Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July Technique Club

My group met last night, despite the heat, and enjoyed each other's company while learning a new technique and making several different cards. We have a relaxed and enjoyable group of stampers, and we would love to welcome you to our bi-monthly meetings. Our new year of Stamp Club starts up soon! Let me know if you have questions or would like to join.

Here's a quick post with some cards we made. Our focus was two-fold: lots of Big Shot practice and the Joseph's Coat Inside Out technique.

This is a form of emboss-resist: using clear heat embossing to mask portions of the card stock. Here I used Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point and Basic Black inks; clear ep; Herb Expressions and Medallion stamp sets; Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder; and the Pinking Hearts border punch.

A pretty simple card features a stamp set from the new IBC: Not So Seriously.

We used markers and/or blender pens and ink pads to color the image. I trimmed the image freehand with the Paper Snips, adhered it to a backing of Concord Crush, and trimmed again to create a mat.