Saturday, September 25, 2010

What I learned from other stampers - you turkey

I guess I could claim that everything I've learned about stamping I learned from other stampers along the way. But that's not really what Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink is talking about so I will just talk about 2 techniques that I learned from other stampers.


This card was made with scraps on the table and the limited edition Four of A Kind set that I got at CHA. I love that you can use flower stamps for other things like the sun or wheels or the feathers of a turkey like I did here. The sentiment is also Papertrey Ink from Friendship Jar set.

The first technique is 2 color stamping where you ink the stamp in one color and then ink the edges of the image with a darker color. The next step wasn't part of the original lesson but I always lightly mist with water before stamping for a more fluid (pardon the pun) coloring.

Beate Johns showed me a better way of using a sponge blending tool starting off the card and working your way onto the card for a softer look and no square bits on your projects. This is hard to do with a piece of paper under your card so I use an evil page protector from an even more evil old "magnetic" photo album - the kind that kill photos. I took one apart - ok it FELL apart - and I found that the protector was perfect for this purpose.

I made this thinking of Thanksgiving. Non card makers and men don't think that far ahead. My dad thought it was, "You're invited you turkey."

21 comments:

Eva said...

Cute turkey...very creative use of a flower!

Marge said...

Wow, how cute & creative -- I'll be remembering this trick!!! He's ADORABLE!!!

Keva said...

Way cute! I'll have to remember that turkey.

Nerina said...

Oh cutie patootie! What a darling little guy - this is SO creative!

Laura Isham said...

this is CUTE! Love your creativity and playfullness. this is something that I could do with my 4 year old.

Renée said...

cute! love your creative use of a flower!

Aimes said...

Such a cute card and a super use of a flower!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Amy said...

Very clever idea to make your own turkey! Love it!

Sue Ann said...

well how smart are you to use the flower and make a turkey ......... UBER CUTE!!!

Pam W. said...

Clever! Love that you used the flower for the turkey's feathers. TFS

Babies- Beth said...

Very cute!

Janelle said...

How clever to use the flower for turkey feathers... love it!

Paula Laird said...

Adorable! Love the flower for the turkey feathers!

Jessica said...

That's one super turkey! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)

Jen Carter said...

What a creative way to make a turkey! Cute!

peggysue said...

A flower turkey, how cute!

Kristii said...

What a cute little turkey!!! Fantastic!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

What a cool idea - very original!!

k prakken said...

So cute. I will have to remember this idea.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Your turkey is absolutely adorable--and your dad's interpretation is something else! THanks for the smile.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html