Sunday, June 29, 2014

Shadow Resist - AAA Cards Blog Hop

What do you think is something fun about stamping?  
One thing I think is fun about stamping is learning new techniques.  
Here's a tutorial for one that I love to make a card that looks like this . . . 
It's called Shadow Resist.

          Supplies - 
          Stamps - a solid image stamp (larger images work best)      
                you could use Jumbo Butterfly Trio from Stampendous 
                 - Stampendous Loving Messages
          Card Stock - any light to medium color.  I used Very Vanilla
          Ink - VersaMark Ink pad and any other ink you would like.  I used Crumb Cake
          Other - Heat Embossing Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin' Sponge, 
                 Small Binder Clip, Tissue


Here we go:
1.  Begin with your light-colored card stock and gather your supplies 

2.  Cut a Stampin' Sponge into quarters.  
Cut a wedge about 1/3 of the size from the quarter.  
Cut the wedge in half, removing the narrow end.

3.  Squeeze the sponge lengthwise and place into a 
small binder clip.  This creates a sponge similar to a 
Sponge Dauber, but softer - more linear and less round.

4.  Stamp solid image with VersaMark ink and heat 
emboss using Clear Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.


5.  Ink up the sponge.  Starting on the embossed image, 
rub small circles towards the edge of the image.  
Keep motions small and gentle so just a 
small highlight or halo of sponging 
appears around the image.  Continue inking the sponge and 
circling at the edge of the embossing until all edges are highlighted.


6.  Once complete, gently rub image with a tissue or
 soft cloth to remove any ink from the embossed areas.  
Then simply continue to stamp and embellish as you wish.


And there you have it!  A stunning card that is Clean and Simple.  
Everyone and anyone will love to get this card.
                                 So . . . what's something you think is fun about stamping?  


AAA Cards Blog Hop 
All the AAA Cards Design Team (DT) members are waiting for a visit from you.
All of our blogs will have a comments contest.
It's so easy to win!!!  
I asked a question at the 
beginning of my blog.  Answer that in the comments and 
I'll select what I think is the best answer.  
The best answer will
 win a Stampendous Stamp!

Meanwhile, the challenge game at AAA Cards will run as
"The MacGyver Challenge" this week. Five items are needed
for this card- SOME STRING, CORRUGATED PAPER,  PLASTIC, A STAMP 
AND A HOLE.  There are no inspiration cards from the DTs at
the AAA Cards game blog for this one, and the prize is BIG! The winner
 of the game will receive a large flower Stampendous stamp set and
matching dies for each flower!

Blog hop each of the DTs and
look for the image of one of the 5 things needed for the MacGyver cards.
 Create a post at your blog, add in those 5 images and a quick word or
two on your favorite DT visit. Link your post to the AAA Cards Linky.


 Start Hopping Here

Angela Maine "from the tool shed"

Jane Taylor "Purplejet Loves Crafts"

Julia Sager "Julia Sue's Stamping"

Hannelie Bester "Desert Diva"

Linda Beeson "PaperCutting Kind of Day"

Vicki Dutcher "All I do is Stamp"

                                     I hope you have fun today with our first blog hop. 
Chances are good to win a prize, maybe it will be you!

43 comments:

  1. This butterfly looks absolutely AMAZING!

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  2. Great card and tutorial Julia, will be giving this a go!

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    1. Thanks, Jane. I'd love to see what you come up with - you're so talented.

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  3. .....THUD!! that's my breath-taken away, jaw-dropped response to your card that is outstanding, awe-inspiring gorgeous! I'm obsessed with butterflies and yours here...oh my, oh my, oh my!! Swoon inducing of epic proportions! I've just recently dabbled with sponging, so the timing of your technique is perfect! Thank you for the tutorial! And yes, this card appearing in a mail box would guarantee a mega watt smile! My favourite thing about stamping is, like yours, trying new techniques, and especially, seeing what others do and learning from them!! This hop/contest is so much fun...Off I go. Happy Sunday!!
    ~c

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    1. Love your comment! So glad you enjoy techniques, too! Glad you're enjoying the Hop.

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  4. Fabulous technique Julia! I just love heat embossing! I just love sponging too! You have demonstrated what a perfect marriage they make! I can see me trying that technique a lot. One thing I love about stamping is the versatility of a single stamp set. I love seeing images transformed across different cards by different people using different techniques. People's creativity is a magical thing!

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    1. Great comment! So glad you like the technique. It's great on designer paper, too! Isn't just amazing how people can come up with so many different card idea

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  5. Oh boy, Julia, what a lovely card!!! Stunning butterfly and so beautifully done with the embossing and sponging!! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us how you have done this!!

    Something I think is fun about stamping ...all I can say (ask) is: is there anything that is NOT fun about stamping??? I am not artistic at all and can not even draw a proper stick man, so the greatest fun for me is to lift up the stamp and to think : WOW did I really do that - a perfect image and I don't need to be able to draw or paint to make a beautiful card!!! That is the greatest fun for me!!!

    Have a super Sunday!!
    Greetings from Africa!!

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    1. LOL! Love your comment about what is best about stamping. I agree - I don't think of myself as an artist, either and enjoy the fact that I can just stamp an image. Yay!

