Thursday, September 4, 2008

Stamp Happy

Here are three cards that I made in a class called "Stamp Happy" by Paper Crafts magazine at the CK convention. The first once was teaching how to add glitter to a stamp. I also added a little glue onto the brads and dipped them in the glitter also.

This next one was a pretty cool idea that I had never tried or seen before. We took the stamp and used Versamark (or you could use a glue stamp pad) and stamped the paper. This is all one stamp by the way. Then took a cotton ball and rubbed it in the green chalk and pounced the color on the swirl. Then took another cotton ball with pink and pounced it on the rest of the stamp. You want to make sure you pounced and not drag it across or the glue will drag too and smear it. I really like how soft and pretty that came out. I'm sure I'll use that technique again.

This last techniques was using bleach to stamp the image. First we used a brayer to color the background. I'll admit, I've never brayered (is that a word??) before. Yeah, I know it's very old school but you have to remember I started stamping with acrylic stamps, so I'm working my way backwards. Anyway, after that we used Versamark to stamp the writing on it then put the butterfly stamp in the paper towel that had been soaked with bleach and made our stamps. It's a very cool look but I KNOW I'd have bleach spots all over my clothes and the carpet if I tried this at home. I'm just a messy, sloppy scrapper. Also the one butterfly that is under the sentiment was completely white. I didn't like it so that's why I covered it up. Then when I got home I found this ribbon that matched perfectly. It was a fun class and I may just have to go buy myself a brayer! : )


The wallflower said...

Very cool technique. I've never used a brayer (did I spell that right??) either. It might be something I'll have to try, because your card turn out great!

Carmen said...

Hey Diane! Who makes the amore paper embellishment? Or is it a stamp? I do love the brayer. I really like the bleached card, so cool.

Beate said...

Those are really neat techniques. I'm not going to try the bleach technique at home either. I'm a total mess when I scrap too ;)

Bunny B said...

Cool technique! I'd love to get a brayer myself! :)

Annelies said...

It's so cool to learn new techniques hé. I especially like the last one. Greetings, Annelies