Hey Everyone, I am on cloud nine! I returned home yesterday from teaching some terrific ladies in Columbia, Missouri to find this in my mailbox. I am the Featured Artist in the September 2009 issue of the Craft Stamper Magazine. I’m grinning from ear to ear, lol. I knew it was coming but to see it in print is a real thrill.
I don’t seek out publication, but I don’t turn it down when asked either, lol. Anyway, it was a nice return home gift. If you are not familiar with the Craft Stamper Magazine it is the United Kingdom’s Number 1 Stamping Magazine. Here is their website if you want more information: www.craftstamper.com
Here are a couple of photos that were taken at the workshops this weekend in Columbia, Missouri. Just look at those happy stampers!
Now about today’s tutorial, when I seen this Medallion stamp in Stampin’ Up’s new catalog I just had to have it and my mind immediately told me to use it as a sun. So here it is on paper teamed up with the Stampin’ Up set Branch Out, which is on the dormant list and still available under item number 113200.
Let’s get crankin on this tutorial. . . . .
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up Medallion and Branch Out|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise and Apricot Appeal|
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up Piercing Tools, Gold Brads, Brayer, Clear embossing powder, Heat Gun, Sponges, Post it notes|
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Stamped Tree on a 4.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then with Basic Black ink before stamping it.
Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Brayered Apricot Appeal ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Ripped through the sticky part of two post it notes and used them to mask the ground area of the piece.
Now you will want to make sure you brayered ink is completely dry before going on to this step.
Stamp the medallion stamp with Versamark on to your main image panel.
Heat emboss it using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Sponged Tempting Turquoise ink around the Medallion image.
Sponged Pumpkin Pie ink in the middle area of the Medallion.
Sponged Not Quite Navy ink in the sky area, not covering the Tempting Turquoise ink entirely.
Sponged Pumpkin Pie ink in the ground area.
Sponged Chocolate Chip ink at the bottom of the card stock, not covering the Pumpkin Pie ink entirely.
Sponged Basic Black ink around the edges of the card stock and in the ground area.
Used my Stampin’ Up Piercing tool and mats to make holes for my Brads. This really helps to keep them straight.
Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
May your day be filled with awesome light.
Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
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