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Changes in Card Making

Changes in Card Making – A Perspective by Marion Davis OK. You are about to know how old I am. My first foray into the stamping world was because I wanted to make the place cards for the tables at my son’s Bar Mitzvah. He is now 37. Over the years we have seen many […]

Holiday Quickies: Ornament Card

Embossed Ornament Finished card: 4.25” x 5.5”   Supplies: Stamps: Merry Christmas (unknown – very old clear stamp) Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko) Papers: Sticky backed glitter paper – artist’s stash White  Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah) Other: Gold detail embossing powder (Ranger) Gold border sticker (Starform) Embossing folder of your choice – I used several in […]

Holiday Quickie: Leaping Deer

Finished card 5.5” x 4.25”   Supplies: Stamps: Big Merry Christmas (Memory Box) Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko) Papers: Ocean Blue medium and dark (Colormates by Worldwin) White Neena Classic Crest Solar White Deer cut from Ice Gold (Curious Iridescent available at The Paper Cut) Other: Silver pearl embossing powder (EP) (Ranger) Leaping Deer Die (Memory Box) Heat […]

Holiday Blizzard: Personal Hand Sanitizer Gift

Finished project 3” x 4.5” Don’t you hate it when you try directions and they don’t work because the products used are different sizes than the ones the artist used.  Well that was what happened here. A friend sent me these directions last year and I just tried them. Disaster! She must have used very small […]

Holiday Blizzard – Easy Note Pad and Pen Holder

Easy Note Pad and Pen Holder Marion Davis, Artistic Guide I have had this tutorial for several years and have no idea who wrote it. If anyone knows I would be happy to give credit.  However, I know I have seen several somewhere on the Internet. Here is my version.  Supplies: Cardstock – Any color. […]

Selling My Cards – Update

 Update – Selling My Cards By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Wow! What a summer. The excessive heat and humidity has decidedly affected my stamping. I found myself getting up at 5 AM so the house would be cool enough to do some work. I also found that the humidity had an impact on my papers […]

Pretty in Pink: Marion’s View

I Wear Pink for You Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 4.25”x 5.5”   Supplies: Stamps: Fight Like a girl set (Flourishes.org) Inks: Mementos Angel Pink and Rose Bud (Tsukineko) Papers: White (Neena Classic Crest Solar White) Pink – Artist’s stash (Unknown) Patterned (It Takes Two) Other: Glue or double stick tape Paper Cutter […]

Teeming Team Colors: Marion’s View

Favorite Team By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  4.25”x 5.5” I know this card has been on several blogs recently. However, I do love how easy it is and what a wow factor it has so I want to share it here. Before I start I will share that this was a very […]

Manual Die Cut Machines and Dies

Die Cuts and Stamping By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Let me state up front that I still adore stamping. However, when I made the decision to try selling my cards, as discussed in my last blog, I had to take a long hard look at the die cuts available. Die cuts have evolved in the […]

Passionate Purple Resist- Marion Project July 2012

Passionate Purple Resist Finished card: 7″ x 5”   Supplies: Stamps:  Weeping Willow (Fred Mullet) Sentiment  (DeNami Designs) Inks:  Versamark (Tsukineko) Seedless Preserves  Distress ink pad  (Ranger) Sweet Plum and Lilac Posies Memento dye ink pads (Tsukineko)  Paper: White cardstock (unknown) Other: Sponge daubers Large (Tsukineko), or Blending Tool with Foam (Ranger) Heat tool Eclipse tape, Post […]

April 2012 Trail Map

Another trio to feature your artwork, yet different from the May trail map!  These panels are longer and narrower.  This Trail Map is sure to help you create a visually stunning and well balanced card for that special friend or family member.  Give it a whirl and share your creations with us! To get your […]

Complimentary Colors: Marion’s View

Pansies in a Pot – Complimentary Colors Finished card size: Approximately 4” x 7” Supplies: Stamps: Movers and Shakers Sentiment (Papertrey Ink) Paper:  All papers for pansies and pot (The Paper Company) Scraps of paper for Leaves (Cor’dinations) Inks: Memento Grape Jelly and Dandelion (Tsukineko) Other: Butterfly punch (Stampin Up!) 1.25” Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida) […]

March 2012 Trail Maps

This month, we have hearts….. or not!  Look at all the different ways our designers interpreted this wonderful sketch by our own Regena! By: Regena, Artistic Guide and Sketch Artist By: Ken Schneider, Trail Map Master Whoa, Ken didn’t use any stamps for this design.  But he did do a step by step tutorial.  Tune […]

Spring into Action: Marion’s View

Spring has Sprung By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card Size: 5.5” x4.25” Supplies: Stamps: Winter Sky (Penny Black Inc.) Spring has Sprung (Studio G.) Paper:  White – Classic Crest Solar white (Neenah) Pure Luxury Card stock – Lovely Lavender and Lemon Drop ( Gina K) Inks: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Grape Jelly (Tsukineko) Plumtastic Purple […]

After the Purge

To Stamp or Not To Stamp…That is the question – An Update on Deciding to Sell Cards I Make By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide I know Stampers Quest is all about stamping. However, there is a change happening both in my life and in the crafting community. In the community we are being pleasantly inundated […]

The Great Purge

The Great Purge By: Marion Davis, Artistic guide I am sitting here on New Year’s Day and wondering why I am writing a blog that won’t be published until the end of the month. However, experience has taught me how those projects creep up on me when I get busy and life intervenes. I have […]

Regal in Red: Marion’s View

Project Regal Red –Sweet Strawberries By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5.5” x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: All Stamps Berry Sweet set (Flourishes) Paper: Classic Crest Solar White (Neena) Lipstick Red Pure Luxury (Gina K Designs) Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko) Ladybug Red (Memento (Tsukineko) Copic markers: YG03, G99 , Y13, 0, R24, R27 […]

January 2012 Trail Map

To start off the new year with a bang, Regena has designed us a gorgeous sketch that has a lot going for it!  Lots of strips, with all kinds of possibilities for design.  Our talented guides have outdone themselves once again with so many various colors and design ideas.  Check out their beautiful and varied […]

Quick and easy Three Kings Day

 Three Kings Day  By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 4.25″ x 6” Truly a quick and easy card  …This was made for a friend who celebrates Three Kings Day, January 6, as the big day for presents. (Editor’s Note:  For centuries church calendars in the East and the West have agreed that there […]

Designs in Black and White: Marion’s View

Black and White Wedding Card By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5.5”x 4.25” I created this card for a “Black and White wedding that is coming up. I wanted something simple and elegant. Sorry there are no step out photos but this card is so simple that there was no need for them. […]