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Archive for February, 2010

Found Art: Junk Drawer Hardware

  Finished card size:  4.25″ x 5.5″     Supplies: Stamps: Hardware such as screws, bolts, nuts, electrical caps Paper: Light Yellow, Ivory (Worldwin) Ink: Timber Brown StazOn ink pad (Tsukineko) Other: Markers: (Copic)    G24, Y11, B34 Chloe’s Closet buttons and flowers (Making Memories) Glue (Aleene’s Tacky) Crochet thread or other fibers Directions: Using […]

Embellishments *B2B*

by: Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide   Embellishment is defined as:  a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive. There are many embellishments out there we can purchase to make our cards stunning such as: rhinestones, stickers, flowers, brads, clay, glitter etc., but we can also use items that have no cost. […]

Scenic Stairsteps, A Lesson in Thinking Outside the Box

  Thinking outside the box is not something I do well. What can you expect from someone who worked with numbers most of her life?  Left brain, right brain, definitely more left…um,  I think. And then, some may say no brains at all.  But I digress… I was looking for inspiration for a great birthday card […]

Sweet Grass Stamps – Stephanie’s View

Finished card size: 5.5″ x 4.25″  Supplies: Stamps:  Africa stamps set (Sweet Grass Stamps) Paper: Coordinating cardstocks-two patterns (source unknown) Orange cardstock (unknown) Notecard (A2) Inks: Palette ink: Burnt Umber (Stewart Superior) Alcohol Base markers (Copic and Shihan Touch) Other: Map of Africa ephemera  Directions: Make a copy of the map and trim to 4.5″ x […]

Sweet Grass Stamps Give-Away

We never heard back from the person regarding winning the sheet of Africa stamps from Sweet Grass stamps.  So…leave a comment on this post during the weekend and we will have a random drawing for a winner on Monday! Just for fun, here’s a card I created earlier this week using some shrink plastic and […]

Sweet Grass Stamps – Ken’s View

    Friends   Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: ‘Elephant’ stamp from Sweet Grass stamps ‘Friends’ stamp from Hampton art stamps Paper: White cardstock Ink: Tuxedo Black Mementos ink pad (Tsukineko) Kaleidacolor Pastel dye ink (Tsukineko) Other: Transparency film Brayer Gold Leaf Xyron machine DIRECTIONS: Brayer white cardstock with the Kaleidacolor ink. Stamp […]

Sweet Grass Stamps – Jennifer’s View

Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Africa Set (Sweet Grass Stamps) Papers: Taupe Textured Card Stock (Unknown) Silver Textured Paper (Unknown) Green Handmade Paper (ProvoCraft) Inks: Onyx VersaFine Ink Pad (Tsukineko) Grey Flannel Ink Pad (Close to My Heart) Other: Button (Recycled) Paper Flower (Prima Mkting) Rub-On Sentiment (Stampin’ Up) Clear Ultra Fine […]

Sweet Grass Stamps – Bea’s View

Finished card size: 6″ x 6″ Supplies: Stamps: Large Elephant from the Africa set (Sweet Grass Stamps) Crackle Background (The Angel Company) Illuminata (Inkadinkado) Love (The Angel Company) Sentiment (The Angel Company) Papers: Light gray cardstock, 12″ x 12″, cut in half and folded to make base card of 6″ x 6″ (unknown) Dark gray cardstock […]

Sweet Grass Stamps – Penny’s View

Beauty in Nature Finished size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Images (Sweet Grass Stamps) Sentiments (Stampscapes) Paper: Really Rust Card stock (Stampin’ Up!) 4.25″ x 8.5″ Close to Cocoa Card stock (Stampin’ Up!) 4″ x 5.25″ Ivory Card stock (unknown) 3″ x 4.25″ and 5/8″ x 2.25″ Inks: All inks: Memento by Tsukineko Images and […]

