I was honored to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Live "On Stage" Convention last year in SLC. As many of you recall, I shared some of the cards with you from the stamping demonstration that I did.
Many of you asked for a video of the orange peel technique. At the time, I had not started doing videos. So, since I've recently started making videos on You Tube, I thought this was as good a time as any to share the technique again with you- especially since the awesome, Fresh Fruit stamp set is about to retire. Its the perfect set to use with this technique.
I call this the "orange peel" technique, because it looks the the skin of an orange when its finished.
Its an embossing technique, using inks, water, watercolor paper and clear emboss powder.
I'll share a few samples with you here and the video will be featured below. I hope you enjoy it!
I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Farm Stand designer paper, along with the Cucumber Crush striped ribbon- all of which are retiring. Order these items here- before they are gone! (then click on Shop Now to take you to the retired list) Or click on the actual products listed at the end of this post to order.
Here's a close up of the peach using the Orange Peel technique:
This technique gives the stamped image, that bumpy, uneven, shiny, orange peel texture. Its really very pretty.
Here are a few other samples before you watch the video:
A close up of the strawberries:
The juicy pear:
It looks so cool and good enough to eat!
And a little spray of flowers..
It looks like dew drops on the Fresh Fruit flower images, doesn't it?
Be sure to check out the video below.
Its such a "fun" and "wow" technique. I hope you give it a try!
I have a very cool stamping technique to share today. This technique uses whisper white craft ink, basic black cardstock and watercolor pencils.
Its kind of like coloring on black cardstock, but the color really pops off of the black background.
I used the Blooms and Wishes stamp set because its a nice big bold image. You want to use a bold image and not an outline image.
I stamped the image in whisper white craft ink, then let it dry. It takes about 5 minutes to dry, or you can dry it with a heat tool to speed up the drying time. Once its dry, simply color it in with watercolor pencils.
I have a video posted below with step by step instructions on how I colored in the flower image. I added a white perfect accent to the middle of the flower to make it really stand out. The background of the card is stamped with the Diagonal Stripes Background stamp in daffodil delight ink. I placed a sheet of vellum over the stripes and stamped the greeting with black stazon ink.
Here's a close up of how the colors were blended onto the whisper white craft ink.
Have a look at the video below for complete details on how to make your own card using the very cool, Black Magic stamping technique.
This was the Bonus Card at my most recent Card Class last week. Its so colorful and fun, with lots and lots of embellishments.
I'm pretty sure this was everyone's favorite card of the night and almost everyone had to purchase the stamp set and/or all the matching Tasty Treat accessories!
This is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets in the Occasions catalog. I got this card idea and layout from Patty Bennett. She shared it on Instagram and I immediately had to make it!
What do you think? Do you like it as much as we all do? There's a lot going on, like sprinkles and washi and designer paper, but its all so fun and super colorful!
Here's the inside... To make this fold, I cut a piece of whisper white at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then folded it in half and cut 1" off the front flap of the card. Super easy. The banner is a 2" piece of pool party cardstock and I used the Triple Banner punch to make the "tail."
Here's a close up of all the details. I love all the special embellishments that coordinate with the Cool Treats stamp set! The detail on the cone as well as the ice cream scoops were made with the coordinating, Frozen Treats dies.
I hope you enjoyed this fun, colorful, textured, amazingly embellished ice cream card. I thank Patty for the inspiration as well!
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One of my favorite stamping techniques from years ago is the "spotlighting" technique. I love this technique when used with outline stamps, because I don't have to color the entire image if I don't want to. With this spotlighting technique, the colors pop right off of the page.
It really makes the card unique and a true stand out. I used the Country Livin' stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016-2017 annual catalog. I also used the Hardwood background stamp because it went perfectly with the old wooden truck bed. It also makes for an awesome masculine greeting card.
I do have a video posted below with step by step instructions. NOTE: the video cuts off at the end, however, the only thing you'll miss is me gluing the card together. I'm not sure why it cut out, but I'm new to this video stuff so I'm learning as I go.
This is the card with the spotlighting technique- isn't it cool?
Here's a close up of the spotlighted circles. I used 2 circle punches to punch out the images on the truck. I stamped two trucks. One that I used as the full truck image on the card and one that I punched the circles from, which you will see in the video. The spotlighting looks a little off in this photo, but its the angel that I took the picture.
I hope you watch the video and have fun learning this super cool stamping technique. Like I mentioned, the video cuts off at the end, but you won't miss any of the spotlighting technique.