Sunday, April 13, 2008

Same But Different

I wanted to play with one of the new background stamps from Innovative Stamp Creations ( ). This background stamp is a little different from what I typically use - it’s a modern style. I thought it would be fun to play with this stamp with two of the newer techniques that I have drooled over lately but have not had the chance to try. The results are two very different cards…

Modern Glimmer:

This card uses the Chalkboard Technique on SCS. All of the paper and chalks are glimmery - except the black. This is a flap fold card turned on it’s side. You can find the technique here:

Modern Meets Grunge:

This technique is from Tim Holtz’s April tag and it featured pattern paper, embossing and acrylic paint. For this technique I used regular acrylic paints and a sponge brush which worked fabulously.

The background paper before embossing and painting:

“Cherish” and “Journey” were stamped using the faux metal technique and “the” is behind a Tim Holtz fragment One more nice touch on this card that you probably can‘t see in the picture is the sewn stitching with copper thread. Here is a link to Tim’s tag/directions:

Glimmer Other Info:
Stamps - Textures, Backgrounds and Sentiments (Innovative Stamp Creations)
Inks - Black (Stazon), Whisper White Craft (SU)
Paper - Cool Metallic (The Paper Company), Black
Other - Pearlescent Chalks (Peebles), Magnetic Snaps (Basic Grey), Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Grunge Other Info:
Stamps - (All Innovative Stamp Creations)Textures, Backgrounds and Sentiments, Arts 4 Frames, Scrapbook Layouts - Words, Assemblage
Inks - VersaMark, Timber Brown (Stazon), Pumpkin Pie (SU), More Mustard (SU)
Paper - Basic Grey, Choc Chip
Other - fragments (idea-ology), brown acrylic paint, copper thread

Hope you are having a great Sunday!

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