Friday, October 28, 2011

Stamp Of The Month Oct. 2011

I love to draw inspiration from others as I prepare to create artwork.  I will usually find something that catches my eye and then build on that to make it my own.  I was inspired by Annette G. for both of these projects, then learned a new technique from Vicki W. 

This card features the cute stocking from the stamp set and the Roxie paper.  The card base was cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, which features 100 different cards options!

Technique:  Make a custom embossing powder by mixing 2 parts Clear Detail Embossing Powder to 1 part Prisma Glitter.  Stamp the Stocking on a small piece of Colonial White Cardstock, then using the Versa Mark Stamp pad,  cover the entire surface of the stocking with Versa Mark Ink.  Cover with your custom embossing powder and shake off excess.  Using a Craft Heater, heat from the bottom of your piece.  Hold the Craft Heater a good distance away from your paper and heat only long enough to melt the powder.  If you over heat the paper, you will lose the beautiful all-over glitter effect.  You might have to practice a couple of times to get it just right.  Repeat on the other stocking and both of the cuffs.  Assemble card as shown in the photo.   Hint:  Rather than trying to push the Rhinestone brad through the thick ribbon, I cut off the prongs and glued it on with Liquid Glass.

Stocking Card
Supplies Used:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
S1110 Holiday Magic, October SOM
X7140B Roxie Level 2 Paper Packet
Z1615 Red Collection Designer Ribbon
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads
Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
Z821 Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Z134 Prisma Glitter
Z555 Craft Heater
Z679 Liquid Glass

This tag features one of the Cricut Compatible chipboard pieces from the Banners set, and the Wonderland Paper.  The tiny tag was cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.

Tree Tag
Supplies Used:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
S1110 Holiday Magic, October SOM
X7146B Wonderland Level 2 Paper Packet
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1617 Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain
Z1081 Colonial White Waxey Flax
Z1685 Banners Dimensional Elements (Cricut Compatable)
Tiny tag cut with Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

 Here is an adorable card made by Allison Williams that uses the sleigh from the stamp set—So sweet!  

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