It’s a Rubber Romance

I guess you’d expected nothing less from a stamper’s blog, huh? From the moment I saw this card created by Taylor, I knew I’d want some of these lovely ladies. Then Jami created this card set, and I was a gonner! I figured when I went to SoCal in the spring (in a few weeks!), I’d beg one of the girls to schlepp me to a stamp store so I could bring some home. Hey, I need souveniers as much as the kids do, right?

I was very excited when I was doing some late night shopping, and saw the Rubber Romance girls I hadn’t thought about since last fall. I ordered a few of these. Okay, you probably would like the truth. . . I ordered more than a few. . . more like four or five. It would have been more, but I forgot what I ordered, and placed another order the next day (’cause Joy was still entering them during my first order and I didn’t want to miss out) for some of the same stamps! DOH! Thankfully they caught it! I had a sweet package from Eclectic Paperie on Monday afternoon, and had a little time to play last night. I needed to make a card for a dear friend’s mom, and thought this image was perfect.

Here’s the finished card:

I had a few scraps of My Mind’s Eye Magnolia paper (Floral/Teal Dream) on my stamping table, and thought I’d do a little paper piecing to dress Julia. (Jeanne and Ellen both have fantastic tutorials for this, so if you’re unsure how it works, check the links.) I inked the stamp with Palette Noir on Shimmery White, and again on the MME paper, then closely trimmed the dress and handbag from the patterned paper. Both were adhered to the Shimmery White image with a Sakura Quickie Glue pen.

She was watercolored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter, and I added a sketchy floor with a Micron pen. Some shading was done with a Copic marker, and a little bit of shimmer was added with a GellyRoll Stardust pen.

“Hello” is from Paper Tray, and was added after everything dried.

The card itself is simple, with a bit of the same Magnolia paper from the dress and bag behind the layered image. (Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Not Quite Navy). I finished it with three tiny, sparkly teal hearts. You can get the A Muse Creative Candy here.

Hope y’all have a great evening. Make a card today and send it to someone. It does make a difference, and you don’t need a reason . . . Thanks, Emily, for the reminder.

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  1. Posted April 11, 2007 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh Jenn! LOVE her!! I was thinking the same thing… she is screaming for the pp!! Beautiful!!! Good thing I already have her…. so there! You can’t make me buy this time! 🙂

    Love ya girl… go and stamp more!!!!

  2. pjbstamper
    Posted April 11, 2007 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Jenn – I think that woman must shop at Coldwater Creek.

  3. Posted April 11, 2007 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    WOW Jenn those stamps are awesome, I’ve never seen them before (I really need to get into SCS Gallery more often)… I love the colors and paper, the lady looks so hip and fresh.

  4. Posted April 12, 2007 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Jenn, she’s fabulous and I love the paper piecing.

  5. Posted April 12, 2007 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    I love this card! And especially the paper piercing you did on the dress and bag!!

  6. Posted April 12, 2007 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    AAAAACK! Jenn, she is gorgeous! I love her. I don’t have her yet. I can’t wait till I have time to play! I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of your girls! Love ya!

  7. Posted April 12, 2007 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    How cute, Jenn!! You did a gorgeous job with the watercoloring! I’m definitely going to need to add some more of these gals to my collection. 🙂

  8. Posted April 12, 2007 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    This is fabulous! I think I’m gonna have to get me some too!

  9. twinks
    Posted April 12, 2007 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Love the matching outfit and handbag. This color combination is getting to be one of my favorites. TFS!

  10. Mo Moss
    Posted April 12, 2007 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    this card is perfect. Love the bag and dress to match!!!!!!! Good work. I might just have to get some of these.

  11. Posted April 12, 2007 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I LOVE how the dress matches the background! Great card! And Beate told me about the box and the MOPS experience! Too funny. . .she stuck you with the “tough” table. You guys must have had a blast!

  12. Posted April 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I love this card and I LOVE that stamp! Very elegant and fun all at the same time. Beautiful design! You rock!
    Gina K.

  13. Posted April 12, 2007 at 8:59 pm | Permalink


  14. Posted April 12, 2007 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful card, Jenn! The same paper is laying on my table too. I was ready to work with it and then pushed it aside to finish the scrapbook pages first.

  15. Posted April 13, 2007 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    This is fabulous! I love the paper piecing! I gotta get me some of these images. 😉

  16. Debra
    Posted April 13, 2007 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Wonderful card!

  17. Posted April 14, 2007 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Love love love this Jenn! I’ve been waiting for Joy to get these in and now I’m behind – I need to get some!!!

  18. Posted April 15, 2007 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    This is super…love the piecing on her dress!

  19. Posted April 16, 2007 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    This is beautiful! I love your paper piecing and your watercoloring looks perfect!!

  20. Jenn Nahrstadt
    Posted April 17, 2007 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    what an amazingly beautiful card–chic is the word that comes to mind! have missed reading postings from you this past week, but we all have busy lives, right? just wanted you to know you’re missed…

  21. Posted April 17, 2007 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Holy cow! I just adore this stamp and the way you’ve used it !!!! Gorgeous Jen! And her name! I’ve just got to have her! LOL

  22. Posted April 18, 2007 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    Great card Jenn! I just used that paper yesterday! I can’t get enough of it! Did you end up getting the stack from HL? The paper piecing looks great!

  23. Posted April 19, 2007 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    Wonderful card! I love the coloring….so detailed!

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