Friday, March 18, 2011

A Muse Studio Stamping Workshop Open House

Lovely project form A Muse Studio website!
I am planning two FREE open house events next month to kick off my new stamping workshops. [Thursday, April 28th at 6:00-9:00 pm] and [Saturday, April 30th at 2:00-5:00 pm] I hope you can make it to one of them!

PLEASE RSVP SO I CAN MAKE SURE TO HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES! Friends are always welcome so please bring someone for a chance to win a prize!

...This is a FREE stamping workshop to introduce you to the art of rubber stamping and card-making. There is no obligation except to come and have fun! I will have three make-n-take card projects for guests to complete; a new one will be featured each hour! If you come for the whole event you can make up to three different cards or if you just want to stop by for a quick visit you can make whatever card that is presented for that hour! I will have everything prepared for you and all supplies set out.

A Muse Studio is a company that has been around for years but they just started doing home sales.

Here is a link to the current catalog:

Online ordering available.

Anyone who places a $50 or more order will get a free pack of stickers of your choice.

Anyone who hosts a qualifying workshop in May or June will get a free A Muse ink pad along with all your other wonderful gifts!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hero Arts Luscious Cards

Hero Arts - CL509 Luscious Patterned Flowers
I made four new cards for Stampin EJ's store using the new stamps from the Hero Arts/Basic Grey Luscious line.   The first card uses silver embossing powder, teal glitter embossing and some pretty foil, metallic, and glitter paper.  I thought this would make a pretty wedding card (but I had already used the "Best Wishes" sentiment and didn't want to re-use it, ha ha!)

Hero Arts - CL509 Luscious Patterned Flowers
    Hero Arts - CL509 Luscious Frames   
The second card uses a resist technique by stamping white StazOn onto a book page (Jane Austen) and using a brayer to apply Tim Holtz Distress ink once the StazOn is dry.  For a detailed flower tutorial CLICK HERE.
Hero Arts - CL509 Luscious Patterned Flowers
    Hero Arts - CL509 Luscious Frames

Card number three is a simple card using more book pages matted and stamped.  I originally put them on upside down because I thought the text detracted from the design but I ended up changing it so the text is now right-side-up.
Hero Arts - CL509 Luscious Patterned Flowers
    Hero Arts - CL509 Luscious Frames
    Hero Arts - CG302 Luscious Ledger

The final card is another simple design using more inchie squares with pretty rhinestones to bling them up!  Don't you love these flowers!? Stamps and supplies available at: Debra's Cottage.