Joseph’s Coat with Arrange a Wreath

Joseph’s Coat technique is just perfect with the Arrange a Wreath stamp set.  Happy Fall y’all!  Here’s the Fall card I did for my club this month using the Joseph’s Coat technique.

Arrange a Wreath set with Joseph's Coat Technique.

Three steps are needed for this technique.  First, sponge or watercolor some Fall colors on Whisper White or watercolor paper.  Then, stamp solid image stamps in VersaMark embossed with clear embossing powder.  Lastly, brayer dark ink like Early Espresso (in this case) over the entire piece.  Also, wipe off the embossed images with a tissue or paper towel to wipe away excess ink.  I used reinkers in a plate to smash watercolor paper into for the watercolor background under my leaves and wreath.  Make sure you spritz the watercolor paper with water first.  Also spritz the drops in the plate with some water.

Joseph's Coat technique - Step 1

Here is the technique page we did for our club technique books.

Arrange a Wreath set with Joseph's Coat Technique.

Everyone loved the card.  I don’t usually use Mango Melody as a Fall color, but I love how bright and happy it is.

Arrange a Wreath set with Joseph's Coat Technique.

Colors:  Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Ladybug Panel Pull-Out Technique

This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybug images in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug.  The set is free to hosts that have party sales of at least $300 during Sale-a-Bration (through March 31st).  I’m so happy that all 3 of my club hostesses last month earned this set free.  You can host a party or just place an order by yourself of $300 and add this set for free.

Here’s the card I designed for my clubs (closed and open).  I used 3 of the 4 ladybug images (2 on the card and 1 on the technique sample).

This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybugs in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug.

This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybugs in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug.

Here is the sample and technique journal page we made.  My club members get a new technique page in their journal almost every month.

This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybugs in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug.

This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybugs in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug.  You can showcase different ladybugs on each panel.

And here’s a close up of the measurements.

This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybugs in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug. Here are all the measurements and scoring for making the panel.

I hope you try this technique out…it’s fairly easy.  You can write little hidden messages on the accordion piece and also still have the regular size space to write inside your card.

Text me (214-395-5586) if you’re local to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and I can do a home party for you and your friends so you can earn this adorable stamp set before March 31st.

Oh, and here are the Stampin’ Blends colors I used to color in the ladybugs:

Face Petal Pink light
Cheeks Flirty Flamingo light
Belly Smoky Slate light
Hands Basic Black light
Wings Poppy Parade dark
Flower Calypso Coral light & Dark
Leaves Mossy Meadow light & dark
Flower Ctr Blackberry Bliss light

Tools:

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

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.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

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Mother’s Day Card – Eclipse Technique

This eclipse technique has been around for a while, but seems to be very popular over the last few months.  I did a mother’s day card for my club using this technique with the Springtime Foils paper from sale-a-bration last month.

Eclipse technique on mothers day card using springtime foils designer paper

Close up of the Eclipse Technique showing the raised "MOM" framelit cut outs.

There are certainly more complicated ways to do this technique, but I like this simple way of using dark card stock under heavier specialty designer paper that is simply one layer popped out on dimensionals.  Stamp or color your top piece before punching or running it through the Big Shot.

Also, make sure you save centers of images or letters (like the “O”) since you need to use every piece that you cut out to put your card front back together like a puzzle.  Just set the “O” where it came from in order to stick down the middle into the right spot.

Tip:  If you have the Springtime Foils paper, it colors best with lighter Stampin’ Blends colors.  The darker colors tend to cover up the metallic details.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

 

 

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’

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