Happy Halloween Everyone! What are you doing for Halloween? I am going to decorate the back of my van this evening for a "Trunk or Treat" event at my church's parking lot! I have to get my decorations from last year out of storage today and get my costume together. I'm going as a Pirate, a Puss-n-boots Pirate!
The stamping task for the boot camp I am participating in listed this week's requirement as CASEing a technique from a Stampin' Up! resource. As a demonstrator, I have access to many different resources to help me plan my workshops, classes, and events. A bi-monthly magazine, Stampin' Success, is just one resource, but it's a great one! In the October issue, which we receive in September, they featured an article about using Shimmer Paint directly on our stamps. I took that article idea and instructions and translated it into using the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad from page 23 of the Holiday Catalog instead of the Shimmer Paint!
For the center focal image, I stamped the solid tree image from the Holiday Catalog set, "Evergreen" in Garden Green ink on the Garden Green cardstock, then inked the open tree image with the Glimmer pad and stamped over the first tree. I maybe should have used my Stamp-a-majig to line up the images perfectly, but since I used the Clear-mount version of this set, I got a pretty good match anyway!
On either side of the focal image I had stamped the same tree with the same ink but did not re-ink the stamp to get a lighter, in-the-background look to them. I breathed on the stamp before stamping on the paper to reactivate and remoisten the leftover ink. I tried the same breathing technique with the Glimmer ink on the open stamp before stamping over the background trees, and it worked! Yay!
After I had stamped the solid trees on the card base with the same Garden Green ink I cleaned my stamp on my Stampin' Scrub, then inked this image with the Glimmer ink and stamped over the trees. I like this effect too! The star image is also part of the Evergreen set.
I cut out the focal image with an Apothecary Accents Framelit Die and my Big Shot. To achieve the larger Brushed Silver layer, I simply traced around the outside of the framelit with my Simply Scored Stylus and hand-cut it out with my Paper Snips. Easy-peasy!
The inside of the card is pretty straightforward:
Come back tomorrow and I will show you my CASE of another Stampin' Success card, also using the Illuminate Glimmer Pad!
Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!
|Evergreen Clear-Mount Stamp Set Also available in wood-mount
Set Quantity: 5
|Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad||Item #126857|
|Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies||Item #127003|
|Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad||Item #126973|