Sunday, June 29, 2008

Another awesome day stamping!

I spent the day with Betty again yesterday and she taught me four new techniques! Well, new to me, LOL. The first one was using embossing resist and the "Wanted" stamp set. The card base is Sage Shadow, the next layer is Really Rust. The image was stamped on glossy paper with Versamark ink, embossed with white embossing powder and then rubbed with a sponge inked from a Really Rust Stampin' Pad. The corners were punched with the ticket punch. The scalloped circle and the smaller inner circle are Really Rust and the white circle is stamped with Sage Shadow and is up on dimensionals in two layers. The designer paper is from a retired set: "Outlaw". The hardware is from the Hodgepodge Hardware set and the little piece of hemp finishes it off nicely.

The second card we did was using the Versamark resist technique. The base card Very Vanilla card stock, the next layer is Old Olive, another layer of Very Vanilla, and the next layer is glossy paper, first stamped with Versamark using the fern image from the "Touch of Nature" set, then inked with a brayer with Certainly Celery. After that dried we stamped the same image in Old Olive. The bird--from the same stamp set--was watercolored using reinkers in Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive. The sentiment was stamped with Chocolate chip ink. This image was matted with Chocolate Chip and Cameo Coral card stock, and attached on top of a Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon. The brads are from the Vintage Hodgepodge Hardware set. I really love this technique. Can't wait until my Versamark pad gets here. Betty and I decided this would be great to do snowflakes with in shades of blue.

The next card was done using the burnishing technique. At first I thought: "This can't be right!" but I like the way it turned out after all. I could have been a little neater but, hey, it's my first. That's my excuse, anyway. Started with Whisper White card stock, the next layer is Basic Black, and the image was stamped on Whisper White. The stamp is from another retired set, "Friendship Blooms". The flower was stamped with Basic Black Classic ink and colored with a dauber and Regal Rose ink with Summer Sun for the centers. The black and rose strip is paper pierced and faux stitched using the white pen. The sentiment was stamped on a white oval backed by a Cameo Coral oval made with punches and is mounted up on dimensionals. The Cameo Coral grosgrain ribbon was the finishing touch. I like it!

The last card we did used the faux alligator technique. It was fun! First of all we used a piece of Always Artichoke card stock and stamped the whole thing with a Versamark pad. We then put clear embossing powder all over it. Then we drew the pattern freehand using a bone folder and then heat set it. The base card is Very Vanilla, the next layer is Always Artichoke (see the little watermarked 'gators at the bottom?), the next layer is Mellow Moss. Then the faux alligator layer, another layer of Mellow Moss and then the stamped image which is from another retired set called "In the Wild". The sentiment is not a SU! stamp but so cute! We cut a "bite" out of the corner of the main image piece and it turned out really well, I think. Brads and the other hardware were from the Vintage Hodgepodge Hardware set and the little piece of 3/8" twill tape was just the thing to accent the hardware. I love it!

Thank you again, Betty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Fabulous card, Barbara! That Betty is a keeper!

  2. You have a knack for stamping and card making, dear.

    I bird card is just darling!


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