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Lovely as a Tree Polished Stone

One of my all-time favorite stamp sets is Lovely as a Tree.  My customers agree – I'd say about 90% of my customer base owns this set! 

Polished stone is an old technique, but at a recent Technique Tuesday class, I taught my customers a new version using the Shimmer Paints.  This version is so much easier – plus you don't have to heat set or emboss to prevent smearing!  Here is the card we made:


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Goblin Monster Punch Art

Today I am taking part of the SU Stars Inaugural Blog Hop!   You probably came from Courtney's blog.  If you want to start at the beginning, go HERE. 

My Halloween-themed card uses some fabulous new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Today I am sharing my version of the Goblin Monster. 


I used the new Spider Web Embossing Folder with my Big Shot, then I pounced some shimmer paint on top.  The Goblin Monster is made using the Scallop Punch once, then put on typing paper or a post-it-note and moving the punch midway over the first punch to create spikier hair!  Sponge the Pear Pizzazz pieces.  The eyeballs are 3/4" circle and 1/2" circles.  Legs and shoes are the Word Window punch.  White gel pen and Basic Black marker are also used.  I love the new Glitter Brads – and the new large 2-1/2" circle punch is great to use for a focal point on a card.  I also used the new Decorative Label Extra Large Punch for the phrase!

If you want to continue on the SU Stars Inaugural Blog, Mary's blog is the next stop!

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Sock Monkey-Rubber Thwamping Technique

One of the techniques I taught at this week’s Technique Tuesday class was called Rubber Thwamping.  Interesting name…very fun and unusual technique.  Here is the card we made using Sock Monkey/Sock Monkey Accessories plus Teeny Tiny Wishes:


I love using household items in my stamping – and this technique fits the bill! 

For this technique, you will need:

  • Plastic or laytex gloves (if you don’t have these on hand, you can also use plastic sandwich bags)
  • Dry goods item like pasta, rice, or beans
  • Inkpad(s) and Card Stock

Put the dry goods into a glove or plastic bag.  Make sure the air is out of it.   Ink up the glove or bag in one inkpad and then pounce all over the card stock!  It really is that easy.  It may be best to have one bag per color, but I did find that with the plastic bags, it was very easy to clean off the excess ink.   At my event, I did use the laytex gloves – made it seem a little bit "ghoulish"!

Different dry goods leave different marks.  I inked Elegant Eggplant with rotini pasta – and inked Pumpkin Pie with white rice.  I made lots of fun samples too! 

Thanks to Pat Huntoon and all the TJers for this fabulous technique!

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