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Unread 11-27-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hey fabulous SCSers, Rub-ons are all the craze right now! I need to know "what's the big deal?!" This doesn't come in a sarcastic way AT ALL. Please know I am being very sincere with my question. Why would I want to invest in rub-ons when I can stamp something much faster and have the image forever? And speaking of speed... why would I want to invest in rub-ons when a sticker is SO MUCH faster to use?

Okay, all you rub-on lovers (hm. he he he...) tell me why rub-ons are so great. And thanks before you even do.
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Hey fabulous SCSers, Rub-ons are all the craze right now! I need to know "what's the big deal?!" This doesn't come in a sarcastic way AT ALL. Please know I am being very sincere with my question. Why would I want to invest in rub-ons when I can stamp something much faster and have the image forever? And speaking of speed... why would I want to invest in rub-ons when a sticker is SO MUCH faster to use?

Okay, all you rub-on lovers (hm. he he he...) tell me why rub-ons are so great. And thanks before you even do.
I want to know too! What is the deal. I see that Stampin Up is starting them, as well. Will you win $ if you rub off the right one? lol

Does it relieve aggravation during the cold winter months?

Is is like in the karate kid where he buffs up the cars "wax on --wax off" and suddenly you are master of the universe???

Inquiring minds want to know ....
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I love them. They go where stamps cannot go, or cannot go easily, such as uneven surfaces and curved surfaces (i.e. a tin). I like to rub them over the edge of a picture. Since I layer a lot, a stamp would hit some places and miss others on the ends of the layers. Rubons don't miss. They provide a smooth line.

And, they're a snap to line up things like letters. I rarely stamp letters unless I'm using clear stamps as I have a hard time lining them up myself and am too lazy to go figure out where I stuck my stamp-a-ma-jig.
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I have only purchased one set of alphas. I do think I will purchase the SU! ones tho cuz I like the look of them. I like the look of them on the white space of a photograph. Other than that I would just as well use a stamp that can be used again and again.
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After trying to stamp on a photo, I realized the benefit of rubons. They also come in some really cool fonts!
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They can go on multiple surfaces at one time. They are cheaper than buying all the stamps on the sheet, especially if it is not a design you would use regularly.
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you will love rub ons once you go there. they are great
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I have some cute American Crafts rub-ons but haven't used them yet. Even tho I'm not a rub-on user (just a rub-on owner ) I think I know why folks prefer them to stickers. Rub-ons have a nice matte finish and a subtle ending to them, whereas most stickers are glossy and even if they are clear alpha stickers, the edges are pretty obvious. Plus I have found some of my Sticko stickers are a pain to get off the carrier sheet and if I am not careful, will tear.
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I love Rub-ons. They are more opague than stamps. You can get them in colours and different designs. I love My Mind's Eye and Fancy Pants rub-ons. And Basic grey too!! They go on many surfaces. They are nicer than most stickers.

Try some!!! But like anything, not all rub-ons are made the same. There are different qualities between rub-ons.
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you can also color your rubons...if you use white you can use the pastels to match them to the ink on your project....
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I love to use them on glass, photos or transparencies! They are so SOLID and BOLD. they just have a different look to them than stamps... and I especially love alphabet rub0ons... they have such a professional printed look to them.
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The only time I ever tried rub-ons, many years ago, I made a huge mess - not all of the image would come off the sheet, onto my surface - I trashed those and swore I would never buy them again, even if they were really pretty. Obviously there is some trick to them or SU! wouldn't be offering them just to see us fail!!
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Well, I am certainly glad I started this thread. Lots of good ideas as to why rub-ons are so popular. Thanks so much, gals, for rising to the call.

Now... to join Laurie in her frustration, I am putting out another call...

Can you "rub-on lovers" (he he he... now I just love sayin' that, he he he...) give us some tips on how to be successful with our rub-ons?
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the one thing to remember is to rub hard enough...but not too hard...I don't know how the new ones will be..but some I've used require you to rub around the edges while others tell you to just rub all over the image willy nilly.....just be careful of the amount of pressure you use becuase you can sometimes tear the more delicate images if you are heavy handed.
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I just did a write up on rub ons on my blog today. I like them much better than stickers - they look like they are a part of the card. You can get such intricate detailed ones that would be very hard to create with ink without losing the crispness....

