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Archive for November, 2010

Stained Glass with Glitter

Glitter Card on Acetate By: Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card 4.25 x 5.5” Supplies: Stamps: Sailboat image (Rubber Arts Designs) Sentiment (Seaside Stamping Ink) Inks: Black StazOn (Tsukineko) Papers: Classic Crest Solaris White (Neenah) Acetate (Stampendous) Other: Perfect Paper Adhesive (US Artquest) Ultrafine Glitters, several colors (Sparkle N Sprinkle) Oval punch or die, optional Directions: […]

Stained Glass on Acetate

By: Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card 4.25 x 5.5” Supplies: Stamps: Floral image (The Stamp Pad Co. Ink) Sentiment (Ann-ticipations) Inks: Black StazOn (Tsukineko) Mark It markers (Bic) Kaleidocolor Rainbow Pad Royal Satin (Tsukineko) Papers:  Classic Crest Solaris White (Neenah) Yellow cardstock, Brights card box (Die Cuts with a View) Acetate sheet (Stampendous) Other: Wonder […]

Stained Glass basic technique

By: Marion Davis, Artistic Guide I decided to revisit my stained glass stamps this week after several days of going through my stamps and resorting them. It is sad to see how many of the companies are now out of business. I am really glad I bought what I loved when they were available. This is […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Stephanie’s View

 A Sweet Grass Holiday Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide and Editor-in-Chief                                                                                                                                                                                   finished card size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ I had a grand time with these terrific images.  I made a variety of cards and got to play with lots of coloring techniques: alcohol based markers, watercolor crayons, and colored pencils. I think my favorite, though, is […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Bea’s View

Christmas Ornament/Pendant By: Bea Rosenleaf, Publisher This sheet of unmounted rubber stamps from Sweet Grass Stamps is magnificent!  The possibilities with these images is limitless; I had a really tough time deciding what to make for these projects.  Of the three that I made, I decided to write up the directions for the ornament. If […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Marion’s View

Mitten Shaped Card  Finished card size depends on the size of your hand when creating the template. This one is 5″ x 5″ Supplies: Stamps: All stamps by Sweet Grass Papers: Dark colored paper – Terrific Teal dark (Colormates by Worldwin) Coordinating decorative cardstock ( K & C0 Christmas Cheer pad) Inks: Perfect Medium or […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Linda’s View

Finished Card Size: 5″ x 7″ I got the most beautiful full sheet of 20 unmounted rubber stamps with a Christmas/winter theme to work with.  It was really hard to choose which ones to feature, so I made several cards.  The first one is shown above.  Here are the supplies you will need: Supplies: Stamps:  All […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Roni’s View

 A Christmas Candle… Finished Size: 5″x7″ Supplies: Stamps: Sweet Grass Rubber Stamps Ink: Jet Black  and Library Green Archival Ink (Ranger Industries) Distress ink pads:  (Ranger Industries) {to watercolor images}      Peeled Paint      Fired Brick      Stormy Sky      Mustard Seed Paper: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics) Other: Niji Waterbrush or Paint Brush & Water Ink Blending […]

Sweet Grass: Jennifer’s View

Finished card size: 6″ x 6″ Supplies: Stamps: Christmas Sheet #19 (Sweet Grass Stamps) Papers: Double-sided two-tone Blue Card Stock (Unknown) Light Blue Card Stock (Unknown) White Card Stock (Unknown) Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (Tsukineko) Navy Ink Pad (Darice) Champagne VersaMark Dazzle (Tsukineko) Nordic Ice Opalite Ink Pad (Tsukineko) Other: Blue Satin Pearl […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Ken’s View

Christmas Candle Finished card size: 5.25″ x 7.875″ From the “Sweet  Grass” sheet #19 ,this is a tile and candle card. Supplies: Stamps:  Snowflake, Candle and Sentiment (All, Sweet Grass Stamps) Paper: Black card stock (C.S.) White card stock (C.S.) Silver card stock (C.S.) Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko) Other: Marvy markers (Uchinda) […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Sandra’s View

