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What’s more fun than a cool technique? A free printable technique tutorial! This Puzzle Piece Resist technique was shared with us by demonstrator Linda Yearsley at our Spring Into Stamping demo training event last weekend, and I loved it so much that I created this card with the Swallowtail stamp for my Stamp Club last week. (see Swallowtail online – 129216)
The steps are simple for Puzzle Piece Resist:
- Heat emboss image in white on white
- Use framelits to cut layers (all at once)
- Sponge layers in contrasting colors
- Assemble the puzzle
And the results are striking! Be sure to download my free printable tutorial for the Puzzle Piece Resist technique.
Supplies: Stamp – Swallowtail, Papillon Potpourri, Amazing Family; Ink: Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Versamark; Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral; Accessories: Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits;
What a GREAT weekend I had! This was the weekend for our 8th Annual Spring Into Stamping demonstrator training event. SO much fun to be had when demonstrators gather together!
The day was filled to the brim with training tips (thank you to the fabulous Laura Barto for sharing class ideas), great Make N Take projects, gorgeous demonstrations and a chance to gather with friends from around the country.
I even ran a game show – Family Feud, Stampin’ Style!
The demonstrator fair was a big hit – with stations set up to learn about stamping techniques or other topics like using My Digital Studio (that’s me behind the table).
And my friend and fellow LovenStampfuls demonstrator Linda Yearsley showed a WONDERFUL technique called Puzzle Piece Resist. I wrote up a summary with pictures from her booth here. Definitely watch my blog for more ideas with this technique – I’m loving it!
And of course it’s hardly a day of stamping when there aren’t door prizes — free stamps! So much excitement, it’s hard to contain
It was a fabulous day — with MANY talented demonstrators helping to put it all together. About 30% of the demonstrators attending helped in one way or another — assembling Make N Take packets, sharing a stamping technique, organizing our Shoebox Swap, etc.
A big thank you to ALL who helped us put the day together, and to all who attended! I’m looking forward to next year’s Spring Into Stamping already!
Looking for a fun project idea that’s not a card? Something to create for a gift (or for your own space)? Try a fun embellished pin board! This board came from a big box store on clearance – they’re easy to find. Once you have your board, it’s all about embellishments.
Worried about what matches? What goes together? There’s a super-easy solution: the Artisan Embellishment Kit. It includes all the pieces, picked out to match and give your finished project an artisan quality. (see the Artisan Embellishment Kit Contents)
For this project, I stamped a few butterflies (love the Swallowtail stamp, don’t you? see it online – 129216) and heat embossed the middle one using my Pool Party ink pad and the Iridescent Ice Embossing powder.
I connected the butterflies in a banner-like layout (banners being oh so popular). Then I added some Designer Series Paper from the More Amore Designer Series Paper (see the paper online – 129309) to the background, the Soda Pop Tops, everything.
Those Soda Pop Tops make great thumbtacks. (see them online – 129388) Just use a strong glue like the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to attach a tack to the back and fill the bottlecap with a punched circle of designer paper!
Or you can check out my Soda Pop Top Jewelry Tutorial for details on adding Crystal Effects to your bottlecaps to finish them off with a nice shine.
Have fun making your own Pin Board Project! This one went home with my friend Jane after our demonstrator group holiday party. Gotta love a gift exchange with stampers! This would make a great project for a bridal shower gift (can’t you see the bride-to-be pinning ideas to her board?) or a new baby gift (so many baby things to collect in a collage…hospital bracelets, a teeny sock, snapshots…).
This week I seem to be loving the Swallowtail stamp — so I’m happy to share a project here that uses it for something other than a card.
Yesterday my blog post used the clean & simple Googly Ghouls stamp set (see it online) for a fun fall card. Today I’m sharing another project with the same stamp set, only this time I used all the goodies from the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle (see it online) – both the stamp set AND the Designer Kit with the bags, ribbon and tags.
These little waxed paper bags are super fun – and they only come as part of the Designer Kit. This project was shared on stage at Convention this summer by Shannon West, complete with witchy costume for Shannon. I have to say that *I* didn’t wear a costume when I taught this project at Stamp Club in August, but we still got to make Shannon’s fun bags!
Curious about the fun technique used for the background? I can help you with that! It’s Double-Embossing, and uses both dry embossing with the Big Shot and heat embossing with Embossing Powder and your Heat Tool.
Here are the steps for Double-Embossing:
- Press Versamark Ink Pad directly onto the Chevron Embossing Folder (see it online). Use the Big Shot to dry emboss as usual.
- After dry embossing, pour heat embossing powder over surface. Shake off excess and heat emboss as usual.
