Stepping Up with a Fun Technique – Pals May 2016 Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Today I am sharing the rubber band technique. This is a fun and easy way to make unique backgrounds or add it to any other element that you choose for your cards.

Start by wrapping various rubber bands around the clear block of your choice as seen below. There is no right or wrong! I like to use a mix of good old-fashioned rubber bands and old hair ties as they add a little texture.

ButterDish Designs CADIM 10 3

Next you will stamp at random on your sheet of card stock by starting with your lightest color. I then wipe it with a baby wipe and move on to the darker color. Don’t worry….no blocks were harmed in the making of this card. LOL!

ButterDish Designs CADIM 10 2

Here is my finished card and matching envelope. Isn’t it fun?

ButterDish Designs CADIM 10

I was able to turn the rubber band block over and get a totally different pattern. See the start of another background below.

ButterDish Designs CADIM 10 4

I hope this inspires you to have some rubber band fun of your own!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  6. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  7. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  8. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Natalie Bradley at
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  23. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love

Keep Creating!

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10 thoughts on “Stepping Up with a Fun Technique – Pals May 2016 Blog Hop”

  1. This is so cool! I have not seen this technique before and am anxious to give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this technique, Tricia. So simple and clean but brilliant. I’ve used this technique before to create the impression of bamboo on an Asian themed card…. will you be purchasing the Artfully Asian stamp set? 🙂

  3. Tricia, trust you to find a fun way to add texture!! Well done, Pal… will have to give this a go. Really liked the suggestion of adding it to an Asian theme!!


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