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Notes from Stamp-A-Rama
Presentations June 2012
Thank you for attending!
Jenn Tinline, Sofi Daniels, Nancy Giesbrecht
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Scratch and Reveal Technique-presented by Sofi Daniels
Who doesn’t like to find out a secret message? And wouldn’t it be more fun if you had to
scratch it off the reveal it?
Well, I think so!
Here are directions so you can do it!
You need:
Window sheet or overhead sheet
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet
Paintbrush (foam)
1. 2 parts ~ grey or silver acrylic paint.
1 part ~ liquid dish soap
2. Stick on adhesive sheet to window sheet
3. Paint on mixture on window sheet(shiny side)
4. Let dry – speed up with heat tool
5. Apply 2nd coat if paint
6. Let it dry
Now you scratch sheet is ready to play with.
Use your imagination!
Have fun!
Sofi Daniels
[email protected]
Here are some samples:
Vintage & Shabby Chic Style- Presented by Jenn Tinline
Vintage & Shabby Chic Style
Vintage style typically refers to items that appear aged, antiqued
or are classic in style.
Shabby Chic style typically refers to items that show their age or
new items that have been distressed to achieve the appearance of
antique. It is often very embellished or opulent and feminine in
Translating to Cardmaking and Scrapbooking:
Colours: are typically soft, muted, bleached out, “tea stained” or faded. Monochromatic colour
schemes suggest elegance and age. Use off white, or vanilla instead of white. Stay away from bright
colours. And nothing overly shiny...but bling is good.
Suggested Stampin’ Up Colours: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Very
Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Summer Starfruit, More Mustard, Island Indigo,
Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke
Stamp style: images of days gone by, line art natural images of fruit, flowers, animals, engraving
style images, scripts, stylistic flourishes, typewritten fonts, images that can be collaged
Suggested Stampin’ Up! stamp sets: Artistic
Etchings, Everything Eleanor, Elements of
Style, Nature Walk, Very Vintage Wheel,
Postage Due, Clockworks, Layered Labels,
Countryside, Havest Blessings, Lovely as a
Tree, Morning Post Alphabet, Lovely Letters,
From My Heart, Established Elegance,
Christmas Lodge, Open Sleigh, Papaya
 Newsprint
 Ribbons (esp. runched, unravelled, cut
into V-points)
 Buttons
 Velvet
 Twill
linen thread
paper flowers
charms safety pins
sewing stitching
border punches
lace edges
glittered cardstock hatpins
small tags
 Ripping or tearing paper
 Separating paper
 extra layers /colouring layers and curling on a
 Stamping directly on designer paper
 Sponging with sponges
 Sponging with daubers
 Ribbon -add
 Stamping off
 Brayering ribbon/seam binding and add
waterspots stamps
 Watermark stamp from French foliage
 Sanding embossed backgrounds
 Braying embossed background
 Embossing folder in big shot inked up
 Linen thread
 Fraying ribbon
 Seam binding ribbon pulling
 Spritzing
 Spritzer tool
 Smooching
 Colours (soft suede, crumb cake, more
 Banners
 Collage
 Lace, doily, fabric, scallops girly
 Swirly stamp sets
 Texture from ribbon border punch
 Emboss resist
 Texture from big shot (vintage wallpaper,
square lattice, fancy fan)
 Texture from die cuts, lattice,
 Stamping overtop of images (with background stamps)
 Curling edges of cardstock down
Watercolour Float-presented by Nancy Giesbrecht
Stamp rose image (from Fifth Avenue Floral Set) on Shimmery White cardstock using White Craft
heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder and the heat tool
Generously spritz entire embossed image with water in a spray bottle - spray until there are puddles of
water, not just wet paper.
Use an Aqua-painter to dip into drops of classic re-inker and just "touch" the tip of the Aquapainter/ink to each section of the rose - ink flows inside each section (because of the embossing) but will
also blend nicely when you touch more than one color to a section
use 2 or 3 coordinating re-inker colors in any combo you wish (classic ink)
Used: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Cameo Coral and Summer Sun on the above
Clean Aqua-painter tip in between applying each color
 Let dry, cut out image and mount to
card or project. They take approx. 20 to
30 minutes to dry - will vary by
 Use flowers from your garden for color
inspiration - also check images
on Google or any rose garden for color
Rock & Roll Technique- presented by Darcie Clyne
Rock ‘n Roll Stamping
1. Choose two colours of ink and a
solid stamp. A round stamp is the
easiest to use, but don’t be afraid to
try other shapes.
