Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Card Sharks

I didn't get a whole lot ironed last night. Because I went to a stamping class, the Sunbeam and I just had a quickie. We'll have a more lasting session tonight.

Of course you want to see the cards we made. This was a "techniques" class so we learned/reviewed techniques that take a bit longer than can be done in the stamp-a-stack classes. We played with watercolor crayons (center), a sanding block (left), and watched chalk get it on with Versamark (right). The unholy results are displayed below. You might not be able to tell what difference the sanding block made. At first I thought it was a lot of work for not much payoff. But once we stamped on it, the linen-look of the cardstock came out. It may be my favorite!



Speaking of stamping and unholy alliances, I recently read--don't ask me where--about a way to wed stamping and embroidery, specifically punchneedle. Using a simple stamp, stamp onto the weavers cloth, and voila!, you're ready to punch. I've been thinking about trying it out. I have this pumpkin stamp...

5 comments:

Melissa said...

All the cards are beautiful, I could never color inside the lines so I appreciate this stuff! My favorite, the cornucopia. The red sunflowers are pretty too.

Interesting word verification, I kept typing a "u" behind the "q" instead of the e that was shown. Must need more coffee.

Glenna said...

I think your iron is Hott...I like the cards! Sounds like fun!

Michelle said...

The cards are great. Would love to see how the stamping/punchneedle idea works out. It sounds like a great idea. I have a pumpkin freebie I got at my LNS yesterday, if you'd like a copy.

Coral said...

You have a pumpkin stamp, why am I not surprised????

Every day you make me laugh, thank you!!

Coral said...

Forgot to say I love your cards!!