Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Talk like a Pirate" Day

Aarrrgh! Today is talk like a Pirate day, sooo Ahoy Mateys! We have a Pirate make'n'take for you at the Stamp Shoppe...Today only! This theme isn't only good for a special pirate day, but also for boy's birthday cards. So come in today! Yo! Ho! Ho!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Making sympathy cards can be hard. You want it to express sympathy without it being too much. Sympathy cards are more on the simple side. Using strips of decorator paper and some gemstones add just a little extra. These flower stamps from Penny Black are perfect for keeping the cards simple. Add a sentiment and you have the perfect card!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Faux Watercoloring

This is a new technique from Impression Obsession called Faux Watercolor. I wish you could see the detail better in this picture. You make your own ink pads, using Ranger's felt pads and Adirondack reinkers. Using two or three reinker colors you create your own ink pad. Then you stamp into two toned ink pad with the Impression Obsession clear flower pieces stamps. When you stamp your flowers and folliage you have a watercolor effect. I used the Stamp It! block stamp to get the windows and masked with 1/8" removable masking tape before I started stamping. Just add a sentiment and a little "bling" and you have a fun card!! We have color instruction booklets in the store for only$2.50 or you can take a class on this technique and receive the book in the class. During the class, you will also make 3 ink pads for you to take home and three sample cards. Check out our October calendar for the dates on the class!