Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sharing my passion...

It was my turn to teach a technique and share my passion with my stamping club. They asked me if I would teach them how to use a brayer and the resist technique. It was nice to be able to teach a class that I actually have done the technique on my own several times. I also went over the do's and don'ts of using the brayer and several different ways you can use it. Splitcoast stampers is a wonderful resource if you have any questions or want the list of ways to use the brayer. I made these samples while I was on vacation. I got back just in time for club and then we left the next morning to take our last little chickadee to college orientation and a peek of his new apartment. The college is only 3 hours away and then we drove back home that night. I sure am going to miss that guy when he goes in two months. I think I am in pre-empty nest sydrome already. Saturday I was exhausted from all the travel this week or maybe it was thinking of Elliot not being here in the fall.

Here is my sample of the resist technique using Versamark on glossy card stock and SU Sahara Sand classic ink. The card stock is SU River Rock and Rose Romance. The border was done with SU border punch and I also used their curly label punch and "great friend" stamp set. I ran some of my favorite ribbon through the Fiskars border punch on the left. The butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart. I really wasn't happy with where I had to put the label as I would have liked it to be more in the bottom right corner but I didn't want to cover up the butterfly resist since I only had two on the card. The sentiment was from Hero Arts. I was looking for something small and only used the hooray out of the "hooray for you !" stamp.

This next card was also a resist with an old SU Kaleidacolor cotton candy stamp pad. The stamp is "Butterfly Flourish" by Stampington and Company. I used two of Martha Stewart's punches and some prima flowers. The card stock is SU Regal Rose and So Safron.

This last sample was done just brayering SU Sahara Sand onto glossy card stock. I stamped "Lone Tree" from Paper Bag Studio in black Stazon and then did some layering. I wanted this to be a masculine card so I kept it simple. I turned the square brads on a diagonal to get some height for the tall slender image of the tree

As usual we always have a great time learning from each other. We were all covered in ink by the end of the night. A lot of laughing and stamping is just what the soul needs and when it is shared with friends makes it even sweeter.

Have fun and enjoy!


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