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Archive for June, 2011

Playing With Mists

Playing with Mists Finished card sizes:  Flower and Crown 5.5 by 4.25 inches.  Owl 5 by 7 inches. Supplies: Stamps: Girl (Hearts in Touch) “Handle with Care” (7 Gypsies) Beaded circle design and sentiment (Stamping Scrapping) Owl (Tattered Angels) Owl Sentiment (Mark’s Finest Papers) Paper: Cardstock: White (Neenah) Sweet Mango (Gina K) Enchanted Evening (Papertrey […]

The Search Is On!

  It’s that time again, where Stamper’s Quest is on the trail, searching for new designers to round out our design team!  This is your chance to join our team in bringing new ideas and projects to the fans of www.stampersquest.com. Each designer (we call them Artistic Guides) is featured in different ways each month.  The […]

Father’s Day Card

Finished Card Size: 5″ x 7″ With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to feature a Father’s Day Card with several versions of basically the same card. Supplies: Stamps: Fisherman and boy digital stamp (Karen’s Doodles) Astibe foliage stamp (Penny Black) World’s Greatest Dad digital stamp (birdscards.com) Water Pattern (Stampscapes) Cloud Cumulus (Stampscapes) […]

June Trail Map: Linda’s View

Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Garden Silhouettes stamp set (Gina K. Designs) Timeless Textures stamp set (Gina K. Designs) Paper: Two toned card stock for card blank (Memory Box) All other card stock from artist’s scraps –Dark Blue –Light Blue –Glossy White Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Adirondack Stonewashed (Ranger) Other: Paper […]

Paper and Ink Pens

By: Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide I always find it interesting that when I see something I really like, the colors are perfect, and I know exactly what inks and pens have been used and I try to do exactly the same thing, but it doesn’t look the same.  The picture shown below is using the […]

June Trail Map: Marion’s View

Wading Heron Finished card size: 4.25” x  5.5” Supplies: Stamps: Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set (Gina K Designs) Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Paper: Yellow -Pure Luxury (Gina K Designs) Olive – Stampin Up (card base) Burnt Orange and Print paper from Mat Pad (Die Cuts With a View) Other: White China Marker (unknown) Copic […]

June 2011 Trail Map: Lorraine’s View

Stamp Credits: Flowers (Stamp Tapestry) Stripes (Hero Arts) Grass (Posh Impressions) This lovely card was created by Lorraine Revalee, one of our talented Artistic Guides, using Regena’s June sketch, shown below.   This is a great example of how you can take any sketch, and make it your own.  Lorraine saw a “door” with a […]

June 2011 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

Finished card size: 5.25 x 7.5 Rather than my usual humorous and degrading cards, I decided to do a “Girlie” one. Do not give this for Fathers day! Supplies: Stamps: Hugs (Hero Arts) Paper: Black card stock (C.S.) White card stock (C.S.) Light green card stock (C.S.) Inks: All (Petal point color box) Other: Heart […]

June 2011 Trail Map

Sometimes I think that designing the composition of a card is the hardest part of card making.  You choose your images, and the reason for the card, the papers, and the colors, but then you have to decide how to make all the elements work together.  Maybe that is why I enjoy Regena’s sketches so […]

Color Play with Sherre Hulbert

Color is one of the most basic elements in our art, and the more we discover, the more exciting our quest will be.  Stamper’s Quest has been thrilled to feature artist and author Sherre Hulbert in a series about color.  This is the fifth article she has shared in this series.  To see Sherre’s first four […]

Stylin’ with Stamps *RRR*

I like catalogs. I get ideas from all kinds of them: craft, home decor, and fashion. A few weeks ago, I was perusing a catalog from a clothing company and saw three really cute t-shirts. Simple, monochromatic designs that would be just right for looking cute even on an errands day. Then I saw the […]

Graduation Card

Finished Card Size: 5″ x 7″ June is a big month for graduations.  Yesterday, I previewed a masculine graduation card.  Today’s card is very similar, but made for a young woman.  At the end of the directions, we’ll compare the two cards. Supplies: Stamps: Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set (Gina K. Designs) Branching Out Stamp […]

Guy Cards: Linda’s View

Graduation Card Here is one more masculine card, which is fairly simple.  I hope you like it.  But what if your favorite graduate, is a female?  Come back tomorrow, and I will show you a similar card, with very few changes except for color, that would please any young lady who is graduating soon. Finished […]

Guy Cards: Lorraine’s View

Finished size: 5.5 “x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: Car (Art Gone Wild) Verse (Stampers Anonymous) Crackle Stamp (Magenta) Paper: All Paper and Card Stock (The Paper Cut) –Dark Grey (for card base) –Silver Metallic — Black Inks: Versafine black ink  (Tsukineko) Other: Nestabilities die cut (Spellbinder) Glitter Glue (Stickles) Black Peel-offs (Stampendous) Paper Cutter Double-sided adhesive […]

Guy Cards: Nancy’s View

By Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide Finished Card Sizes: 5.5“ x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: Seattle Scene (Rubber Soul) Text (Kolette Hall) Papers: Glossy Grey Card Stock (Unknown) Scrap Papers Inks: Black and Grey [ColorBox] Other: Heartfelt Creations die cut [Spellbinders] Gems [Studio 18, Basics) Clear embossing powder Deckle scissors Liquid glue [Tombo] Pop dots [Dollar Store] […]

Guy Cards: Cathy’s View

Steampunk Happy Birthday Finished card size:  5″ x 7″ Supplies: Stamps: Hat, Man (Mailbox Muse) Pocket Watch (Stampattack) “Happy Birthday” (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Ocean Breeze Card Stock (Papertrey Ink) Black Card Stock (Eclipse from The Paper Temptress) Solar White Card Stock (Neenah) Patterned Paper – Steampunk Debutante Collection  (Graphic 45) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) […]

June! Already?? Wow!

It’s hard for me to believe the year is almost half over.  It seems like just a couple of months ago I was putting away the holiday decorations in anticipation of a new year.  June marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere.  Kids get out of school, young adults graduate from high schools […]

Guy Cards: Marion’s View

Trek Across Maine Finished card size: 5.5” x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: Bicycle (Hero Arts) Sentiment (unknown) Paper Real Red Card stock (The Paper Cut) Glossy Black Cover Stock (Marcos Paper) Grey decorative paper (The Memory Box) Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko) Other: Stickers – Peel offs package says pickup 306 (Pop up Templates) Silver Detail Embossing Powder […]