Monday, February 1, 2016

February 2016 Stamp of the Month - Texas (shape)

This year Texana Designs will be featuring a stamp of the month.  February we are featuring the Texas (shape) designed as one of the first 12 stamps designed.  The design team has been creating some wonderful samples to spur your creativity.

12x12 layout by Karen Lambert

Texas Stars Layout Page by Karen Lambert
Supply List:

Texana Designs Stamps Texas(state) small, Barbed Wire Star small and mini.
Card Stock in grey, medium blue, and dark blue
ADORNit Patterned Paper Blender Basics - Blue Damask and Blue Pixie Dots
VersaMark Ink Pad
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Black
Distress Ink Pad in Hickory Smoke
Fiskars Crimping tool to crimp the stars cut with Spellbinders Star Dies
Piece of Denim cut from old jeans for mat
Barbed Wire made with cording, modge podge, and paint following these instructions at ...
Sewing Machine to sew mats in place
Tiny black brads to anchor frame and picture to layout.
Olivia Cuttlebug Alphabet Dies to cut the word STARS.  Cut from two colors and layered.
Xyron sticker maker to adhere Letters.

Card by Megan Bickers

Texas State Card by Megan Bickers
Supplies Used:

Texana Designs Stamp: Texas (state)
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
ANW Crestwood: Grey Cardstock (Night Sky)
Crate Paper: Pattern Paper (Hazelwood Café)
Tsukineko: Versamark Inkpad
Ranger: Distress Inkpad (Hickory Smoke); Foam Blending Tool, Adirondack
Metallic Paint Dabber (Pearl)
Letraset: Promarkers (Red, Linen, Mint Green, Warm Grey 4)
Wow: Embossing Glitter (Metallic Gold Sparkle)
Seal It: Glitter Washi Tape (Gold)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Die (Labels 18)
3M Foam Tape
Paint Brush, Water

I stamped the image with versamark onto white cardstock, then used the gold
glitter embossing powder and heat set it. Then I used my alcohol markers to
color in the image and cut it out.  For the grey cardstock, I used some
Pearl Metallic Paint thinned with water and a paintbrush to give the
cardstock a shimmery wash of color. I used the grey inkpad and foam blending
tool to add some definition to the outside of the pattern paper card base.
The gold in the embossing powder, the glitter washi tape and the layer of
shimmer on the grey cardstock all give this card extra sparkle and shine!

Megan :)

A2 card by Jilda Bolton

Texas State Card by Jilda Bolton
Supplies used:

Texana Designs Stamp: Texas (state)
Gold poster board
Bazzill: Raven black cardstock
Index paper: white
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Deadbeat Designs Texas Trio Dies: Largest Texas
Ken Oliver: Stick It cut with Texas die
IndigoBlu Mega-Flake: Autumn Blaze
Ranger Cut-n-Dry Stamp pad foam: 1” square
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D foam squares

I stamped the TD Texas 3 times onto the gold poster board and cut out the images.  I attached one side of the Stick It to white index paper and cut it out using the DB Texas die.  Then I removed up the other side of the Stick It to expose the sticky side.  I covered the sticky side with the Mega-Flakes and burnished the flakes with my finger to release the excess flakes. Then I continued to burnish the image with the small square of the Cut-n-Dry foam pad until all of the excess flakes were removed and the surface was smooth and shiny.  I arranged two of the TD Texas images and the Mega-Flake Texas image on the card front and then popped the third TD Texas on top of the Mega-Flake Texas with the 3D foam squares.  The Mega-Flake Texas really makes the card shine and pop against the black background!

A2 Card, #8 Tag & ATC by Janet

Card, Tag & ATC by Janet Bradshaw 
Supply List: 

Stamp:  Texas (state)
Papers:  Wright Designs – Red Bandana & Burlap,
ADORNit - Homespun Paper Burgundy Embossed
We R Memory Keepers - Fuse Tool
FUSEables Decorate Tape – Fringe/Kraft
Distress Splatter Brush
Distress Stain – Barn Door
Staz-On – Timber Brown
Craft Fun Foam

Video Instructions

Other samples using the Texas (state) stamp

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