A muse studio has created such beautiful sets of stamps that I can literally make a set of cards in 20 minutes or less. While dinner was on the stove last night I created a set of these cards with a different sentiments. The design is simple, clean and well, just plain pretty! I hope you find some time to stamp today!
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Sets: Beautiful Botanicals 2, Clever Girls, Contemporary Greetings
Ink: Cobalt, Slate, Fern
Paper: Lichen Embellish: bermuda pearls
A muse Studio Stamps are wonderful, fabulous sentiments and designs that complement one another. I made 15 of these cards in 1 hour. You can too! Here’s how!
I used A muse Studio lemon whip, grass and slate ink pads. Three sets of stamps, beautiful botanicals, tini time and hand scripted. A little ink on the edges and voila CAS and wonderful!
Today my friend Jennifer Matott inspired me on the Faber- Castell Blog with her Technique Tuesday post. I used the Star die cut from A muse Studio to replicate her CAS Watercolor Stamping on canvas. It reminded me of a technique I taught at an expo maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Here are the supplies you need: watercolor pencils, rubber stamp, and water brush or brush and water
Pick the color of pencil you want to stamp with.
Apply the watercolor pencil to the stamp, the color will float off the pencil and onto the stamp, if the stamp is not wet enough the watercolor pencil will not float on the stamp,but if it is too wet it won’t stay on the stamp. Adjust the water as needed.
Stamp the watercolored stamp onto your paper. I did use a cold press watercolor paper for this sample, however I have done this on regular 80 # cardstock with success as well.
Stamp the branch onto the paper so the flowers fall in the appropriate place. I did not use permanent ink for this I used a dye based ink and then carefully painted water onto the branch to give it a watercolor effect as well.
Continue to color, wet, stamp, repeat until the desired effect is achieved. Then to Shimmer it up, spray the Stardust Finishing Spray on top and you’ll have a beautiful shimmer effect.
Mount the image to some layers of fabulous A muse Studio Paper. Embellish with ribbon A muse Studio Impression Plates and die cuts. On the watermelson layer I sanded the dots before adding the stamped layer. The shimmer spray lightens the colors of the colored pencil images.
I am a big proponent of throwing away those scraps that are less than 2″, BUT the damask paper from A muse Studio is just too pretty to throw away. I decided to make a paper sampler for all the people who have joined my Studio Stampers Team. I just couldn’t throw away the little bits left, so I fed them into my XYRON create a sticker 150 X. I then applied them to a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock to eventually cut with my NEW A msue Studio Dies. A few of the strips didn’t fit onto the 8 1/2 x 11 paper so I used them as a card embellishment too!
So challenge yourself, use you scraps TODAY!
A muse Studio products used include Butterly Trio Die Cut, Onyx Damask shimmer paper, black twinkle stickers and On a wing sentiment.
If you’re wanting or needing any of these items, contact me on the Contact tab and I’ll get you hooked up!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I love to use non-traditional stamps for holidays that I don’t have stamps for! This shamrock was designed using the Hearts of Plenty stamp set and the essential elements stamp set.
You can easily click on the contact tab and I can place an order for it for you!
Have a great day! Take some time to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage! YUM!
If you would like to host a show, I have a few dates that are open, they happen to be Thursday nights, and I can accomodate any weekDAY except Wednesdays!
Thursdays April 14th, and 28th.
Just contact me using the contact me tab and I’ll get you in my calendar!
I’m working on figuring out how my gallery works, so while I can’t currently upload my images to a wonderful gallery for you to view, right now, I soon will! In the meantime, I’ll be sharing my stamped creations with you here on the blog side.
This card is so sweet with a different opening. The pinking edge is the A muse Studio pinking die cut. The ribbon on the edge can hold the card closed so the pinked edge can be a pocket OR the front of the card can be tucked into the pinked edge to hold it shut. I just love to make cards with dual purpose, then when I NEED one fast, I’m not messing up my ”a muse studio” trying to get a card done in minutes, on my way out the door! Does that happen to YOU?
If you have been visiting the amuse studio website and have thought about joining our Studio Stampers Team (SST), plcase contact me. Until April 1st I need to enter your information to home office in order for you to be part of (SST). After April 1st there will not be any issues, you can enter right from the site by just typing in my consultant number 1022 or my name sherry czarnecki and new york!
There are a few openings for my class on March 5th 1:30 – 3;30 at 396 main street, bridgeport NY 13030. You can go to the contact page and register if you are available to come! Hope to see you there!