Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Technique Tuesday



Emboss Resist

Directions:
1) Stamp and heat emboss your image. Allow image to cool.
















2) Apply ink directly to the paper (over and around the embossed image) using a sponge or brayer.















3) Wipe the embossed image with a tissue to remove the excess ink.

Variation: watercolor resist
1) Once you've embossed an image, scribble around and over the image using a Watercolor Wonder Crayon, and blend using an Aqua Painter. Wipe the color from the embossed image, and allow to dry completely.




Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tecnique Tuesday

Double Slider Card

Directions:
1) Punch a divot in the top of your card using the 1-1/4" Circle punch. Punch a vertical slot through the front of the card using the Word Window punch.

2) Place the back slider inside the card, aligning the top of the slider with the top of the divot.



3) Put two Stampin' Dimensionals through the slot and adhere to the back slider.







4) Next, adhere the front slider to the front of the Stampin' Dimensionals.








5) Cover the slot with your front stamped image using Stampin' Dimensionals, and finish by adhering the card edges together.









Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Crayon Resist

Directions:
1) Stamp your image in Basic Black Classic ink or StazOn ink on Glossy White card stock.














2) Color areas you want to remain white--or that you want different from your background color--using a Whisper White or other light-colored Watercolor Wonder Crayon.



3) Use a brayer or sponge daubers to cover the entire surface of the card stock with ink.














4) Wipe off excess ink with a tissue.














Tips:

  • Give the ink time to dry before coloring your image with your crayon; otherwise the lines of your image may smudge.



  • After Step 4, you can color over the masked area with Stampin' Write markers or using watercolor tools.





    Friday, March 8, 2013

    Monogram Notebook

    Stamps
    Everything Eleanor Stamp Set Paper
    Pool Party Cardstock
    Summer Starfruit Cardstock
    Tangerine Tango Cardstock
    Very Vanilla Cardstock
    Whisper White Cardstock
    Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper
    Ink
    Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
    Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad
    Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
    Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad
    Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
    Accessories & Tools
    Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    Stampin' Dimensionals
    1-3/4" Circle Punch
    Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
    Big Shot
    Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
    Stampin' Spritzer
    Facial tissue
    Mini notebook
    Rubbing alcohol
    Instructions
    1. Fill a Stampin' Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Summer Starfruit ink. Spritz the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper and blot the excess ink using a facial tissue. Adhere the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper to the notebook cover.
    2. Stamp the frame image in Island Indigo ink on the Whisper White Cardstock. Cut out the frame and adhere it to the notebook.
    3. Stamp the floral image repeatedly in Pool Party ink on Pool Party Cardstock. Cut the stamped cardstock into a banner shape and curl using the Bone Folder. Set it aside.
    4. Stamp the wreath image in Lucky Limeade ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock; stamp the floral image in Summer Starfruit ink in the wreath center. Punch out the image using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. Adhere the Pool Party banner to the back of the stamped Very Vanilla Cardstock circle. Adhere the circle to the stamped frame using Stampin' Dimensionals.
    5. Cut the letter from Tangerine Tango Cardstock using the Big Shot and the Alphabet Bigz Die. Adhere the letter to the notebook using Stampin' Dimensionals.
    6. Punch the flower from Summer Starfruit Cardstock using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Curl the flower petals upward using a Bone Folder. Adhere the flower to the letter. Adhere a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the flower center.

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Here's to You Box

    Stamps
    Friendly Phrases Stamp Set
    Oh, Hello Stamp SetPaper
    Pool Party Cardstock
    Whisper White Cardstock
    Ink
    Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
    Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad
    Accessories & Tools
    Whisper White Baker's Twine
    Brights Designer Buttons
    Big Shot
    Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die
    Floral Frames Framelits Dies
    Brayer
    White tissue paper
    Craft stick
    Instructions
    1. Cut a box from Whisper White Cardstock using the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die.
    2. Cut out a flower from a piece of copy paper using the Floral Frames Framelits Dies.
    3. Position the negative image over the front panel of the box, and stamp the chevron image in Summer Starfruit ink.
    4. Assemble the box.
    5. Thread Whisper White Baker's Twine through the holes of the button and tie a bow. Adhere the button to the center of the chevron flower.
    6. Stamp "Here's to you" in Basic Gray ink on the Pool Party Cardstock. Cut out the greeting in a banner shape and adhere it to the craft stick.
    7. Color the tissue paper with Summer Starfruit ink using the Brayer.
    8. Put the tissue paper and craft stick in the box.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/10944_23790.asp
    Butterfly Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")

