Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Plaid Technique

I wish I could say that I came up with this great technique, but the credit goes to demonstrator Dawn Olshefske ( It's so easy! You will need a solid image stamp and 3 colors of ink (light, medium and dark).
  • Ink your stamp with the lightest color.
  • Holding the medium color ink pad at about a 30 degree angle, touch the edge of the ink pad to the stamp every 1/4 inch or so.
  • Turn your stamp 90 degrees. Repeat the second step with the darkest color ink
  • Stamp image on cardstock
It may take a little practice to get the feel of it but once you do, it's lots of fun! Enjoy!

Supplies: I {Heart}Hearts & Heard From the Heart stamp sets; Pink Pirouette card stock and Classic Ink; Rose Red card stock, Classic Ink & Seam Binding; Pretty in Pink Classic Ink; Scallop Ribbon Border punch and Paper Crimper

Supplies: Animal Stories stamp set; So Saffron card stock & Classic Ink; Pumpkin Pie card stock & Classic Ink; Early Espresso card stock, Classic Ink & Marker

Supplies: Paper Daisy dyed with Pretty in Pink Classic Ink Refill; Tangerine Tango card stock, Classic Ink and Big Button; Always Artichoke card stock, Classic Ink & Seam Binding

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Open Sea...again!

The Open Sea is perfect for a masculine Vintage look. I love the collage technique! Here are a few tips creating a collage:
  • Start with your largest image. For this card, I used Basic Gray Classic Ink on the Captain's Log and stamped off once before stamping on the card stock.
  • Proceed with the next largest stamp working your way down to the smallest stamp to fill in the white spaces.
  • Overlap some of your images to create some dimension - don't be afraid to stamp off of the edges
Supplies used: The Open Sea & Travel Log (greeting) stamp sets; Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler; Naturals White Card Stock; Basic Gray, Chery Cobbler Not Quite Navy & Basic Gray Classic Ink; Wide Oval Punch; Cherry Cobbler/White Bakers Twine; Metallic Brads; Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Open Sea

I'm really trying to create more masculine cards and this new stamp set from the Summer Mini sure makes it easy! My Dad's birthday falls on Memorial Day this year and this is his card.

Supplies: The Open Sea & Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Nautical Expedition DSP; Sahara Sand, Early Espresso & Naturals White card stock; Early Espresso Classic Ink; Early Espresso/White Bakers Twine; Ticket Corner Punch; Metallic Brads

Thursday, May 19, 2011

24 hours from now...

... We will be aboard the cruise ship heading to Alaska! Woo-Hoo!! I will try and post some photos once in awhile but it will depend on network connections, etc. In the meantime, check back for some more projects that, hopefully, will post while I am gone!

Supplies: Fabulous Florets stamp set; Beyond the Garden DSP; Rose Red & Whisper White card stock; Tangerine Tango & Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss Powder; Wild Wasabi Classic Ink & Versarmark Ink; Top Note die & the Big Shot; Basic Rhinestone Jewels; 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon; Stampin' Dimensionals

It may be a bit difficult to see the that the 2 larger flowers are embossed (one in Melon Mambo and one in Tangerine Tango), cut out and adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.