Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Another Watercolor Card

Here is another card using The water color technique I showed you the other day. It is so easy to create wonderful images with this technique because it already looks like a background before you start stamping. I also used bleach to get some of the text to show and splattered water when the card was almost dry to get the water resisted areas. Thanks for looking Virginia

Stamps Just Believe, En Francais
Inks Concord Crush, Poppy Parade
Paper Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Watercolor paper
Accessories New Extra Large Punch, Stampin Write markers in Concord Crush & Poppy Parade, Schmootz spritz.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Water color Technique

This Card starts with a technique I demonstrated at the Wow event put on by Latenight Stampers a pre convention event. It starts with a technique I borrowed from Tim Holtz using ink spots. I thought it would be easier to show you so here you go!

Start with Waterproof cloth(craft cloth), stamping spots and a water spritzer. I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Bashful Blue
Start by running Spot across sheet to create a strip of color. Do this three times once with each colors and avoid touching colors
This is what it should look like now
Spritz with water till you see water droplets all over
Close up of water droplets

Place paper on top of wet area

Smooch around to get color all over paper
Lift off When dry you can go back and do this again to add intensity

Card is ready for stamping when dry
Paper Whisper White, Cajun Craze
Ink Old olive Pumpkin Pie, Bashful blue, Cajun Craze
Stamps Elegant thank you, Watercolor Trio
 If you would like to purchase any of these items check out my store!
Thanks Marilyn for being my hand model and thanks For looking, Virginia

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Masculine Card swap

One of the swaps I participated in at convention was a masculine swap. I swapped and received over 60 different cards. They are really great and I have many of them already displayed on my boards in my studio. If you haven't stopped in to my studio it is great fun and I have so many awesome projects to inspire you. 

Swapping is one of the great perks to going to convention everyone swaps and shares ideas. (LOL my downline's hubby thought we sold our cards he he!) I brought home enough ideas to share with you all for the whole year and then some! Convention was way to much fun. I am already planning for next year and it looks like 2 of my downlines will be going. If you want to join in the fun  why not become a stamping up demo. Here are just some of the perks of becoming a demonstrator
  • Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.
  • Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision! See the Compensation Table for more information.
  • Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.
  • Support from Stampin' Up! We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics available on our Demonstrator Web Site.
So what are you waiting for? Email me for your password!


Paper Designer series Paper Pack, Crumb Cake, Scrap Whisper white
Stamps Sanded, Under the stars
Inks Crumb Cake, Black Stazon
Accessories Smallest and medium oval punches, and smallest and largest tag Punches

  1. The card starts with a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 section of Crumb Cake card stock.
  2. Score at 2 1/4 and 6 3/4
  3. Fold and punch using oval punches for sleeves (medium) and for collar (smallest)
  4. Stamp front with sanded
  5. Punch out pockets with tag punches designer series paper fold over to create pocket seam (don't you just love the textures that the patterns create!)
  6. Stamp skeeter spray and compass on whisper white and punch out
  7. Tuck into pockets and glue in place
  8. Stamp sentiments. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Convention was Awesome

Hello I have been MIA for a while. Summer has made me way to laid back!

I got back from convention a few weeks ago and had the most wonderful time. Last year I set a goal of bringing one of my down line (stamping Up demo) with me to convention. At that time I didn't even have a down line.  My friend Marilyn made it possible! Stamping has taught me so many artistic lessons but the circle of friends I have met has truly made it special.  As you can see below Marilyn and I had way too much fun. To get a small idea of the fun imagine 3000 women at a giant pajama party for a week. Not only did we have so much fun sharing and swapping cards(I swapped well over 500) We get free stamps, special deals and lots of other perks! Why wouldn't you want to become a demonstrator as well! Call me and we can talk! 315 727 7288.  Check out the free stuff in our hands! A last minute gift on the last day.Thanks so much Marilyn for making my goal come true!
Now for some of the wonderful swaps.  I thought I would share with you the ones I made first as I can shre with you what I used.

 First card up uses Stampin Up's new stencils.  Called Elegant trio. You can purchase it here.
Paper Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Inks Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Versamark, Black stazon
Stamps En Francais, Elements of style, Flores suaves (Butterfly  from Spanish catalog)
Accessories Clear embossing powder, dazzling Diamonds, Sponges,Water Color Pencils, Elegant trio

The card starts with  stamping with versa mark using En Francais and Elements of style. Mix Clear embossing powder with dazzling diamonds, then sprinkle on stamped versamark  images. Using heat tool emboss. Bring out image using sponges and inks. Start with stencil to create flower.  Last step is to stamp butterfly and color with watercolor pencils and then cut out layer on card stock.

Card above is made with watercolor technique

Paper Concord crush, Whisper White
Inks Concord crush, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Regal Rose, Rose red, Perfect plum

Stamps Herb expressions

Accessories Spritz water bottle, Schmootz spritz

Thanks for looking! Virginia

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