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Archive for August, 2011

Crafting With OCOD

Crafting with OCOD By: Lisa Minckler, Artistic Guide    Hello to all you wonderful readers of Stamper’s Quest.  I am one of  the “newbies” of the group and this is my first blog article since joining.  I’m delighted to be part of this experience and I hope that what I’m sharing with you today can […]

Patterned Papers

Patterned Papers Finished card size:  5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies for Card #1 Stamps: Pamela (About Art Accents) Sentiment (Inkadinkado) Paper: Chocolate Kiss (Gina K Designs) Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink) Solar White (Neenah) Patterned Paper (Hot off the Press) Ink: India Ink Black (Stewart Superior) Other: Dies:  Maga Deckled Rectangle Small, Labels 4 and Labels 4 […]

So you want to sell your cards!

So You Want to Sell Your Cards! By: Linda Selymes, Editor and Artistic Guide I’ve been thinking about this subject for a while.  First of all, I do sell a few of my cards.  Many of my friends ask me if I sell cards, if I’ll make custom cards for them, where they can buy […]

August Trail Map: Pat’s View

Peaches Finished Card Size: 5″ x 7″ This card was really fun to do. I used  a bunch of  punches and was able to use a lot of scraps of beautiful paper.  As a reminder, this is the sketch by Regena I used as a guide.  As you can see, I turned it on it’s […]

Using Alcohol Ink

Using Alcohol Inks By Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide  I started using alcohol ink a little over 10 years ago and there have been many changes.  At that time most card producing techniques were using either Polished Stone [putting drops of alcohol ink on a homemade applicator, adding rubbing alcohol and/or use Gold or Silver Krylon […]

Agust 2011 Trail Map – Nola’s View ***RRR***

Finished card size: 5″ x 5″ Supplies: Stamps: Best Friends Forever, Pursuit of Happiness, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Stampin’ Up!) Paper: Solid Card stock: Peach Parfait, Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip (Stampin’ Up!) Pattern paper (Creative Imaginations,  South Seas) Inks: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip (Stampin’ Up!) VersaMark (Tsukineko) Other: Heat Gun for embossing Wild Wasabi […]

August 2011 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

PICTURE PERFECT Holy mountain of processed trees…I  used 13 layers to make this card;  my personal best. Regena made me do it! Supplies: Stamps: Girl stamps (Hampton art stamps) Paper: Black card stock (C.S.) White card stock (C.S.) Patterned paper (scrap bin) Ink: Color Box Black pigment (Clearsnap) Other: Copics Alcohol Markers (.too corp.) Black […]

August 2011 Trail Map

  This month’s trail map, designed by our very own Regina, is intricate, and has so many ways to be interpreted.  Here’s what our very talented group of designers did with it.  We’d like to see what you do with it too! This is what our trail master, Grandpa Ken, did with the sketch.  Notice […]

Cards That Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Marie’s View

Memories of the Beach Shaker Card Finished card size:  5.5″ x  4.25″ Summer is flying by so fast!  I always think of the beach when I think of summertime, so I just had to use that theme to create my shaker card for you today.  I couldn’t resist this cute image of a little boy […]

Cards That Shake, Rattle and Roll – Marion’s View

Patriotic Shaker Card  Finished Card Size: 4.5″ x 6″ Note: If you are mailing this card, it needs a 5”x7” envelope due to the bulk and the ribbon. I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July.  I know that there are companies now selling the “bubbles” for shaker cards, but I usually […]

Cards That Shake, Rattle, and Roll – Peggie’s View

ROLL, but no “Shake” or “Rattle” By: Peggie Wilkins, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size 5 .5″ x 5 .5″ (plus pull tab) Supplies Stamps: Midsummer Tilda (Magnolia) Pull (East Coast Art Stamps) Paper: Sugared Paper Pad (Basic Grey) 5.5″ x 5.5″ card (Bazzill) Cryogen White Card Stock (Curious Irridescents) Yellow card stock (from stash) Ink: […]

Cards That Shake, Rattle, and Roll – Cathy’s View

Patriotic Birthday Finished Card Size:  6″ x 6″   Supplies: Stamps: Eagle (Prickley Pear) Happy Birthday (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) In the Navy (Gina K) Red and White for card base (Creating Keepsakes) Patterned Paper (Creating Keepsakes) Acetate (Office Depot) Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Brilliance Galaxy Gold (Tsukineko) Other: Black […]

Winds of Change on the Trail

Greetings fellow artists!  It’s been quite awhile since you have seen me around.  Life has a way of creating new trails of opportunities. For me, the new trail actually has a couple of forks in it.  I began a new job last year as the project administrator for a new prison congregation project. This job […]

Cards That Shake, Rattle, and Roll – Nancy’s View

Finished Card Size: 5.5” x 4.25”   Supplies: Stamps: Magnolia Floral (Stamps Happen, Inc) Text (Unknown) Papers: Glitter Mat stack (DCWV) Stripes (My Mind’s Eye) Glossy Card Stock (Unknown) White and yellow scrap cardstock (Unknown) Inks: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko) Other: Various Copic Pens (.too corp.) Shake It Pouches (PennywiseArts) Micro Beads – Bottle translucent, […]