Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Tip by Trish D. posted on another blog
Have a stamp that is way too big for your largest acrylic block?…
“You can use a cutting plate from the Cuttlebug or Big Shot for those huge acrylic stamps.”
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
I saw this demonstrated by MaryJo McGraw
1. Squirt drops of Versa Magic reinker in 3 colors onto white cardstock.
2. Brayer till the whole card is covered.
3. Take a stamp and swirl it on the ink.
4. Let dry completely
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Attaching small items to your project
by Carla van der Mei (from the Netherlands)
I was making an origami doggie and wanted to put small wiggly eyes on it (on the head not the doggie. lol) That is most of the time a struggle to glue them on the right spot.
Here is the tip:
Take a piece of adhesive-tape, put it on the front of the wiggly eye, turn it and put glue on the back side, turn again and put the wiggly eye on the spot you want, let it dry and then remove the adhesive-tape.
Hope someone can use it.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
This is a technique created by Melissa McCarthy http://melstampz.blogspot.com/ , but you may also have seen it on Technique Junkies www.techniquejunkies.com/ .
1. Stamp a background stamp with VersaMark on light color cardstock (I used white) and Emboss with clear powder.
2. Wipe the card with an embossing buddy.
3. Stamp a line image (such as the flower) in a dark color ink over the background and emboss with clear powder.
4. Fill in your colors with dye ink and a water brush or a wet paint brush.
Note: You can use markers for small more dominant colors.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Staples with Color
Color your staples with Sharpies while they are all still together, before you put them in your stapler. I have done this and it works great.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Make Paper Look Old
If you want your paper to look old, crunch it up like you're going to throw it away, and dip it into a glass of brewed tea. Let it sit for about a minute and then hang to dry. If you use good-smelling tea, you end up with scented paper.
Also Remember what Tim Holtz said about first poking your finger in the middle of the paper while in the palm of your hand so it won't tear so easily when you scrunch it.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
2. Run colored cardstock through Xyron
3. Crumple up the stamped tissue and lay it out on sticky colored cardstock.
Note: You could also use colored tissue paper on white cardstock.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Here is the first Tip...
Make Your Own Clip It Up
by Elizabeth Sloman
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Here is a technique I did a while back with Colorations paint, but have also done it with Twinkling H2°'s and watered down acrylic paints. Just be sure to have some metallic colors in the mix.
Use a few colors that blend well together and put randomly on heavy cardstock or watercolor paper and spray with water. Take plastic wrap and set on top making sure you have plenty of wrinkles in the plastic wrap. Set aside to dry completely. Remove plastic wrap only when completely dry and you will have a beautiful background.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I just drew this sketch this morning as it is a pretty easy one to start with. Here is the card I used for the sketch. The card is part of a One Sheet Wonder I taught in a class at my local stamp store. Try it and have fun.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
A - Age: (Okay, so this question she didn't tweak, but maybe should have! LOL!) 65 next month
B - Book(s) you enjoy: Anything by Nicholas Sparks. Barbara Delinsky or Debbie Macomber
C - Can't live without... My family or my stamps
D - Dessert you'll spoil your dinner for: Cheesecake or Chocolate
E - Essential start to your day: Read my email
F - Favorite genre of music: Country
G - Greatest vacation you've taken: Trip to Australia
H - Hope you have for the future: Moving to a sunny place and being financially secure (not rich, just not broke).
I - Incredible sight you'll never forget: The first look at my daughter (a long time ago).
J - Job title(s) you currently hold: Teacher of rubber stamp techniques and Retired (from 31 years at Boeing)
K - Kids in your family: One daughter, two granddaughters, plus 5 step kids, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren on Gary’s side.
L - Last movie you watched: Bucket List and it was great!
M - Month you love the most: August as the weather here is usually sunny.
N - Newest piece of clothing you own: A coat my daughter gave me for Christmas.
O - Opposed to... Guns & Violence
P - Phobia you wish you could conquer: Self doubt
Q - Quote you love: Your talent is God's gift to you, what you do with it is your gift back to God. Also Every path has it's own puddle.
R - Right or left-handed? Right
S - Scent that reminds you of childhood: My Grandmother’s brand of face powder
T - Time of day you love most: Evening
U - Unique talent you possess: I can tie a straight bow.
V - Veggie you love: Asparagus
W - Want to accomplish...Getting organized
X - Extra fun hobby you have: Stamping
Y - Yummy food you make: Lasagna, macaroni shrimp salad and a no sugar Cheesecake.
Z - Zoo animal you are most like: Elephant. I’m large and strong.
Monday, March 3, 2008
By Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Stamp by Frantic Stamper
Sipping Rope #8207-J
Black ink Pad
Pink Dye Ink Pad
Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Pink Printed Paper
Color Duster by JudiKins
1. Stamp image on cream paper and three times on pink print paper.
2. Cut out one of the dress and hat images from the pink print paper. Cut the two middle ruffles from the other images having the top ruffle cut from the waist to the bottom of the top ruffle.
