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More on Masculine Cards

Penny has three more masculine cards to share with you today.  As you can see, most of the cards shared by Penny and Melanie these past two weeks show that muted tones work well for ‘guy’ cards.  Color palettes of creams, browns, blues and greens  with a little bit of black thrown in,  evoke masculinity.   Combine these color […]

Cleaning rubber stamps

Have a stamp that is terribly ink stained and it is making you crazy? Here is a simple, and often good way, to clean up your stamps: Place a folded paper towel in a paper plate and soak it with Simple Green. (properly diluted according to the directions) I will often pick up the stamp […]

Masculine Card 2

The Elephant Masculine Card   Subject is the first thing I think of when doing a masculine card. What could symbolize masculinity more than the strength and magnificence of an elephant? This card, again, uses the Sepia tones and sponging to add depth to the image. So hunt through your paper scraps again and find […]

Masculine Cards, continued

The Old Truck Masculine Card We all do it! Keep the tiniest scraps of precious paper, rather than tossing it in the bin. Some of them are too nice to throw away and I’m never sure that I can get that paper again if it’s one of my favorites. So, it’s nice to use supplies […]

January Product Review – Back to Basics Part Two

Welcome back!  We’re going to explore a few more ink pad choices today as well as hear what the final verdict was to my stamping experience. After my experience with Tsukineko and Stewart Superior, I realized that I had a few small containers of inks in my stash as well.  These small containers are made […]

Faux Magic Mesh

Do you have different colored rolls of Magic Mesh in your stamping stash but never have just the right color for that card you’re creating?  I have a solution for you to get that ‘just right’ color every time you want to include mesh on your card, without having to spend a  lot of money!  Sound interesting?  Come […]

Masculine nautical card-post 3

By Melanie Smith, Artistic Guide Here is my next masculine themed card.  This is another Nautically themed card in a (nearly) monotone colorscheme.  It uses ripped edges so that there will be no imperfections on square corners or straight sides.  I  also looked for something to add some texture other than the ripping and embossing.   […]

January Product Review – Back to Basics! Part One

Ink Pad Review by: Kim Parkinson, Product Guru Welcome to 2010!  As we begin this New Year and new decade at StampersQuest, our theme for the year is “Back to Basics.”  I’m sure many of you feel that each New Year brings a renewed sense of inspiration.  If you are anything like me, you take a look […]

Cutting straight to it…The Yacht card

The masculine card I shared yesterday is about my standard for a masculine card.  I chose the yacht as the main image, a blue and brown colour scheme and went through my stash of embellishments to find something a little manly.  Here’s how I did it.  I have given extra details on how I get my […]

Back to Basics – Guest Designer

Hi I am Karyn. I reside in Ohio with my husband and daughter, and I have been crafting on and off for my entire life: different avenues such as counted cross stitch, poetry, drawing, crochet, decoupage, and any other thing I could get my hands on. While away camping for a weekend my daughter and […]

Cutting straight to it…

  Making a masculine card can be a bit challenging for some people, so I’ve decided to show you how I make mine.  There are a few things to take into consideration when making masculine cards. The first and easiest thing to consider is the colour scheme.  I think that you can use any colour […]

January Map Project – Happiness

      Our new Artistic Guide, Jan Hennings, created a card just for you using the January map!  Enjoy.               Happiness By: Jan Hennings, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 4″ x 6″ Supplies: Stamps: 7 Gypsies Paper: Worldwin Making Memories Ink:  Timber Brown StazOn ink pad (Tsukineko) Other: Brads […]

January Map Master project

This year we have an addition to our monthly map offerings.  Our new Map Master, Ken Schneider, will take you hiking on the creative trail showing you how he takes the monthly map created by Regena from conceptualizing an idea to the finished card.  We hope you enjoy joining Ken in his Tree House (studio) each month as he interprets […]

January 2010 Map

In keeping with our theme of quests, trails, hiking, scenic by-ways, we are changing the name of our sketches!  To find our way during our journeys, we generally need a map to help guide us to our destination.  Sketches help guide us in our creative journey, beginning at the trailhead (a few stamps, ink, paper) and ending at […]

Basically, Thank You. *Back2Basics*

Fly-By Thanks by Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide and Editor Finished card size: 5.5″ x 4.25″  As promised, Stamper’s Quest will bring periodic “Back2Basics” projects to our readers so that we may all remember why we chose this art form! This particular card takes us to the very element of rubber stamp art. It requires four […]

More Stampscapes

We owe Ken a HUGE apology!  He participate in our last Stampscapes challenge and his cards were inadvertenly omitted from the feature.  We are hanging our heads, Ken. So, so sorry! When you think Stampscapes, do you automatically think humor cards? Most of us don’t, but our very own Ken Schneider does! Get ready for […]

The Outfitters Team Debut

Did we tell you that Stamper’s Quest has a new team?  Yep!  In our survey held last August you stated you would like to see more mixed media projects. We listened! Today our first team member debuts with a super cute, super easy peasy (his biker friend’s words) project. Grandpa Ken, as we lovingly call him here […]

Reminder!

January 15th is the day that applications are due for the design team!  Here’s the link to the original post with the information you need to submit with your application. Design Team Call Remember, we aren’t necessarily looking for advanced, professional stampers.  If you have a love of learning and sharing what you learn, and […]

Change is Good!

We apologize for not having any projects posted today. We are experiencing some technical difficulties. Please continue to check for updates in the coming days… And while you are waiting, we would like to wish all of you a very happy and bright new year. 2010 rings in a year full of new possibilities. And […]

Back to Basics

Y2K plus 10. Remember the madness that accompanied the dawn of the 21st century? People stocked up on bottled water and canned foods, gathered family close around, and waited for…nothing. All the talk of a cyber-meltdown and disaster proved to be all hot air speculation. However, in the ten years since, the mood and the […]