Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sacramento's Original Rubber Stamp Convention

Judy and I headed over to the Rubber Stamp Convention in Sacramento yesterday. We strolled around the booths looking for cool new stuff (more on that below) and of course, inspiration.

Here are some pictures I took of some very cool marker colored or direct to rubber stamped cards, these are super cute and from the demo, seemed very easy to make.

Click on the pictures to get a better view.

Now, this is what I am VERY VERY, SUPER DUPER excited about! The new "Grungeboard" from Tim Holtz.

What is Grungeboard you ask?? is a compressed flexible sheet of "dingy" material with a debossed texture that can be painted, inked, sanded, hammered, die cut or "grunged". It comes in packs of plain paper,textured alphabets and shapes. THIS my friends, I am VERY excited about. The finished product looks and feels like leather.

Here are some samples:

In this card, the wings and crown are created from the Grungeboard

In this one, the bird, alphas and Man with wings and crown are created from the Grungeboard

The alphas and bird are Grungeboard creations

And on this tag, which the guy from the Tim Holtz booth demo'd for me on the spot, the bird is made from the grunge board.

So, whats cool about the Grungeboard?? glad you asked :)

For a self stamped image, for example like a flower, you stamp the image with archival or stays on ink, cut it out. Spritz it with water, manipulate the image with your fingers to create a three dimensional effect, blast it with your heat gun to set it, then you ink it with your favorite distressed inks and wallah, a super cool, 3D item for your card front, scrap book or multi media piece.

I bought the plain paper, the alphas and the you can guess what you are going to be seeing a lot of in the near future :-D

I hope this has inspired you a little to at least go check out the product!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the Thanksgiving, acorn, leaves, sun stamps in some of the above cards. Do you know what company they were from? Your cake looks delicious-coconut one of my favs-candy,pie or cake!
Bev J.