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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trifold Shutter Christmas Cards

Country Christmas By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: “Country Christmas”, inside sentiment and moose scene (Mark’s Finest Papers) Paper: Slate gray cardstock (Gina K Designs) Cherry Red cardstock (Gina K Designs) Winterpark Patterned Paper (Echo Park) Solar White (Neenah) Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Other: paper trimmer (Fiskars) score […]

July card “to die for”

Good Day By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Jar, jar ribbon and strawberries (Lawn Fawn) sentiment (Pink by Design) Paper: Solar white (Neenah) acetate (office supply store) Happy Days Patterned Paper (Echo Park) Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal (Tsukineko) StazOn Jet Black (Tsukineko) Other: […]

July 2013 Trail Map

Here is the sketch Regena created for us this month:   First up, we have the Map Master’s card.  Watch for a step by step to publish tomorrow.   stamp credits:  Stampabilities     stamp credits:  Squigglefly stamp credits:  Stampin’ Up!   stamp credits:  unknown stamp credits:  Hero Arts, Stampendous and Inkadinkado Regena was kind […]

Tri-Fold Shutter Card-General Directions

The Tri-Fold Shutter card is a card that looks impressive, but isn’t that hard to make once you’ve done one or two.  My favorite tutorial for this technique is found on the Operation Write Home page:  tri fold shutter tutorial.  They not only give detailed instructions on how to score, cut and fold the card, […]

Trifold Shutter Card-Cathy’s View

Sewing Notions By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: sewing notions, “Moments” sentiment on front and girl with pattern (I Brake for Stamps) inside sentiment (Pink by Design) Paper: Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink) Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink) Summer Fresh collection (Simple Stories) The Station collection (My Mind’s Eye) Ink: Black […]

Welcome to July 2013

This is an ATC I made for a swap.  I think we almost all like chocolate.  I used a stencil and spray ink for the background, a collage image for the focal point and a stamped sentiment.  Stamp is from Oxford Impressions. I hope you are all enjoying your summer.  We are very pleased to […]

Brayered Background Christmas Card

Peace on Earth By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Deer (Non Sequitor) Trees (Flourishes) “Peace on Earth”  (Stamping Scrapping) Paper: Matte coated card stock (Marco’s Paper) All Spruced Up card stock (Gina K Designs) Ink: Brilliance in Pitch Black and Pearlescent Thyme (Tsukineko) Aidrondack in Cool Peri, Denim, […]

June 2013 Trail Map

Here is the sketch that Regena created for us this month: Here is the Map Master’s card.  Watch for a step-by-step to publish tomorrow. Stamp Credits:  Rubber Stampede   Stamp Credits:  Hot Off the Press and Just Rite Stamp Credits:  Scrapbook Stamp Society Stamp Credits:  Michaels Dollar Bin.  Nancy made a second card for us […]

Brayered Backgrounds-General Directions

Beautiful backgrounds can be achieved with a brayer and ink.  It does, however, take a little practice.  I’ve been fortunate enough to take a class from Michelle Zindorf, in person, and Sandy Hulsart, on line, on the subject of brayering. Michelle is very well known for her stunning cards and detailed tutorials.  Her blog is […]

Welcome to June

I think summer has arrived here in the Midwest.  We had a wet cool spring, but the heat seems to be here now.  We are highlighting brayered backgrounds here at Stamper’s Quest this month.  I hope you enjoy the cards our designers have created for you. One of our designers, Nola Burkhard, has decided to […]

Brayered Background-Cathy’s View

Sunset at the Water By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Trees in water (Crafter’s Companion, Stamp-It Australia collection) Paper: Matte coated card stock (Marco’s Paper) Patterned paper from Collectable Collection, Unforgettable line (My Mind’s Eye) Chocolate Kiss card stock (Gina K Designs) Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger Adirondack in […]

Side Step Christmas Card

Vintage Christmas by:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Couple, tree, greeting and snowflakes (all Oxford Impressions Paper: Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink) Solar White (Neenah) Patterned Paper, Season’s Greetings (My Mind’s Eye) Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Versamark (Tsukineko) Other: Labels 10 die (Spellbinders) Ebosser (Craftwell) Enchanted Gold embossing […]

May 2013 Trail Map

Here is the trail map for May.  I love the diamond shape.  Below you will find what the Stamper’s Quest team has done with the sketch. Stamp Credits:  Hero Arts and Stampers Anonymous.  Tune in tomorrow to see the Map Master’s step by step directions. Stamp Credits:  Stampa Rosa.  Debbie will also have a tutorial […]

May’s Technique-Side Step Card

Splitcoast Stamper’s has a really good tutorial on how to make a side step card here.  I didn’t really think I could improve upon it.  They also have directions for a circular variation here.  I used the circular directions for the card above.  This card is a little more difficult to make than the rectangular […]

Side Step Card-Cathy’s View

Choose Happiness Mermaid Card By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5.5 inches by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: mermaid (Sweet Pea) fish (Stamping Sensations) Seahorses (Viva Las Vegastamps) Paper: Blueberry Sky card stock (Papertrey Ink) Uncharted Waters Patterned Paper (Glitz) Solar White (Neenah) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Copic Markers […]

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. […]