They basically become part of the paper and look so professional.
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I wondered the same thing, so... I bought a sheet and gave it a whirl. *WOW* I think I can sum up the benefit of rub-ons over stickers: they just LOOK SO MUCH BETTER when applied to your project!!! Basically, they blend in with whatever they are applied to... ATD has some REALLY awesome rub-ons...
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give us some tips on how to be successful with our rub-ons?
Love rub ons!! My 1st tip would be to always cut the image out, away from the rest of em. Even if it's small. If you don't, the surrounding images will rub off too.

As I get older and my eyesight goes south, I always need to do a double check to make sure the side I am rubbing is the correct side....can't tell you how many rub ons I have ruined.

Have fun with your rub ons!
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I just thought I would let you know that you can apply your rub ons with the Spellbinders Wizard. Then there is no need for the little wood stick. Just run them through the Wizard and peel off your backing. And since you are not using a metal stick, you can put rub ons over metal foils, no stick, no rub marks.

Hope this helps,
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These are great, gals! Keep'em coming. What else is there to do with Rub-ons?
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I'm starting to think I should give these "rub-ons" a try .... hmmm .... you're a crafty lady Kellyjg, lol.
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I just thought I would let you know that you can apply your rub ons with the Spellbinders Wizard. Then there is no need for the little wood stick. Just run them through the Wizard and peel off your backing. And since you are not using a metal stick, you can put rub ons over metal foils, no stick, no rub marks.

Hope this helps,
Seriously???? That's impressive. I might just NEED one of those...
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And Kar... congrats on being on the team! I live in Elgin... not far from you!
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Hey fabulous SCSers, Rub-ons are all the craze right now! I need to know "what's the big deal?!" This doesn't come in a sarcastic way AT ALL. Please know I am being very sincere with my question. Why would I want to invest in rub-ons when I can stamp something much faster and have the image forever? And speaking of speed... why would I want to invest in rub-ons when a sticker is SO MUCH faster to use?

Okay, all you rub-on lovers (hm. he he he...) tell me why rub-ons are so great. And thanks before you even do.

I discovered this the hard way. When I use the stickers on darker card stock you can see the out line of the sticker. Kinda lika a halo around the whole thing. When you use a rub on you don't have that.

Thanks, I'll get off my soap box now. t-hee
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I love rub-ons & am excited to get some from SU! I cut out the rub-on image, place it on my page/picture, use a popsicle stick to rub-on. Once the rub-on has transferred from the cut out paper to your project, flip the rub-on top sheet over & place over the rub-on. Use the stick again to gently go over the rub-on (burnish it) to make sure it's stuck down.

Hope that makes sense!!
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I've got a handful of ideas for rub-ons! I almost forgot about them! I love rub-ons--I tend to buy them in more exotic sets than I would stamps... So I like flourishes and nothing beats them for white on dark!

Click here: Uses for (leftover) Rub-ons
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I've got a handful of ideas for rub-ons! I almost forgot about them! I love rub-ons--I tend to buy them in more exotic sets than I would stamps... So I like flourishes and nothing beats them for white on dark!

Click here: Uses for (leftover) Rub-ons
Your ideas for left-overs are great!

I love rub-ons and can't wait to get my hands on the new SU ones.
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Love rub ons!! My 1st tip would be to always cut the image out, away from the rest of em. Even if it's small. If you don't, the surrounding images will rub off too.

This is a very true and useful tip.
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Ok, this thread's making me laugh. All I can think of is the scene from "Forrest Gump" where they talk about a million different ways to cook shrimp. There's boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, grilled shrimp....

You can use the rub-on's for pictures, you can use them for glass, you can use them.....

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Ok, this thread's making me laugh. All I can think of is the scene from "Forrest Gump" where they talk about a million different ways to cook shrimp. There's boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, grilled shrimp....

You can use the rub-on's for pictures, you can use them for glass, you can use them.....

Yes, this thread is cracking me up as well but only because I am still stuck on the phrase I used earlier... all you "rub-on lovers..." he he he... That's still so stinkin' funny to me! (It doesn't take much for me, as you can see.)

And VexedAngel! Thanks for the link of uses! Super great!
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This is a helpful thread. I haven't seen a thread on rub-ons before.
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