Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stamp Club December

We finally had our December stamp club meeting. Last week we had the blizzard and our roads were closed for emergency travel only. So we met this week with a smaller group. Whenever members can't make it, we make their cards for them so they can have them.

This month's cards included penguins made from the Owl punch and a simple elegant card from one of my favorite stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree.

Each month we get together to make cards, chat, eat, and have a good time. We learn new techniques and take the cards and projects home. We make a minimum purchase of supplies for ourselves and we take turns as hostess. When it's your turn as hostess, you bring a snack to share and you get to go shopping for the hostess rewards. It's perfect if you don't have friends who are crafty or even if you do.

We are starting another round in January- June and we have room for 1 or 2. If this sounds like something you'd like, let me know so I can get you started. Find my contact info on the side of this page.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Weather Outside.....

....is frightful. I'd love to show you some pictures but, as it turns out, I cannot. It seems that one of my memory cards has a teeny chip out of its plastic and it's stuck in the back of my card reader. So, even though I took pictures of the weather and of this lovely technique I'm about to share, I cannot share the pictures today. My hubby has said he will come home from work tomorrow and take it apart so I can use it again. In the meantime, I will try to describe this technique in a way so that you can try it out and get your own pictures.

I'm not sure what to call this technique. Maybe double inking. Maybe marker plus. Maybe one of you will come up with a good name. Now we've done several techniques with markers recently. We've selected only a portion of the stamp and have inked it with marker. We've 'thumped', we've edged, and we've dotted. Today we are enhancing. Maybe that's the name.....Marker Enhancing.

To do this pick a stamp with both bold and fine lines. I used the larger snowflake with the curly lines from 'Snow Swirled' on page 40 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog (the IBC). It's $24.95 and is only available in Wood Mount. #111690

I inked it first in Bashful Blue and then I used the Night of Navy marker to highlight the dots on the edges and the star in the center. I stamped it on Whisper White (WW) and it was beautiful. Then I added a few dots of our Tombo multi glue and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I added some ribbon and mounted it on a Night of Navy background and onto WW again.

Have fun Stamping!


Card reader is fixed. So here are the pictures :)

Isn't the snowflake beautiful? I love it. I have to go and try some other stamps and colors very soon.