Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Songs for Stampers

Merry Christmas to all!  Thought I would leave you with five Christmas Songs for Stampers today.
The first Christmas song is sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland.

Brayers roll, are ya listening?

On the card, ink is glistening

A beautiful sight we're happy tonight,

Stamping in a winter wonderland.

In the kitchen we can build a snowman

Then add color to his carrot nose

You'll say: Are you finished?

I'll say: No ma'am,

I need to add some glitter to the snow.

When we stamp, ain't it thrillin'?

Even when the powders spilling

We'll create and we'll play, the art stamper way

Stamping in a winter wonderland.

This Christmas song is sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.

Dashing through the snow

To the stamp store here we go

O'er the streets we pass

Anxious to spend cash.

Stamps on store shelves call

Making spirits bright

Oh what fun it is to sing,

The stamping song tonight.

Stamping art, stamping art,

Stamping all the way

Oh, what fun it is to stamp

In the good old fashion way.

Stamping art, stamping art,

Stamping's here to stay

Oh, what fun it is to stamp

All the gifts you give today.

This song is sung to the tune of Let it Snow.

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But the inks look so delightful

So while the winters cold and damp

Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp.

It doesn't take much convincing

And I've brought a tool for crimping

Choose some paper, turn up the lamp

Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp.

When we carefully press just right

How we smile as the image unfolds

Add some color, so bold, so bright

The result is a sight to behold.

Our projects are quickly drying

And there's new techniques for trying

So until we get finger cramps

Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp.

This Christmas song is sung to the tune of Deck the Halls.

Deck the halls with foils and glitters, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Tis the season for us stampers, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Don we now our inks and powders, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Troll the heatguns and embossers, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the card stock blank before us, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Strike the ink and join the chorus, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Follow me in merry masking, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Join us in some Yuletide stamping, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Faint away with chalks and markers, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Hail the new, ye rubber stampers, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Stamp with joyous all together, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Heedless of the times that's passed us, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sing to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

12 rubber stamps

11 handmade papers

10 embossing powders

9 duel tip markers

8 paper edger's

7 assorted ink pads

6 funky stickers

5 exotic glitters

4 brass stencils

3 craft punches

2 paper crimpers

and a brand new embossing heat tool.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

M193 Candy Cane Christmas

Been neglecting my Magenta Blog so thought I would add my ‘Metallic Theme’ Christmas Card that I did for Sylvia’s 2011 Christmas Card Challenge for December to it.  After I had scanned these, I realized I had forgot to add my phrase to the front.  I re-scanned the original card but I didn’t bother doing the group ones.
Magenta stamps: Phrase 07011D page 13 and Candy cane 23148D page 122 for those of you that have the original catalogue.

Ink: Red, Versamark.

Cardstock: Red card and 2.75x3.75”, White (3.5x2.5”), Silver metallic (3.5x5.5) then rip top & bottom.

Accessories: bugle beads, 6” wire, 10” silver cord, needle, black zig marker.

I sponged the edges of the white cardstock with red ink then free handed the edges with a black marker.  With a pencil, lightly mark a hole placement .75” from the left side and 1.25” from the top.  Mark a second placement .75” from the bottom and 1.25” from the left side.  Distress with scissors then tear it here and there.  Adhere to the red piece then the silver piece.  Poke a hole at each pencil mark through all layers.  String the beads onto wire.  Thread the wire through each hole and tape to the back.  Poke another couple of holes and add cord to help hold the candy cane in shape.

Cards from the Crafts magazine.
Inspired by a card in the Crafts Holiday Cards & Wrap magazine (page 51) that I picked up in October 2003. (If I can’t find a date on the magazines that I pick up, I write the month/year that I picked them up).

Total Christmas Cards for 2011:

January = 1, February = 6, March = 5, April = 5, May= 6. June = 4, July = 5, August = 4 , September = 4, October = 4, November = 7, December = 7. 