2. With the lighter ink (a spot will work
fine for this step) ink up the full
3. Carefully roll just the edges of the
stamp on the darker stamp-pad.
Check for coverage - if there is good
contrast in your colour choices it will
be easy to see on the stamp.
4. Stamp
5. If doing multiple images BE SURE
want to get the darker ink in the
lighter pad
6. Add other images and assemble card.
Cascading Card & Stained Glass – presented by Eileen McAuliffe
Cascading Card & Stained Glass – presented by Eileen McAuliffe
Cascading Card & Stained Glass – presented by Eileen McAuliffe
Spirelli technique –presented by Debbie Apps
Ok, let's work on this fun Spirelli Technique! It's easy! Once you start wrapping the twine, you turn
into a twine-wrapping maniac. You will have considerably less scraps on hand, because everything
that was large enough to punch a scallop circle out of got punched and made into one of these
To begin, you need any size scallop circle punch or die cut from the Big Shot, and Baker's Twine
(which now comes in eight different colors!!). You'll need quite a lot of Baker's Twine, it is also
inexpensive, which is great!
Leave the twine attached to the main package, because it will vary how much you need. Start by
wrapping the twine around four scallops, leaving the end hanging towards the back. Then wrap it
around again, starting with the next scallop over and wrapping around four scallops, as shown below.
Then proceed all the way around the circle, moving over
one scallop at a time, and wrapping around four each
time. You can see below how it starts to create a really
effective woven look.
After you've gone all the way around, cut off your twine, leaving enough to wrap towards the back and
secure with a dimensional.
Now, you can get a couple of different variations on this look by altering the number of scallops you
skip. You can do three or five, as well as four, and get the looks below:
Different circle punches fit in the centers of these and make for a lot of fun embellishments!
Diagonal Score Plates –presented by Gaile Merritt-Murrell
Split Negative- presented by Renee Faerber
What is it?
This technique is great for creating graphic modern cards. It basically consists of one image that is
divided into 2 colours, creating sort of a mirror image of it’s self. This is not to say that you must use
only symmetrical images. Really, in my experience you can use almost any stamp design or shape.
How do I do it?
You will need to pick a stamp image. I recommend that the image not be too small (an inch or larger).
The image does not have to be symmetrical although these types of images work well. Really it would
be hard to choose an image that you couldn’t use this technique with. Once you have chosen your
stamp image, choose 2 different colour inks and corresponding cardstock colours. Stamp the full
image in 1 colour on the opposite colour cardstock and set it aside. Stamp the same image in the
other ink colour and it’s opposite colour cardstock. For example, if you chose to use black and white
ink & cardstock, you would stamp the image once with the white ink on the black cardstock and then
stamp the image again in black on the white cardstock. Once you have your 2 images stamped. Cut
each image down the middle – use a reference point so that you can duplicate the cut on the 2 nd
image. If you forgot to establish a reference point – no problem – use your existing cut image and
place it on top of the uncut image, positioning it until the image is lined up. Mark the edge of the cut
line lightly with a pencil then cut along this line. You should be left with 4 pieces of cardstock with half
an image on each. Take 2 pieces in opposite colours (i.e. 1 black and 1 white), with 1 take a small
piece of tape and adhere it to the back along the cut edge so that it hangs off slightly. Turn your
image over – the sticky side of the tape should be face up on the image side of the cardstock. Take
your 2nd image half and line it up with the 1st image to create the full stamp image. Press down firmly
to ensure the tape will hold the image together. The nice thing about this technique is that it forces
you to create 2 split negatives (4 pieces combined to make 2 images) – therefore ultimately providing
2 cards. This is the simplest form of split negative but the possibilities are endless.
Need More Ideas:
Instead of stamps try punches and/or dies.
Instead of cardstock try pattern paper or embossed paper or a combination of both.
Emboss your image with embossing powder before cutting for an extra pop.
Instead of a vertical line use a horizontal line or a diagonal line.
Instead of just 1 cut line do 1 horizontal and 1 vertical.
Instead of creating just one split negative (2 sides different colours) try using 3 or 4 colours – this
would work best with a large stamp image.
Create a 3D version using multiple cut or punched out images folded in half and glued together.
I hope I have been able to help to get your creative juices flowing. This is a very easy technique and
has unlimited variations. Use your imagination. Enjoy.