Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Card Sketch # 11

           Card sketch done by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) with MS Word

          Card made by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) with micro beaded tag

Monday, February 27, 2012

Want to join my Washington State Yahoo Stamping group?

We have a small stamping group that has fun sharing ideas and techniques, plus solving stamping related problems.

We have a technique to try every Tuesday, a Friday 5 (info to share for fun ), card swaps and a Homepage Art contest once a month.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Heated Pearls

Heated Pearls Technique Class
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)

White, Black or Colored Cardstock (Glossy or Matt) 4” x 5 1/4” Plus Enough to Decorate
White School Glue
Pearl Ex, Perfect Pearls, or any brand Mica Powders:
Paper Towels
Cup of Water
Punches to Decorate Cards


1. Take some white glue (clear drying like Elmer’s School Glue) and spread it all over your cardstock. I used 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size cardstock.

2. Dip a paint brush into your powdered Pearl Ex or other powdered pigment and tap the brush with your finger to sprinkle the powder onto your glue. A Little goes a long way. (I use three colors).

3. Mix it around with your finger or brush, but I like my finger so it doesn't leave brush strokes. You can also pounce the glue and Pearl Ex powder with a brush for a different texture. Be careful not to mix too much or your colors will get all muddy. Once it is mixed, heat it with your heat gun till it stops bubbling. Don’t overheat or it will scorch.

4. Punch or cut out your pieces to decorate your card and layer your pieces to complete the cards.

Pink Heated Pearls & Beaded Heart Card

by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)

Heart Stamp by Hampton Art Stamps
Pink Ink Pad by Impress in Old Rose
Pink Bazzill Cardstock 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” Plus Enough to Punch a 1 3/4 Square
White Matt Cardstock 4” x 5 1/4” with heated Pearls Technique
Enough White Matt Cardstock to Punch a 1 1/2 Square
White School Glue
Pearl Ex Powders: #690 Sparkling Copper, #684 Flamingo Pink & #685 Spring Green
Square Punches
Clear Micro Beads
Double Sticky Tape Sheet


1. Use the Heated Pearls Technique on white cardstock and trim to 4”x 5 1/4.

2. Punch or cut a square of pink that is 1 3/4” .

3. Stamp the heart with pink on the white scrap and punch it to 1 1/2”. Cover it with double sticky tape also punched to 1 1/2”. Peel off the liner and dip into clear micro beads. Press the beads into the tape.

4. Place the beaded heart on the pink square and then on the top left corner of your Heated Pearls card front. Layer the card front on to the pink cardstock.

Copper Heated Pearls with Punched Leaf

by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)

Leaf Punch by Marvy
Black Matt Cardstock 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
Black Matt Cardstock 2 3/4” x 4 1/4” with heated Pearls Technique
Enough Black Matt Cardstock to Punch the leaf
White School Glue
Pearl Ex Powders:
#683 Brilliant Yellow, #655 Super Copper & #664 Super Bronze
Copper Sharpie Markers


1. Use the Heated Pearls Technique on black cardstock and trim to 2 3/4” x 4 1/4”.

2. Punch out your leaf and mark edges with copper Sharpie marker.

3. Layer the copper Heated Pearls onto the matt black card front and then adhere the punched leaf piece at an angle.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Trying to do too many things at once

I have been busy remodeling my house, buying property in Moses Lake and having company this summer to keep up with everything. Blogger and Facebook are taking a back seat so I can do my best at keeping my Washington state stamping Yahoo group from falling behind. If you want to see more up to date techniques & tips, check out my stamping group. You don't have to live close bye, but know that when we talk stamp stores or conventions that it will be in the WA state area.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Technique & Card Sketch # 10

Card sketch done by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) with MS Word

Card made by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Quilted Card Directions
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
1. Pick out some scrapbook paper scraps that coordinate with each other. If you are using three patterns punch 6 of each. For two patterns (like I have here) punch 10 of each. I stamped and colored images for half the squares on my card.
2. Work out your quilt pattern on a coordinating color of cardstock with a small amount of repositionable adhesive on the back of your quilt blocks.
3. When your design is set. Use a good adhesive to secure your quilt blocks
4. Using three of the colors, cut two 2 inch squares and one 1 3/4 square. Adhere to the card front as shown.
5. I stamped & colored my image for the smaller square, but you could always put a bow or embellishment on the smaller square.
6. To make it look more like a quilt, I made stitch marks around each block with a black pen and chalked around the main image piece.

Two Tips that work well together

Card Size & Envelope to Try
I found two tips that work great together.

From Nichole Heady:
My new favorite card size is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4". They are so cute AND cost efficient. From an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper I can make three cards.

Note from Sue: Cut your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock every 3 1/2" down the page and when each piece is folded it will be 3 1/2" x 4 1/4". You will have a 1/2" strip left over.

For an Envelope to fit these small cards see Julie Ebersole's BLOG:
'A-2 Envy for a square card'.

Note from Sue: You will have to adjust the size of the paper inserted into the envelope to 2" wide X 4 1/8" long to properly fit with the 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" card.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Card Sketch #9

Card Sketch by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) using MS Word

Card made by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Here is a valentine sketch card that can be done with any punch or die cut. Just punch out your design and attach it to the cut out with a piece of ribbon. Layer it onto your card front, add a sentiment and you have a quick and easy card.