Web-Savvy Tip

September 27, 2006 at 11:42 pm | Posted in Web-Savvy Tips | Comments Off on Web-Savvy Tip

not that I’m that savvy… 

To see larger images of the ones I’m posting, click on the Flickr Photos links on the right column of the page.  If the image you want is not showing, click on More Photos.  It should direct you to another page with the image larger.  Also, if I’d added the “recipe” for the card, it would show up there.  Someone please let me know if this does not work!

I’d like to get the site to be able to have you click on the image and have it enlarge, but I don’t know yet if I can do that.


Ahoy, Matey! -Hostess Appreciation Event

September 27, 2006 at 10:10 pm | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Ahoy Matey!, Stamp Set- All I Have Seen, Stamp Set- Lovely As A Tree, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Stamp Sets, Technique- Pearl Ex- Heated Pearls, Technique- Soot Stamping, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | Comments Off on Ahoy, Matey! -Hostess Appreciation Event


By the way, the header of this site is an image made from Soot Stamping.  I taught this technique at my Hostess Appreciation night Friday, September 15th.  We made these two cards:              


The tree card is soot stamping.  To do this, you use a brayer to cover Glossy Cardstock with ink (optional), then quickly move the cardstock over a flame to cover it with soot.  Press a clean stamp into the soot.  It will remove some of it, showing the paper beneath.  Last, you MUST seal with a clear acrylic sealant. Here are some other images using this technique:

I also taught Heated Pearls (the dragonfly card).  You use a Stipple Brush to apply elmer’s glue to your glossy cardstock, then add flecks of Pearl Ex powder to it and move around with brush.  Next, heat with your Heat Tool until it stops bubbling.  To color in the wings, mix Pearl Ex with Lumiere and a little water.  Apply with the Small Watercolor Brush.  Use this mixture to create art like this (the technique is called Luminous Pearls): 

The Luminous Pearls ends up with a very pretty, shimmery image (the scan doesn’t quite do it justice).

Now, don’t you want to attend next year’s Hostess Appreciation party?! I always show my hostesses some special technique- things too complex to teach at normal workshops.  All you have to do to get an invite is host a workshop sometime before next June.  Call me quick and get on my calendar!  🙂

September 27, 2006 at 8:06 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on

I’ve decided to create a blog.   This is in addition to my current Demonstrator Website www.ruth.stampinup.net
Here I will post projects I’m working on, techniques I’m obsessing over, exciting new products or specials from Stampin’ Up!, and anything else I might come up with.  This will be a place for you to check up on me.  See what I’m up to.  Feel free to email me through the link on the Contact Me page.

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