This sentiment set has lots of ways to tell people to CELEBRATE!
Archive for July 2012
Hi everyone, Vicki here today with a fun, easy sketch for you through the end of this month. Remember, if you play, you can be the random winner of this month’s prize!
Here is my sample card to go with the sketch;
I went with a very simple layout. You can go totally elaborate by adding layers, background stamping, ribbon – whatever you would like to do, just keep the basic sketch. I hope you play along! We really would love to see what you create~
Thanks for stopping by~
Hi all! Amber here from The Country Scrapper to share a fun technique that you can “quote” me on! Quotes and sayings are great focal points for your cards. Today I’m going to show you how to create a card and use only quotes and sayings as your focus.
First up, you need a great set of stamps. I used Stamp School’s Wedded Bliss stamp set. You will also need a pencil and eraser. I started by deciding where I wanted my first sentiment to be on my card stock. Simply take your ruler and draw a line where you want the first sentiment to be stamped. Then stamp your sentiment or quote onto the card stock.
Now that you have your starting point, draw a line at the top of your previous stamp and stamp your next saying here. I like starting at the bottom and working my way up. I like to mix up a saying, a quote, a sentiment so your drawn to look at different areas of the card.
When you are done stamping, let your ink dry then erase your penciled lines. Decorate your card any way you’d like and you’ve created a card that is different and trendy.
Hi everyone – Vicki here today. I had a request for a tutorial from a card I made. Today, I am showing the same technique…. kind of. Here is the finished project; a bookmark.
Start with a piece of acrylic 3″ c 6″ – [I used a recycled piece]
Use a piece of vellum 3 x 6
Stamp flowers on vellum using Versamark
Emboss with white embossing powder.
Score at 3″ on both vellum and acrylic – using vellum tape, attached vellum to acrylic, and your bookmark is complete
Thanks for stopping by~
Hi all! Amber here from The Country Scrapper with this week’s Art Room. I love the colors hot pink, light pink, and black. Hope you will take inspiration from the colors and the photo below!
I created a card from this inspiration using a few of my favorite stamps from Stamp School.
We’re adding a submission form below this post. Make up your card and post it on your blog (with a link to our blog of course). Submit your card by adding it below. Make sure to post it to the actual blog post and not just your general blog address. You have until 11:58 on the last day of the month to upload any challenge entries.
We will randomly choose a winner from each month’s submissions to win a prize package from Stamp School.
Hello! In keeping with the celebration of Stamp School’s first 6 months in session, I have another review post. Today I’m going to share with you one of my absolute favorite products that Stamp School makes: Felt! Why is Stamp School’s felt so amazing? Well, let me tell you Stamp School felt is soft to the touch yet sturdy, medium-weight 100% merino wool, imported from Holland. This stuff cuts like butter with dies and adds so much pizazz to projects. Be forewarned, once you craft with it you’ll have a hard time ever going back to a blend or acrylic. Approximately 14 oz. per linear yard (36×72 inches) and 1mm thick, almost 1/16 inch. Our felt is not flammable,and safe for babies and children. Stamp School felt comes in both 6″ x 30″ rolls and 6″ x 6″ squares.
Now on to the best part of the post, all 28 colors of Stamp School Felt in rainbow order (you can see the name of the felt color by holding your cursor over the picture of the felt):
I hope you enjoyed this luxurious post! You can find all of Stamp School’s felt for sale here.
Hi all! Amber here from The Country Scrapper to share a fun little technique I recently tried for the first time. One of the latest trends in Copics is gradient coloring.
What is gradient coloring??? It’s when you use like colors to make a visual spectrum. For example, I wanted to mimic a sunset, so I chose colors in the following family: yellow, orange, green, and blue. I used my Copic color wheel and numbering to put them in order from lightest to darkest. So pick which colors you want to use and start making lines across a piece of white cardstock.
Keep in mind, you want to slightly overlap your colors to give a blended look.
Next up, decide what type of stamps you want to use on your card. I decided on Stamp School Natural Landscape stamps. This was one of the first stamp sets introduced by Stamp School and is a classic. I stamped my flowers in black to create the look of shadows.
My sentiment was created from the Stamp School Women In My Life Stamp Set. I also added Stickles for shine.
Happy Wednesday! Last week, in celebration of Stamp School’s first 6 months in session, I reviewed all of Stamp School’s stamps (if you missed it, you can find that post here). This week I want to review all the colors of popular Pop Tone card stock and matching ink that Stamp School carries. Why are Pop Tone inks and card stock so amazing? The Pop Tone card stock Stamp School carries is 100 lb weight which means it’s thick and sturdy. This card stock has held up to every challenge I’ve thrown at it…you can stamp on it, color on it, dry emboss it, die cut it with both manual and electronic machines (however, because it’s so thick, if you choose to cut it with an electronic die cutting machine make sure to treat it more like chipboard than paper when choosing your blade settings), letterpress on it, score it, and fold it. Try it just once and you’ll be hooked on it’s sturdy weight and smooth finish. You can find all of Stamp School Pop Tone card stock in both 8 1/2″ x 11″ and 6″ x 6″ packs.
On top of that, all of Stamp School Pop Tone card stock have matching dye ink pads. These ink pads feature a raised edge, which makes inking all or just part of your stamp a breeze, and a hinged lid (which helps those of us who get a bit messy during crafting sessions, and seem to misplace things…you’ll never lose the lid to one of these ink pads!). The dye based ink goes on evenly and smoothy, and cleans up off your stamps with little to no staining. These pads are also refillable, so when you run out of your favorite color, you can pick up a re-inker and add new life to your dry ink pad. With 22 colors to chose from, it’s easy to find the color you need!
Time to do a quick review of all the colors of Pop Tone card stock and ink. I thought it would be kind of fun to review them in rainbow order, so here they are. Just hold your cursor over the image to see the name of the color:
I hope you enjoyed this colorful post!
Hi everyone – Vicki here today with another Study Hall.
Today’s card is made with the beautiful Flowers for Mom. I just love the leaves and flowers on this set. By using Versamark and one of the images, I made my own background, and using a black fine sharpie and dotting around the edges makes faux piercing. Now, how easy is that!
Did you know Stamp School has now been in session for 6 months? To celebrate we’re spending the month playing with all our favorite stamps, inks, papers, and felts from the last six months. Today, I’m going to recap all of the stamp sets released by Stamp School so far this year.
I hope you enjoyed this recap of Stamp School’s first 6 months of stamps. Next week we’ll check out the amazing colors of Stamp School!
Hi Everyone – Art Room today. Today I am taking the art class more towards your creativity — any 2 same colors, different shade, with neutral of your choice. [Yes, you can use designer paper also, but again, keep it in the same color scheme.]
I look forward to seeing what you create! REMEMBER: There is a random winner at the end of the month who will win PRIZES!! The more challenges you play in here at Stamp School, the better your chance of winning! We have Art Room (color) and Geometry Room (Sketch)challenges during the month. [See above tab for Current Challenges.]
Every month Stamp School host multiple Art Room (color) Challenges and Geometry Class (sketch) Challenges. At the end of the month we count up all the entries (1 entry for every card you submit) and randomly choose a winner. June’s challenge winner is:
Kelly Sas who played along with the June 11 Art Room Challenge.
Kelly used Stamp School’s 100 lb cardstock in Razzelberry and Gumdrop Green to create a fun flowerpot card.
Kelly, please send an e-mail to Lisa@stampschool.com and let her know you’re the June Challenge Winner to claim your prize.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to create cards and share them with us. We love to ooh and aah over your creativity. You can find new challenges for July all month long by clicking on the “Current Challenges” tab on the left hand side of the blog.