A total of 58 cards for the year!  A great Challenge to play in, thanks Sylvia for doing this!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

M161 White Tree

Berries 14.234.C page 167 stamped with white colorbox.

Tree 09.109.L page 175 is white embossed on to vellum.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

M165 Let it Snow

Tree 02.151.I page 210.

Snowflake 02.098.E page 124.

Fleck 23.114.C page 130.

Vivid Vintage Green ink, Versamark.

White, Green cardstock.

Crystal embossing powder.

Once I stamped my images on white cardstock, I patted them with Versamark then embossed with Crystal.

Inspired from a card on page 35 of the SU! 2004/2005 catalogue.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

M190 Delightful Snow

Here is another version of Faux Polished Stone.
Stamp: 09100.Q page 34.

Cardstock: lilac, navy, white glossy.
Ink: Vivid Inky Blue re-inker, Vivid Aqua re-inker, Silver Colorbox, Black Memories.
Accessories: metallic ribbon, snowflake punch by EK Success.
Cut glossy cardstock 5" x 6".
Dampen your cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.  I purchased this at our local Drug Store.
Add a drop of Vivid Inky Blue, three drops of Vivid Aqua and a couple small dabs of Silver Colorbox re-inkers to your dampened cotton ball. 
It works best if you lightly dab all over your panel rather than consentrating on one area for now.  This helps spread the silver more randomly.
Now continue dabbing and blending until you achieve the look you want.
Set aside.
Once dry, stamp image.
Finish card.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

M076 Pumpkin Ride

I wanted to emboss my main image so I could color it with markers.  I did not have a pigment ink in razzleberry so I first inked my stamp in Versamark then touched it into the razzleberry dye ink.  The clear EP stuck to my image so I was able to emboss.
Main image 11.009.M page 4.

Spider web 03.053.F page 4.

Razzleberry ink and cardstock by SU!.

Green Galore ink and cardstock by SU!.

Orange and green markers.

Versamark, Clear EP, Sponges.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

M167 Faces

Swiped white cardstock with copper and blue Marvy Metallic Markers before black embossing faces 23.185.I page 193.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

M038 On the Look Out

Owl E.0057 page 96.

Phrase 07.284.I page 172.

Dark and light browns are wallpaper.

Friday, September 16, 2011

M041 Evo's Templates

Pear 09.054.H page 30.

Large leaf 09.211.H page 285.

Small leaf 14.357.E page 236.

Evo's acrylic templates, Stipple brushes.

Cardstock - green, white, brown

Inks by Vivid - Spring Green, Brick, Plum and Memories Soft Wheat.

Place the smallest template in the center of the white panel.  Stipple Spring Green ink all around the template.  Hold the stipple brush on an angle and stipple into the beveled edge of the template.

Place second smallest template on an angle over the stippled cardstock.  Use Brick on thistemplate using the same stippling technique.

Place third smallest template at a different angle over the two stippled colors.  Repeat stippling technique with Plum ink.

Stamp the pear in the middle with brown ink.  Stamp top left corner with leaves.  I inked the leaves in green then stamped on a scrap paper before stamping on the white panel.  I wanted a bit softer look.  The same leaves hardly show up on this scan.

Inspired from Scrap and Stamps Art, December 2006.

Monday, September 12, 2011

M067 Birthday Blossoms

Phrase 07.284.I page 172.

Small flowers E.0285 page 233

Large flower 23.085.G page 130.

Cardstock - Mustard, Pumpkin, Apple Blossom, Brown, Green.

Versamark, Vivid Coffee Bean inks.

Gold and Clear EP.

Brayer, Mounts, Post It Notes.

Mask top part of card off with post-it notes as shown.  Ink the background flowers with Versamark and randomly stamp the lower part of the card.  Emboss with clear embossing powder.

Leaving the masks in position, brayer card lightly with brown.  Wipe images with a kleenix to remove ink.

