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New England Stamper: October 2009

October 31, 2009

Sanded Whitewash

I made a couple of cards using the TJ technique Sanded Whitewash (Aug/Sep 09) today.  The basic idea behind the technique is to dry brush gesso onto colored card stock.  Once dry run the c/stock through an embossing folder and sand raised areas to expose c/stock below.

I added another step to the technique by swiping the same colored ink as the c/stock over the sanded pieces.  It toned down the pieces and made the affect more muted.  The first card uses Dusty Durango card stock and ink for the technique.  The main image is from Artistic Outpost.

Serene Durango

The second card is a double challenge card for Gingersnaps:  Color Challenge (orange, green & brown) & Random Redhead Challenge (thankfulness).

Color challenge gratitude

Thanks for visiting!



Card One:

  • Stamps: Serenity (Artistic Outpost)

  • C/stock: Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla

  • Ink: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip

  • Accessories: Sheer brown ribbon, brown brads

  • Tools: Big Shot, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Card Two:

  • Stamps: Define Your Life (Stampin' Up!)

  • C/stock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla

  • Ink: Old Olive, Dusty Durango

  • Accessories: Sheer brown ribbon, brown brads

  • Tools: Big Shot, Cuttlebug embossing folder

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October 29, 2009

Haute Couture

I have a new card to share with you using a Cornish Heritage set called Haute Couture.  Cornish Heritage Farms is our October sponsor on Gingersnap Creations.  Check out these gorgeous creations that Laura from the Gingersnaps Team made with the same set.

Haute Couture

The background was made using the TJ technique Faux Designer Paper from the Dec08/Jan09 issue.  I used Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss and Night of Navy inks to create the effect.  All supplies are listed below.

Happy stamping!



  • Stamps: Haute Couture (Cornish Heritage Farms)

  • Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Night of Navy

  • Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Versamark

  • Accessories: Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, clear embossing powder, vintage button

  • Tools: Heat gun

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October 19, 2009

Morning Walk

It's hard to believe that it was snowing in New England yesterday.  And today there is glorious sunshine, which should last for the rest of the week.  I tried to make the most of it and took a long walk this morning with my dog and camera in tow.

Oak leaf

I do have a card to post tomorrow - promise!


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October 14, 2009

On Monday I wrote a post on Gingersnaps about creating clean and simple (CAS) cards using the Warhol Technique.  This technique was featured in the Feb/Mar 05 edition of Technique Junkies.  Here's one of the cards I made - you can see the rest at Gingersnap Creations.

Missing You

The image was stamped three times with black ink onto Dusty Durango, Blush Blossom and Groovy Guava card stock, then punched with a 1" square punch.  The three squares were mounted onto vanilla and black c/stock.  The 3 1/2" x 5" card base was scored at 1/2" intervals with a paper cutter and scoring blade.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stamp credits:

Inchie Style & From the Desk by Cornish Heritage Farms

October 12, 2009

Time Inchie Challenge

Fiona over at Inchy By Inch asked me to be Guest Designer this week and I was delighted to accept.  I chose 'Time' as the theme and here are the inchies I came up with. 

Time Inchies

The backgrounds are from a piece of collaged background paper I created myself with text from Non Sequitur stamped on top.  The clocks were stamped, cut out, mounted onto the squares and embellished with a rhinestone.

Head over to the blog and take the inchie challenge!

Stamp credits:

  • Inchie Style by Cornish Heritage Farms

  • Eternity by Non Sequitur Art Stamps

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October 9, 2009

Happy Harvest

This is a card I made for the Gingersnap's Harvest theme this month.  It uses a gorgeous Cornish Heritage set called Fall Harvest.  Head over to Gingersnap Creations to read an interview with the owners of Cornish Heritage and have a chance to win some awesome blog candy.

Cornish Harvest

Thanks for visiting!

[Stamp Credits: Lined Paper Backgrounder, Fall Harvest both from Cornish Heritage]

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October 7, 2009

Inchie Challenge

I have a couple of inchies to share today.  The first is for this week's Inchy By Inch challenge with its theme of rain.  And now I'm totally embarrassed because Fiona, the owner of the site, used the same image on her inchie.  What a dummy I am!

The image in question is from a retired SU set and it was stamped on a piece of water color paper that had received a wash of pale blue ink.  I doodled the black and white frame around the edge and I'm not sure you can see on the picture, but I made some small raindrops with Art Gel.

Inchie Rain Challenge

And this set of inchies I made to celebrate Fall.  The backgrounds were made from c/stock I had left over from a sponge & shimmer panel I made (click on the link for a tutorial I wrote).  I stamped them with some script, edged them with brown ink, mounted them onto brown inchies and attached the metal leaf charms. 

  Fall Inchies

Thanks for visiting - come again soon!


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October 1, 2009

Morning Walk

Here are a couple of pictures I took on my walk Tuesday morning.  I walk the same forest trails every day, but each morning brings something new to discover.

Morning Walk 

 Morning walk 3