Showing posts with label stamping techniques. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stamping techniques. Show all posts

October 4, 2018

Black Ice with Winter Woods

Good Morning and Happy Thursday! I have another fun technique card to share with you! This one is using the Black Ice technique that has been really popular this year and I finally decided to give it a try. So, here it is:

This card was a lot of fun to make using one of my most favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog of all time. (I really do adore these "nature" sets with trees, leaves etc. and this one is no exception)

Anyhoo, to create this card, I started with a standard card base of Basic Black, measuring 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25" a layer of Smoky Slate 4" x 5.25" and a second piece of Basic Black measuring 4.25" x 3.25" and the focal piece, Silver Foil paper measuring 4" x 3". Using Black Stazon ink, I dragged the ink pad down the foil paper, doing one side at a time, then turning 1/2 turn and doing the same. Allow the ink a moment to dry, then stamp the row of trees from the Winter Woods stamp set also in Black Stazon ink. Again, allow a moment for the ink to dry, then drag the Versamark ink pad over the entire image and then coat with clear embossing powder. Using the Heat tool, melt the embossing powder. This creates the icy look.

Attach the stamped image to the Basic Black layer and add it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. The effect of this technique is quite stunning and dramatic, unfortunately, I was not able to capture just how stunning in the photograph, you'll just have to try it to see for yourself. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Happy Stamping,

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August 28, 2018

Colorful Seasons Wears Joseph's Coat

Hey there and Happy Tuesday! I pray you're having an amazing day! I was up at 2 AM compliments of one very adorable Shorkie and a dandy thunder storm.....good thing he's as adorable as he is that's for sure, I mean, yes, I do get up at 4 AM normally, but 2 AM is really pushing it, but the poor little guy was petrified, shivering and shaking and slapping me like I some how had control over it.

Ok, enough about that! Today, I have a fun card to share with you using the very cool Joseph's Coat technique. I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and some fun colors including the brand new Mango Melody. I LOVE this color and it pairs really well with the Bermuda Bay and Mossy Meadow.

To create this card, I started with a standard card base of Early Espresso measuring 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25" and a piece of Mango Melody measuring 5.25" x 4" and a Whisper White panel that measured 5" x 3.75". I then sponged onto the Whisper White, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Mossy Meadow ink using Stampin' Sponges, taking care not to leave any white space.

I then prepped the panel with my Embossing Buddy, which is a powder filled "pillow" that removes any static, oils from your fingers etc. to ensure a good embossing surface. Once I was sure my panel was well prepared. I randomly stamped the leaves around the panel. I then coated the panel in clear Stampin' Emboss powder and heated it with my Stampin' Heat Tool. Once that step was complete, I used Early Espresso ink with my sponge brayer and layered the ink over the entire piece ensuring it was completely covered....this is where the magic happens! As you are layering the dark ink over your panel, the stamped and embossed images literally jump off the cardstock. The colors pop and become so vibrant. It really is amazing and produces a lot of WOW!

Now, go ahead and try it! I would LOVE to see your results! If you try this, be sure to stop by my FB page and post a photo sharing your results.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping,

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