Monday, August 25, 2008

CHF Challenge - Vellum Cardstock

I know... you thought I'd gotten swallowed whole, haven't you?  I was starting to wondering if I'd ever get to stamp again.  The last month has been SO hectic, and last week the kids went back to school.  Three school meetings and visits at the hospital have consumed me.

But this week, I'm going to stamp.  It's a promise.  And as it's Monday, the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team is challenging each other to use Vellum cardstock.  I LOVE this stuff.  I've written a technique article and did my on-line class at CHF using Vellum Cardstock.  Lovely stuff!

The Prayer:
I used two techniques with the vellum for this challenge.

1) I embossed it with my Cuttlebug Textile folder.  Vellum is delicate, so embossing can rip the paper easily.  I find it best to emboss a 1/4 sheet of cardstock and trim down to a smaller piece to ensure it's whole.

2) I stamped my main image on vellum and colored on the reverse.  In fact, I love this technique for detailed images... so easy to color them.  I stamped The Prayer with Stazon Timber Brown ink, which is perfect for slick surfaces.  The image is crisp and lovely!  Because Stazon inks are solvent based, they aren't a good ink to use with Copic markers.  The trick is to color the reverse side with the markers, yielding a soft and vintage look.  For more information on this technique, you can read more --> HERE.

To see what the other CHF crew has created, check out their blogs:


Thanks for stopping by,
-The Prayer (the Sandra Kuck Series) by CHF

-Timber Brown Stazon ink by Tsukineko

-Nautical Blue Light, Med and Dark, Vellum cardstock by Prism Papers
-White cardstock by Georgia Pacific

-Textile Embossing Folder and Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
-Taffeta ribbon by May Arts
-Copic Markers
-Glue dots and dimensional tape

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dual Color Embossing Technique

It seems like ages since I've last posted.  And where has the summer gone?  The kids are going back to school next week!  Crazy!

I wanted to share another technique with you.  I'd written this for the Cornish Heritage Farms Technique Talk forum

Dual Color Embossing:

I just love how you can pinch more than one color of embossing powder and still translate this to great detail!  The link for the technique name will take you to the original article.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Hugs and Kisses (the Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Perfect Plaid Scrapblocks™ by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Red Pepper and Espresso Adirondack dye inks by Ranger
-VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad by Tsukineko

-Super Smooth White, White Prismatic and Classic Red cardstocks by Prism

Accessories and Tools:
-Chocolate Brownie and Chirpy Cherry Embossing Powders by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Nestabilities by Spellbinder from
-Heat gun
-Prismacolor pencils
-Coffee filter or powder tray
-Dimensional tape
-Brush (optional)

Monday, August 4, 2008

CHF Challenge #19 - Technique Inspiration

Oh Monday... can't trust that day...

It's been a wild weekend.  I did manage to create for this challenge and I'm so glad I did.  Cornish Heritage Farms has a wonderful resource available... a weekly technique article.  The challenge of this week was to peruse the posts in Technique Talk and use one for our card.

My card used the Paper Piecing technique that Keri Sereika posted.


This was a super fun card to create.  I created a card base and stamped all my images on pieces of Sultry patterned paper, trimming.  Super fast!  It's a perfect alternative technique for line art, which abounds in the Cornish Heritage Farm images!

Thanks for stopping by,





-Bloomin' Beautiful (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Vases stamp set (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-"hello" from the Tag!  You're It! stamp set (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms


-Pitch Black Adirondack ink by Ranger

-Vintage Photo Distress ink by Ranger


-White Prismatic and Crabapple Light cardstock by Prism

Patterned Paper:

-Sultry by Basic Grey


-Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest

-Zip Dry Beacon adhesive

-Copic markers

-Precision scissors