Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Studio Challenge-Kathy

I'm so excited that I'm the Studio Star of the Week.  One of my favorite techniques is  masking because it’s one of those relatively simple techniques that gets a big wow.  You can add depth to your stamping, frame an image, fill in images, and even selectively use parts of your stamps to get more mileage out of them.  My challenge to you is to create a card using the masking technique and then share it at the Studio Stampers blog-it can be basic masking, reverse masking, or even masking a part of your stamp.  The only thing you need to do is use some type of masking on your card.

Here's my sample.  All supplies are from a muse|studio and can be purchased from my web store.  I stamped the Marigolds from Marvelous Marigolds on a kraft cardbase in Cherry and also stamped them on some eclipse masking tape that I've had forever in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I cut out the Marigolds from the masking tape and used them to cover up the Marigolds on my cardfront.  I then stamped the Woodgrain background stamp over the card front in French Roast and some leaves from Marvelous Marigolds in Grass.  I removed my masks and added a label that I had die cut from Cherry cardstock and stamped with the matching outline from Vintage Labels on the cardfront with 3d foam adhesive.  The sentiment from Contemporary Greetings is stamped on a piece of Sugar cardstock with French Roast ink and mounted onto the label.  Finally, I lightly sponged the center of the Marigolds with Sugar ink and added a couple Vanilla Pearl stickers to the centers of the flowers.  There is about as close to a one layer card as you'll get from me!

I love how all the masking and layering on of stamps and images adds so much depth to this card.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back soon to let me know you played in the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.

stamps:  Marvelous Marigolds, Vintage Labels, Contemporary Greetings, Woodgrain background
paper:  kraft, cherry, sugar
ink:  cherry, french roast, sugar, grass
accessories:  vanilla pearl stickers, labels die

Monday, July 25, 2011

Studio Star of the Week

Have you seen it?  I'm the Studio Star of the Week.  Be sure to check out my challenge and come back here for a step by step on the card I made.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Studio Challenge-Ronnie

Have you checked out Studio Stampers?  We're a team of a muse|studio consultants who all share the wonderfully talented Krystie Hersch as our upline.  Last week, Ronnie, was the Studio Star of the week and had a lovely inspiration challenge for us.  Fortunately, Krystie has decided to keep the challenges open for two weeks and I got some time to play along.  My card is inspired by the lovely pink table and vase in the upper left as well as the gumballs/candy on the right.  

 All supplies used are from a muse|studio and can be purchased from my web store.  I stamped the gumball machine from Sweet Love on sugar  and sage cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in the gumballs and heart with several pink and green Copics, paper pieced the gumball machine, and then went over the heart and parts of the gumball machine with a clear Spica glitter pen for a hint of subtle shimmer.  Hello is from Just My Type and is also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  This piece is layered on  sage cardstock.  I added a piece of Washi tape from the summer assortment and sugar polka dot organdy ribbon before I popped the focal piece up on 3d foam adhesive.

There you have it!  If you've got some time, come visit and play along.  There's a new Studio  Star and challenge this week and I'm hoping to find some time to play along again.

Thanks for visiting and come back soon.

stamps:  Sweet Love, Just My Type
paper:  sugar, bubblegum, sage
ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
accessories:  Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pen, Summer Washi Tape Assortment, Sugar organdy polka dot ribbon  


Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Studio Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to the a·muse|studio blog hop with my  a·muse "cousins".   We are all lucky to have Krystie as our upline.  Today, I'm first on the blog hop but make sure that you follow all the links to see lots of a·muse|studio goodness.

Dh needed a card for his grandfather and I wanted something elegant, simple, and appropriate for an older gentleman.  It's really hard for me to not pull out some bling or glitter  so this was definitely a challenge for me.  I love how this one turned out and think I might have to challenge myself to work on some more masculine, bling free cards in the future.

Here are the details on the car.  All supplies used are from the a·muse|studio spotlight and can be purchased through my a·muse|studio store.  I started out with a lichen card base and stamped the little coral stamp from Sea Shells on the card base in versamark across the middle.  It's really hard to see but so subtle and nice in real life.  The sea shells and star fish from the Sea Shells  set are also stamped in versamark on kraft, embossed in white embossing powder and then cut out.  I stamped "Papa" from the Classic Alphabet  set in Bermuda ink on Sugar cardstock.  I tore a piece of sage cardstock and attached it to this piece and then tied on some toffee twine to this piece and attached it to the card front.  The cut out pieces are attached to the front with 3d foam adhesive.  There you have it!  An elegant, simple summer card that can easily be adapted for the recipient since you're using alphabet stamps for the focal piece.  

supplies used:
stamps:  sea shells, classic alphabet
paper:  lichen, sage, kraft, sugar
ink:  bermuda, versamark
accessories:  white embossing powder, toffee twine 

Thanks for stopping, now you are off to Karen Crisp's blog 
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