Saturday, June 26, 2010

Presto Papers

These cards were made using the Presto Patterns Specialty designer series paper, available in the current mini catalog. The paper comes white - with watermark images on it. When you add ink to the paper, the watermark area stays white and the rest of the paper takes the color of the ink you choose. I used a brayer to put ink on the paper, but you could also use a sponge, sponge dauber, or the new “Smooch Spritz” sprays. For the pink card, I used a sponge dauber to rub ink onto Whisper White organza ribbon. This is a great way to get ribbon to match any card!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father’s Day – a day late!

We made these two cards at our May stamp club meeting. HERE is the tutorial I followed for making the suit card. Unfortunately, I am unable to find the blog where I first saw the idea for the grill. It is made using several punches. The grill is embossed with clear embossing powder. The smoke coming out of the grill is an image from the Priceless stamp set.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Little Black Magic

At our June stamp club meeting, I demonstrated the Black Magic technique. HERE is a good video that explains how this is done. Basically, you stamp your image on black cardstock using white craft ink. Use the embossing tool to dry the ink, or set it aside to dry naturally. Once the ink is dry, you can color the image using water color pencils. Then add highlights with a white gel pen. I challenged my stamp club members to design a card using their stamped/colored image. Can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Last Chance Lists

This morning Stampin’ Up announced the items that will be retiring from current catalogs.
HERE to view the list of retiring stamp sets.

HERE to view the list of retiring Décor Items

The retiring stamp sets and the retiring Décor Items will be available through June 30th.

Visit my Stampin’ Up website
HERE for the updated list of retiring accessories (ink, cardstock, ribbon, etc…) These items are limited in quantity and are only available while supplies last. Many items are expected to sell out quickly. You can place an online order 24/7, or I will be placing an order on June 5th, if you would like to save a little on shipping and handling costs. Just email or call me with your order by 11pm Friday June 4th. (Some of the items may sell out before then, so if there is something you really want, then I would suggest ordering it online.)
Many of these accessory items are 25-50% off, so stock up on your stamping and scrapbooking supplies for those summer projects!

Let me know if you have any questions! The new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog will be out on July 1st! Ask me how to get yours for FREE!!!!