Geared Up Garage Card – Soot Technique

I designed this in May for a masculine card option.  And, I thought the car image in this Geared Up Garage set would be perfect for the Soot Technique.  So glad they carried this over from the previous catalog, since it has several sayings to handle multiple occasions.

The car image in Geared Up Garage is perfect for the Soot Technique on this masculine card.

Here’s a close up.

The car image in Geared Up Garage is perfect for the Soot Technique on this masculine card.

The funny thing was, I had just decided to do away with my table cloths on my class tables opting for just cutting mats under our grid paper.  So, I told everyone we needed to be a little more careful with tools to protect the table.  Then, I said “ok, tonight we are playing with fire and candles”… lol.

Soot Stamping Technique

I used the Let It Ride stamp set for our technique sample and let the edges catch fire on purpose so it would look like an old western painting.

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Stamps & Tools:

Painted Seasons Double Time

The Painted Seasons bundle was added to the Sale-a-Bration line up as a second release.  I really love the succulent stamp in the set.  I thought this set would be perfect to do the Double Time Stamping Technique.  You could just use the designer series paper in the bundle, but it’s fun to create your background.  I also unwound the twine to use 2 or 3 strands instead of the full thickness.  I like the softer look being more like linen thread.

Painted Seasons stamp set using the double time stamping technique.

Painted Seasons stamp set using the double time stamping technique. Here's a close up of the card.

My club made a small card sample to go in their technique book with the instructions I printed for them.

Technique book sample and instructions for the Painted Seasons Double Time Stamping Technique.

Colors: Mint Macaron, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Petal Pink

Tool List:

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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.

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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.

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