Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Stamp of the Month: Sketched Scrolls

Yippee!! I was chosen as one of three people who got to be a Designer for TAC's October Stamp of the Month (SOTM). You can find 4 of my 6 creations on TAC's website...and the other 2 here. I waited to post until I had permission from TAC - sometimes they save things for a later date.

The "joy" card above was SO easy...can't wait to do a class on them. Take an already scalloped 8x8 sheet from the DCWV stack; fold in half, and decorate. I used some TAC exclusive Cha Cha cardstock and the Joy stamp is from the Faith stamp set. Quickly finish this card with a sander, scallop punches, crop-a-dile, eyelet & pop dots.

I am looking forward to when my life slows down enough that I can enter TAC's "card to crop" monthly contests. Since it hasn't happened yet, I did my own "card to crop" for the SOTM (and threw in an ornament).

I'm not up on all the official names of techniques...but I love how quick & easy this one is. Start with Glossy cardstock, stamp image in VersaMark, then load up your brayer with Kaleidacolor ink and roll away. The VersaMark ink resists the Kaleidacolor ink. Be sure to pre-cut your pieces of glossy for good coverage...and keep rolling the brayer back & forth flowing off onto your paper underneath. The more pressure the better.

The ornament was fun to make. Upon trial & error...I learned that it's easier to embellish with stickles BEFORE folding and assembly (best to distress edges beforehand too).

This is our 1st furry child, Jasper. He just loves the snow!

The other card I made was a Valentine one - I'm guessing TAC wasn't able to get a good pic of it, because it looks much more beautiful in person than even the pics I took. I tried out the Champagne Dazzle VersaMark ink on the red background.

It's hard to see the dimension of this card in the picture on TAC's website. I cut off the right edge from the top half of the cardstock after folding it...and laid a strip of the patterned cardstock that I made. I also used the Scor-Bug Embosser to add a little more to the card.

Thanks for looking. I am starting to work on Christmas cards; look for pics after November 10th when I return from a long crafting weekend with girlfriends.


Diana said...

Hey sweet friend!! Love all your samples!! you did awesome with that stamp and I am adding it to my order!! thanks for share!

Jennifer Carter said...

Great job! I love your snowflake!

StampinCarol said...

These are wonderful!! I really like the ornament!

Julie said...

wonderful cards!!!!!

Barb said...

These were all so pretty! LOVE the color accents, and the puppy is so cute :)

Angela K said...

Wonderful samples!