3. Layer the pieces onto the main image on the cream cardstock.
4. Stipple some pink ink around the edges of the cream cardstock with the Color Duster.
5. Punch a hole and set a brad in the top right corner.
6. Lay two thin pink ribbons across the bottom left corner of the Pink Bazzill as shown and tape to the back.
7. Layer the pink print onto the Bazzill and then add the main image to the card front.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Verse Stamp by Hero Arts
Memories Dye Ink Pad in Chestnut
Dee Gruenig’s Blending Blox in Shades of Rose
White Glossy Cardstock
Collage Papers, Cottage Whimsy, Picture by Paper Reflections
Adhesive of Choice
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
1. Brayer the Shades of Rose onto the glossy paper cut to 4 x 51/4 and also a small piece 7/8 x 2 1/2.
2. Cut the picture out and crop to 2 3/4 x 4.
3. Stipple the Shades of Rose around the edge of the picture.
4. Cut red cardstock to 4 ¼ x 5 ½. Mount the large Shades of Rose piece on top.
5. Center the picture and mount on top of the Shades of Rose piece.
6. Stamp the verse onto the small Shades of Rose piece in Chestnut.
7. Mount this small piece onto a red piece 1 x 2 5/8 and mount as shown.
8. Mount onto an A2 card.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Bonnet Card Made with Circle Punches
By Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Image & Sentiment of choice
Green, White & Cream Cardstock
Stamp your image, color it in and layer it onto your card.
Punch a 2” circle for the hat brim.
Punch a 1” circle for the top of the hat.
Adhere the hat brim circle onto your card. Add a Pop Dot to the center and add the top of the hat
Tie the ribbon into a small bow and adhere to the bonnet.
Friday, January 11, 2008
I found this punched self portrait on this blog http://stampdetails.blogspot.com/2008/01/punch-art-links-to-inspire-you.html and I found that blog here. http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/ I read Allison’s ‘tutorials of note’ on her blog every day. It is a great place to find new ideas and get inspiration.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Stamps: Trees by Northwoods (or any tree stamp will work) & Mirror Image by Rubber Stampede (if you are using a multiple treed stamp)
Black or Dark Blue Embossing Ink
Cobalt Blue Opaque Embossing Powder by Stampendous (you can use any dk. Blue or black). Mix with glitter.
Fine dark Blue (or black glitter), use 1/4 glitter with 3/4 embossing powder.
Dark Blue or Black Dye Ink Pad
Cardstock: Dk Blue or Black 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 & Pearle Blue 4 X 5 ¼ (any dark blue will work, but all papers bleach out different so bleach a small area on the back first).
Fun Foam (it needs to be thin enough to fit in your punch).
Circle Punch (I used a Marvy 2” ) (Note: be sure to spray your punch with silicone & punch off the residue first)
Double Sticky Tape, Paper Backed ( It has to be the paper backed to work in your punch)
Glass Micro Beads in Clear
Poster Tape (or what ever you use to stick unmounteds on your acrylic block)
Vinegar (mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with water)
Bowl & Paper towel for the bleach
1. Punch a circle from Fun Foam and attach it to an acrylic block to stamp with.
3. Put the fun foam circle gently onto the bleach paper towel (you don’t want it dripping) and stamp on your blue paper where you want your moon to be. Take a paint brush (or water brush) with bleach in it and wipe it across the bottom of the blue paper to bleach some of the ground. Set aside for the bleach to work.
4. Wipe your bleached areas with a mixture of 1/2 vinegar & 1/2 water to neutralize the bleach on your card, pat with paper towel and set aside to dry.
5. Stamp & emboss the trees with the embossing powder mixed with fine glitter
6. Cover your embossed trees with scrap paper then stamp with dye ink onto the mirror image stamp and stamp this below the trees (you could use Eclipse tape or plumbers gasket material from the hardware store). Be sure your trees are pointed down this time as a reflection. ( I wiped the lines off the Northwoods stamp for this step)
7. Punch a circle from the double sticky tape. Peel the backing off and stick it on your moon. Peel the top paper off and dunk it in your clear beads. Use an old brayer to push the beads into the tape.
1. I was very shy in school and that is hard to believe for the people I know today.
2. I crushed a lower vertebra about 8 years ago. It only hurts once in a while.
3. I collect kitchen gadgets. I think I'm going to use them one of these days.
4. I had cancer, but it was successfully removed.
5. I took piano lessons when I was a kid. The teacher told my Mom it was a waste of her time and my Mom's money.
6. I have a collection of elephants.
7. I prefer to be organized, but life always gets in my way and I run out of time to get everything put away. Also, since I started stamping, I am buying more than I have room for.
I haven't figured out how to tag people, so if you see this and want to play, you can consider yourself tagged.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Adirondack Colorwash Sprays in Lettuce & Eggplant
BlackEmbossing Ink & Powder
White & Violet Cardstock
Stampin' Up Flower Stamp
Sentiment stamp by A Stamp In The Hand
1. Stamp the reverse image stamp onto a scrap of white cardstock with black and emboss.
2. Mask the flower and spray the leaves with the Lettuce.
3. Cover the leaves and spray the flower with Eggplant.
4. Cut out the stamped image.
5. Prop a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 white cardstock up a little and spray the bottom with Eggplant. Turn it around and spray with Lettuce.
6. When dry, stamp and emboss the sentiment in black.
7. Adhere the image piece to the sprayed cardstock, then mount onto violet cardstock.