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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ink Techniques: Inked Stamp

Markers
Ink a solid image stamp with the lightest colour of  ink, then colour the stems and the tips of the petals with markers. Huff (like you're cleaning your glasses) on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamp.

Supplies
Stamps
-Upsy Daisy 111710 IBC p. 112
Ink IBC pp. 164-169
-Daffodil Delight pad 119667
-Tangerine Tango pad 111834
-Tangerine Tango marker 120974
-Old Olive marker 100079
Paper IBC pp. 164-170
-Tangerine Tango card stock
-Daffodil Delight card stock
-Whisper White card stock
Accessories
-Brights brads 119734 IBC p. 187
-Old Olive 1/4 in. grosgrain ribbon 111368 IBC p. 191

Sponge Daubers
I couldn't resist layering the flowers and the grass stamps in this set.

Start applying ink to the solid image flower stamp with the lightest colour and add more colours using sponge daubers. If you get the wrong colour of ink on a part of the image, just wipe it off with a blender pen. I used two blues on the petals and two greens on the leaves. Make sure to huff on the inked image before stamping on card stock.

Ink the grass stamp with a light green pad and used a sponge dauber to randomly add a darker green ink. Then huff and stamp.

Colour the sentiment with markers to highlight a word.

Supplies
Stamps
-Inspired By Nature 111656 IBC p. 104
Ink IBC pp. 164-169
-Daffodil Delight pad 119667
-Baja Breeze pad 111833
-Pacific Point pad 111837
-Wild Wasabi pad 109014
-Old Olive pad 102277
-Certainly Celery pad 105217
-Daffodil Delight marker 119677
-Pacific Point marker 120968
Papers IBC pp. 164-170
-Marina Mist card stock
-Daffodil Delight card stock
-Confetti White card stock
Tools
-Sponge Daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Daffodil Delight 1/4 in. grosgrain ribbon 120928 IBC p. 191
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 IBC p. 197

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ink Techniques: Layering

Layering is an easy way to add depth and additional colours to your projects. Stamp images over images and on Designer Series Paper. Stamp a Faux Mat or a shadow. It's all just ink!

Overstamping
The Open Sea set in the Summer Mini Catalogue has five nautical themed stamps. I used all of them and a sentiment from Sense of Time.
I overlapped the images using different colours of ink. Use a sponge dauber to shade the edges and age the tags.
Four tiny dots of glue hold the twine to the card.

Supplies
Stamps
-The Open Sea 123030 SMC p. 5
-Sense of Time 113804 IBC p. 127
-Sanded 109294 IBC p. 221
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Early Espresso pad 119670
-Not Quite Navy pad 103008
-Cherry Cobbler pad 119669
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Not Quite Navy card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Cherry Cobbler card stock
-Basic Gray cards stock
-Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper SMC p. 8
Tools
-Sponges Daubers102892 IBC p. 195
-Crop-A-Dile 108362 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Cherry Cobbler /White Baker's Twine 123125 SMC p. 10
-Metallic eyelets 105319 IBC p. 188
-Tombow glue 110755 IBC p. 197

Faux Mat
Ink an acrylic block and stamp it on card stock. Then, stamp another image over it.
This set of cards is from an Easy Gifts Class I held last December. I copied the design almost exactly from Cathy Autrey, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Maine.









To make my gift box, score an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of card stock as shown.
Cut away the shaded section, turn it over and stamp your designs.









Slash the bottom sections to the score line to make flaps for the bottom of the box.
Apply adhesive to the left tab on the stamped side (I used Sticky Strip) and adhere on the inside back of the box.
Adhere the bottom flaps together.
I added a strip of Crumb Cake card stock under my flap. I threaded the ribbon through the prongs of a brad and secured it to the flap. Wrap the ribbon around the box and tie in front.

