Archive for June, 2007
Flourishes is looking for a few good stampers to be part of their design team. We need people who can create some original stamped items, ie cards, journals, ATC’s, etc each month, using primarily our products.
Do you have what it takes? Are you a creative person who can meet deadlines? Do you like getting recognition for your work? If you are interested, please e-mail me at email@example.com for more details!
Please pass this on to all your friends – we’d like to hear from all of you!!
I received this pretty RAK from Deb Albright over the weekend. I love the polished stone technique she used for the front – the photo does not do it justice. Thanks Deb for thinking of me. Check out Deb’s great blog at http://turtlechronicles.blogspot.com
Wood mounted stamps , unmounted stamps, clear stamps paper, ink, glitter, glue, and what else?? Stampfest was wonderful – my first time there. This morning I was going through my purchases and mounting the rubber to cling foam when I felt the need to take a break. I love conventions for all the new things you get to see. My hands down favorite were the stamps and samples from KT Designs. The coloring on her samples is incredible. The photos I took just don’t do justice to her work. See her work at www.ktdesignsonline.com . She showed us how she blends her Tombow markers (she also uses SU markers) and says Marl paper works best for her techniques. I can’t wait to try this out for myself…
I received another RAK in the mail today, this one from Janine Tinklenberg. I love both Palm Trees and Flamingos (how did you know??) and Janine made this very cute card with the wonderful Tickled Pink set. Thanks Janine!!
Please visit Janine’s great blog at www.stampspaperscissors.typepad.com
Each month when our stamping group gets together, we have a swap based on a technique we did the previous month, or something we just wanted to create. I’ve received some wonderful cards over time from these swaps and thought I should post them. Here are the four from this month – they are just wonderful!!
The upper left card from Sharon uses the polished stone technique. This card is stunning with its multiple layers and color scheme of gold, puple and green.
Next is an adorable card from Missy, who used one of my favorite background stamps – On the Spot. Her color combinations of blue, pink and green are nice and fresh. She finished it off by adding a little glitter to the left portion of the heart.
Cindy’s frog card is just sooooo cute!! This little guy is great by himself, but Cindy added those little bug eyes – this card just makes me smile!! I don’t have any cute images, but whenever I receive a card like this I see how nice a card can look with just one stamp.
Here is the ATC I made to swap at the Stampfest Convention later this month. I’m really pleased with how it turned out, primarily because I used leftover paper from some wedding invitations I made last year. I’ve been holding on to the scraps thinking they would come in handy one day, and that day is today!!
I started with beautiful blue metallic paper from Michaels. I stamped the diamond pattern (See D’s stamps) with Palette’s glue pad and applied white Pearl Ex on top. The swirly flowers (Autumn Leaves) are stamped in brilliant blue. “Love” is from the new, soon to be released set from Flourishes, also stamped in brilliant blue. The hearts are sizzix die cuts, the smaller one was embossed with the Cuttlebug tapestry folder and then applied with Pearl ex to give it some shimmer. Although the photo does not show it the ATC has a nice pearly shimmer to it!
At last months stamp meeting we did a card that had a fold over top (can’t remember the exact name of this techniqe). Our swaps are to make a card based on whatever techniques we did the previous month. Here is my version on the fold over card. I used Buckaroo blue and SU decorative paper. The blue is cuttlebug embossed. I used SU’s Riveting stamp set in brilliant blue on sage cardstock then used my various sizzix die cuts to mount the image on the nested circles.