Today is day 3 of favorite techniques week! Kylie and Vicki are sharing their favorites with gorgeous cards below.

Customer-Gallery-Contest

Today is our last day of the Customer Gallery Contest. Unfortunately we won’t be having this contest anymore. As times change, our customer participation has also decreased. I will leave a link up to those that would love to share a card with us but we will no longer be offering prizes, etc. We want to say thank you to everyone for sending in your cards.

We begin today with a beautiful card by Kylie using our new Butterflies and Friends stamp sets. Here she is with her card!

“Welcome back everyone. This week at Inspired by Stamping we are showcasing our favourite techniques when making a card.

If you are a close follower of mine, you will know that I love to watercolour and my latest craze is using brushos for my backgrounds.

This is one of my favourites backgrounds that I have made so far. The blues are nice and bright and I love the effect that was created.

Here is my card –

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To create this background you will need

*Cardstock – normal or watercolour

*Brushos

(or other waterbased medium – Pearl Powders, Distress reinkers, Glimmer Mists, Color Wash sprays)

*Aerosol can of Laundry starch (I bought mine from the local supermarket)

*Cling Wrap

Technique – spray your cardstock with the starch then sprinkle your brushos over the top. Spray starch again and then lay crinkled up cling wrap over your panel. LEAVE it for at least 30 minutes to allow the paints to go up into the creases of the cling wrap. You are trying to create a marble looking effect.

When my panel was dry, I die cut it in two places so I could adhere them separately onto my card.

Then I embossed the sentiment from the new Friends stamp set.

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same with the Butterfly from the new Butterflies stamp set.

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The finishing touch was a few sequins.

I hope I have inspired you to give this technique a go. It really is fun with beautiful (and unique) results.

See you next time! xx

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Next up is Vicki with a gorgeous chalkboard card! I adore her colors and bold sentiment in the middle. Here’s Vicki!

Hi everyone – Vicki here.  There are so many different techniques to do with your cards!  While I have done [so many] I always seem to go back to one of my most favorites; Chalkboard Effect.  I love that it really does look like a chalkboard.

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I used the IBS Boy Birthday Bash Digital Paper, and just changed the color before printing it. [The advantage of digi paper :)]  I used the Friends stamp set. To create the chalkboard effect, simply stamp and emboss your sentiment. Once cooled, take a white pigment ink pad and swipe it across the paper.  Easy to do for sure~

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Have you ever done the Chalkboard Technique?  Try it – I bet you’ll be as addicted as I am 🙂

See you next month~

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We will be back tomorrow with Leah and myself with two more fav techniques. Plus, I have a review about my Tombow markers. Have a lovely crafty day. See you tomorrow! Hugs, Joanna

4 thoughts on “Favorite Techniques Day 3

  1. c says:

    Two gorgeous cards, featuring very different, yet marvelous techniques. The stamp sets Kylie and Vicki used: soooo lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sue D says:

    I have used the chalkboard technique but never heard of the technique using starch and brushos on the first card–awesome background.

  3. Aileen Ryan says:

    Ohh bugger, I finally set myself up on a blog and start looking for challenges and you have stopped. I love your style and your wonderful stamps. Have my butterflies and waiting till I can get the flowers that are out of stock. Will have to just take what I can get. Know you are appreciated.

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