Friday, April 29, 2011

New Magenta Cling Stamps

This is a new stamp from Magenta, designed by Helene after she returned from a trip to Asia.  An easy way to show colour on dark cardstock is to emboss the image with white embossing powder, heat, and colour with chalks.  This is a card that Bev made.  The stamped layer was white embossed on black and coloured with chalks. She has lightly distressed the edges before she put it to a lavender layer. It was then added to a black gloss card.  This technique works well with fairly solid images.  If you try and use just an outline image, the thin lines really aren't enough to pick up good colour with chalk.

This unmounted stamp sells for $11.95. I presently have a good number in stock.  If you are not able to get to the store, we can ship this item to you in Canada for an additional $2 plus tax.  Please email me at:

Happy Stamping

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quick Cards to the Rescue!!!

Although you won't see the metallic shine, this cardstock is embedded with incredible lustre.  It is from Kanban Crafts and a package runs for $2.75. In the package there is a 12 x 12 sheet, with another 4 x 12 strip in the opposite colour.

The card below is done with Bella Paisley - Chocolate cardstock backed with Champagne shimmer cardstock and a flower punched with the Pop-up Water Lily craft punch from Martha Stewart. It couldn't be any easier to put together.

In this card we used Bella Paisley - Mocha cardstock backed with the same Champagne shimmer cardstock.  The layer was made with Nellie's Multiframes in the Rectangle set and the flower is the same punch as above.  The sentiment is a woodmounted stamp from Inkadinkado. Again, it doesn't get much quicker than this.

Hope you have an opportunity to drop into the store and see these great foil masterpieces from Kanban. Here's hoping the weather continues to improve, Happy Stamping.