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Archive for January, 2009

Sketch, Paint and Sponge a Scene

Farm Friends By: Kittie Caracciolo, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5.25″ x 5.25″ I love to create scenes around stamped images. Sketching in a few lines with an artist pen and adding color with sponges and brushes takes a simple stamped image and adds a scene full of life and color. If you can write, […]

Robin’s Nest Dew Drops Product Review

Robin’s Dew Drops Product Review By: Susan Caplan, Backpack Guru A friend of mine had purchased and used Dew Drops in a card she had made and I was fascinated by these tiny colored acrylic embellishments. So, I just had to buy some for myself.  Finding these little morsels was not an easy feat, as […]

Correction to Kevin’s Stampscapes Tutorial

An error was made in Kevin’s tutorial on lighting and creating landscape scenes with the Stampscapes rubber stamps.  You may want to go back and read the tutorial again.  The first paragraph was inadvertently left out, along with the third photo on the second project. We regret this error and apologize for any incovenience this may […]

Stamper’s Quest Sketch Book

Have you checked out our Sketch Book lately?  If not, you are in for a treat!  We have some new readers’ submissions posted in the January 2009 Card Sketch gallery…go take a look. Karen and Mary Jane did an excellent job in their renditions of the sketch this month. We hope more of you will […]

January Guest Artist – Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes

Our featured guest artist this month is the master of scenic stamping – Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes Rubber Stamps. We are so excited to present his article written just for the readers of Stamper’s Quest. Kevin introduces us to the world of light in preparing scenes. Follow his simple tutorial, and soon you will be […]

Chris Herrmann bio…

We are please to introduce our newest member to our team of Artistic Guides!  Chris brings a fresh, artsy style to our team. We are looking forward to presenting her projects to all of you. Hi, I’m Chris Herrmann. I am a mixed media artist, designer, teacher, demonstrator, and a Sales Rep for Ranger Industries. […]

Hello Card

Marcia Mattos is Stamper’s Quest’s gifted Artistic Guide from Brazil. This sweet project is perfect for post-holiday thank you cards as well as notes of encouragement!   HELLO THERE… By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  3.5″ x 5.5″  Supplies: Stamps: Sweet Tweets set (The Angel Company) Inks: Jet Black (Stazon) Vintage photo distress […]

January Sketch Card and Samples

The 10th of the month is a fun day at Stamper’s Quest because it is the day we share our exclusive card sketch and samples from our Artistic Guides. This month’s sketch from Regena is a delightful card that illustrates the beauty of three. The central image is offset, creating immediate visual interest, while a […]

Studio Quest – January Reader Submissions

This month debuts our new Studio Quest. Studio Quest is where to find monthly challenges to submit your artwork to the magazine.  You can always find this page on the left sidebar, under the red box which shows all the pages available at Stamper’s Quest magazine.  To help you get there quickly from this post, click […]

The Doorway to Adventure

Open doors. For most of the world, January is a time to keep the doors tightly closed. It’s either the coldest or the hottest month of the year, depending on which side of the equator you happen to ride.  So, why title this editorial “the doorway” to anything? The word “January” comes from the Latin […]

Stampscapes, Day 6

Today is our last day of Stampscape samples provided by our multi-talented design team.  We hope you enjoyed our sampling and you find some inspiration to take the plunge (if you haven’t already) into the world of scenic rubber stamping!  It really isn’t as difficult as it looks!  Try it and we guarantee you will be hooked. Kevin, thank you […]

Stampscapes, Day 5

Can you believe we have more Stampscapes samples to show you?  Kevin’s stamps are so darned habit-forming!  Let’s just get with the sharing today! So, have you checked out their website yet?  If not, you really must!  Don’t miss out on these super cool stamps! By: Lisa Heusler, Artistic Guide Stamps Used:  Nature Sheet #9 Peace […]

Stampscapes, and More Stampscapes

Can you tell, we all had way too much fun with these stamps?  We have samples to feature through Saturday! Make sure you check back every day to see more throughout the rest of the week! Have you checked out Kevin’s site?  If not, here’s the link….  Stampscapes.  There’s just tons and tons of information there.  […]

Oval Garden Card for the Adventurer

Oval Garden for the Adventurer By Melanie Smith, Artistic Guide I have new stamps and a new Cuttlebug and wanted to use them both to make a card.  This is the result, a simple clean card for a friend in the process of making life changes. I used simple masking through a template (cuttlebug shape) […]

African Dress Birthday Card for the Inventor

African Dress Birthday Card for the Inventor By: Melanie Smith, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  9″ x 4.25″ This month I made three cards in different styles using variations of the same basic technique (masking) and the same four stamps.  See my other designs for the Discoverer and the Adventurer. This card uses a template […]

Faux Ripped Wallpaper for the Adventurer

Faux Ripped Wallpaper for the Adventurer By: Melanie Smith, Artistic Guide This month I made three cards in different styles using the same basic technique (masking) and the same four stamps.  See my other designs for the Discoverer and Inventor. The basis of this technique is to mask off sections with a paper mask in […]

Victorian Cone for the Inventor

Victorian Cone for the Inventor By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide  Finished Size: 3″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps:  Artsy Victorian Stamp Set (Innovative Stamp Creations) Papers: Cardstock: White (Paper Goods) Inks: Pigment Cat’s Eye Queue: Rich Rustics (Colorbox) Pigment Stamp Pad: Ruby (Colorbox) Pigment Stamp Pad: Roussillon (Colorbox) Embossing Ink (Close to my Heart) Other: Embossing […]

Distressed Flourish Card for the Adventurer

Distressed Flourish Card for the Adventurer By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide  Finished Card Size: 5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps:  Artsy Victorian Stamp Set (Innovative Stamp Creations) Perfume Label from Christmas Past Set (Time to Stamp) Papers: Cardstock: White (Paper Goods) Cardstock: Cream (Unknown) Textured Cardstock – Ochre (Paper Goods) Inks: Pigment Cat’s Eye Queue: Rich […]

Gift Box Card for the Discoverer

Gift Box Card for the Discoverer By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Artsy Victorian Stamp Set (Innovative Stamp Creations) Perfume Label from Christmas Past Set (Time to Stamp) Papers: Cardstock: White (Paper Goods) Cardstock: Cream (Unknown) Scrap Paper (Unknown) Inks: Pigment Cat’s Eye Queue: Rich Rustics (Colorbox) Pigment […]

Shattered Glass Card for the Adventurer

Shattered Glass for the Adventurer By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: A2 (5″ x 7″) Supplies: Stamps: Music #J13 (Great Impressions) Gift of Music #60034 (Stamps Happen)        Inks: VersaMagic ink pads: (Tsukineko)     Night Sky     Turquoise Gem     Aegean Blue     Pixie Dust     Thatched Straw VersaFine -Onyx Black (Tsukineko) Papers:             5″ x 7″ […]