Monday, October 23, 2017

Guest Artist: Ramona Simpson + Tarnished Metal Technique

I am a simple stamper. I don't like messy techniques. While the Tarnished Metal Technique isn't really THAT messy, it's definitely something that I have never tried! I was captivated by Ramona Simpson's demonstration at Vacation Stamping School in August. I love how this technique looks different every time you do it. No two pieces will ever be the same and that makes these handmade cards even more special!
Check out these amazing backgrounds that Ramona created with the Tarnished Metal technique!
Tarnished Metal Technique Instructions ~ backgrounds created by Ramona Simpson
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You'll need some foil cardstock, Versamark ink, a variety of metallic embossing powders, and a Heat Tool for this technique. Here's how to do it:

Tarnished Metal Technique:
  1. Lightly smear permenant black ink (such as Staz-On or Archival Basic Black ink) over the top of Foil cardstock. Allow to dry completely.  
  2.  Run the cardstock through the Big Shot using any Embossing Folder. (optional)
  3. Use VersaMark direct to paper (or use a sponge dauber) to lightly dab the cardstock. Apply metallic embossing powder and heat to emboss. Repeat this process with additional embossing powders.  
  4. Use Versamark and stamp onto foil sheet as desired.  Use another embossing powder to highlight the stamped image.  
  5. When happy with result, lightly go over the top of the cardstock with the black ink pad again to give it a tarnished look.  Allow to dry completely before completing your project.
Tarnished Metal Technique Instructions ~ cards created by Ramona Simpson
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Tarnished Metal Technique Instructions ~ cards created by Ramona Simpson
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Quilted Christmas Card + Stamp of the Month Club Reveal

It's time for a new Stamp of the Month Club card kit! This month I am featuring the Quilted Christmas stamp set. Even though the sentiments in this stamp set are for Christmas, the quilt images have lots of potential for many other occasions. Try this easy layout with different colors for a birthday or thinking of you card.
Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt Card  Julie Davison www.juliedavison.com/clubs ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt Card Kit for October Stamp of the Month Club by Julie Davison www.juliedavison.com/clubs ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
There is no commitment when you join my Stamp of the Month Club! I'll add you to my club mailing list and you'll receive one email each month revealing the stamp set and card designs. You can choose when you want to participate by simply replying to that email.

Each month, I feature a different stamp set. Those who participate in October will receive the Quilted Christmas Photopolymer stamp set (or substitute a different set), pre-cut materials to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), printed instructions with a color photo of each card, and Priority Mail shipping. Click here to learn more about Stamp of the Month Club.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Christmas Quilt stamp set, Real Red ink & cardstock, Garden Green ink & cardstock, Lemon Lime Twist ink & cardstock, Basic Black ink pad, Whisper White cardstock, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Quilt Builder Framelit Dies, Big Shot, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals
 
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Guest Artist: Shirley Casey + 7 Eclipse Cards

Back in August at Vacation Stamping School, I had never seen an Eclipse Card until Shirley Casey demonstrated the technique during our Demonstration Fair. Now, I am seeing gorgeous eclipse cards all over Pinterest!
The technique is fairly simple in concept:
  1. Stamp a design on a piece of neutral color cardstock.
  2. Die cut a shape or word (using the Large Letter dies) from the stamped cardstock. Be sure to keep EVERY little piece that comes out!
  3. Assemble the card and reattach the letters and negative pieces back in place, using extra layers or Stampin' Dimensionals behind the letters to make them pop out.
Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiment Eclipse Card by Shirley Casey
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Shirley demonstrated the technique the way she learned it -- by die-cutting several layers on each letter to stack underneath. The Foam Adhesive Strips also work great for creating that dimension! If you set the letter just slightly off center from the die cut hole, you can see a little of the dark cardstock around the edges of the letters to get that "eclipse" look.
Stampin' Up! Santa's Suit Eclipse Card by Shirley Casey
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Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe Witches Brew Eclipse Card by Shirley Casey
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Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt Eclipse Card by Shirley Casey
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Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Eclipse Card by Shirley Casey
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Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise Flamingo Eclipse Card by Shirley Casey
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You don't have to only use the Large Letter dies! Play around with out shapes, like this square frame! Or try a punch!
Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips Eclipse Card by Shirley Casey
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