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Archive for April, 2013

Stamp Carving

The Bull ATC by:  Cathy Peper, Editor Basic Supplies: Linoleum Cutter (Speedball) Speedy Carve Block (Speedball) Permanent Marker (Sharpie) Glass Mat (EK Success) Archival Jet Black Ink (Ranger) Have you ever wanted to try your hand at stamp carving?  It doesn’t take a lot of tools and it isn’t as difficult as you might think. […]

Playing With Paper

Playing with paper by:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide When I first began stamping several years ago, I treated paper like it was priceless.  In fact, I was so careful that most of what I ‘created’ did not feel very creative.  One day as I made another card that looked very similar to all the others; […]

Design Team Call

Stamper’s Quest Design Team call: Stamper’s Quest is looking to add a few people to our team.  We are seeking people to create fun and inspiring stamping projects for our readers.  Applicants must be able to meet deadlines, write clear directions and submit digital photos of their work.  No previous design team experience is required, […]

Christmas Masking Card

Holiday Medley By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Snowman, Tree, Kids Sledding and Sentiment (all Inkadinkado) Paper: Solar White card stock (Neenah) All Spruced Up card stock (Gina K Designs) Silver Strip patterned paper from Dots and Stripes (Echo Park) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa and Cottage […]

April Card to Die For-Cathy’s View

Simply Irresistable By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Dress form stand and sentiment (Stamping Scrapping) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink) Patterned paper-Lost and Found 3:  Oliver (My Mind’s Eye) Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Blue Moon Powder Puff (Quick Quotes) Dies: Dress Form (Spellbinders) Jumbo […]

Made for Each Other

  Love By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.50 x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Made for each other (Impression Obsession) Embossing Folders: Love (Sizzix) Edge (Stampin’ Up!) Oval (Stampin’ Up!) Cardstock: Red (from my stash) White (from my stash) Ink: Warm Red (Color Box) I made this card for my son’s wedding.  Their colors […]

April Trail Map-Debbie’s View

Let Peace Surround You By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5 X 6.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Violets (Hampton Arts) Let Peace… (Hero Arts) Paper: Mambie Sheets (Me & My Big Ideas) White (Paper Temptress) light purple (Paper Temptress) green (from stash) black (from stash) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Copic:  (.too) V0000, V06, BV00, […]

APRIL 2013 TRAIL MAP-map master’s view

Walk in the Rain By: Ken Schneider, Map Master Finished card size: 5.50 x 8.00 Let’s get wet. Here’s the sketch: SUPPLIES: Stamps: dot stamp (Seaside stampin’ ink) PAPER: Shiny Black card stock (C.S.) (from stash) Glitter C.S. (Recollections) Light blue C.S. (from stash) INK: Blue pigment (Color Box) OTHER: Circle Punch (EK Success) Umbrella man […]

CKC-St. Louis and a Special Offer

Last weekend I attended the Creating Keepsakes Convention here in St. Louis, MO.  I’ve been going for several years and it’s a lot of fun.  I highly recommend going to conventions if you’re lucky enough to have one in your area.  We have two that come every year-CKC (which focuses on scrapbooking) and Rubber Stamp […]

April 2013 Trail Map

Here is the map for April, showcasing a popular banner motif.  Let’s see what our artists did with this sketch. stamp credits:  Seaside Stampin’ Ink Ken will have a full tutorial on his card tomorrow. stamp credits:  Stampin’ Up! stamp credits:  Stampin’ Up! stamp credits: Hampton Arts and Hero Arts Debbie will also be providing […]

Heard you wanted Some Brownies!

     by Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide Card size 5 X 7 inches Supplies: Coloring page http://www.cartoonwatcher.com/phineas-and-ferb/phineas-and-ferb-coloring-pages/phineas-and-ferb-girlscouts-coloring.php Saying (made up by me) Paper: The Chocolate Box (Core’dinations) David Tutera Celebrate 5 X 7 card blanks (Core’dinations) Copic Markers: (.too) B04, B00, FBG2 C3, C5, G07, G14, R20, E53, E55, E57, E59 E00, E34, E77, E35, Other: Paisley […]

April Fools!

  Welcome to April.  The sad truth is that I forgot to write a welcoming post for this month, so here we are a day late.  As I said in my March post, March came in like a lion.  Unfortunately, it forgot to leave like a lamb.  Just last weekend we dug out from under […]

Masking-Nancy’s View

Flower Basket By:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5.5 by 6 inches Supplies: Stamps: All  (Stampin’ Up!) Paper: Cream card stock (Marco’s Paper) Ink: Memento Bamboo  Leaves and Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko) Markers: Memento Rich Cocoa, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Desert Sand and Rhubarb Stalk (Tsukineko) Other: repositionable adhesive for mask (from stash) Directions: In order to […]

Masking-General Directions

stamp credits:  Posh Impressions and Prickly Pear The concept behind masking is really a very simple one, but the results can be amazing.  Masking is done by creating a mask from special masking material, such as Eclipse tape, or from a post it note to protect the area you don’t want to be inked or […]

Masking-Debbie’s View

Happy Birthday to You By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size 5 X 6.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Dog (Alias- Smith and Rowe) Happy Birthday  (Posh Impressions) Paper: White (Paper Temptress) Brown (stash) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Marvy Matchables Salvia Blue  (Marvy Uchida) Stamp It Rainbow ink in Seascape (Ranger) Distress Ink Scattered Straw (Ranger) Copic markers: […]

Masking-Cathy’s View

Dachshund Birthday By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Dogs, Zig Zag border and Phone Booth (Gina K Designs) Happy Birthday sentiment (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Solar white (Neenah) Kraft (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Honey Mustard and Red Hot (Gina K Designs) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Distress Ink in Mustard Seed, Dried […]

Masking-Vickie’s View

  Vintage Vogue By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.50 x 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Vintage Vogue Set (Stampin’ Up) Paper: Bashful Blue (Stampin’ Up) Dark Purple (My Stash) Teal Base Card (My Stash) Ink: Big and Juicy Rainbow stamp pad- Hydrangea (Ranger) Distress Ink- Milled Lavender (Ranger) Designer Ink–Wisteria (Printworks) Other: Removable […]