I just had to share this technique! I love it and it's really not hard to do!
Very Vanilla or Whisper White for your stamping layers
Colored Cardstock for your other layers and cardbase (I used Cherry Cobbler)
NOTE: Make sure when layering the stamped images together (with the colored cs in between) that your stamped images line up. I almost put a couple together with a total mismatch (like an unside down gingerbread man and a right side up gingerbread man - LOL!).
Give it a try! Then post a link to your card!
Here's my swap for Ann's team meeting Friday. It was supposed to be using something NEW from the new catalog. About the only thing I had at this time from the new catty was the new In Colors...so that's my something NEW!
Friday night I went to a team meeting and thanks to Barb for sharing this AWESOME technique for mounting your clear labels onto your clear stamp sets!
Remove the backing off from the stamp (before removing from the rubber).
Place the side WITH the backing still on it on top of the stamp.
Slowly roll it so the unbacked side lays flat on the stamp.
Today's temptation is to pull out those long neglected PASTELS and use them! There are many techniques using pastels.
Stamp with Versamark on your cardstock. Using a finger dauber, lightly sponge color onto the stamped image. This will POP the stamped image. Amazing!
Rub pastels on a dark colored piece of cardstock. Using Versamark on your stamp PULL the pastel from the cardstock. This creates a WOW look!
Coloring with Pastels:
You can use your blender pen and color with pastels. This gives you a very soft look to any stamped image.
Add dimension to an embossed image by rubbing some pastels over the area after you have embossed it. Very dramatic!
Due to the storm I have been without electricity at home since 3am yesterday morning...with the time of 11pm tonight to go back online. Sad to say I didn't get a chance to do much with my posts this week! Needless to say, I will try to get caught up with more "picture" techniques next week!
This week is gonna be short and sweet though!
I’ve included this, because you can stamp on fabric (like muslin) & attach it to cards & gift bags with fusible web. You can also stamp & tear on the muslin to create ragged ribbons for embellishments.
1 quart water * 1 1/2 cups loose tea (you can use any tea of choice, including tea bags. Experiment with different types of tea, like peppermint or chamomile) * Muslin * Dish Detergent * Strainer (if using loose tea) * Water & Vinegar (optional)
Though it is not absolutely necessary, a quick rinse in equal parts of white vinegar and water will help to set the tea stain. Hang your fabric to dry completely. If the color is too dark when dry, wash with a very small amount of bleach (1 tablespoon bleach to 1 gallon of water). This will lighten your fabric slightly. Repeat this process if the color is still too dark.
Ruching is a sewing technique in which fabric or ribbon is gathered in a repeating pattern to form ruffles, scallops, or petals. Today I'm going to show you how you can add this unique look, ruching, to your cards!
1. Cut your card stock to layer on top of your card (4" x 5 1/4" was the size I used here).
6. Finish your project.
Supplies for this project used: Love You Much stamp set; chocolate chip, cherry cobbler, almost artichoke, very vanilla cardstock; almost artichoke seam binding, Sticky Strip, cherry cobbler ink, rhinestones, Deck the Hall Big Buttons (from Holiday mini).
February 11 ~ 5-4-$5 Class - Five cards for $5 at my home at 6:30 pm
February 18 ~ Technique Class - We'll be doing 4-5 techniques on card size sheets at my home at 6:30 pm
February 19 ~ Sale-a-bration Stack-a-Stamp - 10 cards and matching envies using a SAB set and accessories at my home at 12 noon. Lunch provided. Please RSVP by 2-12!
February 26 ~ Diane Ranger's workshop in Tekonsha at 12 noon
Paper quilling can give your cards and scrapbook pages an added dimension! Even though they look hard they're rather simple...once you get the twirling down! I used designer paper for these paper quilling samples. You can purchase quilling paper.
You will need to cut 1/8" strips for your quilling. Mine were 12" long.
To form the center, remove the quill and glue the end . This will "lock" it into a tight circle.
Complete your project. This one is a card I had done for a VSN challenge a while back. You can see the quilling of the flowers themselves.
Friday January 21 we will be meeting at my home for a Techniques Class at 6 pm. You will be making 4-5 technique cards and receive a binder ring to keep your technique cards on, easy to tote with you. This month we are focusing on CHALKS. The cost is $5. I will have snacks, tea, water and coffee available. (Due to a scheduling thing - I will need to be on and off the internet for a "challenge" that I signed up for - not knowing they were going to choose this night for me to lead! But that's okay! You'll be working in the dining room right by the computer!)
Saturday January 22 we will be doing a Sale-a-bration Stamp-a-Stack at Diane's home in Tekonsha at 12 noon. We will be leaving my home at 10:30. This is going to feature the Sale-a-bration set So Happy For You, Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack, and Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack. We'll be making 10 cards & envies for $15. I'll be supplying lunch: chili (not hot) and biscuits.