Supplies Stamps: Sweet Grass Rubber Stamps Papers: Pearl white card stock (Golden Oak Paper – no longer in business) Red card stock (Golden Oak Paper) Silver cardstock (Golden Oak Paper) Inks: Versamark embossing ink pad (Tsukineko) Other: Silver embossing powder (Think Ink) White embossing powder (Think Ink) pop dots or something similar (I used 3M […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Nancy’s View

Sweet Grass Wreath Finished Card Size: 5.5” x 4.25” Sweet Grass Christmas stamp sheet inspires so many different ideas.  Hope you enjoy the ones I’m sharing with you.  Supplies: Stamps: Sweet Grass Stamps Papers: Holiday Collection Glitter Matstock Red, White & Green (DCWV) Dill Green A2 cardbase (Memory Box) Scraps White Cardstock (Unknown) Inks: Pearlescent […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Cathy’s View

Finished card size:  5.5” x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: Pinecones, Verse (Sweetgrass Rubber Stamps) Paper: Classic White (Neenah) All Spruced Up (Gina K Designs) Gold (unknown) Red (unknown) Ink: Distress Inks: (Ranger)      Rusty Hinge      Tea Dye      Walnut Stain      Antique Linen      Frayed Burlap      Vintage Photo      Scattered Straw India Ink (Stewart […]

Using real flowers with paper crafts

Lacquered Flowers By: Betsy Chaplin, Artistic Guide Materials: USArtquest Matte Adhesive USArtquest Metallic Paint Stampin Up Lacquer Paint brush Plate for adhesive White Cardstock I so wanted to save summer, and I love viola’s and clematis from the garden! I pondered the idea of how to incorporate my gardening into my cards and with the […]

Create your own glue dots!

by Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide Today I would like to share two ideas on ways to extend your crafting budget and cut down on the number of supplies you need to keep on hand by using one supply you may already have – Aleene’s Tack-It Over and Over.  This wonderful, repositionable glue states that it […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Regena’s View

 Finished size:  4.5 x 7” Supplies: Stamps: All images by Sweet Grass Stamps Holiday text – (Hero Arts) Inks: Chocolate and Pine Ancient Page ink pads (Clearsnap)  Vintage Sepia Versafine ink pad (Tsukineko)  Papers: White Heavyweight 8.5″ x 11″ Textured Cardstock (American Crafts) Pine Green textured cardstock (Die Cuts With a View Holiday Cardstack) Tim Holtz Vintage […]

Sweet Grass Stamps

The holidays are quickly approaching and Barbara over at Sweet Grass Stamps has a gorgeous Christmas-themed sheet of rubber to die for!  Barbara generously sent each of our Guides who signed up a sheet of these stamps to challenge them with some holiday inspired cardmaking. Wait until you see what they created to guide you through […]

Holiday Blizzard 2010: Feliz Navidad-Christmas Card Display

Feliz Navidad-Christmas Card Display Stephanie Loomis, Editor-in-Chief and Artistic Guide I’m always looking for ways to display the handmade and photo cards I receive in the mail. I finally figured out that, by stringing twine between finish nails across my ceiling, I could use wooden clothespins to display as many cards as I wanted. It […]

Holiday Blizzard 2010: Poinsettia Napkin Rings

This is a project that I originally did two years ago during the holidays to give as a gift.  I made eight napkin rings,  put a festive paper Christmas napkin in each one,  put them in a decorated gift box and gave them to a friend of mine, with whom I always exchange hand made […]

Holiday Blizzard 2010: Boxing Day-26 December

Boxing Day Treat Boxes Great Britain and many former British colonies have a lovely tradition called “Boxing Day” which takes place on 26 December.  Traditionally the day coincided with St. Stephen’s Day, the first martyr of the Christian church whose ministry was marked by care for the poor. The origins of Boxing Day are unclear: […]