Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Trimmed Tree

I'm a little behind on posting, but I've I still been doing plenty of stamping. I spend a lot of time in my stamp room, but I'm slow at producing, that's just the way it is with me. I'm always wanting to try out new products and they don't always work and then you have to figure out how to make them work!

This week I've been working on making a sample of our new Trimmed Tree (J-1070). A couple of weeks ago I played with the Garland Tree. This one takes a little more time but well worth the effort, I think it's stunning!

Our new trees are no online. Next week we'll have some step-by-step instructions using this tree!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Christmas Posy

I'm back to Posies again, this time I'm trying to give them a Christmas look. We're doing a make n' take project at our wholesale show next week and this seemed like it would be more of an appropriate look for this time of year.

Here's a picture of the Posy, I don't have it put together on a card yet, but wanted to share the look. I'm really excited about it!

Our new Texture Design stamp will allow all kinds of great things to give plain paper a new look. On this particular Posy, I stamped with the Texture Design and embossed with gold embossing powder. The paper I used is antique gold by Paper Cut, available on our website. I flipped the Posy over after to texture it, this way you don't see the lines of the Posy and it looks cleaner.

The finished project! We will have full instructions for this on our website in the next week or two. Remember to always "fluff your flowers"!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Smooching our Halloween Outline images!

"Is summer really over? That's hard to believe when the weather is predicted to be
94 degrees tomorrow. I think I've played hooky long enough, back to the the
stamp room.

Have you all seen our new Halloween Outline stamps? They were designed to be used for Zentangling. Check them out on our website!

I wanted to make sure this wasn't the only way they were shown, so I switched gears
to fall and Halloween. I love Halloween except for the fact that cold weather is
around the corner.

I decided that I would give this a try with just Smooch paints. It was a little challenging, but I liked the results. I used 2 colors for the pumpkin, which I had not tried before. First I painted with the color Pumpkin, and before this coat was dry I went over it with the color Sundance. The result was a more streaky appearance and of course the smooch gives a great iridescent look. The other colors I used were Tuxedo, Grape Soda, Apple Green and Gold Lame'. I found
the Tuxedo to be a little flat so I went over it the the Smooch topcoat, which adds a nice
sparkle. The Gold was a little light so I did 2 coats. I also added a light sprinkling
of yellow glitter to the star after coloring it. P.S. His name is Sam."