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Archive for August, 2010

Elegant Embossing: Rainbow Embossing

Rainbow Embossing By: Marion Davis,  Artisitc Guide Supplies: Stamps: Stamp of your choice–this works especially well with background stamps. I used:       DeNami for the Thank you       The Stamp Pad Co. Inc. for the Happy Birthday       Unknown company for the seasonal metallic cardSeveral coordinating Papers: Cardstock – any color to compliment the embossing […]

Elegant Embossing: Faux Batik

Supplies:     Basic embossing supplies with clear embossing powder Mulberry paper or wrapping tissue preferably white Newsprint (kids call it math paper) or absorbent paper A craft iron or travel iron with no holes in the sole plate Color washes (I used Adirondack Stream Lettuce and Wild Plum , but there are many other […]

Elegant Embossing: Frosted embossing

Frosted Embossing By: Marion Davis, Artistic Guide  I would like to give credit to Janet Burditt for reminding me of this technique. I had learned it years ago and forgotten it until she taught a class on it for Hearts In Touch during an online class. Supplies: Stamps by Stampscapes Dark cardstock – any brand Versamark ink […]

Elegant Embossing: Getting a good image

Getting the best results By: Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Today you are ready to emboss! These tools are needed for all the techniques I will share this week and in the future. Stamps – Sample used Dragonfly Block by Moote Points (Stamp Oasis) Embossing ink – Versamark, Big n Bossy, Perfect Medium, Distress ink or any […]

Crafter’s Companion: Stephanie’s view

It’s Friday afternoon and the weather is perfect. Popcorn decides that today is the day for a round of golf!  After his game of golf he’s off for another celebration. My he’s a busy bear! Finished card size: A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″) My grandfather golfed three times a week until he had a stroke at 92. […]

Elegant Embossing- Types of Embossing Powders

Types of Embossing Powders Complied by Marion Davis Source credit given where known. There are three basic grinds – kind of like coffee. Coarseness Types Regular Super Fine Detail Powders UTEE/Opals/etc. Most of the time we use a regular grind or density. This is the standard embossing powder. (EP) If you are just beginning this […]

Crafters Companion: Jennifer’s View

The time of year has returned…it’s time for Popcorn to start school, and he’s doing it in style with Jennifer.  Popcorn also has another reason to celebration today…a new addition!  Finished card size: 6″ x 6″ Supplies: Stamps: School Days, Popcorn the Bear Kids Collection (Crafter’s Companion) Papers: Card Stock, White and Suede Brown (Unknown) […]

Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Day 2

On Monday I showed you a butterfly created using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I practiced on a scrap piece of paper until I got the feel of the Gamsol almost melting the Prismacolor pencil crayon and getting a feel of how it blended with the pencil. It took a bit of practice, but was well […]

Crafter’s Companion: Roni’s view

Welcome back to day 3 of Popcorn’s adventures. After all his hard work wrapping presents yesterday, today Popcorn is taking a well deserved break and going fishing!  He’s also celebrating a very special day.  Popcorn the Fishing Bear Finished Size: 5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps:  Fishing Popcorn Bear (Crafter’s Companion) Ink: Coffee and Black Archival […]

Crafter’s Companion: Linda’s View

Today Popcorn is celebrating a friend’s birthday. Wrapping all those presents makes him really tired…take a look at what happens during his day. The stamps I received for this challenge were both birthday bear sets, and how cute they are.   These are the stamps I received:   Making these cards was loads of fun!    Here are […]

Crafter’s Companion: Cathy’s View

Popcorn begins his week-long adventure on the Stamper’s Quest  hiking trail  taking a bath. Doesn’t everyone start their week out squeaky clean and prepared for new adventures?  His Artistic Guides have quite the week planned for him. I bet he’ll be ready for another bath by the time his week is over!  Cathy starts Popcorn […]

Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol

I fell in love with Gamsol and Prismacolor Pencils.  I have to tell you that I could not be more lucky or blessed than to have the hubby that I have. Roger is a most supportive and encouraging husband!! For Christmas last year all he heard was “I really want Prismacolor Pencils” for Christmas. And […]

Crafter’s Companion

Stamper’s Quest is proud to feature Crafter’s Companion and their rubber stamp line, Popcorn the Bear, this month. Popcorn is hiking our trail and has quite the adventurous week planned.  These rubber stamps are unmounted and deeply etched rubber that can be mounted on cling foam, or use the Spray and Stick product Crafter’s Companion carries. Read on to learn more […]

Christmas in August: day 5

Here are my cards for May and July.  If you’ve read all my posts, you might remember that I knew from the start I wouldn’t be making any cards in June—it’s all about flexibility.  I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my holiday cards and hope I’ve inspired you to try this handy tip as well. Stamp […]

Christmas in August: day 4

Here’s my April card.   A couple of years ago I did another thing that simplifies my card sending process.  I entered my Christmas card addresses into the computer and print them out on Avery labels.  Not having to hand write all those addresses is a huge time saver.  Self stick envelopes are great, too! Stamp […]

Custom Wrapping Paper

By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide and Editor-in-Chief Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It’s the mantra of California living, and is spreading around the US. My brother and sister-in-law are the poster couple for green living (they live in Los Angeles, so it works.) They are expecting their first baby soon, so, rather than wrap a baby gift […]

Christmas in August: day 3

Here’s my March card.  For those of you wondering about what I put on the inside—I haven’t put anything there yet.  I will probably choose a single sentiment and use it on all the cards after I’m finished. Stamp credits: Stamper’s Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection and Flourishes (music)

Christmas in August: day 2

This is my February card.  I make all 6 of my monthly cards the same, but you can make them all different if you choose.  A few days before the 25th of the month, I usually scour through some holiday magazine issues looking for inspiration.  There is plenty to be found on the web as […]

Christmas in August: day 1

Christmas in August, January, February…you get the idea.  And if your inbox is anything like mine, you’ve probably been hit with a deluge of posts encouraging you to work ahead and get those holiday cards done early.  So, if you haven’t started yet, get those Christmas supplies out.  You’ll be glad you did come December […]

Color Principles Lesson Three from Sherre Hulbert

Color Principles Workshop Choosing a Color Palette There are some principles to consider when choosing a color scheme for a project whether it be for a painting, a card, a collage, a scrapbook page, an ATC or interior decoration. Anytime you create art color choice plays a big role in the final result. The process of […]