Friday, April 21, 2017

4-2017/Stamp Set Showdown Write-Up

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we’ll feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of fabulous card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a wide variety of cards and ideas.
The month of April features a Showdown! A stamp set showdown, that is. We’re using one stamp set in various ways. Let’s face it, stamp sets are getting more and more expensive; so we’re here to inspire you by demonstrating how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those stamps!
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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of April 28, 2017. The winner will be announced in our May hop; so be sure to come back next month.
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And for something with a totally different look but the same stamp set...

I went for a steam punk look at these cards using a set of gears I had bought on clearance from Tuesday Mornings. As you can see, I primarily stayed with the bronze, gold and copper inks in each card but in the top card I added the blue. Layering worked great for me in each card.

 What a deal!
I used this set, another clearance set from Tuesday Mornings to make the cards shown below.

This set included sentiments so I heat embossed them to add to the front of the cards. Below I have included pictures of how I added the twine. The last card has a splattered look because I spritzed it with Angle Mist in gold.
I run a strip of double sided adhesive on the front of the card and then I start layering strip of twine until the entire piece of adhesive is filled.
I add another piece of double sided tape on the back to hole the twine in place and also to adhere it to the card front.
Finally, here are three of my card fronts without embellishments to show you how I used the stamps and did layering.
The key to layering stamps is to put your lighter colors in the background and add your darker colors on top.
The card front below I messed up and smudged the silver embossing powder so I decided to try it on the whole thing. I did a quick pat with the embossing ink pad and then sprinkled on the silver embossing powder. An accident that turned out pretty cool I thought.

Now you’re off to visit with Amanda. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
Blessing and happy crafting, Jearise (AKA Lorby)
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sticking my neck out

This is no April fools joke - The newest challenge at Chalk N Stock has begun for April. I colored and made this card for this month's challenge. You could sort of say that I stuck my neck out for this one. Oh, such a bad pun that it's not even punny. ; )

 Simple directions for this card. I used a digital stamp from bugaboo stamp and used colored pencils to color the image and chalk to fill in the background. I got to layering with bright colors and used tiger stripe washi tape that is see through where the stripes aren't. I added three rows behind the digital stamp. That's it. Simple but cute!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join the April challenge at Chalk N Stock where one winner will win four stamps of their choice from Bugaboo Stamps.


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