Classes : Stamp Camp [Fall 2009]: Stamping with Markers
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Classes : Stamp Camp [Fall 2009]: Stamping with Markers
By Nichol Magouirk

Welcome to the first week of Fall Stamp Camp here at Two Peas!

Everyone can stamp! This week I have some easy ideas on using markers for your stamping projects. I've included detailed instructions on creating the three cards plus a how-to video below. 

Happy Thanksgiving Card

This card showcases how you can use Stamp Makers (I used ones from American Crafts) to stamp with and to color in stamped images.

1. Trim cream cardstock to 4 1/4" square.

2. Use Stamp Marker (Leaf) to color in the swirly part of the pumpkin stamp and stamp on card base.

3. Run card front through embossing folder to create textured background. (You want to stamp first because it's hard to get a good stamped image over an embossed design).

4. Stamp pumpkins on a scrap piece of cream cardstock using black Memories Ink.

5. Color in designs using Stamp Markers (Apricot & Chestnut). Use the brush tip and make long brush strokes when coloring in the design for a more realistic colored image.

6.Cut out pumpkin images and adhere to the card, lining up the design with the green swirls previously stamped.

7. Trim a 1" x 4 1/4" strip from a scrap of orangish-brown patterned paper (MME) and adhere along the bottom of the card. Stamp "Happy Thanksgiving" using black Memories Ink. Round bottom corners of card.

8. Punch a border from a scrap of green patterned paper (Crate Paper) using the Martha Stewart New Scallop Edge punch and adhere underneath the stamped pumpkins. Secure ends with Tim Holtz' tiny attacher.

9. Carefully tie string around the top of each pumpkin and secure with a dab of liquid glue.

Simply the Best Apple Card

This card showcases coloring in wood mounted rubber stamps with stamp markers and also coloring in a greeting stamp with multiple colors for a fun look.

1. Trim card to 5" x 4 1/4" (it is a half inch shorter than a standard card). Trim a half inch from the front flap of the card.

2. Ink Hero Arts Raindrop background stamp with green ink and stamp front of card.

3. Punch a scallop border from green patterned paper (Crate Paper) and adhere under the short edge of the card. 

4. Trim a thin strip of red patterned paper (Bo Bunny) and adhere as shown. Secure ends with Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

5. Color in greeting stamp (Technique Tuesday) using Stamp Markers (Rouge and Chestnut) and stamp on card as shown.

6. Color in apple stamps (Hero Arts) with Stamp Markers (Rouge, Chestnut & Mustard). Use Stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up for stamping (see video) and stamp along right edge of card.

7. Wrap string around card and tie in a bow. Secure with a dab of liquid glue.

8. Round corners on left side of card.

Halloween Wishes Card

This card demonstrates using Stamp Markers to color in clear stamps for stamping on projects.

1. Trim cardstock to 7" x 7" and fold in half for a 7" x 3 1/2" card.

2. Lay clear stamps (Hero Arts) out of card to figure out placement. Use Stamp Markers (Rouge, Black, Grape, Apricot and Chestnut) to color in designs and stamp on card as shown. 

3. Color in any open areas on stamped images (i.e. feet, nose on cat, etc.) with additional Stamp Makers.

4. Trim 1/2" from bottom of card.

5. Use 7Gypsies hole punch to create a border. Trim orange patterned paper (MME) and adhere behind card front.

6. Punch spider web border (Martha Stewart) and adhere behind front flap of card, lining it up with bottom of card.

7. Trim two thin strips from orange patterned paper (MME) and purple cardstock and adhere where the card and spider web border meet. Secure with Tim Holtz' Tiny Attacher.

8. Add googly eyes to the owls and kitty.

9. Use Stamp Markers (Black and Apricot) to stamp greeting on ledger patterned paper. *tip* You can create interesting and colorful greetings and titles using markers to color in individual words or letters on stamps.

10. Punch out greeting using coversation bubble punch (Fiskars). Layer on purple cardstock conversation bubble and adhere to card with foam adhesive.

Happy Stamping!

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