Saturday, 23 April 2022

Sunny Sentiments Purple Monotone Birthday Card using the Rubber Band Technique. InspireINK Blog Hop. April 2022

 Good Morning Everyone

Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a good weekend so far. Today I'm Blog Hopping with the InspireINK ladies. Each month a different member chooses a theme and this month Gez has chosen Purples as a theme. Any or all off our Purple shades can be used to create a project.

I thought this was the perfect opportunity to revisit the rubber band technique. It's a fun and easy way to create a unique and fabulous background.

So, we currently have the following purple shades in our colour collection, there's quite a few - I decided to use all of these except Blackberry Bliss as I thought that might be a bit too dark for the look I was after.


Rich Razzleberry Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"

1pc - scrap

Fresh Freesia Card Stock


Highland Heather Card Stock


Basic White Card Stock

2pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"



Take the Rich Razzleberry Card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base, add one of the Basic White Pieces to the inside.

Grab a hand full of rubber bands and wrap them around a clear block. There's no particular way to this just fill the block as much or as little as you wish - the more you add the closer your lines, the less you add the more spaced your lines become.

Now, use this block as your stamping tool. Add ink the the rubber bands, then stamp onto your card stock all. Start Will the lightest colour, and work out to the darkest. I used a baby wipe between colours, just to take off as much surface ink from the bands so that I wasn't getting much 'other' colour on my ink pads. Keep going until you build up the required effect.

TIP - to remove the rubber bands - hold the block over the bin and snip then off the block. This will help keep inky fingers to a minimum! haha

Add the background panel to the card front.

Stamp the Sentiment from Sunny Sentiments in Gorgeous Grape ink, then run through your Mini Cut and Emboss Machine with the largest Hexagon from Beautiful Shapes Dies. Layer this to a scrap of Rich Razzelberry card stock and trim down to give a nice even border of colour. Add this to the centre of the card front with dimensionals.

On scraps of Fresh Freesia stamp the larger flower from Sentimental Swirls in Fresh Freesia ink and cut out using the Flowers & Leaves punch. 

Also cut out the smaller flowers that have been stamped in Highland Heather on the same colour card stock with the Strawberry Builder punch. Gently tease up the edges of the petals to create a little depth and add an iridescent rhinestone to the centre. Add these around the hexagon with glue dots.

It's pretty simple to put together, but I think it looks fabulous - and would work great in so many different colour combinations!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today - please take a look at the list below and continue through the hop and see what everyone else has created with our Purple Tones.

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Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store. A lot of the supplies I used today will not carry over into the brand New catalgoue, so be sure to grab them whilst you can!

      Product List

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




  1. Awesome way to use these colours, I love this technique and your card. Thanks for the tip, I always get inky fingers! xx

  2. lovely card - i keep meaning to try this technique but never have - must change that! x


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