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Archive for May, 2010

A little “Did you know…..?” list

During my evolution as a stamper, I discovered several tips and tricks that I employ to this very day.   A few of them I picked up from other stampers, or from online websites or stamp magazines, but a few I discovered on my own, through trial and error (LOTS of those !!! ) and  even some […]

Sunday International: Melanie’s view

I loved this set of stamps for the little accents it provides, the small heart and LOVE word in particular.  I could see would be really useful for scrapbooking layouts. I have always loved making these backgrounds using gesso, sponging, embossing and a little glitter, so decided to make a card using this background technique […]

Sunday International: Regena’s view

Finished size:  4.25 x 5.5”   Supplies: Stamps: EZMount Mini Card Stamp Set – Love Flowers (Sunday International) Paper: 8.5″ x 11″ matte coated white cardstock (Marco’s Paper) 4.25″  x  5.5″ coordinating cardstock (Optional)  Ink: Kaleidacolor Rainbow dye ink pads – Color Your Choice(Tsukineko) Coal Black Ancient Page ink pads (Clearsnap)  Other: Deluxe Card Template 1-C (Deluxe Designs, […]

Good-bye and Hello

With great saddness we announce that Artistic Guides Kim Parkinson, Karyn Campbell, Penny Yoder and Sue Trembeth are leaving the Stamper’s Quest family.  We will miss them so much. They added such talent and class to our creative team. The projects they provided were among the best.  Ladies, we wish you the best of everything in […]

Sunday International: Karyn’s View #2

Mini Notecard Set Supplies: Stamps:  Love Flowers MSET09 (Sunday International) Ink: Onyx Black Versafine ink pad( Tsukineko) Other: Scent-A-Mist Sprays (Elemental Doodles) Mini Cards that came with Sunday International set Miscellaneous rhinestones or other embellishments as desired. Craft Sheet (Ranger) Directions: Place mini cards on spray safe surface such as a craft sheet.   Spray each card […]

Resist Techniques #3

By: Karyn Campbell, Artistic Guide Here is one more Resist Technique to add to your collection. It uses Clear Embossing Powder and Water Color Crayon’s which might not be in everyone’s craft supplies but are well worth adding to your collection! Water Color Crayon Embossed Resist Supplies: White or Cream Paper Clear Embossing Powder Heat […]

Sunday International: Penny’s View

Penny received the ‘Love’ set by Sunday International.  Take a look at the pieces she designed. What inspiration! Finished card size: 4.25″x5.50″ Supplies: Stamps: All images from ‘Love’ set by Sunday International Paper: White cardstock (cs) for base card, oval, and sentiment Pink cardstock for background embossing Black cardstock for matting behind the pink cs, […]

Sunday International: Karyn’s View

Floral Pin These pins are easy and fun to make and I enjoy giving them to friends and family.  I also made these for a convention I went to one time and wore them on a lanyard, people stopped me to admire them and others wanted to trade or buy them! It was great fun! […]

Resist Techniques #2 *B2B*

By: Karyn Campbell, Artistic Guide Here is another simple yet “wow” resist technique that again most every stamper has the supplies for on hand. Wax Paper Resist  Supplies: Wax Paper Iron Glossy White Paper 2 pieces the same size Ink Pad such as a Kaleidacolor one Brayer ALTERNATE: Don’t have a brayer? That is ok […]

Sunday International: Ken’s View

It’s a Girl! Finished card size: 5.25″x7.875″ To make this Baby Announcement, I used  “It’s a Girl” stamp set from Sunday International.    Supplies: Stamps: All stamps (Sunday International) Paper: Pink patterned paper (Paper Studio) White card stock (CS) Black card stock (CS) Pink card stock (CS) Lavender card stock (CS) Ink: Red dye ink […]

Sunday International: Jennifer’s View

Jennifer received the Coffee Pots set from Sunday International. These stamps were truly a challenge, but Jennifer came through with flying colors. Finished card size: 6 x 6” Supplies: Stamps: Coffee Pots (Sunday International) Paper: Navy Blue Card Stock 12”x12” (Unknown) Cream with Flecks Card stock 8.5”x11” (Unknown) Cream Printed Paper 6”x6“ (7Gypsies) Inks: Denim […]

Sunday International: Bea’s View

I received the ‘It’s a Boy’ stamp set from Sunday International. Well, actually, I must tell the truth. I originally received the Coffee Pots stamp set and swapped with Jennifer (Who by the way did a much better job with those coffee pots than I ever would have!).  As I sat looking at these stamps […]

Resist Techniques *B2B*

By: Karyn Campbell, Artistic Guide I thought that I would explore a few resist techniques for my blog week here.  It is an easy way to add some “wow” factor to your cards with very few supplies and falls into our Back 2 Basics theme too! Let’s start with Glossy Crayon Resist. Most every stamper […]

Sunday International: Stephanie’s View

Finished card size: A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″) Supplies: Stamps: Love–MSET07 (Sunday International) Ink:  Black Staz-On ink pad (Tsukineko)  Prussian Blue Palette ink pad (Stewart Superior) Paper: A2 notecard Scrap white cardstock Scrap pink patterned paper Yellow patterned paper (from my scrap drawer, source unknown) Other: Watercolor crayons (Lyra) FlowerSoft-summer (FlowerSoft, Inc.) Small paint brush (for […]

Sunday International

This week we have a BIG treat for you – all week long!  Sunday International is once again sponsoring a Designer’s Challenge for the Stamper’s Quest magazine design team. Eight of our Artistic Guides rose to the challenge to bring you gorgeous, creative projects and ideas using Sunday’s great rubber stamp images. Did you know that […]

Color Principles Workshop #2

Color is the basis of our work as rubber stamping artists.  Sherre Hulbert of AlteredHeartDesigns is providing a series on Color Principles for Stamper’s Quest magazine. We are excited to bring to you the second part in the series. You can refresh your memory, or if you missed the first lesson, click here to review Lesson […]

Joy Fold Birthday Card

by: Bob Lieby, Artistic Guide  Finished Card Size: 5.25″ x5.25″ Supplies: Stamps:  Wonder and Joy (The Angel Company)  Curls and Swirls (The Angel Company) Paper: Patterned paper and cardstock (The Angel Company) Square notecard (The Angel Company)  Ink and Supplies: Brilliance ink pads: (Tsukineko)     Pearlescent Orchid     Coffee Bean TicketPunch (EK Success) Doily Punch (Martha Stewart) Bubbles-Border/CornerPunch (Fiskars) Cut […]

Using photos for background paper

By: Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide I’ve just returned from Italy where I took many photos.  Some pictures I took especially to use for background paper for my cards.  Did you know that background pictures don’t need to use the whole photo?  I took several pictures of roof tiles, ornate doors and grillwork, rocks in a stream, trees, […]

Lesson #2- The Color Spectrum

By: Sherre Hulbert AlteredHeartDesigns With the technology of computers, the color spectrum has been expanded and even created in 3-D form to give an even wider range of color possibilities. For this forum, we will concentrate on a basic color spectrum.  I found this spectrum on the internet by Googling “color spectrum.”  It shows not […]

May Map Master

When my computer breaks down, my neighbor, Walt, fixes it. That totally amazes me and I think he’s a Genius. So lets map out this month’s card to thank him, or anyone that has helped you out. Supplies: Stamps: Brain (100 Proof Press) Einstein (Viva Las Vegas Stamps) Ink: Black pigment ink (Stampabilities) Blue dye […]