August 17, 2012

Rub-on Tutorial

TGIF!!!! Happy Friday my friends!! Do you have anything fun planned? Well I have to work tonight and Sunday but I also have another job interview today.  It is way closer to home than the other job I got and that I am supposed to start next week, so as long as the hours are right and they don't pay less than I think it will be a good thing. 

Today I have an awesome tutorial to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Karen, put together for us using the rub-ons included in our August kit.  


Rub-ons can be such a great assest to your scrapbook or card making arsenal! The ones included in Artful Delight's August Kits, from Kaiser Scrapbook, are really bold and beautiful and can make a statement when used effectively on a clean and simple creation. Sometimes rub-ons can be a bit tricky to work with, but I'm here today to show you just a few tips and tricks to make the process of applying rub-ons just a bit easier.

Since the rub-on sheet is clear and the tissue safe backing is only a bit cloudy, position your rub-on over your working place to get a general idea of placement.

 Cut the image apart from the rest of the rub-on images, making sure to include the backing as well. This way you won't have to worry about any stray parts of other images getting onto your project. Remove the backing and apply the rub-on to the paper. I don't use the stick included in the packaging, rather I use the stylys from my scoreboard. This makes the application more smooth, and doesn't impair the texture of your card stock when applying. After you've rubbed the entire image, you should no longer see any of the image on the transparent portion. Remove this transparency slowly, and lay it back down and continue to rub if there is a portion of the image you've missed.

Don't throw away the backing just yet! After the entire image has been applied, lay the backing back down over the image and burnish your image with the stylus and the cloudy tissue like paper. This step helps to ensure that all rub-on is applied firmly to your card stock.

You should end up with a clean, crisp image on your paper. 

I finished my card project with a sticker from the Prima Alphabet sticker pack included in this month's Artful Delight Kit and a tiny staple.
These rub-ons can make for wonderful clean and simple cards that are easy for mailing and pack a punch with their stylish design.

And there you have it a wonderful tutorial!!

 Don't forget to play along with our sketch challenge this month, you are playing for your chance to win your choice of our September card or scrapbook kit.  :-) 


byAnnette said...

Get tutorial!
I have stayed away from rub-ons in the past but will try again following your technique~Thanks!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Good luck on the interview!!!! Where is it??? And any news on Tony?? I love love love Karen's cards!!! Great tip on the rub ons!!!!

June Houck said...

Very nice CAS cards, Karen!

Deena said...

awesome tutorial...the backing trick really works!!

Debbie said...

Love the simplicity in Karen's cards. It really makes those beautiful rub ons stand out!

Lisa P said...

Good reminder to get my rub ons out again. I used to use them so much more often.