Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Base and Shade

WOOHOOO!!!  The second post this week... that's a record!!!  Ok, I won't lie - I'm doing my best to make it up to you :)

Welcome to this month's fabulously awesome blog hop!  I love the gals I get to do this with... each one is so talented.  If you're coming from Rebecca Sorge's blog, you are on the right path.

This month there are 11 of us highlighting the "Paper Beyond Base and Shade Stamping" Technique as shown on page 11 in the current Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book!  Are you new to a blog hop?  It's just a  giant internet blog circle... if you get lost along the way, please visit this LINK to see all the participants.

To keep on hopping along, please continue on to Tonya Whitehurst's blog. Or, if you'd like to know what other techniques and supplies I used... keep on readin'!!  Have a blessed week and if you really like my blog posts, I'd be flattered if you signed up for the blog email list (upper left side of the page) and every time I post it'll forward right to your inbox - thanks!

Techniques Used:

1.) Base & Shade Stamping:  This is where I adore the simplicity of our clear acrylic stamps. Get this... you can see right through the stamp!!!  LOL!  It's been about 6 years since we first came out with acrylics and I still love how awesome this bit of innovation is.  It makes it so easy to stamp the outline image and then fill in with the second coordinating stamp in a second-generation stamp.

2.) Sanded Lines:  Using your paper trimmer and one of the following: scoring blade, dry embossing tool, or edge of paper folder.  With our wonderful CTMH white-core cardstock, just place the paper in your trimmer and use the cutting line to score lines in your cardstock.  They can be evenly spaced using your ruler, or randomly spaced!  Once complete, just sand the raised edges and WAH-LAH!  Perfection.

3.) Ribbon Fray:  I tried something new!!!  I just placed my cocoa grosgrain ribbon down on my Versamat, took the very tip of my Micro-tip scissors and scraped the edge of the ribbon fraying the edge out.  I didn't need to trim it or anything and I'm pretty happing with this distressed look.

Have a question about something I did?  Just post a comment or email me and I'd be happy to share!  Please stay tuned, there's more artwork just around the corner...

Supplies Used: visit my website to purchase what you need!

Cocoa Cardstock
Desert Sand Cardstock & Exclusive Ink
Cranberry Cardstock & Exclusive Ink
Colonial White Cardstock
Garden Green Exclusive Ink
Cocoa Grosgrain ribbon
D1451 Trellis stamp set
Z1147 Foundary Bookplates
Z1333 Mocha Opaques
3-D Foam Tape
Z1294 Sanding Kit


  1. Great card, love the tutorials, and the circle frame, perfect!

  2. Your card is gorgeous, love the color in the flowers.

  3. Very pretty card and awesome tutorials!

  4. Gorgeous card! Thanks for all the tips.


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