Sunday, April 27, 2008

Poppin Pastels


-cardstock (I used whisper white and chocolate chip)
-Whisper white craft stampin up stamp pad (very important)
- Q tips

1. first you stamp on your cardstock with the white craft ink. The reason you have to use the craft ink is it stays moist a long time after you stamp with it so you have plenty of time to color the image with your pastels.

2. You ponce on top of the stamp image with your pastels with a q-tip. Make sure you just ponce on top and not rub the image cause you will smear it. You can continue to layer color on top of where you already have color until you get the desired effect you like. That's it! It's that simple.

Here is the finished card made with Stampin' Up! products.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Here are some more cards I made with stampin up products.
The first I used doodle this stamp set with black and tempting turquise cardstock. I embossed the images.

The 2nd I used Simply said stamp set on watercolor paper and the flowers on the coral color cardstock. I used my stamp pads and aquapainter. I also used my slot punch to make the scalloped piece of cardstock.

The 3rd is with time well spent set and bold brights cardstock.

Embossing Techniques

This was a neat. I thought I would share. I toke a sheet of brillant blue Stampin' Up! cardstock. I clear embossed it with a stamp from doodle this. Then I bleached the whole sheet. I thought it looked really neat changed the cardstock to a turquise color but where I embossed it is still blue. The next sheet I just embossed on white paper then dragged my stampin up pad over the paper and where it was embossed it resisted the ink.

Friday, April 18, 2008

decoupage frames

I decoupage these frames with scrapbooking paper and I used the salebration rub ons from Stampin' Up! on both.

I love painting with my stampin up pads to make it look like watercolors. I stamped the image with Staz On. The first two cards I used Pun Fun Stamp set. The third I used Fun & Fast Notes Stamp Set.

Open House Project

This is what we did at my Stampin' Up! Open House. I embossed the image with clear embossing powder on chocolate chip cardstock and used Doodle This Stamp set. I then bleached the image and after it completely dried I painted it with pixie pink and tempting turquise stamp pads using my blender pens. I stamped the background of the card with the swirls. Its hard top see in the picture. I also clear embossed the word thanks on the bottom corner. Below is what it looks like when you bleach the cardstock. I also included another example with the same technique.

Rock and Roll

Pixie pink, chocolate chip, Bravo Burgundy Cardstock and stamp pads.

I used a technique called Rock and Roll for the butterfly. It is from the Stampin' Up! set Garden Whimsy. I first stamp in the pink then rolled just the outside of the image around in the burgundy. I stamped the burgundy background with cordinating pad with the swirls from the Doodle This Stamp Set. I also dry embossed the pink with the seeing spots brass template. I used my slot punch to make the scalloped piece in chocolate chip going down the side.

This is a close to show the embossing.