Stamp It! Cards

By June 26, 2007General

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Stamp It! Cards has arrived!  If you haven’t picked up your copy of this fabulous issue, run to your local craft or book store (heck, I’ve even seen it at the grocery store) and devour all the yummy projects within it’s pages!  (You can also order it directly from the link above.)  I think this is my favorite issue of the year.  It has a whopping 189 projects and only costs $6 (US).  I am just so darn passionate about stamping, it is great to see what others have done and what techniques are hot.  I like to scope out new stamps that I *HAVE* to own along with keeping my eye out for stamping friends, such as "The Lisa’s" (a.k.a. Lisa Johnson & Lisa Strahl), Kim Kesti, Teri Anderson, Sue Neal, Sande Krieger, Alice Golden, Sarah Vrolyk, Wendy Johnson, Valerie Pingree and Ellen Hutson! Hey girls! (insert me waving!)

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One of my favorite projects that I created for this issue is on page 76.  It uses the beautiful Victorian Pattern Backgrounder from CHF.  I heat embossed the pattern with chocolate brown powder.  I then watercolored with my ink refills.  I just LOVE watercoloring over heat-embossed images.  The color literally falls into place.  It takes all the guesswork out of the process and makes it fun!  As a finishing touch I stamped the congratulations sentiment in teal ink.  I faux stitched around the tag as well.  A coordinating teal prima with a brown polka dot epoxy brad was the finishing touch.  (for detailed instructions & supply list, refer to the magazine) Try watercoloring with a heat embossed image today if you haven’t tried this technique before.  Post a link to your result here.  I would love to see what you come up with!

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Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Amanda Johnson says:

    I’ll have to get that magazine…since you recommend it.;) Maybe it will teach me a thing or two about stamping. Love that card too. You ROCK girl! 🙂

  • 2

    Wow! This card is AMAZING! … but I know it HAD to take you forever! It’s really beautiful! I’m going to have to get a subscription to that magazine!

  • 3
    Beth says:

    What a beautiful card (insert ME slapping myself in the head because I never even thought about watercoloring with heat embossed images)! I saw the magazine at my lss Monday but my kids were hurrying me out and I forgot to pick it up. Boy, was I bummed when I got home! Guess I’ll have make the sacrafice and go back to my lss, again- lol!!!!

  • 4

    I spotted this card in the magazine right away, as I love this backgrounder by CHF! It is outstanding all watercolored in, Nichole — love the colors!

  • 5
    Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Have the magazine and saw your card! I thought it was awesome! It just jumped right out at me!

  • 6
    Cath says:

    This is one of my personal favorites in Stamp It! Cards as well, my friend. Thanks for your moxie fab contributions to all our publications!

    You rock the ever-livin’ house, Nichole!

  • 7
    Linda Beeson says:

    Me too, me too! I’m in there and so I’ll wave back!!! LOVE your wonderful creation! Truly a work of art! I have so much trouble waiting for these publications to come out!!!

  • 8

    Wow! That is absolutely stunning! I love it! I’m going to have to keep my eye out for that magazine now! You are so dang talented!!!

    I used to do this technique all the time! I had forgotten about it! Here is one of my favorite cards I did using it. And can I just say that you are so, so awesome for inviting us to share our cards with you? I just think that is so neat!! Thank you!!!

    http://mytwoseasons.blogspot.com/2007/06/lost-without-lost-wednesday-challenge.html

  • 9
    Beth B. says:

    WOW – gorgeous!! thanks for sharing! what a great technique and the look is fabulous!! have a great day!

    Beth (mommy to a busy 3 3/4 yr old)

  • 10
    Kathyc says:

    I love this card (and all your others in this issue!) and really want to try this technique out so thanks for the inspiration; I was amazed at how many names I recognize from SCS in this issue! I was pointing them all out to my husband as if I “know” them!

  • 11
    Sheila says:

    Oh my! That is beautiful!

  • 12
    Claudia says:

    oh my nichole…this card is stunning. i need to check the link you posted were to get this stamp.

    you also made a card for the past issue using “magenta onion tile” stmap.

    i looked everywhere and i am not able to find it online, or local. on ebay they want almost 25$ (12$ shipping helloooo) for that stamp.

    can you tell me were you got yor stamp?

    thank you so much
    claudia
    aka claudiafromgermany @ scs
    (i do live in the states)

  • 13
    Mona Lisa says:

    Hey girl! Well you know I love this card since I already wrote a post about it, but I will tell you again. :^D It was easily my favorite project in the entire issue! (no, I am not just being nice) 😛 Thanks for always keeping stamping a focus in your projects for PC – we need more stampy stampers out there.

  • 14
    Keri Sereika says:

    Umm Nichole, I just got off the phone with Lisa Strahl and she directed me to your post with this card…..it is outstanding. I have never seen this backgrounder from CHF look so beautiful…it is just gorgeous!!!

  • 15
    Liz says:

    Great job Nicole,
    You did a FANTASTIC job with this stamp & have given alot of stampers inspiration on how to use it. The colors you chose are beautiful.
    Thanks so much,
    Liz

  • 16
    Jessica says:

    i love what you’ve done here, and that backgrounder from CHT is awesome! Beautiful card! i made a card using this technique a few days ago after seeing your post, but was only able to upload today. i hope this link works! i’m still a little green when it comes to “blogger”. If it fails to work, the card is in my newest post. Thanks!

    http://handmadebyjessica.blogspot.com/2007/07/inspire.html

  • 17

    Love the card! Check out mine on page 19–my first time being published :).

    Korin Sutherland
    http://www.inkydoodle.blogspot.com

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