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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Simply Celebrate (retired – Spring catalog)
- 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.
I thought I’d try out this card box I’ve seen using the Envelope Punch Board for one of my Stamp Night projects, so this was the technique and one of the projects in April.
I made some of these creped filter paper flowers at our craft retreat in March, and I just can’t get enough of them…so fun and easy! I knew that’s what I wanted on the flap. Just cut 8 layers at the same time using the Floral Frames Collection Framelits (all one size), put a brad in the center, fluff, spritz with color, and fluff again when dry.
The Natural Composition Specialty paper is perfect for these since its extra sturdy and already decorated with clear embossing…yay! Here’s a close up of the 9 1/2″ by 9 1/2″ paper and the card instructions I did in My Digital Studio to give everyone for their technique book. The red lines are the “cut” lines. The pen marked lines are the score lines.
One of the tips I read on this was to put a package of our medium envelopes inside to form the box around. This works great to keep your box squared off when sticking down the Sticky Strip. This box will hold a dozen cards and envelopes or more depending on the embellishments.
Easter is just 2 and half weeks away! Here’s an easy way to add glittered Easter eggs to your scrapbook pages or cards using Silver Glimmer Paper and the XL Oval Punch:
- Delightful Dozen
- Positively Chevron
- Crumb Cake
- Very Vanilla
- Strawberry Slush
- Elegant Eggplant
- Bermuda Bay
- Wild Wasabi
- Gumball Green
- Garden Green
- Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Pad
Tools / Extras:
- Stampin’ Spritzers (link)
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Silver Glimmer Paper (link)
- Fringe Scissors (link)
- Seam Binding ribbon
- XL Oval Punch
Egg Spritzing: I have an old box with a lid attached on one side that I use to spritz in (practice safe spritzing…lol). Just fill your spritzers with rubbing alcohol (drys faster than water) and 15 drops of re-inker in each color in each spritzer to spritz strips of Silver Glimmer Paper. I tried with less drops, but it was not intense enough color on the Silver Glimmer Paper. Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper has a special backing that holds up to spritzing. The color works itself under the glitter and dries in about 15 minutes. Then, just punch out your eggs with the Extra Large Oval Punch.
Tip: Once you designate a color to your spritzer, just label it and keep it that color. They are inexpensive and so washing the color out of the spritzing mechanism isn’t worth your time.
I also did an Ombre effect on the background of this card with the Brayer. Here’s my Technique Journal page.