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!)
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!