Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shimmery Resist Take Two

I decided to try the shimmery resist technique one more time using a more solid image.  I have found that both times I've done this technique, the embossed image is a little spotty.  So this time, I colored over the embossed image with a versamarker and embossed again.  My coloring wasn't perfect, but I like the results much better this time!
Supplies: Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Filled with Love; Ink: Chocolate Chip craft and classic, Certainly Celery, versamarker; Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Greenhouse Gala DSP; Accessories: clear EP, chocolate chip satin ribbon (retired), scallop edge punch
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shimmery resist

This week's demonstratable card is to use shimmery resist.  For this technique, you stamp and emboss an image onto colored cardstock.  Then you apply shimmer paint over the embossed image and then wipe the excess off the embossing.  You can also stamp with the shimmer paint.  It's hard to tell that I did that on my focal image, but you can see it at the end of my sentiment.
My card is 8 X 5 1/4 Very Vanilla scored at 4" then adhered to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of Cherry Cobbler.  This is a great way to use a white or vanilla cardbase but still add some stability to it.
Supplies: Stamps: Filled with Love, Heard from the Heart; Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP; Ink: Cherry Cobbler (regular and craft); Accessories: champagne shimmer paint, ticket corner punch, cherry cobbler seam binding
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sock Monkey's Back!

This week, I'm using a previous card I made as a sketch.  The color combo came from Diva Coffee Break Designs: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Marina Mist.  I immediately thought these would be great for sock monkey, and Rhonda had embossed a bunch of cardstock for me including Cajun Craze!  Whoohoo!  I stamped him on watercolor paper so I could try to color him well.  I'm not much of a watercolorer (is that a word??), but I think I got a little shading on there anyway.
Supplies: Stamps: Sock Monkey, Woodgrain, Perfect Punches; Paper: watercolor, very vanilla, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake; Ink: black StazOn, crumb cake, cajun craze, marina mist; Accessories: square lattice embossing folder, large oval punch, aquapainter, Marina Mist narrow taffeta ribbon Happy stamping!

Jana Signature

Monday, October 11, 2010

Faux Linen

This week's demonstratable card challenge is faux linen.  I love the soft look of this!  I paired it with a WICKED challenge to make a non-Halloween card using Halloween colors (gray, green, purple, orange).  I added yellow.
I used Flores Suaves as my main set (from Celebrando Creatividad--the Spanish catalog).  I stamped the background in Basic Gray onto glossy cardstock then sanded in both directions.  Next, I sponged on So Saffron and sanded again.  The tulips are stamped in Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz.  I used an aqua painter to blend the colors in the tulips a bit then sanded lightly again once the flowers were dry.
Supplies: Stamps: Flores Suaves, Vintage Vogue, Sanded; Paper: glossy white, Basic Gray, So Saffron; Ink: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories: antique brad, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, sanding block, spongeHappy stamping!

Jana Signature

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Box in a Bag

 Last night, I had a workshop at Louise's house.  Deb and Pauline were there too, and we had so much fun!  I'm disappointed that I forgot my camera so you could see us.  We used Dazzling Diamonds on the Christmas card we made, and we all looked like fairy princesses!  Even the cats sparkled!
The other project we made was the Box in a Bag.  This was very popular a while back, but I never made one before now.
Here is the inside of the bag.  It has a little box made from cardstock as the base so that it is sturdy.  The base is 3" square, and the bag is 5 1/2" tall.
It's also economical!  You can get 2 of these from a sheet of cardstock and a sheet of DSP! (I used Garden Green cardstock and retired DSP from last year's Holiday Mini.)  The piece of DSP is 5 1/2" X 11".  The box is made with a 4 1/2" square of cardstock.  So cut a sheet of cardstock the long way at 4 1/2"--you'll have a 4 1/2" X 11" piece and a 4" X 11" piece.  Then cut 2 4 1/2" squares from one piece.  Take the 4" piece and cut off 2 1" X 11" strips for the decorative borders at the bottom.  That leaves you with enough scrap cardstock to punch out the tab punches to run your ribbon through.
To make the box base, score all 4 sides at 1" then score diagonally from each corner to make little pleats that fold in.  (Click on the link in the first paragraph for a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers!)
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Polished stone

Do you remember polished stone?  It seems like it's been forever since I did this one.  It's very dramatic!  I got the color combo from the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush.  I think the pear got a little lost in the other colors though.  I used gold smooch spritz to create the veining of the "stone"; it makes a great substitute for the metallic reinker!
Supplies: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Hodgepodge Happiness; Paper: glossy, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose; Ink: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, black StazOn; Accessories: alcohol, gold smooch spritz, Concord Crush ribbon Happy stamping!
Jana Signature