Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Easter - Sewing with Twine

Hi, everyone, Kelli here!  Today I have an Easter card to share with you that uses the Easter Bunny Sentiments and Easter Eggy stamp sets.  Instead of just stamping the eggs, I stitched around them using baker's twine, but I'll show you how I did this towards the end of the post.  The yellow patterned paper is from the Echo Park 6x6 Candy Shoppe Pad and the pink patterned paper is from the 12x12 Candy Shoppe Collection Kit.



I used the egg outline stamp from the Easter Eggy set and stamped four eggs on some kraft card stock with VersaMark ink.  You can pretty much do this technique with any simple stamp.  It's fun and adds a lot of interest to your project!


Then I took my paper piercer and pierced holes around each of the outlines.  You can just eyeball the holes to try to get them equally spread apart.

I took four different colors of baker's twine and stitched it though the holes using a somewhat large, dull needle with an eye big enough for the twine.  All the ends are just taped to the back so you can't see them.  It's easier to pop this layer up on some dimensional adhesive because of the bulk on the back.



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!  :)
Vicki has a super cute St. Patrick's Day card for you!


Jen has a fabulous CAS card today - make sure you check it out!



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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Resist Embossing

Hi!
Chrissie here and today I want to share how I do the resist embossing technique using embossing powder, distress ink, and a heat gun.

Let's get started!!!

First, stamp your image using VersaMark.  I used the grid from Journal This.


Then, cover in embossing powder and use the heat gun.


Pull out your ink and cover it.  For an extra layer, I like to add paint first, before the ink, but you don't have to do this.  I just have a paint obsession.  :-)


Just take a paper towel and rub it before it dries - the embossed area will stay pretty much clear of the paint.  Use the same process with ink!!! I like to use a dauber with distress ink, but sponges will work, too, and you can really use any ink out there.


Rub the ink onto the paper and then just run a papertowel over it when you're done.  This will remove that excess ink from the embossed areas.  I did this on three different types of stock and then I die cut them into cute butterflies.


Then, I used my Large Polkadot Background stamp with distress ink to stamp onto the butterflies.  I took my finger and rubbed the ink around once it was stamped, just to give it a more worn and vintage look.


For a little extra pop, I put down some score tape on the card base and covered it with Perfect Pearls.


I used a brush to spread the powder out, then I simply cleaned it off and brushed the excess powder away.


It gives a really fun effect that I think goes well with the vintage feel of this card.  I added Circletastic to the side and some Washi tape.


I also die cut some buttons and stamped and distressed them, too.  I used regular ink to stamp the rid and then I took the distress pad and just stamped straight onto the buttons.



I placed the buttons and the butterflies together onto the washi tape with some bling!




I finished the card off with a sentiment from Bold Sentiments I and a flourish from Stitchery Doo.

Thanks for stopping by today - don't forget to stop in every single day for loads of inspiration!!!



Steph has a fun and colorful card for you today!



Kelli has an adorable Easter inspired card!


Amber has a fantastic Winter-y card for you!



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Monday, February 27, 2012

Custom Washi Tape

Hey folks, it's Jen here today!  I have a quick and easy way to make your own custom washi tape- you may have seen this technique before, and it really is a goody!

Start off by stamping plain tissue paper with any images you like- I went with the Ornamental Trees (don't just think of that set as a holiday set- those patterns are so versatile!).  You could also stamp on colored tissue paper for a different look.



I like my washi tape textured, so I crumpled up my tissue paper:

Next, adhere a strip of double sided tape to the back of the stamped tissue paper.

Carefully cut along the edge of the tape

Finished washi tape!

You can use your new tape on your projects any way you like:






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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stamping With Sami #9

Hi everyone!!

Welcome to Stamping With Sami #9! Before we get started with our new challenge, here is our winner from last week:



Congrats, Nanette!! Please email me at scrapmastersparadise@yahoo.com so I can get you set up being our guest designer!

Now, here is our new challenge!!


SWS #8: Stamp Embossing
Pull out those embossing powders and show us how you emboss with your SP Stamps!


The Prize 
We must have 5 participants in order for us to give away a prize. If less than 5 participants play along, we will send our prize back to prize-land and a new prize will appear the following week. 

This week, we are giving away a new stamp set called Turtle-y Awesome,  PLUS the participant will also be invited to take a guest designer spot here on the SP Stamps Blog!


Add a direct link to your finished SP project below. Entries are due at NOON EST on Saturday, March 3rd. A winner will be chosen at random and announced along with our next challenge next Sunday.

Here are some inspiration samples by the lovely SP team, that will help get your mojo flowing.
Lori

Susan

Patchi

Britt

Tella

Link up your project here:




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Here are the supplies our team used on their challenge projects: