Tips and Techniques

Fall Friday 2017 Week #3


Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree #137163, Tabs for Everything #143907, Large Letters Framelits #141712, Classic Label Punch #141491, created and designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have been seeing cards with the Eclipse technique everywhere, so I thought I would try and make one myself.  I wasn't sure at first if this was going to be difficult or easy to make.  I am happy to say that they are very easy to make.  You can do so much with this technique and for so many different occasions.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

The first thing I did to make this card was stamp three trees from the Sheltering Tree stamp set using the Chocolate Chip ink.  I then stamped the leaves of the tree with Crushed Curry ink.  The second time I stamped the leaves, they had the colors of Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie.  I used sponge daubers and dabbed the three colors in various places on the leaves.  I then stamped them on top of the Crushed Curry leaves.  I did, however, move the stamp either a little to the left, up or down.  You don't want to stamp it right on top of where you stamped them in Crushed Curry.

When you have everything stamped you will want to draw a faint line with a pencil (you can see my line in the above picture as I forgot to erase it, Oops).  I put mine at 3/4" from the top of the paper. I lined up the letters from the Large Letter Framelits with the top of them on the line I drew.  You want to make sure when you run your paper with the framelits through the big shot that they don't move.  You can use post it notes, post it note tape or washi tape to hold the framelits in place if needed.  

I have a little tip for you when you are lining up your letters.  When I was trying to figure out where to put the letters I realized I only had one "L".  Well, that wasn't going to work, so what do I do.  I took my "L" and measured it against the other letters and found out that the "E" was the same size.  So, I put the F,A, L and E on my card and then right before I ran it through the big shot I took off the "E".  I then ran it through a second time with just the "L".  Don't throw away the center piece of the letter "A" you will need it.

To make the letters higher than the stamped paper you will want to use the Foam Adhesive Strips.  They fit the letters perfectly.  The center piece of the "A" is not popped up, it is adhered to the stamped paper.  

Here is another picture so you can see it at an angle. 

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So, what do you think of this technique?  I would love to see your creations with this technique!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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Heartland Card Using Glossy Paper

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When I heard that Stampin' Up! was bringing back the Glossy White Paper I was so happy.  I found out the great news when I opened my box for being an OnStage Display Stamper.  I also got the Heartland stamp set, which used on this card.  I used the brayer to put the ink on it to give it a blended look.  

 To make this card you will need the following products:

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Glossy White Cardstock #144240

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

The first thing I did was punch out a 1 1/4" circle out of a piece of scrap paper and put a little bit of snail on the back of it.  Keep the piece of paper you punch your circle out of.  We are going to use it a little bit later.  I then tapped the adhesive on the back of the circle with my finger to get some of the stickiness off the adhesive.  Then I put it where I wanted the sun to be on the glossy paper.  

I used our Sponge Brayers to put the color on the paper.  I started with the Soft Sky ink on the top to about the middle of the paper. You can just roll over the 1 1/4" circle you adhered previously.  I then added the Pear Pizzazz ink and I went down to about an inch from the bottom.  I finished it out with the Chocolate Chip ink on the bottom.  Remember you can always add ink to your projects, but you can't take it away.  Start out light and then gradually add more ink to you get the color you want.  

Remove the circle and place the scrap piece of paper you have from cutting out the circle.   Take a Sponge Dauber and use the Daffodil Delight ink and fill in the sun.  I stamped the barn and the sentiment with our Basic Black Archival Ink.  

 

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This week we are in Texas helping Emily move into her new apartment and enjoying the Houston area..   I am so excited to see her again.  It will be very hard to say goodbye after seeing her for 3 weeks.  Emily was home for two weeks in June and then went back to Texas last Monday and now we are visiting her in Texas.  I sure miss having her around.  Our house is going to be so quiet when we get back.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a great day!

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Tarnished Foil Technique

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I saw this card by Melissa Kerman on Pinterest when I was looking for different techniques to do for my class.  I thought, oh my, I could never make that.  But, I did!!!  The technique is called tarnished foil and it is not difficult to make, just quite a few steps.  I found a wonderful step by step tutorial on splitcoaststampers.com by Melissa on how to make this card.  Click HERE for her directions.  

I don't usually send you to another website for directions, but she does such a wonderful job and has a video with it.  I haven't started doing videos yet, and with this card I think it is very helpful.  

Here is another picture of two of them that I made and neither one of them is the same.  They will all look just a little different, which is something I like.  

 

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/impressionsoftarnishedfoil/

To make the card you will need the following products:

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 1/8 x 3 7/8

Soft Suede Cardstock #115318

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • cut at 1 5/8" x 5 3/8"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

Silver Foil Sheets #132178

  • cut at 3" x 3 3/4"

You probably have noticed a new product on this card.  It is the 1/4" Copper Trim that I wrapped around the card.  It is such a wonderful product.  

CoffeeandChatStampinScrapperJoyceWhitman2We had a busy weekend with the grand Randall's.  There parents were gone to a wedding so we got to spend the whole weekend with them.  We had so much fun!  We went to the park on Friday night and I am not sure who was the bigger kid, the kids or Mr. Wonderful.  We came home and had our movie and popcorn and off to bed!  

On Saturday we went to Sam's and they found this really neat sidewalk chalk kit.  There are pieces that look like ice cream.  Yum! They had a lot of fun playing with that and getting all dirty.  Isn't that what kids are suppose to do?  

For lunch we went to see Erica at work.  They thought that was the best thing ever,   Blysse, the youngest, had a hard time figuring out why Erica couldn't carry her around.  

On Sunday we took them to church with us and it was a special day for another one of my daycare angels.  Knox was dedicated!  What a perfect day, Mother's Day to do that.  He is just so precious!  

Here are some pictures of our fun weekend. 

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Here is the picture of the sidewalk chalk.  It is so yummy looking, so good that the kids wanted to eat them.  LOL

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Black Magic Technique using Grateful Bunch

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Black Magic!!!  Hmmm, what makes it magic?  You get to color on black paper with watercolor pencils and it shows!  This is such a stunning technique and an easy one too!  That is the best kind.  

I have used one of our retiring stamp sets for the flower, Grateful Bunch.  It is the perfect flower for this technique.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock #115316:

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4: x 5 1/4" this is for inside of the card

To make the black magic happen you first start by stamping your image with White Craft Stampin Ink #101731.  This product is on the retired list, but will be coming back in the new catalog reformulated. It will come to you with no ink in the pad, you will ink it with the refill.  

You then you your heat tool to dry and set the image.   This step is very important, because if your image is not dry it is going to smear when you go to color it.  I used our Watercolor Pencils when I colored mine.  You can see in the picture below a close up of the flower.  You can see my coloring a lot better.  

I used the Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry pencils.  I first started coloring the whole image lightly with the Daffodil Delight.  I needed a base color to cover the image.   Then I used the Rich Razzleberry around the center of the flower to give my flower some depth.  

After that I colored with the Melon Mambo pencil starting by overlapping a little bit with the Rich Razzleberry.  I then took the Melon Mambo and went up one side of my petal.  The center of the flower was colored with the Pumpkin Pie pencil.  To give it a little bit of sparkle, I put Wink of Stella on the center of the flower.  Because I was going over watercolor pencils, you will need to clean off the tip of your Wink of Stella on a piece of scrap paper or paper towel. 

 

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This is a fun technique where you can add a lot of color to dark paper. 

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Vintage Leaves Baby Wipe Technique

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The baby wipe technique is such a fun and pretty technique.  You can get a different look every time you ink your stamp.  I bet you are wondering just what is this technique.  Let me tell you!!!  

You take 4 baby wipes (make sure they are the unscented ones) and put them on top of each other on a paper plate or I use a Standard stamp Cases #119105.  These are the ones that the clear and photopolymer stamp sets come in.  They work perfect.  You are then going to take  ink refills in as many colors as you would like,but I usually don't use more than 4 of them.  On this project I used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi.  You will put drops of each ink refill on the baby wipes and make sure there are no white areas left.  You want to make sure that you have ink to cover your stamps.  

You will then use the baby wipes as your ink pad.  Look how different the two cards are above.  I used the same baby wipes, the only different is the one on the right was stamped right away and the one on the left I stamped about 30-45 minutes later.  So, the longer you leave the inks on the baby wipes they lighter the image will be once it is stamped. 

To make this card you will need the following products:

Wild Wasabi Card Stock #108641

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"

Crushed Curry Card Stock #131199

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" 

Early Espresso Card Stock #119686

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"  use this to stamp your leaves and cut them out
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"

You will use the Leaflets Framelits to cut out your leaves.  I also stamped one of the leaves in the inside of my card and envelope. I also used the Tangerine Tango ink and sponges to go around the leaves to give them dimension.  

Here are two close ups of the two cards so you can see the difference between the colors.  

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Which one do you like best?  The lighter or darker one?

Over the weekend Erica and I went with our friends to Disney on Ice. It was a lot of fun and the girls absolutely loved it.  I would recommend anyone who has children if you get a chance to go see it!

Have a fabulous week!

Happy Stampin

Joyce

 

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Shaving Cream Technique Card

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The Shaving Cream Technique is such a fun technique!  You get to play around with shaving cream and get your hands messy.  It is like being a kid again.  I know my daycare children love to play in shaving cream and we haven't done that in a long time.  I think it time to do it again.

You will need shaving cream, of course, a paper plate, ink refills, popsicle sticks and lots of paper towels to do this card.  The first thing is to fill your paper plate with the shaving cream, but don't pile it high, just fill it in all over.  You then will take your refills and put drops of each color on the shaving cream.  The amount of ink and the colors of ink will determine the look you will get in the finished project.  On this card I used Marina Mist and Tip Top Taupe ink refills and started with Marina Mist and then added the Tip Top Taupe.  You will notice in the above picture the different shades of each of the colors.  The color depends on how much you mix your colors.  

You will then take your popsicle stick and swirl, like you do when you make a marble cake, the colors into the shaving cream.  DO NOT over swirl, you don't want to mix the colors together, you just want to blend them.  You take your piece of Whisper White card stock and lay it on top of the shaving cream.  You will want to tap it down a little to make sure your paper is covered with it.  I check mine first to make sure it is covered and if not, put it back in the shaving cream.  This is where you are going to need a lot of paper towels.  The next step is to wipe all of the shaving cream off and you will discover your beautiful creation!!  

Let it dry for a while because it needs to be totally dry before you stamp on it.  You will need to use a strong adhesive, such as Fast Fuse, to adhere it to your card base.  It will be curled up a little on the edges, don't worry about it, just flatten it out with your hands.  If it doesn't flatten enough with your hands, just lay it down, with the back facing up, and put something heavy on it.  That will make it flatter in no time.  

I then stamped the image from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Better Together stamp set.  I added a few pearls on the flower to make it stand out a little more.  

To make this card you will need the following supplies:

Night of Navy Card Stock #100867

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • scrap piece to punch out two pieces with the Decorative Label Punch

Whisper White Card Stock #100730:

  • cut  2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • scrap piece to punch out a piece with the Decorative Label Punch 

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Over the weekend I was in Wisconsin on a business retreat and got to spend it with all of these wonderful ladies.  I have learned so much from all of them, especially from Lisa.  Lisa is a wonderful speaker, teacher and owner of Big Ink Academy.  I know I will definitely be attending more of her training sessions in the future.

We stayed at this adorable, I mean absolutely adorable, place called Gather in Waunakee, WI.  A demonstrator bought an old restaurant and turned it into a place to go and craft and stay for a day, weekend, week, however long you want to.  She did such a fabulous job decorating it.  I wish she was closer, because I would definitely be staying there more often.   

Have fun, try new colors and go create!  I know you will love it!  

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

 

 

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Icing on My Cupcake

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At the SU convention Sara demonstrated how to add to the Sweet Cupcake stamp set to make it look like real icing on the cupcake.  So, of course, I had to try it!   If you look close you will see the darkest color on the cupcake is the part that I added.  It was really pretty easy to do.  

To make the cupcake you use the three different stamps in the set to make a layering look.  I do mine opposite of what they are numbered in the set.  I do the lightest first (the stamp with the most coverage, #3) by inking it up and then stamping off first onto a scrap piece of paper and then stamping onto my Whisper White paper.  You will then do the next step #2 the same way, by stamping off first.  The final step (#1 in the set) I did not stamp off, I stamp it full strength.  Now comes the fun part!!!

You will make a mixture of:

  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon glue - like Elmer's
  • 1 tablespoon white acrylic paint
  • reinker - amount will vary
  • water 

You put in all the ingredients into a small cup and mix together and it will be dry.  You then add water a tiny tiny bit at a time to get the consistency of icing.  The amount of reinker you use will determine on how dark of color you want it.  I ended up using, I would say, about 20 drops of Sweet Sugarplum to get the color on the card.  Mix it up very well. 

You will then put some of the mixture onto something flat, a block works great for this.  Take the stamp that is #1 in the set (the one with the least amount of stamping image) and lightly, very lightly, and get the mixture on it.  You will want to do this slow and gentle, because you only want the part that is going to stamp with the mixture on it. You don't want to get any on the other parts as it will not come out very nice.  How do I know this, because I have done it many times.   LOL

I used the confetti embossing folder on the pink paper, but it has an oval in the middle that is clear.  It is great if you want to stamp an image or add a cut out there.  I didn't like just the cupcake, it looked plain.  I added the Smoky Gray layer and another layer of Pink Pirouette.  I popped the cupcake and the "make a wish".  I used the Classic Label Punch to make the banner for the sentiment on the front.  This is how I made it small to fit the words.  

 

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This card still needed something, but what?  Glitter!  I used the Wink of Stella and love it!  I put it around the gray and on the icing on the cupcake.  Just what it needed!

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In two weeks we will be moving Erica back in to our house which means it has been a busy time.  We, or I should really say Mark, has been redoing her room.  We are trying to make it look like a grown up room, not a teenagers room.  I guess it is time for that since she will be 21 soon.  How in the world did that happen!!  I am only 29!  LOL

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

 

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What Colors Do I Use?

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Do you ever have a hard time trying to figure out what colors to use on a project?  Me too!!!  Today I especially had a hard time for some reason.  Then I remembered a trick that Connie Stewart, another SU demonstrator, shared.  You punch out a shape, I used the retired scalloped circle punch, from every color of card stock you have.  You lay them all out on your desk so you can see  all the different colors. I was trying to coordinate with the paper under the colored circles. Aren't the above colors just beautiful!!  So many possible combinations.

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I went through and picked out the colors I knew I didn't want to use.  I took out all the colors I knew I didn't want to use. Then I put the ones left together with other similar colors.  This is what I ended up with.  I had a hard time figuring out what color combination I wanted to use.

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I then narrowed it down to the four color combinations I liked best.  I could have used all of them, and that was the problem.  I liked them all!  What one do I use?  I then thought of the person I was making the project for and knew which one I wanted immediately!  Can you guess which one?

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Did you guess the pink ones?  I love the combination of them together.  They make me happy!  Did you noticed that on back of them I have them labeled?  I put a label on the back of each one of them so I knew right away what the color was.  This step saves me a lot of time.  

I have a group of friends from our church that get together monthly to celebrate anyone that has a birthday that month.  I always make my gift I give.  This year I am doing prayer journals.  Everyone has loved them so far and I hope you do too.

Now for the finished project!  

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I just love how this turned out!  I almost want to keep it for myself and make my friend a different one.  Shh don't tell her!  I used the same paper to make the card so they would coordinate.   I will have directions tomorrow or Friday on how to make this journal.  

Thank you for stopping in today and I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce