Sunday, April 29, 2012

More Magic!

Here is the 6 x 6" page we made today at Technique Club. We put together a page like this at every meeting. We make an example of the technique and put it together with step-by-step instructions. I love thumbing through my own book when I'm looking for inspiration.

The page features Riding Hood Red and Night of Navy inks and card stock, in addition to the Glossy White card stock for the technique. To create the plaid design, we used 7" strips of tape that would easily cover corner-to-corner on the 5 1/4" Glossy White square.

This CAS card I saved for last. I like to have a nice, simple design for the last project of the day.

The card base is Going Gray, and we used Going Gray, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake inks to create the background. The basil image from Herb Expressions is stamped directly over the colors in Going Gray.

All of the images we used today are retiring at the end of May. Contact me to order or order online at:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Magical Masking Tape

We'll feature this easy technique at Stamp Club this coming weekend. Yes, our fingers will get inky, but we don't mind!

Here are two samples, showing the versatility of this technique.

For this first card, I ripped thin strips of tape, and used them with Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink inks to create a plaid background for the groovy cat from the C is for Cat stamp set. Both this set and the D is for Dog set will be retired May 31. Check out the whole list of retiring stamps at

We have a new camera, and I'm at a loss as to how to rotate the picture. So, I hope you can look at this without hurting your neck! This second card uses big, wide strips of tape to create a more "natural" background. (I was going for grass and sky, can you tell?) I decided to stick with In Colors for this design: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Pool Party. ETA: Thanks to dd1 for helping me rotate the picture!