Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Techniques Stamp Club currently has seven members. Each member hosts our meeting once during the year (June-May), and collects the Hostess Benefits (at least $15 in FREE merchandise plus one or more selections from the Hostess-only products). In order to ensure that each member collects at least the minimum benefits, everyone agrees to a minimum order of $25 at each meeting.
We met last night, and I sure had a fun time. Thanks so much to Ann for hosting us; great job!

Pulled Pastels 6 x 6 Page (background only). At the
meeting, we added step-by-step instructions as well
as a title.
Our topic for this meeting was Pulled Pastels. This is sure a fun and easy technique, and it is a new one to me.

Here's what you need: dark card stock, Stampin' Pastels, VersaMark, bold-image stamp. You'll also need a cotton ball (we used cotton disks, cut into fourths) to apply the Pastels to the card stock.

All you have to do to create this cool effect is to rub the Pastels onto your card stock, and then stamp the image with VersaMark ink. The sticky ink pulls the Pastels off the card stock, revealing the base color.

At our meeting, we made 2 different projects using the Pulled Pastels technique: the 6 x 6 page (above) with title and instructions, and the paneled Medallion card (below).

Our other projects were also cards this month. (Sometimes we have a 3-d project, but not this time.) One was the wreath card I posted earlier, using the Embrace Life stamp set. The other used Snow Swirled with a Mellow Moss-Elegant Eggplant color combination. I'll post that card in another post.

If you think you might enjoy being part of a Stamp Club, please let me know. We welcome guests at our meetings, and I am hoping to start up another Club soon, too. I'd be happy to discuss it with you.

Pulled Medallion card. Base is Orchid
Opulence, image panel is Brilliant Blue.
I also stamped the Medallion on the
base in VersaMark to create a water-

Hope you like these projects! Let me know what you think, and Happy Stamping!

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