ombre Card
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 […]Continue Reading
Handmade Fox Christmas Cards!
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, […]Continue Reading
Repurposing a “Failed” Craft Project
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. […]Continue Reading
Combine Stencils and Gradient Inking – Gorgeous!
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 […]Continue Reading
How to Layer Stencils – Video Tutorial!
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 […]Continue Reading
Mixed Media Fall Cards For Friends
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 […]Continue Reading
How To Use Color Burst Powders Two Ways!
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 […]Continue Reading
Color Burst Powders + New Flower Stamps = GORGEOUS!
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 […]Continue Reading
Mixed Media Christmas Cards – Use Your Stash!
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 […]Continue Reading
Masculine Card Ideas Using Color Burst
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 […]Continue Reading
How to Make Your Own Ink Pad With Liquid Watercolors – Video!
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 […]Continue Reading
Color Burst Sale and a Video Tutorial!
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 […]Continue Reading