Friday, November 30, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #23




Different Point of View: Use the same stamp in two different ways

I finally took time to use my special gift from Stampin' Up! (Thank you, SU and Shelli!) Each active demo was sent a little surprise gift of a level 3 hostess set from the upcoming Spring/Summer Collection!!! It's called Time Well Spent.

In my first card, I used a wonderful product offered in the Stampin' Up Fall/Winter Collection. Staz On White! It is a permanent ink perfect for glass, plastic, whatever you think you can't stamp on!!! I used a transparency sheet, cut and folded like a card and stamped with the White Staz-On. Another product (if you are anal-retentive like myself and love a good clean stamp) you may want is the Staz-On Cleaner. Since the Staz-On is permanent, it leaves a residue on your stamp. It won't hurt your stamp at all....just makes it look messy. A problem for me!!! I stamped the phrase with Basic Black and colored it in with SU markers.

For the second card I tried out a new technique in the Technique Junkies newsletter. I've mentioned this newsletter before but it's worth mentioning again. Pat Huntoon and her wonderful design team provides awesome new techniques and samples of the techniques in her wonderful newsletter. I've subscribed for a LONG time! Hence...Time Well Spent! Check it out: Technique Junkie Newsletter The technique used is Faux Layers. This card has only stamping...no layers of any kind but with this tech, it gives the look of layers. I used Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color in the image and the words on the phrase.

Thanks for looking! BTW! The SU retirement list for December will be posted late tonight or early tomorrow!!!! I am so curious what it will look like with the two catalogs a year plan! I'm sure that I'll post the list here tomorrow!

Lisa

13 comments:

Barbara said...

Lisa,
Both cards are so cheery and pretty! GREAT JOB! I can't wait to play some more with this great set.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Great cards...you did a wonderful job. I especially like the one with the acetate background...beautiful!

Lisa said...

Great cards Lisa - you did a wonderful job with the Faux Layers card!

Ida said...

Love the different ways you used this set. Stamping on the clear sheet was very different and I was amazed when I read that there weren't any layers on your 2nd card. Great job on this challenge.

Summerthyme Studio said...

So Sweet!! Love what you did with this new set!!!!!

Gerrie said...

Great challenge and the faux layers is too cute!

MJ said...

I was hoping someone would use this set. I have not had time to play with it. Only one card so far. Both of these are great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Melanie S said...

WOW! I really love card #2 and the images contained withtin the circluar flower. Very creative!

Stefanie said...

Great cards Lisa! I love your acetate card.

astampingteddy said...

Awesome cards! So cheery ;-)

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful. The faux layers card came out great!

Connie said...

Love your cards...I don't even have my set mounted yet...I'm so behind... Great job with the different points of view!

tonistamps said...

Wow! I love your acetate cards! Well, I love them both, really. Great colors.