Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Creating shades of paper with our Texture Design.

I wanted to get back about the red posy card with the green "textured" background. I'm really obsesses with the Texture Design stamp and what it can do for backgrounds and other things!

Here's a picture of the process....

Note the color of the paper I started with and how it changes as you add color to it with the stamp. The first paper was stamped randomly with a darker green, the second one has gold stamping added to it. The third one has more green added to it. The last one was just stamped with lots of the green. If you need a shade of paper that you don't have, this is a great way to get it!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Red Posies & Snowman Jewelry

So here is the red Christmas Posy that I said I would show you. It's basically the same as the previous ones I did with the silver and gold Sargent Liquid Metal paint. I used the Pointed Posies to simulate a Poinsettia look. Instructions are on our website for the silver Posy and you can use those instructions as a guide to create these red ones.

I put this one on a plain gold card that I stamped our Holly Background stamped on. I used one of our New Holiday Posy Greeting Centers. This center stamp comes with 6 different round centers with six different holiday greetings.

I put this one on a green background and used our Texture Design to create a gold "sponged" look. I'm liking using our filigrees and crystals for centers which really gives it an elegant look.

I also played with our New Snowman Jewel to create an "earth toned" Snowman Jewel Pin with matching earrings. I received lots of compliments on them the other day when I wore them, so I figured they must be worth mentioning. We do have instructions for the Snowman Jewel on our website. I used different color jewels but the technique is the same. For the "snowy" face, I used a brand new product that we are having fun with called Pearl Pens by Viva Decor. We just started carrying them, so check out all the cool colors we are stocking! Below are the jewel color and sizes I used:
Hat - Light Peach 12
Brim - Smoked Topaz 16
Eyes/Mouth - Jet 16
Scarf - Light Peach/Smoked Topaz 12
Matching Earrings - Light Peach/Smoked Topaz 12

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Outlines Design Team Search!

Outlines Rubber Stamps - 2011 Design Team Call
Looking for six Designers to serve a six month term starting January 1, 2011. Open to all designers who are at least 18 years of age.

Requirements we are looking for:
  • You must maintain an active blog and online gallery on SCS.
  • Create four to five cards a month using Outlines images, posting cards to your blog and online gallery with product links back to Outline’s online store. We will provide a listing of challenge ideas for the weekly posts…. themes, colors, sketches. Mondays will be the post day.
  • One picture tutorial of a card or project with in the six month term to be featured on Outline’s website and Newsletter.
  • Have a Yahoo account and be familiar with Yahoo Groups as that will serve as group communications.
  • Good Quality Photo Skills - photos of your projects will need to be posted in Yahoo albums without a watermark to Outlines for use on their website, catalog or print ads.
  • Hard copies of cards will need to mailed to Outlines.
  • Promote Outlines on your blog with a blinkie and list your fellow DT members’s blogs.

Design Team Benefits:
  • You will get to choose a welcome package of 20 stamps that you are inspired to work with. We will also be sending out stamps of our choosing for specific challenges and newly released images on a regular basis. After two months on the DT, you will get another round of 15 stamps of your choice. Occasionally we may send digi files or prestamped images for you to work with.
  • Any additional tutorials (one is required) you would like to submit for use on the Outlines site will be welcomed and if used will earn additional free rubber.
  • You will receive a 30% discount on any additional Outlines stamps you wish to purchase.
  • Publication Incentive – Submitting to print publications is not a requirement but is encouraged. For any publication featuring Outlines images in a printed magazine, you will receive $50 of credit to be used for any Outlines products.

To apply for the Design Team:
Create three cards or paper projects showing us your style. We would prefer that you use Outlines images, but is it not a requirement.

Please e-mail your entry to: by November 26, 2010. Please put “OUTLINES DT" in the subject line of your e-mail. Please attach pictures of your cards to the email and reduce the size off the photos to 300kb or less. Each submission will be acknowledged via email to let you know that we have received your entry. The team will be announced and contacted by email or phone by December 1, 2010.

Please include the following information in your submission email:
  • Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Your blog link.
  • Your online gallery link(s).
  • A list of design teams you are currently serving on (includes manufacturers/wholesalers, stores, challenge blogs, etc.).

Friday, November 5, 2010

Liquid Metallic Acrylic Posies!

I think I finally got through working with the Christmas Posies! I've discovered a new product and technique that I'm really excited about! Sargent Liquid Metal Acrylic Paint is the main product I've been working with for these Christmas Posies. These Posies are so easy and fool proof, with stunning results. The pictures don't do the cards much justice!

Below is my favorite.

I'm playing with a using the red Liquid Metallic Acrylic Paint to create a Poinsettia like Posy. I'll post that next week!
This week our website has step-by-step instructions for the silver Posy.