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Masking Tape Technique

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There are tons of techniques to do when it comes to crafting/stamping, but I'm a big fan of quick and easy. This technique has the added bonus of being goof proof and I really need it..lol. Once you try the masking tape technique you will be "stuck" on it!

It's soo easy:

  1. Tear off a piece of masking tape or painters tape.
  2. Gently lay the tape across your ink pad and use your bone folder (or finger) to push the tape into the ink.
  3. Lift tape off of the ink pad and firmly press tape onto your cardstock, use bone folder (or finger) to push inked tape onto your cardstock.

VIOLA! Beautiful color and texture added onto your background!

Check out this card I made at a card class, the blue and brown area where the seagull area is where we did the masking tape technique. Cool Huh?





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Candy Corn Ombre Background - MDS Monday Challenge

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Let me just say how much I LOVE MDS! Stampin' UP!'s digital studio is sooo easy to use and its faster to throw my ideas together and quickly see what works and what doesnt. I recently found a great MDS challenge site called MDS Monday and I like how they are relaxed in the challenges, so you don't have to use all Stampin' Up! items.

While looking through the mydigitalstudio.net videos and found a cool technigue brayering/ombre effect! Thanks to Julie Leblanc for posting the video, she used dropshadow to create the brayering/ombre look. Here is a link to her video. I used the technique on the Halloween card front I made for the challenge at MDS Monday listed below.




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Brenda's Stampin' Up! Workshop

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WOW! I had a great time meeting everyone from Brenda's workshop they were a very jovial group! :) I like to give my hostess the choice to pick a theme or style to her workshop. Brenda's pick was vacation/ birthday, we planned for a 2-page scrapbook layout in vacation theme and 2 birthday cards. For the hostess gift I gave Brenda a paper mini album in the shape of a suitcase. The paper suitcase featured little feet for the bottom and metal brads for the handle attachment. On the inside I made a pocket to hold the extra embellishments I made for Brenda to use on the photos that she will add into the album.
Meet our Host Brenda!
This is Mary showing the 2 card samples they made. Everyone at the workshop were very creative and made the projects their own, I love to see how people interpret my design.
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First Class A Success!

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Thank you Janice for hosting a class yesterday, Sunday 6/30/13; we had a great turn out! Janice had great food which included her own homemade rosemary bread, it was excellent! I had a great time meeting Janice’s friends, which was a good mix of experienced and non-experienced crafters. This class was so good for me to see where I needed to be more organized. I received positive reviews from my first class participants. One of the best parts of the class for me is when I showed a technique I heard OH’s and awe’s. I love hearing that! :)

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New Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Here!!!!

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Yes, I've made the plunge and signed up to be a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. I'm really excited and like so many others my original intention was just to get the kit and discounts, but then with the excitement and talking to my up-line demonstrator Terry I realized hey I can do this! I LOVE papercrafting!!

For me it started with making Christmas cards and they were very very basic compared to now lol. Then I got a Cricut (electronic cutter) and started reading blogs and forums and really began to create some cool crafts. I have ooh'd and awed over Stampin' Up! for a long time and just kept telling my self that I can get cheaper crafting materials, WOW was I wrong as soon as I tried one of their stamps, ink, paper and Big Shot (manual die cutting machine) I was truly hooked. I could not believe I wasted so much time and money on inferior products, but not any more!

I know I can create, share and inspire through Stampin' Up!, so I hope you join me in my new adventure!



Shop Online with me http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/julcraft/

Join My Paper Pumpkin https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en/ and make sure to list Julie Shelton as your demonstrator.

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