A few Techniques!

Hello from little MISS stranger!  I hate not having time to post, but there was something good keeping me from it.  Big Guy (sweet husband) was in for the weekend and we kept busy getting the house ready for the big move and of course time to just look at each other.  Wonderful times and I will share a few fun photos at the end of the post. 

First I want to share some techniques that we did last week in my stamp room.  There are so many techniques out there and you have probably seen all of these!  My customers really enjoyed them and a few of them  even made them do the famous, "Wow, Wee!"  I love hearing that.  <giggle!>

 

Brayer & Stencils:

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

We "tried" to use the brayer over the stencil, but honestly I thought the sponge and dauber worked better and looked better.  We ditched the brayer for this technique but we did come back to it for another one.  I love using the stencils.  They are so beautiful and I love to take the stencil and then stamp within the stencil.  The stencil acts as a mask.  I used my favorite stamp set Define Your Life. 

 

Emerging Color

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

This technique is so fun!  It really gives the WOWSER effect!

I used Glossy Cardstock from Stampin' Up!  Don't use photo paper!  It does not work.  Stamp the Medallion onto the Glossy Cardstock twice with two different colors.  Heat set with your Heat Tool.  Clean the Medallion stamp set and ink it up with VersaMark.  Stamp over the two previously stamped Medaillion images.  Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image and heat.  Using a Brayer, brayer over the entire cardfront in a dark ink.  I used Not Quite Navy.  Wipe off excess ink from Embossed Image.  It's a beautiful, fun technique.  Embellish the card as you want.

 

I have two more techniques that I will share tomorrow.  Make sure to come back. 

Here are a few fun pics of our weekend.  Thanks for letting me share my family with you. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Russ is back to his daily grind and we start our's tomorrow.  I miss him already but at the end of the week we will meet up again on a BIG BAD BOAT! We are leaving Friday for our Southern Caribbean Cruise!  YIPPIE! Russ has signed me up for a Zip line.  If you hear screaming from a far away island… it's ME!  I am SO not adventurous.  I like a pool, iPod and a chair.  That's it! Well, enough gabbing.  It's time for bed and another big day tomorrow. 

I hope you had a GREAT weekend. 

Comments

  1. I always love your creations girl, but those pics made me cry – happy tears!! I am so glad you had a nice family weekend, I know how hard it is to be separated!!!  Enjoy that cruise honey, you deserve it – and I REALLY want to see pics of you on that zip line, LOL!!!!!  Love ya, my friend!!
    *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  2. I LOVE the stencil technique. I have never seen that before and wish I had before I finished my swaps! You always have the best ideas Kimberly! Have a great trip!

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