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It’s TREASURE HUNT TUESDAY @ RUBBERNECKER. The Treasure if you find it, will be a free image. However, to receive the Treasure a purchase of any size is required, and your treasure must be claimed between 5:00 am PST until 9:00 pm PST today (8:00 am EST – 12:00 am EST). Not only is today Treasure Hunt Day, but for every $50 in stamps purchased, you will receive one FREE stamp. Tosh will have the first clue for the hunt. 

While you are on the Rubbernecker Homepage make sure and read about the Rubber Bucks Monthly Drawing AND the FREE stamp offer:

*** Each month you can qualify to win $100 coupon good for Rubbernecker or Stamp Oasis stamps! For every $20 you spend, your name is entered once into a drawing.

*** For every $50 you spend on Rubbernecker, Stamp Oasis or KK Originals stamps, you get to choose a FREE stamp!

Blog Candy!!!!!!!!!!!!  Who wants some?  I am giving away blog candy today.  Leave a comment telling me what your favorite Rubbernecker Easter Collection stamp is?

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For other chances to win blog candy go check out Frances‘, Tosh‘s, and Broni’s blogs and leave comments to be entered for their random drawings.

Faux Cloisonne

Cloisonne.  Hmmm!  I had to go to Dictionary.com to see what the definition of cloisonne is.

  cloi·son·né    (kloi’zə-nā’, klə-wä’zə-)  Pronunciation Key 

  1. Decorative enamelwork in which metal filaments are fused to the surface of an object to outline a design that is filled in with enamel paste.
  2. The art or process of producing such enamelwork.

The Technique Lovers Challenge today on SCS was to produce a project using a technique called Faux Cloisonne. Use decorative or colorful paper, stamp an image with versa and emboss with gold to create the faux metal outline.  I chose to use a couple sheets of paper out of a magazine that had colors that I wanted to use.  I chose to work with Rubbernecker’s Garden Collection images for my project. I stamped several flowers, leaves and dragonflies on the magazine sheets, embossed and cut them all out.  I wanted to create a garden scene. I cut strips of white cardstock 1/8" and punched out a top and bottom decorative layer to create a garden trellis. I attached the trellis to a totally plain piece of yellow cardstock for a bright look.  I started attaching flowers and leaves with glue dots and leaving most of the images loose so they looked like they were growing in the window box.  I double layered three dragonflies and attached in a free flying style to add whimsy to my flower garden. This is a really a fun and easy technique. The time consuming part was all the cutting.

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Stamps:  Rubbernecker-Garden Collection

Paper:  White, Banana

Accessories:  Versa, Gold Embossing Powder, Zots, Corner Punch-guide removed to create border, *Paper Piercer, Grosgrain, Mounting Tape

* The paper piercer was a valuable tool to attach glue dots to this delicate paper and to attach the images in the design for a loose feel. Trying to accomplish this with fingers would be nerve racking.