Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I received this beautiful card from another demonstrator! Isn't it beautiful? She picked my name from a list and just mailed it to me. It was such a wonderful surprise to receive such a fantastic card in the mail. This Random Act of Kindness (or RAK) was truly appreciated! Thank you Debbie!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Perfect Plum
Card stock: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Earth Elements brads, scallop edge punch, modern label punch, 1/16" handheld punch
Monday, June 15, 2009
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Short and Sweet
Ink: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Garden Green
Card stock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Baby wipes, Rose Red reinker, Garden Green reinker, Pretty in Pink reinker, Texture plates for the Big Shot, Scallop die, Rhinestone brads, dimensionals
The next project was shaving cream! This is messy technique but it is SO worth the trouble. The wonderful marbled look to the card stock is just beautiful! Use the cheapest shaving cream you can find, it works the best. Fill a shallow container with shaving cream. Place drops of your reinker in the shaving cream. Swirl with a knife. Place card stock in the shaving cream. Clean off card stock. The longer the shaving cream sits the darker the color will be. You can get several pieces done with one set up before the colors become too muddy to use.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This cute little Sock Monkey is one of the cards that we created at April's Mighty Stampers meeting. This card is a hinge card with the hinge on the left side of the card. We also did a technique called gun metal on the chipboard frame. The ribbon is dyed with Taken with Teal.
Stamps: Sock Monkey, Smarty Pants
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Whisper WhiteInk: Going Gray, Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Silver Encore
Accessories: Chipboard, white grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Glassy Glaze embossing powder, white gel pen, Crafter's tool kit, aquapainter, heat tool
This is another type of hinge card. This one was featured in Stampin' Success (a magazine that Stampin' Up! sends to the demonstrators). Isn't this adorable? The colors are from a color challenge on Stampin' Addicts. This card also uses a technique of rubber band stamping. Check out the top portion of this card. Do you see the rubber band stamping? Cool, right? There's even a little rock and roll happening!
Stamps: Good Friend
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Soft Subtle brads, Scallop edge punch, White embossing powder, sponges, dimensionals, 1/16" circle punch, heat tool
This one in my favorite! I just love the way this card turned out. The faux alligator panel and the "chomp" out of the right corner are the best!
Stamps: Wild about You
Cardstock: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Versa Mark
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Glassy Glaze embossing powder, bone folder, heat tool
Mighty Stampers is a technique class that I teach every 2nd Tuesday of the month. We learn 5 techniques and make 3 cards. I also give out the directions to each technique so that you can have a refresher once you get home. Email me for more information or to reserve your spot in the next class!