Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Start with glossy paper and versamark ink. Stamp all over with "lovely as a tree" stamp set". Then I inked up a brayer using the Blue Bayou Ink pad and rolled that all over the glossy card stock. Then quickly rubbed off the excess ink. I then re stamped with night of navy ink uning the pine tree stamp over background images.
Ink - Blue Bayou, Night of navy, Versamark
Paper - Glossy Card stock and Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories -Satin ribbon Oval punches small and large
Thanks for looking Virginia
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Check out Ana's Blog. If you haven't already guessed it my sister in-law is Brazilian so it may be difficult to read but well worth perusing!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Stamps Baroque and Sanded
Ink Creamy Carmel, Always Artichoke
Paper Designer series paper Apple Cider, Le Jardin and Always Artichoke
Accessories circle punches, Crop-a-dile
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Happy Halloween ! I can't believe it's September. The summer flew by. Here is the second card for this month's stamp ten. A very quick and easy card. The card is stamped with brown Stazon and then I colored the card with watercolor crayons. I used the masking technique to put the pumpkin in front of the others. It is such a simple technique and works so effectively. If you have never done this technique I will explain it.
Masking is relatively very simple. You stamp your main image on your card and then you take a post it note and stamp that same imagine again close to the sticky edge of the note. You take your scissors and cut the figure out right on the line. If you don't cut it on the line you will experience"shadows", which are also known as a "halo" when you use it. Once it is cut out, put the post-it note mask on top of the figure already stamped on your card. Then you can stamp around and on top of the post it note mask. Lift the mask and you suddenly have a scene that looks like it is all one stamp.
Stamps-Autumn Harvest, Sanded, Everyday flexible phrases.
Inks-Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip
Paper -Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper white
Card is made with a rectangle cut out of a piece of card stock that is then placed over card. Then river rock or Certainly celery are applied to center of card using mask to keep the rectangular shape. I then used the same color ink for the background and used So many says hostess set to stamp some words into the background. Then I used Wild wasabi or pumpkin Pie to stamp the various leaves. This card design is not my own but from a a very talented stamper from Splitcoaststampers you can see her work here. Using one hole bow tie off ribbon to card
Inks Green card Wild Wasabi, certainly celery Rust card River Rock, Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate
Stamps Autumn harvest
Paper Whisper white card stock
Accessories Ribbon and mask
Many Marvelous Marker Techniques
The Many Marvelous Markers set is a great investment. Along with the 48 dual-tip Stampin’ Write markers, it includes a horizontal storage case to keep both tips inked evenly. The markers are fun and can be used with so many techniques.
COLORING. Use either tip to color a stamped image. Watercolor paper works great for this
technique because it will absorb the color and leave fewer stroke marks. You can also use a
blender pen to soften and blend the color.
OPAQUE COLORING. Use Whisper White Craft ink to stamp a bold image on dark card
stock. After the image is dry, use either tip to color over the white. This is a great way to get
vibrant color on a dark background.
COLOR TINT BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOS. Spray a photo with a finish spray and use
either tip to color on photos. Lighter-colored inks look better than darker-colored inks.
WATER COLORING. Use the brush tip to place color on a plastic Stamp & Supply box. Dip into
the palette of color using a watercolor brush, blender pen, or Aqua Painter and color a stamped
image. You can also color with a blender pen by pulling color directly from the brush tip.
SHADING WITH INK REFILLS. Use the Color Coach to choose a Dynamic Duo color
combination. Use an ink refill for the darker color and the marker for the lighter color. Squeeze a couple of drops of ink onto a Stamp & Supply box. Place the brush tip in the ink drops until the
tip is saturated with the darker color. When you color with the side of the marker, you get duo
colors. When you’re done, scribble on scratch paper until the darker color runs out.
OMITTING. Use the brush tip to color directly onto a stamp to selectively color or omit part of
the image. If you don’t have an ink pad in a color you need, you can use a marker instead. Make
sure to breathe heavily on the stamp to moisten the ink before stamping.
EMBOSSING. It’s simple to emboss a multicolor or omitted image. Ink stamp in VersaMark®
ink. While the stamp is still sticky, color directly onto the stamp with the brush tip. Stamp the
image and emboss with Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder.
SHADING AND HIGHLIGHTING. Choose several markers in different shades of the same
color. Starting with the lightest shade, color directly onto a bold image stamp. Using the next
shade, color around the edges of the image leaving the middle inked with only the lightest
shade. Repeat until just the outside edges are inked with the darkest shade. Stamp image for a
dimensional, shaded look.
WATER MISTING. Use the brush tip to color directly onto the stamp. Mist the rubber with
water and stamp your image (an old Stampin’ Mist® bottle is perfect for this). When you stamp your image it will have a soft look, almost as if it’s been rained on.
COLOR SPRITZER TOOL. You can use the markers with the Color Spritzer tool to create
texture on your stamped projects. You can spritz color onto paper, or for a different look, spritz
directly onto rubber before stamping.
THUMPING. Ink a stamp in a light color ink, and then use the brush tip of darker-colored
markers to randomly “thump” marks of color onto the stamp. This creates an interesting texture and design on your image.
GLOSSY PAPER BACKGROUNDS. Using the brush tips of two or three markers, color a
random design on an old page protector or cello bag (swirled designs work well). Spritz the
design with water until the colors run together. Press glossy card stock face down onto the color, and then lift it out and dry.
DYEING RIBBON. Use either tip to color on ribbon. You can create any pattern in any color
you want. Heat-set the color with a heat tool to prevent smearing
DYEING FLOWERS. For a quick, clean way to dye Pretties Kit flowers, color them using the
brush tip. They look especially pretty when the petal tips are just a shade darker then the center of the flower. You can also dye Pretties Kit pearls. Color them with the brush tip and dip them into Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder while they’re still wet. Heat emboss to set the color.
BRASS TEMPLATES. Using a brass template as a stencil, trace around images with the fine tip.
STAMPIN’ AROUND® WHEELS. Try creating a multicolored wheeled image. Ink a Stampin’
Around wheel in the main color, and then use a pastel applicator dipped in Stampin’ Mist to
remove ink where you want to use a different color. Use the brush tip to add color to those
spots. Roll wheel onto paper.
LETTERING. Use the fine tip to journal or write notes in hand-made cards. The marker color will coordinate perfectly with your card stock and ink for a very professional look. For another fun look, print journaling using the Write Me a Memory Journaling Font CD, and then outline or
draw a box around important words with the fine tip. This will add a splash of color and
emphasize the parts that are most important to you.
Monday, September 03, 2007
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Sunday, September 02, 2007
My nephews wedding was wonderful and a fun time was had by all! This card uses a technique I learned at convention. I took a piece of wired ribbon and pulled the wire from one end. This caused it to gather and created some depth and texture to this card.
Stamps - Brocade Basics, baroque Motifs, Sanded
Paper - River Rock and Always artichoke
Inks - Always Artichoke and Groovy Guava
Accessories - Certainly celery satin Ribbon
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