.. and I don't mean using rubberstamps (and I don't mean stamping with those either - will whoever it was gave that smutty titter please go and stand in the corridor?). I mean stamping with the rubber eraser on the end of a pencil. That's what I've used to create the spotty pattern on this card. It is best done with a brand new pencil, as the edges of the rubber will still be nice and sharply defined. I simply dabbed it onto the separate colours of a Kaleidacolor pad and then stamped at random all over the paper, to give an effect similar to printing with bubble wrap only much more random.
For this card, I used a die cut circle to mask off an area in the centre, then used my rubber to stamp shades of green around it, some overlapping the edge of the circle. I stamped 2 or 3 times for each inking, to give varying intensity of colour. Then I removed the mask and stamped the open space with a silhouette flower stamp, an old UM that's been in my collection since time immemorial. I finished the edges with a little hand doodling.
I am sharing this with
Less is More - Silhouette
Crafty Gals Corner - New for YOU (the stamping with a rubber technique is new to me)
Craft Rocket Challenges - CAS
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Technique (no snark today, just technique - so I'll be back later in the fortnight when I've got my snarky hat on)
And while I've got your attention, why not pop over to visit my friend and Twofers teamie, Christi from Art Without Anxiety - she's got a surprise candy giveaway going on and whatever it is, I know it will be wonderful!