    Stamps
    En Français Background StampPaper
    Raspberry Ripple Cardstock
    Whisper White Cardstock
    Ink
    Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
    Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
    Accessories & Tools
    Pearl Basic Jewels
    Stampin' Spritzer
    Owl Punch
    Big Shot
    Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
    Rubbing alcohol
    Instructions
    1. Cut out a butterfly from a piece of copy paper using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.
    2. Position the negative image over the front of the card, and mist it using the Stampin' Spritzer with a combination of Pool Party ink and rubbing alcohol.
    3. Leaving the negative image in place, stamp the En Français Background Stamp in Island Indigo ink.
    4. Adhere three pearls to the center of the butterfly.
    5. Punch a heart from Raspberry Ripple Cardstock using the Owl Punch. Adhere the heart to the card.

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Technique Tuesday




    Baby Wipe Technique

    Directions:1) Squeeze a few drops of ink on a baby wipe; the moistened material absorbs the colors and creates a one-of-a-kind ink pad.

    2) Stamp your image.

    3) For another approach, gently swipe the wipe over your card stock to create a multicolored background.























    Monday, March 4, 2013

    Just for You Treat Pouch (4-1/8" x 2-5/8")


    Stamps
    Just Believe Stamp Set Paper
    Very Vanilla Cardstock
    Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper
    Ink
    Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
    Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad
    2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
    Accessories & Tools
    4" x 6" Cellophane Bags
    Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
    Linen Thread
    Stampin' Dimensionals
    Extra-Large Tag Punch
    1/16" Circle Punch
    Simply Scored
    Facial tissue
    Hole punch
    Instructions
    1. Color the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper using Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers. Blot excess ink using a facial tissue.
    2. Using the Simply Scored, score the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper at 1/2", 4-1/2", and 6"; fold at each of the score lines. Wrap the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper around the Cellophane Bag filled with candy and adhere the flap.
    3. Punch two holes in the flap using a hole punch. Thread the holes with Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, then tie a bow.
    4. Stamp the stems and leaves image in Lucky Limeade ink on the back of a piece of Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper. Punch out the image using the Extra-Large Tag Punch. Punch a hole in the end of the tag using the 1/16" Circle Punch. Thread the Linen Thread through the hole and tie it to the ribbon.
    5. Stamp the sentiment in Island Indigo ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Cut the stamped cardstock into a banner shape and curl using the Bone Folder. Adhere the banner to the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.

    Saturday, March 2, 2013

    Wish Card (5" x 3-1/2")


    Stamps
    Make a Wish Stamp SetPaper
    Daffodil Delight Cardstock
    Shimmery White Cardstock
    Ink
    Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
    Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
    Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
    Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad
    Accessories & Tools
    Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
    Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    Aqua Painter
    Sponge Daubers
    Stapler and staples
    Instructions
    1. Ink a Sponge Dauber with Daffodil Delight ink; sponge a Daffodil Delight circle on the left side of the Shimmery White card.
    2. Ink a Sponge Dauber with Pumpkin Pie ink; sponge a smaller Pumpkin Pie circle inside the Daffodil Delight circle.
    3. Ink a Sponge Dauber with Raspberry Ripple ink; sponge a small Raspberry Ripple center circle. Blend the edges of the circles into each other.
    4. Dip the Aqua Painter in water, and paint lines from the center of the circle out to the circle edges. Repeat several times. Colors will bleed together to create a tie dye look. Spritz the card with Raspberry Ripple ink using the Aqua Painter.
    5. Allow the ink to dry before stamping over the top of it.
    6. Stamp the "Wish" image in Basic Black ink (with the flame in the center of the inked circle), cover it with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, and heat set.
    7. Adhere a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the candle flame.
    8. Cut a strip of Daffodil Cardstock and staple it to the card.

    Best of 25 Years Stamps- March


    Best Of Flowers Clear-mount Stamp Set

    Best Of Flowers Clear-mount Stamp Set 133342
    Price: $14.95
    With spring comes green grass, blue skies, and of course flowers! Then what could be better for our March “Best Of” set than a collection of the best flower stamps from the past quarter-century? This set also includes a never-before-seen flower image that coordinates perfectly with our 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch.
    As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image.

    Friday, March 1, 2013

    Dress Frame

    Stamps
    All Dressed Up Stamp SetPaper
    Basic Gray Cardstock
    Pool Party Cardstock
    Whisper White Cardstock
    Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper
    Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
    White Creped Filter Paper
    Ink
    Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
    Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
    VersaMark Pad
    Accessories & Tools
    Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
    Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
    Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
    Silver Mini Brads
    Hung Up Cute Clips
    Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    Brayer
    Boho Blossoms Punch
    Big Shot
    Dress Up Framelits Dies
    Frame