Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Background Stamps & Stamping on Texture


Another fabulous Online Card Class just started: Stretch Your Stamps.  Day 1 focused on background stamps, in particular the lattice background from Studio Calico.

I love this background stamp so I decided to make two different cards using it.

For the first card, I heat embossed the lattice design in white and then went over the cardstock with peacock feathers distress ink (love this color!).  I really wanted to pair the teal color with yellow, so decided to make a sun.  I used a wonderful die/stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  Then I cut out a tag shape and stamped a sentiment from Studio Calico's new Heyday stamp sets.

Supplies: Studio Calico Lattice Background Stamp, Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Papertrey Ink Hello Sunshine Stamp/Die Sets, Technique Tuesday Bring on the Sun Stamp Set, Studio Calico Heyday Sentiments Stamp Set, Prima Chalk Fluid Edger - Rusty Keys, White Embossing Powder, Black Versamark Ink

For the second card, I decided to use the "kissing" method discussed in the class.  I inked up the thank you stamp then "kissed" it with the lattice background.  Loved how it turned out.

Supplies: Heyday 6x6 Paper Pack, Stamp from Studio Calico Malibu Add-On, Prima Chalk Fluid Edgers - Coltfoot Stemens and Teal Damask, EK Success Border Punch, Studio Calico Lattice Background Stamp

Stamping on Texture
I also made a card for the Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink.  The challenge was to stamp on texture.  I had never done this before so it was a bit challenging for me to figure out a embossing plate and stamp pair that I wanted to use.  First I dry embossed a 4.25x5.5in piece of white cardstock with the Papertrey Ink chicken wire embossing plate.  Then I stamped the wooden background on the raised portions.  It didn't stamp perfectly but I do like how it turned out, feels more rustic.  I cut out a tag shape and used that as an embellishment for the card.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Chicken Wire Embossing Plate, Papertrey Ink On the Farm Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink On the Farm Die Set, Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Background Basics: Farm & Barn Stamp Set, Stampabilities Mesh Background Stamp, Marvy Uchida Tag Punch, Edge Distressing Tool, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Black Versamark Ink

 Hope you enjoyed. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Stamping on Patterned Paper


Today's Make it Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink was to stamp on patterned paper.  I am loving the patterned papers from Studio Calico's new Heyday collection.  There is a pattern in there that has a wind/breezy feel to it and I love the Papertrey Ink Up, Up and Away stamp set so decided to put them together for a card. 

For the rainbow I used a technique from Studio Calico's Summer Stamp School.  Instead of using regular ink, I used markers so I could make each line of the rainbow a different color. 

Hope you enjoyed.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Up, Up and Away Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink Up, Up and Away Sentiments Mini Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink Cloud dies, Memento Markers, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Hero Arts Butter Bar Shadow Ink, Hero Arts Pool Shadow Ink, Hero Arts Punch Chalk Ink, Corner Chomper and Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hello...Summer Stamp School


Today is the first day of Studio Calico's Summer Stamp School!  I am so excited to try out new techniques, and the class stamp set is amazing!

The inspiration for my card today was a new savvystamps Space Needle die I just got.  This year happens to be the Space Needle's 50th anniversary.   

I used the chevron pattern from the class stamp set to create a patterned accent.  I stamped it three times, colored in a few sections and then cut it out.  I love how well yellow and gray go together (and of course we tend to have gray skies here a lot in Seattle).  I used the hello word bubble die cut from Studio Calico's 35mm kit.  It's like the Space Needle is saying 'hello'.  :)

Hope you enjoyed. 

Supplies: Studio Calico Summer Stamp School Stamp Set, Studio Calico 35mm kit, savvystamps space needle die, savvystamps cityscape die, versafine black ink, and echo park 6x6 springtime paper pack