Supplies
Stamps
-Pocket Silhouettes 111672 IBC p. 111
-Sincere Salutations 115068 IBC p. 155
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Crumb Cake pad 121030
-Cherry Cobbler pad 119669
-Always Artichoke pad 105219
-Early Espresso pad 119670
-Not Quite Navy pad 103008
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Cherry Cobbler card stock
-Always Artichoke card stock
-Early Espresso card stock
-Not Quite Navy card stock
Tools
-Acrylic Block D 118485 IBC p. 192
Accessories
-Paper Cutter with scoring blade 104152 IBC p. 199
-Very Vanilla ribbon 109026 IBC p. 191
-Jumbo brads 112534 IBC p. 187

Do combine techniques! I layered the floral image on a faux mat, then coloured it with sponge daubers as in Ink Techniques: Inked DSP.

Supplies
Stamps
-Because I Care Hostess Set 118384 IBC p. 11
Ink IBC pp. 164-169
-Crumb Cake ink pad 121030
-Marina Mist ink pad 119668
-Certainly Celery ink pad 105217
-Early Espresso ink pad 119670
Paper IBC pp. 164-170
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
Tools
-Sponge Daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Clear Block D 118485 IBC p. 192
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188
-Linen Thread 104199 IBC p. 190

Shadowed Image
You'll have to look closely at the B's to see that they have a stamped 3D shadow.
I stamped the letters with a medium coloured ink, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position a second set of letters just below and to the right with a light coloured ink.
Layering the images on the DSP echoes the sentiment stamped over the letters on the punched mat.

Supplies
Stamps
-Just Believe 116948 IBC p. 109
-Defining Alphabet 114952 IBC p. 160
-Define Your Life 114950 IBC p. 161
Ink IBC pp. 164-169
-River Rock ink pad
-Soft Suede ink pad
-Basic Black ink pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Newprint Designer Series Paper 117166 IBC p. 175
Tools
-Decorative Label punch 120907 OMC p. 30
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049 IBC p. 198
-Sponge Daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 IBC p. 197
-Linen Thread 104199 IBC p. 190
-Mini Library Clips 109857 IBC p. 187

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ink Techniques: Inked DSP

I love Sponge Daubers for Ink Techniques!

The white flowers and stems of this paper were just begging to be coloured, so I added Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango inks with sponge daubers. Then, I coloured the stems and leaves with a Certainly Celery marker.

The sentiment is heat embossed with Tangerine Tango EP.

Supplies
Stamps
-Hello, You 117118 IBC p. 183
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Daffodil Delight pad 119667
-Tangerine Tango pad 111834
-Certainly Celery marker 105106
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Beyond the Garden DSP 122342 SMC p. 23
-Daffodil Delight card stock
-Wild Wasabi card stock
Tools
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Sponge Daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Flower Garden embossing folder 123113 SMC p. 24
Accessories
-Tangerine Tango EP 123106 SMC p. 23
-Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon 119766 IBC p. 191




Sunday, May 1, 2011

Crimper Techniques: Crimped Details

Use a crimper to add texture and interest to paper crafts.

Directional Crimped Mat
After stamping on a square of card stock, mark the middle of each side with a pencil. Score from each mark to make 4 triangle corners. Fold the triangles to the centre and feed the mat through a crimper, starting at the bottom corner point. Open out the corners and adhere to card.


I also crimped a section of the card front and adhered a crimped strip under the mat.
Supplies
Stamps
-Just Believe 116948 IBC p. 109
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Crumb Cake ink pad 121030
-Early Espresso ink pad 119670
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-River Rock card stock
-Early Espresso card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
Tools
-Crimper 101618 IBC p. 198
-Boho Blossoms 119858 IBC p. 200
Accessories
-Neutral brads 119730 IBC p. 187

Crimped Strip Embellishment
Crimped metallic card stock makes an interesting embellishment on this card.

The lights on the robot chest are small Square Rhinestone brads removed from the casings and glued to the image.

Supplies
Stamps
-Best Bots Forever 117060 IBC p. 81
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Basic Black ink pad 101179
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Real Red card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-Pacific Point card stock
-Brushed Silver card stock
Tools
-2 1/2 in. Circle punch 120906 OMC p. 11
-Word Window punch 119857 IBC p. 203
-Crop-A-Dile 108362 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Metallic eyelets 105319 IBC p. 188
-Silver brads 104336 IBC p. 187
-Square Fire Rhinestone brads 109112 IBC p. 187
-Square Ice Rhinestone brads 109113 IBC p. 187
-Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 IBC p. 197