This week has been a very trying week in the stamping studio. Some of you may know that Karen (our computer girl/office manager) was having surgery. What we did not expect was that it could be bumped up 6 weeks early. Karen is doing well and we are surviving without her for now….Here are a few of the projects that Andrea and I came up with this week.
Last week I resurrected an older technique – the spotlighting technique. I had so much fun creating that card, that I decided to re-visit another technique I hadn’t done in a while…the kissing technique was an old favorite of mine. The leaf images for this card were first kissed with a script background stamp and then stamped onto Vanilla CS. This is a great technique for adding more texture to your solid image stamps.
Stamps: Leaf Prints, Fall Elegance (papertrey ink); Reflections (Tim Holtz)
Ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Early Espresso Classic inks (Stampin’ Up!); E79 Copic marker (Copic)
Paper: More Mustard CS, Crumb Cake CS, Very Vanilla CS (Stampin’ Up!); Java CS (Bazzill)
Accessories: bone folder, paper snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, basic rhinestones (Stampin’ Up!); Latte Metallic Maya Mist (Maya Road); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web)
Last week Andrea mentioned that she had been having fun coloring with her Copic markers. This Owl Thanks card is one of the cards she created. The owl image was stamped onto White CS, colored in with various shades of brown and yellow copic markers, cut out and placed on the card.
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Stamps: Chit Chat, Chubby Chums (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko); E31, E35, E37, E47, Y11, Y13 and Y18 Copic markers (Copic)
Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Early Espresso CS (Stampin’ Up!); Take Note 6” x 6” paper pack (Studio Calico)
Accessories: bone folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Craft scissors (Stampin’ Up!); Chocolate baker’s twine, button (papertrey ink); Tape Runner XL, medium glue dots (thermo-web); tape (Scotch)
Have a great weekend!
Love these fall cards! Tracy your leaves are stunning!
Your tutorials are wonderful and my card making has improved so much because of all that I learn from this site. Thank you. And I loved your card, as always!
Love the kissing technique with that script – cute. And I LOVE LOVE that owl – he is adorable!
You are such an inspiration. Thank you so much for you cards & tutorials.
I wasn’t so sure I liked this stamp set and diecuts even though fall colours are my favourite. Now I have to have the set and diecuts after seeing this card!
I love when you spotlight techniques–thank you.
Wonderful card, Tracy – I love fall colors! Thank you for sharing this project with us.
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