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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;
Looking for a fun summer project? This one is great for kids and grown-ups alike! Try using your stamps to make your own Charm Bracelet! Here are some samples of bracelets that the kids made at Summer Scrap Camp here last month with shrink art plastic.
The charms are made with shrink plastic (check your local craft store – ie Shrinky Dinks) and are stamped with a variety of images. Here are two of our favorites from Stampin’ Up!:
- Easy Events (see it online – clear mount 123225 or wood 116958)
- Make A Monster (see it online – clear 120606 or wood 118742)
Here are the directions for making your charms:
- Cut plastic to size (ours were 2 x 2 1/2″)
- Stamp with Jet Black Staz-On Ink (see it online – 101406)
- Color with permanent markers (colors darken a LOT when shrunk)
- Round corners with a Corner Rounder Punch (see it online – 119871)
- Shrink according to directions in the oven, or use your Heat Tool for a more instant gratification (see it online – 129053)
- Add to your favorite charm bracelet!
Have fun this summer and make a few charms to show off your stamping style! Or looking for more kid projects? Here are some other suggestions on my blog!
Looking for a fun technique? This one has been around for awhile, but sometimes oldies are goodies Besides, anything in blues and browns is gorgeous right now–oldie or not!
I created this card for my November Stamp Club, using the Tapestry Technique (see below for directions). The colors are Chocolate Chip for the background cardstock, Brocade Blue and Close to Cocoa for the technique layer, and the snowflakes are all stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink.
The Serene Snowflakes stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog was perfect for the ‘mood’ of this card, and it stamped beautifully in Whisper White ink.
The greeting is from the fabulous Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set, Holiday Best (choose it for free when you have a party, book party or personal order of at least $150!). The Christmas greeting perfectly matches the Ornament Punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
- Using Craft Ink, sponge with 2-3 colors over a piece of neutral cardstock.
- Stamp over the top in Whisper White Craft Ink.
- Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the whole cardstock; heat emboss.
- If needed, add Versamark ink to the cardstock and layer more embossing powder.
Classic Pad version:
Sponge in Classic Ink, stamp with White Craft Ink, Heat Emboss, then add Versamark Ink to the card front and heat emboss with more Clear powder.
Stamps: Holiday Best (Level 1 hostess set–115364), Serene Snowflakes (115438)
Inks: Brocade Blue Classic Pad, Whisper White Craft Pad, Brocade Blue Craft Pad, Close to Cocoa Craft Pad, Bordering Blue Craft Pad, Versamark Pad
Paper: Naturals White, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa,
Accessories: Heat Tool (100005), Crystal Clear Embossing Powder (109130), White Organza Ribbon (114319), Ornament Punch (116794)
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!).