Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May Stamp Club Samples

Blog class header-001 copy Don’t forget Punch Art Class is this coming Friday, May 28th - 10am. RSVP by Thursday!

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This month’s Stamp Club technique was actually 2 different ones.  First was water coloring with markers and second was a brick wall.  I went through a few samples to come up with the one I liked best.  Which one is your favorite?  Leave me a comment and tell me which one and why!


You can find a brick wall tutorial here at  I love this look but it is a bit tedious!


Achieving a water colored look with markers is easy.  Use your marker to color directly on your stamp.  For the flowers I used 2 different colors, applying the lighter one first then a darker one on the edges.  I did the same for the stems.

 Tip: When applying 2 colors together always apply the lighter one first, this will keep it from being discolored by the darker one.  Don’t worry about blending the 2 together, that happens in the next step.   

Next, spray your entire stamp with water.  The finer the mist the better.  Make sure that it’s quite wet. Then stamp your image and your done!  This is a fun one to play around with.  You can achieve so many different looks by adjusting the amount of water you use and whether you stamp it immediately or wait a minute to let it dry a little.


To give the entire card more texture and a weathered look I used my color spritzer.  I’m always forgetting about it and then when I pick it up again, I wonder why I don’t use it more often!

Tip:  When using the color spritzer try using 2 or  3 colors.  This will really give your card depth and interest.  Also practice on a scrap piece before spraying your card or image. I found that it spritzes different every time and you’d hate to put a big blob on your card!


This was my first try.


This was my last!  I think it’s also my favorite.

Milk Carton die - Watering Can

These things are just too cute! You can use this fun water can for so many things.  Fill it with candy for a party favor.  Decorate your table using these as your place cards.  I have a cupcake tree and these fit perfectly on them and make a great spring display.


After you run your paper through the Big Shot, with the milk carton die, put it back through using the polka dot impressions folder.  It really adds some thing to the carton. Cut a thin strip of cardstock and adhere it to your carton as the handle. Then just decorate to your taste.Blog Supply  header-001_edited-1 

    • Inspired by Nature (I use this one all the time)
    • Perfect Polka Dots - Impressions Folder, #117335 $7.95
    • Beautiful Wings - Embosslit, #118138 $11.95
    • Milk Carton – Big Shot die, #117310 $32.95
    • Color Spritzer Tool - #107066, pg. 192 $12.95
    • Old Olive satin ribbon - Summer Mini, #117292, pg. 13 $8.95
    • 1/2 Library Clip - #112581, pg. 179 $6.95
    • Medium Jewelry Tag - Punch, 117190 $10.95
    • Spiral - Punch
    • Ink and cardstock colors- Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Kraft (Crumb Cake), More Mustard 

I hope you found some great ideas.  Now go create something! Remember, pick your favorite and tell me why.

Thanks for looking!

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  1. The fourth card is my favorite too. The bow added makes it perfect. I will have to try this technique soon!

  2. The ribbon ended up that way because I forgot to add the ribbon before I glued down the layers. I had to get "creative" to add the ribbon!