Tuesday, September 30, 2008
To start you are going to need your chalks, q-tip, stamp image, cardstock and your white craft pad. The image turns out better when you use a dark cardstock color.
Stamp out your image onto the cardstock where you want your image. In this case I wanted several images to run along the bottom of my card.
Using your q-tip add color to the image based on your color design.
I wanted several colors on my images so I added an additional color after applying the first. Once you have your image(s) colored to your specifications you are all set.
Here is my finished card. I wanted to make a Halloween card and I love candy corn corn, so I thought this would be cute. It came out close to what I had in mind. I know candy corn isn't traditionally in green colors but there are so many new flavors of candy corn now so it very well could be. I almost made it in red tones since I just picked up a package of red candy corn, caramel apple flavored and they are good too! BUT since I had green scrap on my desk that was the color I went with.
Hope you found the tutorial useful! Leave me a comment if there is a technique you would like to learn.
Recipe: Stamp Set - Tasty Sweet; Cardstock - Basic Gray, Garden Green, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White; Ink - Craft White; Accessories - Garden Green Marker, Old Olive Marker,Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon 5/8", Dimensionals, Chalk
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Pretty cute huh!?
I did the drawing for my card candy this morning, I got home late last night and was so tired I completely forgot about it. The winner is ....... Traci G. So if you will email me with your address I'll get it mailed out to you! Happy Stamping!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Recipe: Stamp Set - By One's & By Two's; Ink - Barely Banana, Going Gray; Accessories - Barely Banana Marker, Sage Shadow Marker, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Effects
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Once you have it cut out attach it to your card. Happy Stamping!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The gray piece is done using the big shot die Top Note. This die is soo awesome it can be used in many different ways and really adds a nice look. My son is completely fascinated with using my big shot and likes to use it. I think he was surprised I let him use it all by himself as most of my "tools" are of limits unless I am right next to him. He is actually pretty good about using my stuff properly especially for an 8 year old. Hope you like it!!
Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Whisper White; Ink - Versamark, Baja Breeze; Accessories - Black Embossing Powder, Black Brads, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Wow! After just starting this blogger thing I have over 1000 hits to my site. I know that's the whole intent of having a blog, I just thought with all the other blogs would mine even get noticed. So I decided to do a little blog candy. Now the candy is some things I've had in my prize box, oldies but still goodies. Burst into Bloom stamp set (new, I did mount it) and a sampler pack of Tudor DSP with some buttons. If you want to be in on the card candy just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner on Friday the 26Th. The more comments you make the better your chances :) Happy Stamping!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Stampin' Up! is offering a new Decor Elements design just for Halloween!! It's of this great Spooky Spider and it comes in 3 different sizes. This was a project they showed during convention and I thought it was just fabulous. I will be making one of these myself just as soon as I have some time!! The flyer and info is located on the right hand side of my blog. These great jars can be bought at WalMart for pretty cheap.
Lastly here is a little 3x3 I made using the Scary Skulls wheel. This is like my second time making a 3x3 and I'm sure they will get better the space just seems so small.
Recipe: Cardstock - Real Red, Basic Black, Going Gray; Ink - Real Red; Accessories - Circle Punch, Distresser, Black Brads
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Riding Hood Red, Basic Black; Ink - Riding Hood Red, versamark; Accessories - Black and White Embossing powder, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Micro Beads, Crystal Effets and Dimensionals.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So what do you think? I like how the brown and blue go together so well.This week I will be showing several different cards with this set.
Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip; Ink - Chocolate Chip; Acessories - Crimper, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Circle Punch.
Well I installed new browser firefox thanks to a suggestion from the wonderful Belindaking from SCS. This browser is the best!! So in the next week or so I can actually update my demonstrator website, I didn't even know there was so much difference in browsers and boy I have to tell you I have been out BUT not anymore!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I also decided to go back to my old blog header. I'm gonna stay with this one until I make something I like better.
Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Football; Cardstock - Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand; Ink - Basic Brown; Accessories - Twill Ribbon, Dimensionals, Crimper
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The flowers my husband gave me are very pretty but I wanted to show you a set I made myself. I've done these flower bouquets in several versions unfortunately I couldn't find the other pictures. Since I made them as gifts I can't go back and take the pictures. Hmmm maybe they will snap one for me? Anyways I've done these in bold brights and a mini version using a water can. They are simple to make and make A PERFECT LITTLE GIFT!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I've been getting questions regarding the Big Shot and about it's compatibility with the cuttlebug embossing folder. Since I own only one cuttlebug embossing folder I figured I would use it and try it out. I used one cutting plate, the pre made sandwich and a cardboard slip as my sandwich and I do have to say it works superbly with the folder. Look how nice the impression was. (sorry about the blurry pic) So for those of you who were wondering yes it does work!
So I thought I would try it on the brass stencils and see how the embossing worked. For my sandwich I used the same as above but added foam underneath the cardstock. It also made a nice clear impression BUT make sure you put the cutting plate on top or you get this......
not so good for your brass template if you don't. My Big Shot tried to suck up the tmplate and I just about had a coronary. Thanks goodness I was able to fix by running it back through with it upside down and now it's perfectly flat again.
Today is my wedding Anniversary. We've been married for 4 years now, been together for 14. My husband is very supportive of my addiction. He actually encourages me to buy stamps. But anyways he came home today with this. Aren't they beautiful!!
Later tonight we are going out to dinner. I think he's pretty wonderful!!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I wanted to make a card that was nice and cheery. After much finagling I created this card and was surprised in how nice it came out. Hope you like it too!!
Recipe: Stamp Set - Smile; Cardstock - Cameo Coral, Gable Green, Whisper White; Ink - Cameo Coral, Gable Green; Accessories - Gable Green Grosgrain Ribbon, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Recipe: Stamp Set: Embrace Life Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, and Naturals White Ink: Certainly Celery Accessories: White Gel Pen, Blender Pens, Barely Banana Marker, Silver Cord, Dimensionals, and Beads.