Spotlight Technique – Magnifying Your Creations

The Spotlight Technique was the perfect choice to color in just a portion of this huge stamp from the Occasions Catalog (aka the Spring Catalog).  Of course, it is beautiful fully colored in too.  I do love just plain black and white though, and this is a step above that.

Here is the Technique Journal page I did on this technique for my club.

Have a crafty week!

Winter Wonderland Tunnel Christmas Card

Here’s an easy wow to spice up your cards.  I’ve seen these before, but didn’t realize just how easy they are.  The tunnel card technique instructions are below on the technique page I made for my stamp club members.

Here’s the front.  The whole scene is dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  It didn’t show in the photo, so use your imagination…lol.  I used Winter Wonderland Specialty paper and the Wonderland stamp set.

And, here’s the technique page with a tiny sample tunnel card.

Happy Stampin’

So Sweet Valentine Card & Split Negative Technique

Here’s one of the Valentine Cards I made for my clubs this month.  It could also be for a baby shower.

Colors: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Strawberry Slush

My technique this month was Split Negative.  This is a new twist on getting this effect from how I was taught about 10 years ago.  I ran across it while searching for techniques to share.

Colors: Calypso Coral, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Featured Products:

  • You Plus Me stamp set
  • Hello Life stamp set
  • Happy Heart embossing folder
  • Glimmer Paper
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Sweetheart Punch & Project Life Corner Punch
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack – small heart punch
  • White and black embossing powder

Both of these cards were inspired from similar cards shared on our demonstrator site.  January is almost over!  Thank goodness…year end accounting close seemed extra challenging this year.  It’s so nice to have breaks from all that overtime to enjoy sharing stamp projects with my club friends.

Happy Stampin’

Frosted Image Technique

In July, I taught the Frosted Image Technique.  You don’t need anything special for this one, just a Whisper White stamp pad and daubers.

Stamp Set:          Another Thank You, Summer Silhouettes
Colors:               Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Tools / Extras:    Craft Whisper White ink pad, daubers,
                          Vellum Card Stock, Elegant Butterfly punch, Pearl Basic Jewels

Here’s the technique journal page I did.  My club members do one technique page every month for their journal.

Tip to lining up 2nd image on top of 1st:  If you’re using clear mount, you can hover your stamp over the image already stamped so that you can see just the edge of the entire image peeking out to one side then shift to over the image keeping the orientation of how you were holding it, then stamp.  Since this technique doesn’t have to be right on, this method is close enough.

Happy Stampin’

Faux Tile Technique – Flowering Flourishes

I showed the Faux Tile technique in my June Stamp Nights.

Stamp Set: Flowering Flourishes
Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Punches: Fun Flower, Petite Petals
Tools: Basic Jewels Pearls, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, dauber, thin cardboard for masks

Here’s the Technique Journal page we made with score measurements.

The trick to the shading is to brush the dauber starting on the mask inward onto the “tile” softly so you don’t cover up too much of the tile with shading.  Also, when brushing the outside edges with the dauber, skip over the “grout” score line to keep it white.

Happy Stampin’

Baroque in Razzleberry – Sea Salt Watercolor Technique

This was a little messy, but fun to see how it turned out each time.  You spritz your watercolor paper all over, add a few drops of refill ink, spread with an aqua painter, and sprinkle on some sea salt.  See full instructions below.

Stamp Sets:

  • Simply Celebrate (retired – Spring catalog)

 Colors:

  • Strawberry Slush
  • Early Espresso
  • Rich Razzleberry

Extras / Tools:

Here’s the Technique Journal page and sample I did for my club members:

After our paper was dry and brushed off, we ran it through an embossing folder and sanded it a little to bring out the texture.  Here’s a close up of the sample…I just can’t get enough of Bermuda Bay!

We ran the sample through the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.

Happy Stampin’