1/31/08

Technique Meeting Make & Take Cards

Following are the cards we made at our monthly meeting. Each card features a different technique. Basic instructions are under each card. I hope you like them. I had so much fun at our meeting. I just LOVE our meetings. It's just an excuse to hang out with my friends and STAMP! What a great group of ladies I get to call my friends! I hope you get a chance to stamp and hang out with your friends soon! Have a great day! Lorraine

STIPPLING
Direct to Stamp,Ink a solid stamp with a light color ink. Dab the stipple brush on a darker inkpad, or onto a puddle of reinker. Dab off any excess. Stipple directly onto the inked stamp in a random pattern, circle or stripe. Stamp the image onto the paper.

THUMPING
Ink stamp with classic ink. Using a coordinating color of brush marker, thump the color onto the stamp as if you were holding a drumstick. Then stamp the image onto cardstock for a multicolored effect.
FAUX POSTAGE
Print faux postage template on cardstock. Make an acetate mask with an opening for each postage stamp. Sponge, then stamp each opening. Sponge additional color if desired. Cut around faux postage piece with decorative postage scissors.
RUBBER CEMENT
Dribble rubber cement onto glossy paper in a striped pattern. Let dry. Bray with classic ink. Remove rubber cement by rubbing. Repeat if additional colors are desired.

SHAVING CREAM Spray shaving cream into a pan. Add several drops each of 2-3 classic ink refills. Swirl colors with a plastic knife or skewer. Place cardstock on top of the shaving cream. Press down gently. Remove card, scrape off excess shaving cream and dry for a fun background of color.
ROCK & ROLL
Choose two coordinating colors of classic ink. Ink the stamp in the lighter color. Roll the edges of the stamp in the darker color of ink. Then stamp the image onto cardstock for a two-toned effect.
WATERCOLOR CRAYONS
Watercolor and shimmery white cardstock are best for watercoloring. Add color to stamp using the crayons. Wet the stamp using the aqua painter or a fine spritzer. Stamp onto paper. Wet the paper first if desired. For a background or to color an image, pick up color directly from the crayon with a wet brush or aqua painter.

FOSSIL STONE
Using a page protector, cut off the top and one side so that it opens like a book. Press one classic pad all over the inside of one side of the page protector. Press a different color on the opposite inside of the page protector. Close the pages together to mix the ink. Open, place your glossy cardstock inside and close again. Run your brayer over and open. You can do 2 pieces of glossy cardstock at the same time by placing them back to back before you put them inside the page protector.
EMBOSSED PASTELS
Stamp images in Versamark Ink on dark cardstock. Emboss with white embossing powder. Take a blender pen and dip into Stampin’ Pastels. Color over the embossed images and let dry.
This is a pretty cool technique we learned at Leadership this year. Use staples and add your beads. I love this technique!!
MISTING Gently spray cardstock using a spritz bottle of water. Immediately stamp using classic ink pads. Another option is to ink up the stamp and spray the rubber before stamping. Or, spray the paper immediately after stamping. (Circle background is misted on watercolor paper. Not my favorite technique. I think this turned out ok but I think I would like just a plain stamped background for the future.)

1 Wonderful Comments:

Courtney Fowler said...

Wow! That's some pretty fun stuff!

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