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Archive for August, 2013

Using Dies to Create a Window Card

Cabin in the Wood By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.50 x 4.25 Supplies: Stamps: Silhouette Grass (Hero Arts) Cabin with Fence (Stampscapes) Thinking of You (Stampin’ Up!) Paper: All the paper came from my stash The cream used for the base, background and main image has a sort of cloud pattern to […]

Split Negative Christmas Cards

Christmas Bell By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  5.5 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: bell (I Brake for Stamps) ivy background (Impression Obsession) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) All Spruced Up (Gina K Designs) Gold Pearlized (Colorbok) Patterned paper-Times and Seasons, This and That, Season’s Greetings (Echo Park) Patterned paper-Traditions (Carta Bella) Ink: Versa mark […]

Baroque Motif

Baroque Motif By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide This card uses an old Stampin’ Up! set called Baroque Motifs.  It has a large flourish stamp and several flowers that match.  I stamped the flourish with a multicolored stamp pad.  This was an older Kaleidacolor pad, also from Stampin’ Up!, but any  multicolored stamp pad should work.  […]

August Trail Map-Vickie’s View

 Hot Diggity Dog By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide This is my card for the trail map this month.  All the paper is from my stash and was paper dealing with dogs.  The background paper looks like burlap and has paw prints on it.  The two corners are actually vellum that had dog words on it, […]

August Trail Map-Map Maker’s View

“HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGY IN THE WINDOW” By Ken Schneider, map master Finished size: 5.50 x 7.00 Here’s the sketch:     SUPPLIES: STAMPS: Dog (PSX D-796) PAPER: Black card stock (C.S.) (from stash) White C.S. (from stash) Red C.S. (Ranger Distress) Swirls (Wallpaper Border from Dollar Store) INK: Alcohol inks (Ranger) Sepia ink […]

August 2013 Trail Map

Here is the sketch Regena created for us this month.   Ken made us a wonderful card showcasing a “doggie in the window.”  Watch for a step by step to publish tomorrow. Stamp credits:  PSX. Let’s see what our other designers have done with this sketch. Stamp credits:  Michaels.   Stamp credits:  Farmhouse Paper Company […]

Masked Thank You Card

Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Continuing with one of our monthly techniques of a few months ago, the masking technique, I thought I would show you something a little different.  This method can create fun and stunning backgrounds on your cards.  Come join me in the studio as we can get started! Supplies: Stamps: […]

Multi-Colored Embossing Powder-Nancy’s View

Embossed Butterfly By: Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide                                                                                                                   Finished Card Size: 5.5 X 10.5 Supplies: Stamps: Butterfly (JudiKins) Phrase (Judikins) Paper: Black & white cardstock (artist’s stash) Black and white background paper (S-E-I,  Black Orchid Pad) Gold metallic (artist’s stash) Ink: Versamark embossing ink (Tsukineko) Krylon gold pen (Krylon) Other: Embossing powders: Black (Stampin’ Up!) […]

Multi-Color Embossing-Rena’s View

Dream By: Rena Sawatski, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size 6.25″ X 5” Supplies Stamps: Background (Hero Arts) Magenta Style (Large Poppy) Sentiment (Hampton Art) Paper: White (Canadian Scrapbooker Superstock) Green (Unknown) Cream (Stampin’ UP!) Inks: Pink Pigment (Clearsnap) Lettuce pigment (Clearsnap) Cape Cod pigment (Clearsnap) Magenta pigment (Clearsnap) Fresh Green pigment (Clearsnap) Clear embossing (Clearsnap) White Pigment […]

Multi-color Embossing-Cathy’s View

Sending Smiles By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Flamingo (Stamp Zia) “Sending Smiles” (Pink by Design) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) Sweet Mango (Gina K Designs) Ocean Mist (Gina K Designs) Happy Day patterned paper (Echo Park) Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko) Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Dies: Classic Rectangle small (Spellbinders) Classic […]

Multi-Color Embossing-General Directions

As stampers, I think we all remember the feeling of magic we felt when we were first introduced to heat embossing.  But with so many supplies to use, sometimes things get pushed to the side as we try new products.  This month here at Stamper’s Quest, we are dusting off our embossing powders and doing […]

Multi-Color Embossing-Vickie’s View

Embossing Glitter By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  4.25 x 5.50 Supplies: Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts (Stampin’ Up!) Pretty Petites (Stampin’ Up!) Paper: Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up!) Black (from my stash) Cream (from my stash) Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko) Other: Lace (stash) Painters Opaque Paint Marker in Gold (Elmers) Gold Ribbon (from my […]