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The New Stamps are Here!

>> Saturday, June 13, 2009

by Sue

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Here are the blog candy winners drawn out of a hat bright and early this morning!!!!

Tink
Great card! Love it!!

and

Kim
All of the stops were great, I got some awesome ideas. I would love to win the coffee set.


Ladies - please send your address and "set" choice (golf or coffee) to Cathy at stamper_c at yahoo dot com The stamps will be mailed to you on Monday!!!
Thanks for hopping along with us everyone...enjoy the new images!!
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Welcome! We're happy to announce the release of our latest New Stamps. Have you checked them out yet? Simply click here if you haven't! Just be sure to return here when you are done!!!

Did you blog hop with us this Thursday?? I know I had a great time hopping from blog to blog and seeing all the wonderful cards and projects using our new stamps! Did you enter to win the blog candy?


It took me a long time deciding which new stamps I wanted to use first! I was torn between using our new golf stamps or using our new butterfly stamp. In the end I used all three but this card was my favorite!

Here are the stamps I used ~

and here's my card ~


I started my card by stamping our new butterfly on white cardstock using black dye ink. Knowing I was going to do some coloring I dried it with my heat gun so the black wouldn't smear. If you look closely at the butterfly design all the dots are actually open circles, so after coloring in the center of the butterfly using my 2 medium blue Bic markers, I filled in the dots using the darkest blue I had. Then I filled in the swirls' dot using my brightest pink marker.

After trimming my butterfly to 1/4" of the design I used my corner rounder on 2 opposite corners and my oval punch to punch the other 2 corners into a inside corner. Then I dry rubbed the edges using lavender dye ink. I mounted this on my powder blue layer and added the 2 jewels to the inside corners. Now it was time to work on my background.

Using our silhouette leaf background stamp, I stamped it side by side in rows using cornflower blue dye ink on white cardstock. On this layer I dry rubber all over using both my lavender and turquoise dye inks. I mounted this on my folded powder blue folded card and after attaching a strip of metallic lilac paper I attached my butterfly, off center. Last but not least I stamped our tiny sympathy greeting on powder blue cardstock and after trimming close I rounded all 4 corners, and adhered it as well.

Thanks for stopping by, read on for this weeks.....


Your Tip by Crystal B - I haven't bought dimensionals since the very first pack... I save all the extra rubber from stamp sets that I purchase and use that. I can cut it any size I want and one side is already sticky and the other side I just use my glue stick to adhere to the projects.

I have so much of it I will never use it all up!!!

My Trick - As I typed in the term "dry rubbed" I realized this is another term I kinda made up as I needed it, and maybe I should do a little explaining! I stole the term from my old ceramic painting days (it was dry brushing then:). Essentially what I do is keep a roll of paper towels on my stamping table, and when it seems there's too much white cardstock, I grab a 5" x 5" piece of paper towel, wad it up, tap it on my stamp pad, rub it in circles on my scrap paper until 90% of the ink is used and then gently rub in circles on my card. If I want a darker color I just repeat the process. I find it makes a wonderful cloudy sky and is a great addition to our grass background stamp!

Do you have a tip or trick?? Please share it with us by sending it to submitdrs@yahoo.com
I'm sending some serious blog candy to our Tipster every week! Next week it could be you!!!

8 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Congratulations to the blog hop winners!

This new butterfly image is awesome, Sue -- the open dots really give it versatility! I hadn't thought to color in the center like your demo; what a fun idea!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

congrats to the blog hop winners.

what a beautiful card. gotta love that butterfly and super tips too. i had no clue on the "dry rub". wow. can't wait to try it out.

hugs,

Heather said...

This is just gorgeous!!!! That background stamp is one of my absolute favorites. Fabulous card!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great card Sue, congrats to the blog candy winners and to Crystal!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Lovely card Sue!! Awesome design and colors!! Congrats to all the winners!! :)

Jennifer E. said...

Hooray for the blog candy winners! Great job on this card Sue! I love the colors! Great tips & tricks too!

Dawn Mercedes said...

congrats to the winners!

Deb said...

Beautiful card! Love that butterfly! Your tips are great! I always love learning an easy, fast, effective technique! Congrats to the blog hop winners!

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