Thursday, December 17, 2009

December Club Projects

Stampin' and socializing opportunity! A new club session is starting up in February. We meet every other month, one club member is 'hostess' for the month, and the purchase requirement is $25. Typically we complete two card projects and one 3-D project at each club session. Come join us!

Here are some club projects we did this month.

We did a little product focus on Versamark, the clear watermark ink. The flowers were stamped with Versamark and then rubbed with Stampin' pastels and a Q-tip to create the color (you could also use a sponge dauber). This is a technique called Poppin' Pastels. And look at the left side of the card. We wheeled the card with a Stampin' Around wheel and Versamark to get a watermark accent.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Retro Remix wheel; Paper: Bordering Blue, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Regal Rose ribbon, Q-tips, Stampin' Pastels.

The next technique is called Ghosting. Stamp the tree image with Versamark in Glossy White cardstock. Then brayer with Bashful Blue ink. Stamp the tree image again with Bashful Blue and Bordering Blue ink for more colors. Ghosting gives a soft white image effect.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree; Paper: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Glossy White; Ink: Versamark, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue; Accessories: Silver Cord, Brayer.

Here we used Versamark to emboss, a technique called Cracked Glass. After stamping and sponging the main image, completely cover the image with Versamark. Sprinkle on Glassy Glaze embossing powder (a thick embossing powder) and heat. Repeat with Versamark - Glassy Glaze - heat two more times. Then stick your image in the freezer for a few minutes. When you remove it, immediately bend the image to create the cracks. You can sponge the cracks to highlight, if you desire. This gives such a nice vintage-y look!

Stamps: A Wish for Peace; Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede, Whisper White (main), Very Vanilla (sentiment), Christmas Cocoa DSP; Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark; Accessories: Sponge, Glassy Glaze, Heat gun, Kraft corduroy buttons, Linen thread, 1/2" polka grosgrain ribbon.

Check this out! Here is a comprehensive list of all the things you can do with Versamark.

And we played with some origami trees. These are always fun! I cut the oval with my coluzzle, the star with Big Shot die Stars #2, and the squares for the tree were 3", 2.5", 2", and 1.5".

Thanks for stopping by!

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