Sweet Grass Stamps – Kim’s View

  Finished card size: 5.5 x 4.25 Supplies: Stamps:          Elephant, border (Sweet Grass Stamps) “Wisdom…” sentiment (Close To My Heart) Paper:                        Grey and Black cardstock (Bazzill) Cloudy (Club Scrap) Ink:                 Black StazOn ink pad (Tsukineko) Other: Humungo Adhesive (Ten Second Studio)      Slate Metal Brass Brush (Ten Second Studio) Directions: Start by cutting a piece of […]

Inspiration….and how to get it

      Welcome to my world…. a place where there always seems to be some kind of deadline looming, whether it be a card for someone special, or a swap deadline that is just around the corner.  Most times, I get my projects done with time to spare, but there are times I seem to be fresh out of  ideas. Inspiration […]

Sweet Grass Stamps

Barbara DiPrizio, owner of Sweet Grass Stamps, has once again graciously, and generously, agreed to host another designer challenge!  This time all the designers received the same stamp set called Africa.  This stamp set is Barbara’s newest  design offering and consists of 26 deeply etched, quality red rubber images ranging from a postage stamp to a border […]

Color Principles with Sherre Hulbert: Workshop One

Stamper’s Quest is thrilled to feature artist and author Sherre Hulbert in a series about color.  Color is one of the most basic elements in our art, and the more we discover, the more exciting our quest will be. LESSON 1- VALUE SCALE Although these lessons were set up with a painter in mind, rubber stampers […]

The Cuttlebug–It’s Love

 I have recently come into possession of a Cuttlebug. No, it isn’t an insect or a cute new pet. It is a die cutting and embossing  machine manufactured by Provo Craft that I really didn’t think I would have any use for.  My niece owned it but wanted a different machine that Stampin’ Up! carries. She insisted […]

To My Valentine Tri-fold Shutter Card

Finished card size folded: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Paper: Worldwin cardstock Ink: Fired Brick Distress ink pad (Ranger) Other: Craft knife Ribbon (Ribbon FX) Tacky glue (Aleene’s) Trimmer (Fiskars) White thread Tape (Uline)  Directions: Start with a 5.5″ x 12″ piece of red cardstock. Score at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″. Turn the card […]

Jan’s February Map Project

Finished Size 3″x5″ Supplies: Stamps: Post Script (Hampton Art) Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper Studio Inks: Timber Brown StazOn ink pad (Tuskineko) Other: Notepads, 3″x5″ (Mead) Circle Punch (Stampin’ Up!) Glue (Aleene’s Tacky Glue) Directions: Cut a piece of cardstock 3.25″ x 10.25″ and score at 5″ and 5.25″.Fold on score marks. Cut two rectangle piece […]

February Map Master Project

Love is in the air. Love is friendship set on fire, and all that stuff. It’s also ‘Healthy Heart’ month, so lets make a red card using Regena’s February Map.  The February map: Supplies: Stamps: Big kiss (Rubber Stampede) Tiny kiss (All Night Media) Love sheet (Stampabilities) Paper: Paint chips Red and white card stock […]

February Trail Maps

February 2010 Trail Map by Regena Good things come in threes!  Rectangles, triangles and a circle (or is that an embellishment?).  Where can you go with this map?  Let’s see what trails the Artistic Guides were led down this month to inspire you to follow your own trail map! Stamps: Another Stamp Company Stamps: Hampton Arts  Stamps: […]

Stamping with Objects *B2B*

Finished card size: 4.25″x5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Paper: Bazzill Basics Ink:  Charcoal Chalk ink pad  (Colorbox) Other: Tacky Glue (Aleene’s Tacky Glue) Paper Trimmer (Fiskars) Screw with a rounded top Directions: Stamp the deer and tree. Take a screw with a round head and press into the ink pad. Stamp tracks twice behind the […]

Sue T.’s Valentine’s Day Series: Day Five

      I am going to make it easy on you for this final day. Just a bit of stamping. This card is easily duplicated if you need to make a few cards. Your kids could even help on this one.             Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: […]