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  6. Julia, your big butterfly stamped and heat embossed and sponged with an earthy tone is stunning!

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    1. Thanks, Angela. Your card set is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Hauntingly beautiful! Absolutely stunning! I was wondering how you accomplished it- WOW! You're a treasure and secret weapon for AAA cards!! Thank you so much for your skill and talent and getting this hop off to a good start. Big hugs

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    1. Victoria, you're the best for organizing all this fun! Thank you.

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  8. How cool. Thanks for the beautiful card

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  9. I admit I'm an adult who never truly grew up. I love coloring and that's always been my favorite part of stamping. Whether I use rubber stamps or digi stamps, my primary thought when selecting it is, "How will it color up?" I love the resist technique you showed us and need to dig out supplies to do some of it again. It's something I've not done in so long but have enjoyed it every time I done it. Thanks for the reminder, Julie!

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    1. Oh, I agree! Coloring is soooo much fun!

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  10. Absolutely stunning!! I love that bfly anyway - but highlighted with the embossing and light color -- WOW!

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  11. What an absolutely lovely effect! I like so many things about stamping: that it's always evolving, but the older tried and true techniques are still viable and effective; that it's a relaxing, creative outlet; that I can make something someone else will cherish; that it satisfies my need to be creative.... I have had to curb my spending because of the plethora of new stamps that come out on a daily basis, but can always find something in my huge stash that will work. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm still overjoyed with wonder every time I heat emboss something. It's like magic.

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    1. Stamping is always evolving, Lucy. I hadn't thought about it like that, but it is! Great insight. I truly know what you mean about curbing the spending - LOL! Thanks so much for your comment.

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  12. Stunning image. That butterfly's so detailed. Love the way you have enhanced the image. Great tutorial to go with it. x

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  13. Gorgeous inking, that butterfly looks awesome :)

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  14. For starters this XL stamp is an all time favorite, and the technique you used is one of my favorites for one layer cards, love it! What I love about stamping is precisely the fact that you can do so much with the same basic elements ink and stamps, and vary from one technique to another creating totally different styles while you do it.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Graciellie
    gracielliedesign blogspot com

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  15. Love this technique! What is fun about stamping is how you can do so much with the same basic materials and vary from one style to another using different techniques.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Graciellie
    gracielliedesign blogspot com

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  16. Great technique Julia and I must say your card is so beautiful. Miss you and thinking of you!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Bev. I miss you, too, so much. Thank goodness for Facebook and e-mail, eh?

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  17. Stunning card - its one of my favorite techniques, too! What is fun about stamping? Pretty much everything, I think. It is fun to have an idea about a card and turn it into something really beautiful. The whole creative process is FUN!

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    1. You're right, Cornelia. It is fun to turn a thought into reality and that's what we do every time we create a new card or stamped piece.

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  18. Stunning- thank you for sharing. I love stamping because there is so much fun things you can do with stamps--Myrna

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    1. Myrna - the possibilities are practically endless, aren't they?

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  19. What is FUN about stamping? I love to learn new tecnique...sometimes I look another blog and learn much technique...I was not clean and simple card maker and now I see it is simple and it is not really easy to realized...I love learn new thing about stamping...I am never buy any Die cut machine why....because I have full of a cupboard of the stamp..why should I not use my collection of stamp and change my card style to be die cut card..no no...I still love all my stamp...and now about your card

    STUNNINNGGGGGGG I love it...may I ask you which butterfly stamp it is..please reply me with a small email dear Julia...I love the color you have used and great highlight dear Julia...it is really an ELEGANT CARD..luv this...hugs, Monika

    PS: thanks for sharing this Julia..I will try it soon and will tell you also and give you a credit...

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    1. Monika - how sweet! Thanks. I love your cards, too. Your blog is such fun! I love the card you created using this technique. You did a great job!

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  20. Julia me again just wanna share I give you credit on my blog cause you give the lovely inspiration with this big butterfly card...here is my link ..hope you like to give me some love too, hugs..Monika

    http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2014/07/happy-birthday-darnell.html

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    1. LOL! You are so quick and creative.

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  21. What an amazing card you made!! I can't wait to do it too! It is one of my favourite techniques and that is also part of my answer. Fun of stamping is that there are SO many cool stamping techniques to do that you just can't do with digital images.
    xxx
    Riette

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    1. I agree, Riette. Digital is great, but I run into a lot of - I can't do this, I can't do that with my digital images. Stamping is fun to have it in your hand, turn it around, and stuff like that. Good answer!

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  22. Wow! I have never seen this kind of technique before but the outcome looks terrific! I think I will try this myself (which is also the most fun thing about stamping ...trying new things and getting your fingers messy ;)

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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    1. LOL! Eemeli, you're so, so right! There's nothing that says you've had a good time like inky fingers!!!

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  23. Absolutely LOVE this card! So pretty! I love stamping and making cards because of the smile they put on recipients faces!

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  24. This card is so simply beautiful!! and what I love about stamping is how you can take one or two images - and a message and creative soooooo many different cards using different colors and techniques with only a couple of images!! I feel so creative when I stamp and love it when I look at a stamp and see its' endless possibilities!!

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