Tuesday, March 23, 2010

For You Bleach

I have started teaching a class once a month that's Getting Back to the Basics of stamping. We have started with some real simple techniques. One of the cards that we made was one of my Leadership swaps. The Pendant Park card with rock and roll and masking on it. This card is another one that we made. It's using the bleach technique. I like to place a piece of paper towel that's been folded onto a stryo-foam plate, then put some bleach on it and use that as your ink pad. Just remember to clean your stamp after using bleach. I love to see what color is going to appear! Each cardstock color will have a little different look to it from the bleach.

Try bleach stamping and see what you can make! It's really a neat technique.

Stamps: For You
Cardstock: Eggplant Envy, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Lavender Lace marker, Two-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, black grosgrain ribbon, bleach, paper towel, stryo-foam plate

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

February Club Projects

 This is one of the projects we did at our club meeting last month. It turned out really cute! I just love the new Polka dot embossing folder for the Big Shot! Now's a fantastic time to get your own Big Shot! With Sale-a-bration going on, you get lots of goodies free to go with it! I've put together a Big Shot kit that will get you started. The cost of the kit is $200 plus tax and shipping. The kit contains:
- Big Shot Die-Cut Machine with Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads, $99.95
- Decorative Strip Spacer Platform, $9.95
- Decorative Strip Cutting Pads, $7.95
- Top Note Bigz Die, $21.95
- Lattice Bigz Die, $21.95
- Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, $21.95
- Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, $11.95
- Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, $7.95

You will also receive
- 4 free Sale-A-Bration items of your choice
- a Level 1 Hostess Set of your choice
- $20 Hostess Dollars to spend on anything else you'd like

You may substitue other equally priced items. Call or email me to place your order. (Offer good until March 31,2010 and only through me.)

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Glorious Green
Cardstock: Whisper White, Glorious Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, scallop trim border punch, Glorious Green marker, Button Latte, glue dots, dimensionals

Here's another great project for the Big shot. It's a sour cream container. It holds quite a bit of candy and is super easy to make! This one is made with window sheets and is run through the Big Shot with Finial Press. Take a quarter of a sheet of paper and tape it together the short way. Then pinch one end and tape it close. Then pinch the opposite end the other way and you have this great little container. Mine is kept close the the ribbon but you could tape, use a brad or eyelet, or any other item to keep it closed.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Certainly Celery
Accessories: Window Sheets, butterfly punch, celery ribbon, dimensionals, sticky strip, crop-a-dile

I LOVE the way this easel card came out. I don't use this stamp set very often and I had Abi help me pick out stamps again. She gave me this one. The bird is stamped using the baby wipe technique. To do the baby wipe technique you need a baby wipe and some reinkers. I place my baby wipe on a stryofoam plate and then drop ink onto it. Make sure your inked area is as big as your largest stamp. Use this as your ink pad! (Make sure you clean the stamp between inkings.) Pretty cool, huh?

Stamps: A Good Friend
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Baby wipes, Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue re-inkers, Pumpkin Pie corduroy buttons, dimensional
Hope you enjoyed my projects!
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, March 1, 2010

February Mighty Stampers

Mighty stampers is technique class that I teach at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Racine, WI every month. We learn 5 techniques and make 3 cards using those techniques. That can be a real challenge to incorporate them together! My oldest daughter, Abi, helps me pick out stamp sets that I should use. She has a great habit of picking stamps that I forgot that I have or just haven't used in a while.

This first card is using the techniques of polished wrinkles and embossing folder highlights. Both techniques are pretty easy and my ladies loved the way this card turned out.

Stamps: Cheers to You
Ink: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Night of Navy, White, Basic Black
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Kraft, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, aqua-painter, Big Shot, Perfect polka dot embossing folder, sponge, rubbing alcohol, gold re-inker, cotton ball, dimensionals

This card uses geometric overlay. This was a challenge for me. I haven't used this stamp set very much. I purchased it because I had lots of ideas and then ran out of time to complete them. When Abi gave it to me I almost cringed. I think it turned out pretty cool for being intimidated at first. I'm not sure you can see it but I stamped the dominoes on the black cardstock with black ink.

Stamps: Game Night
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Window Sheet, Metallic eyelets, crop-a-dile, Black gingham ribbon

The last card that we made is my favorite. We used shimmer mist and masked frames to create this beauty. I know that I'm a little bias toward this one as I have 4 beautiful daughters and no sons (I keep telling my husband that the boys are coming and then he's NOT going to like them but he still wants a son!) so pink princesses are all the rage in my house! The card is quite sparkly but it's hard to see in this photo.

Stamps: Princess Time
Ink: Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Spray bottle, alcohol, white shimmer paint, circle scissors, black gingham ribbon, stipple brush, two-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds

Thanks for looking and keep stampin'!