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Perfect Couple Word Bubbles Framelit Masking Technique

My Technique Tuesday classes are always quick and fun nights out for my stampers.  I love the teaching aspect and hearing the oohs and aahs from my customers.

At a recent Technique Tuesday, I taught the framelit masking technique.  They loved it!  I’ll share the technique details later in this post, but here is the finished card:

Perfect Couple Word Bubble Framelit Masking

First off, may I please mention – PROTECT YOUR WORKSPACE.  I have leftover spritz spray all over my countertop.  It will eventually come off, but I did want to forewarn you.

You will need the magnetic plate for the Big Shot.  You will also need a 9″ x 6″ large piece of scrap paper to PROTECT YOUR MAGNETIC PLATE!  For this card, I used the Word Bubble Framelits, but I could have also used the heart, circle, flower, or many other framelit pieces.

Here are the other supplies –

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dye Reinkers
  • Stampin’ Up! Spritzer
  • Neutral Card Stock
  • Baby Wipes

Fill the spritzer 2/3 full with rubbing alcohol.  Add several drops (I used 12 drops of Real Red) of refill for the desired hue.

Layer the Magnetic Big Shot Plate with scrap paper.

Place your neutral card stock (I used Naturals Ivory) on the scrap paper.  Layer the framelits in the desired design.

Spritz the spray over the framelits.  It is ok to leave less sprayed areas.

Make sure to rub off all ink with baby wipes – and then dry them.

I know you can use all of our neutral card stock, but I liked the way the spritz soaked in to our Naturals card stock.

This card would be perfect for an anniversary card or a Sweetest Day/Valentine’s Day card.

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Goodbye 2011! Hello 2012!

At last month's Technique Tuesday class, I taught my stampers how to modify the glimmer paper by dyeing it!  By using the Wisteria Wonder refill, we changed the hue of the background and made this very sparkly card:

 

Greeting Card Kids-Dyed Glimmer Paper Z Fold

 

 Greeting Card Kids-Dyed Glimmer Paper Z Fold

This is a Z Fold Format – and the Top Note Die (an SU exclusive) is perfect to use for this!  My customers really liked the different color scheme for this vintage-feel card using Greeting Card Kids.

I have truly neglected uploading my projects on my blog this holiday season.  My new year's resolution is to share more and hopefully inspire my readers with my creativity.

There have been some great moments this year, but to tell the truth, I'll be happy to say goodbye to 2011!   I am looking forward to a fresh new start in 2012.  May joy come often and unexpectedly to you this year!

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Shimmer Paint Techniques

I love the Shimmer Paints!  I think my favorite has to be the Shimmer Frost White – there is so much you can do with it!  For my Technique Tuesday class this month, I featured Shimmer Paint in two aspects of the card my stampers created.  First of all, we tinted the Shimmer Paint with Summer Sun dye ink refill (one of our retiring colors).  We then stamped the Upsy Daisy image on a cut-off Top note Die using the dyed paint as an "inkpad", set it aside, and let it dry.  Then we painted the dyed Shimmer Paint on the flower from the Pretties Kit.  WOW…so sparkly! 

 upsy-daisy-inked-shimmer-paint

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