Curious about the embossing powder I used to get both the black and the sparkle? I mixed Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (see it online) with some Basic Black Embossing Powder (see it online) – about half and half.
Curious about how to punch a hole in the middle of the Scallop Circle so the little mummy can peek through? Stay tuned for a short Video Tutorial that I’ll get posted soon!
Finally, need more Halloween ideas? Here you can find a good selection of projects from my blog.
ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT for Sale-A-Bration! I’m definitely going to miss these stamp sets when they’re gone, but fortunately you can still get them now and enjoy them for years to come.
You have until March 31st to place your order of $50 (before shipping/tax) and then pick a Sale-A-Bration gift for free. Be sure to check the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog for your choices – download it now. This little trio of note cards was shown in San Antonio at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership event, using the Elementary Elegance Sale-A-Bration stamp set:
The frame was heat embossed in white on the 3 x 3″ card front, and the greetings (also from the Elementary Elegance stamp set) were stamped on Whisper White card stock and then punched with the Curly Label Punch.
Still trying to decide which set you want? Here are some samples from my blog:
- Fresh Vintage stamp set
- Triple Treat Flower stamp
- Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
- Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brads Bundle
- Elementary Elegance stamp set
- Sprinkled Expressions stamp set
- Outlined Occasions stamp set
Just remember to place your order before March 31st — after March 31st, the Sale-A-Bration special is over!
Have you seen the Clear Translucent Medium Envelopes from Stampin’ Up!? (see them online) They make terrific photo holders stacked in an album. Here’s a quick photo book that you can make to showcase a handful of your favorite Summer Splash memories. (see Summer Splash online)
To make your photo book, check out these directions from my blog. You can use other options to secure the binding of your album, too. Here’s a sample with large brads, or just tying ribbons through the holes is a great decorative solution, too.
Interested in the Three-toned Heat Embossing on the surfboards? This is a fun technique, too:
- Begin by stamping the bold image in Versamark Ink (see it online)
- Gently shake Melon Mambo Embossing Powder (see it online) over the top 1/3 of the the surfboards. Don’t heat yet, but return excess powder to the container.
- Gently shake Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder (see it online) over the middle 1/3 of the image, as above.
- Repeat for Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder (see it online).
- Heat all three colors at the same time.
As I was cleaning up my Stamping Studio this week, I found a card that had been hiding for probably 2 years, and I love it! I think this was a Stamp Club with Meg card, and it’s timeless. I love it as much today as when we made it for Stamp Club.
- Fold the Whisper White cardstock piece (5.5 x 8″) in half first, then use the Tearing Edge to tear off the bottom edge of the card front. The Tearing Edge Tool makes it easy to create a perfect torn edge every time.
- Stamp the Baroque Motifs swirl and the “kind” word on the front of the card in VersaMark ink and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Use a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge ink over the embossed images in a swirling motion. The swirling motion helps to create a smoother layer of ink, without dark smudges. Also sponge up from the torn edge to darken the edge for better contrast against the inside of the white card.
- Ink the medallion stamp from Baroque Motifs with your lighter ink color, then use the Rock N Roll technique to add a darker edge: roll the edge of the stamp onto a darker ink color, to pick up the dark ink along the borders. The higher the angle of your stamp, the narrower your border will be.
- Add the Rhinestone Brad in a coordinating color (here, “Cool Squares”) and attach it to the end of a piece of White Grosgrain Ribbon, to emphasize the white cardstock and the white embossing powder.
- Finally, stamp the swirl inside your white card, and mount the whole card on a piece of matching cardstock (4.25 x 5.5″).
Can I just say now that I love this technique? It’s so easy and produces gorgeous results every time! These are a set of Mother’s Day cards that I actually got mailed and delivered BY Mother’s Day!
For the technique, I used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (from the Manhattan Stylewatch) and heat-embossed the rose using White Embossing Powder. Then I placed drops of reinker inside the lids of my ink pads (here were Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Apricot Appeal) and used my Aquapainter to color in my flowers.
Of course I had to add a little bit of Dazzing Diamonds with my 2-Way Glue Pen, and the Big Shot came in handy for cutting out the Little Leaves diecuts in Kiwi Kiss cardstock, and of course the fabulous SU-exclusive Top Note die, which I dry embossed with my Big Shot, too.
Oh, and you might have noticed the fun alphabet letters on two of these cards… yup, that’s the NEW Jumble Alphabet, hot off the presses! It’s coming in the 2009/2010 Stampin’ Up! Catalog that comes out July 1st, but you can get it early during May, AND at a 20% discount! (Check out the May specials if you haven’t already). The Designer Series Paper I used (Bella Rose) is also on the May special–buy 3 DSP and get 1 free!).