Sunday, September 7, 2008

SU August Workshop highlights

O.K., so the kids are all now back in school, despite the 
interruption of Tropical Storm Fay and the threat of 
Hurricane Gustav. I was sure that all you stampin’ moms 
would have some first day photos to show off or send to 
the family, so I designed this make-n-take project with 
that in mind. It also shows off some of the wonderful, 
new Stampin’ Up. In Colors from the new catalog along
with the new scallop border punch, the tab punch, the Full 
Calendar and Tart and Tangy stamp sets,
plus the Nursery Letters wheel, which is a must have 
supply for school themed projects, (in my opinion).
I also did a 12 x 12 layout that I hope to photograph 
and post on the blog later this week. Hopefully,
we won't be threatened by anymore hurricanes.
Stay away, Josephine!!!

With fall just around the corner, I wanted to demo 
the cracked glass technique using the new Stampin’ Up 
Level 3 hostess set, Happiness always. I also showed 
how to use your stamp positioner for mounting the set.
This technique uses the Versamark pad and layers of 
Glassy Glaze (a thick, clear embossing powder) which was 
used on the project, heat set, put in the fridge, then cracked.
To accentuate the cracks, ink was rubbed on top.

Needing a cute note card in a hurry? Try combining
the Fresh Cuts stamp set and note cards. Here, I used
Pumpkin Pie ink with Pacific Point. I sponged ink around the
die cut flowers using a scrap sheet to protect the inside.
To make it a true note card, I added the layer of solid
cardstock behind the die cut so the note would not show
through the die cuts. I used Baja Breeze CS for the center
flower along with an ice blue rhinestone. A matching 
envelope was done using the leafy stem and Pacific 
Point ink stamped on the envelope’s flap.

1 comment:

Susan Stringfellow said...

Wow! I thought I knew how to stamp - boy was I wrong. LOL! I love the techniques and I am going to have to try them.