Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stamping Club Techniques Month #1

As I said last week, I have been blessed with a new group of ladies to share stamping with in my club. Several of the ladies are beginners, so we are starting with the basics. In our first month, we focused on a simple but fun technique of masking. Masking is when you block part of an image while stamping the next so they appear to be layered on one another.
In this case we masked off the 3 designer hearts and stamped the dotted heart shape over them. When the masks were removed the dotted heart appears to be behind the first 3. We also learned about the new edge punches and stamping with markers. To add a little something we used the mat pack templates to put holes down the left side and finish it off with some faux stitching. The main image panel is up on dimensionals (my FAVORITE accessory). The Regal Rose panel was put through the Big Shot with the SU! Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder. The raised image was then patted with a White Craft Pad to help the impression stand out.

The second card we made used some basic stamping in solid colors and the sweet treat cups. I wanted to be able to get the candy out without ruining the card, so we put a slider piece inside the card. To make the hole in all the layers I showed everyone how to use the Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Cutting Mat.

The I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set is on promotion to help support Haiti Relief. If you purchase this stamp set in either wood mount or clear mount by the end of February, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to the Haiti Relief Effort.

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