Monday, October 28, 2013

2 cool techniques, 1 spooky card!

Howdy folks, Lindsay here with a couple of fun technique videos for you so you can make this spooky card:

The first technique is what I call eroded stamping because the image looks grungy and deteriorating and the key to the technique is stamping with water, I used the bubble background from Lost Coast Designs. Have a look:

Then I dug out the square stamping gear I had to have but never use and my skeleton stamp from Lost Coast Designs. 

It was a fun card to make, I enjoyed using the stamping gear and will try to use it more often now:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Chalkboard technique with the Skull Flourish

Hello My Dear Stamper Friends:

Here Bibiana, with another post...
For quite some tome I wanted to showcase this trendy technique called "Chalkboard" and what a better way to do it with a stamp for Halloween!

I used here this nice red rubber stamp from "Lost Coast Designs", called the "Skull Flourish.

"The Chalkboard Technique" is quite simple but very is basically an "emboss resist" technique but only made with white embossing powder and white ink on black cardstock!

You follow the same steps as for an "emboss resist" (heat emboss an image in white Embossing powder) and when cool you will "rub"/sponge over the top and in certain areas white ink,
some people add extra white elements with "Prismacolor" white pencils (or markers, chalks, "Pan Pastels" etc...), like "doodling" or making small designs (stripes, dots, shading etc) around the the illusion as if you where using a black board and chalks as it used to be in the school classrooms...

The background was stamped with the "Crackle Background" stamp in black over white cardstock, I added a "flourish" from "Spellbinders" and die cut the main panel with a "Spellbinders" label...added some "doodling" with silver "Stickles" and that's it...

Ok my dear friends, I hope you give it a try this fun "chalkboard" technique using some of this nice stamps from "Lost Coast Designs"!
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"Lost Coast Designs" stamps: "Skull Flourish"; "Crackle background"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Murder of Crows!

Howdy folks, Lindsay here with a quick tag project for you using the Murder of Crows set from Lost coast Designs:

Watch the video to see how easy it is to make these. If you don't have the Pan Pastels I used you can use ink or chalk and a sponge.

To finish the tag I stamped the text by inking up half and stamping, then cleaning my stamp and stamping the rest on the other side of the bird. Easy Peasy! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!