Remove masks.  Stamp phrase.  Set aside.

Gold emboss the flower twice on pumpkin and apple blossom and once on brown and green.  Cut them out.  Cut the green flower into five separate petals.  Curl the petals of the remaining flowers.  Add mounts to each flower.  Arrange and glue the flowers and leaves to hide the brayered edge.

Inspired from Stamping and Papercrafts Volume 7 #9.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

M184 Copper Flowers

Butterfly Frame 26.041.R page 221.

Flowers 14.268.J page 188.

Copper Encore ink.

Copper Fine Line EP by Stampendous.

Green marker, Mounts.

Inspired from Stampers Sampler August/September 1999.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

M011 Chalked

Pear 09.054.H page 30.

Crackle background N.0260 page 171.

Map 24.011.J page 365.
Chalks from the Decorating Chalks pallet: 2 yellow orange, 3 orange, 4 Rubby Red, 17 green.

Chalk the card front and a 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" panel with circular motions of chalk.  I use a small pompom and tweezers.  Set aside.
Ink the crackle stamp with Champagne ink by Encore.  Stamp the card front and the pear panel.
Overstamp the card only with the map image using black Memories ink.stamp the panel with the pear using black Memories ink.
Trim panel if necessary and wipe the edges on the edge of the black Memories ink.

Adhere to the card front.

Friday, September 2, 2011

M111 It's Fall

Phrase 07.284.I page 172 stamped with Brown Vivid ink.

Large leaf 09.040.F page 35 stamped with Brown Vivid ink and colored with chalks.

Small leaf 09.134.B page 142 stamped with green ink.

Plaid is wallpaper.

1/8" hole punch, jute.

Monday, August 29, 2011

M087 Remember

Phrase 07.301.F page 215.

Flowers M.0209 page 104.

Splattered card with a wet toothbrush and black acrylic paint.

Cut away an inch on the front, right side with fancy scissors.

Adhered wallpaper to the inside.

Used a 1/4" hole punch and Crystal

Effects from SU! to make Faux Brads.

Here is the same layout in a different color:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

M013 Laughter

The pot is the bottom pot of image 20.008.Q page 66.

Watercolored the feather 29.015.P page 219.

Phrase by Stampendous.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

M074 Faux Torn Mosaic

Stamp - one third of 20.016.P page 65.

Cardstock - Magenta Morning Blue background 72, pale blue, navy.

Ink - Vivid ultramarine.

Accessories - sponge, ribbon.

Tear Morning Blue background 72 paper into long, narrow strips.  Sponge all four edges of each strip.

Now tear paper into a bunch of random shapes - not too large and not too small!
Sponge each un-inked edge.  All fours sides need to be sponged.

Adhere each piece to your cardstock until it is full.  Trim to desired dimension.  Sponge edges.
Drizzle Mod Podge on top of the background.  Smooth out with your foam brush or makeup sponge. Let dry.
Finish card.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

M020 Bargello

To see my original post on doing Bargello, type C019 in the Search box (top left corner) or click HERE.  For this card, I used wallpaper.

Image is from the set 'Magenta Collectables Fall 2001'.

Friday, August 5, 2011

M073 Grasshoppers

Speckle H.0181 page 103.

Phrase 33.006.K page 226.

Bug shadow 33.005.G page 221.

Bug 33.004.G page 221.

Wheat 23.102.E page 130.

Bee 03.099.E page 186.

Monday, August 1, 2011

M048 Just a Note

Flower 09.153.P page 165.

Phrase 07.269.H page 159.

Colored with Crayola Pearl paints.

Added a pop top to my ribbon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

M071 Spectra Tissue Butterfly

Here is another sample of the Spectra Tissue background.  You can find the original post on how to do this technique by typying Spectra Tissue in the search box on my Blog (top, left corner).

03.054.M page 14.

Stamped with Black Memories ink.

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