Sunday, December 29, 2013

Snowglobe Layout

Texana Designs 100706L Snowglobe (large) Stamp
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp Pad
Prisma Color Pencils
Crystal  Stickles
Holly cut on Silhouette (discontinued Silhouette File C00762 22157 Holly Berry Border)
Card Stock
Old Music Book Page
Scraps of Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Peeled Paint Distress Marker
Snowflake Charm
Shipping tag

by Karen Lambert
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Monday, December 9, 2013

HONEY in my tea!

Jimmye Sue made this card today using our Bee mini, You are the HONEY in my tea and Jam'n Cup.  Cute patterned paper for the paper piecing of the cup.  What an adorable card!
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

What's hop-ning?

 Here's a simple, yet hop-ning, card using the new stamps created by Karen Lambert for Texana Designs.  I used specialty stamping paper and colored cardstock.  I inked the card with distress ink and love the way the blending tool puts the color down on the specialty stamping paper.  I colored the images with stardust gel pens and a waterbrush, sometimes using a bit of the distress ink to get a closer color to the edges.  The banner is cut out and attached to the white card which is mounted on the same colored cardstock.

Below are several variations where I was trying out the "reverse stamping technique" so I could get the two hoppers looking toward the center of the card.  I found a couple of tutorials online.  There's a video here and Splitcoast stampers has a tutorial here.

The reverse image is lighter like a second generation stamped image.  On the yellow card, I tried going over the little guy with a  marker, but it burred a little.  It can be done, but it takes a little practice too.

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