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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-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!) […]

Double Embossing

Double Embossing By: Nancy Dees Combining techniques can add a whole new dimension to your paper crafts.  We have all grown to appreciate embossing folders. They add texture to paper and can create a totally new look behind your favorite stamp.  Heat embossing can add color, depth and some glitz to stamped images.  But you can […]

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 […]

Trifold Shutter Card-Nancy’s View

  Flowers and Vines By:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Supplies: Stamps: vine (Stampcraft) phrase (Serendipity Stamps Papers: cardstock (from my stash, 12×12”) printed papers & round stickers (Susan Wright for K & Company) Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves (Tsukineko) Other: Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug) Adhesive (Score Tape) Ribbon (my stash) Directions: Cut the cardstock to […]

Stamping with Found Items

  Using found items to embellish your stamping by Nancy Dees If you have been stamping for a while, you know that embellishments can get expensive.  Sometimes you just can’t find the right item to fit the message you want to convey.  That is why I began to look for ‘found items’ to add to […]

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 Background-Nancy’s View

Summer Sunset By: Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Trees (unknown) Paper: White (Marcos Paper) light blue (Hobby Lobby) Medium blue (Hobby Lobby) Inks: Ruby Red (Stampin’ Up!) Perfect Plum (Stampin’ Up!) Adirondack in Cloudy Blue and Cool Peri (Ranger) VersaFine Black (Tsukineko) Other: rubber brayer paper trimmer adhesive […]

Birthday Cards using the KISS Technique

The KISS Technique by:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide KISS stands for Keep It Simple Stamper and it is a handy approach to save you time and have cards ready to go at the drop of a hat.  You know, like when you forget Uncle Mike’s birthday and find out he is coming for a visit […]

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 […]

Side-Step Card-Nancy’s View

Live among the Flowers By:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Unmounted (maker unknown) Paper: Hobby Lobby 8.5” x 11” Ink: Wild Wasabi (StampinUp) Other: Paper Flowers (K & Company) Paper cutter scissors adhesive Directions: Cut your cardstock as you would for an A2 card (cutting the paper […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easel Card-Nancy’s View

Birdhouse by:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Finished size: 4.5 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Verse, bird and bird cage (Outlines by Hampton Arts) Paper: white card stock  (Marco’s paper) leaf green card stock (Hobby Lobby) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Other: Memento Markers in Desert Sand, Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Cantaloupe (Tsukineko) gold pen […]

Quick and Easy Card

By:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Supplies: card stock (from stash) background paper (from stash) stencil (Red Lead) ink (dollar bin at Michaels) sponge dauber double stick tape Directions: Do you ever find yourself needing a card right now and having no time to make one?  Well, you can make a card in 5 minutes or […]

February 2013 Trail Map

  Regena’s trail map this month definitely had me thinking about Valentine’s Day.  I think it was the heart, although any embellishment could be placed here.  That’s the beauty of sketches.  See below for what our designers did with this sketch. Ken used clip art and a computer generated sentiment. (Check out our Map Master’s […]

Polished Stone-Nancy’s View

Polished Copper By: Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide                                                 Finished card size: 4.25” X 5.5” Supplies: Stamps: Geometric stamp (unknown) Word stamp (Stampin’ Up) Paper: Cream Glossy card stock (Marco’s Paper) Rust & black (from stash) Ink: Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko) Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Rust, Raisin, Butterscotch and Copper Metallic (Ranger) Other: My version of a AI […]