Friday, September 30, 2011

October Workshop Technique -- Shimmers Direct

The technique of the month for October is Shimmers Direct (from Pat Huntoon's Technique Junkies newsletter). Options for the October classes were a technique page or a greeting card. Here are the ingredients and instructions.

(Samples showing colors run together)


Stamp Sets:
* Gently Falling (123802-w $39.95; 123804-c-$28.95; set of 12)**
* Sincere Salutations (115068-w $25.95; set of 8) (for greeting card)

* Old Olive card stock (6" x 6" for page; 8-1/2” x 5-1/2" for card)
* Chocolate Chip card stock (5-1/2" x 5-1/2" for page; 5-1/4" x 4" for card)
* More Mustard card stock (5" x 2-1/2" for both page and card)
* Cajun Craze card stock (4-3/4" x 3" for page; 3" x 2" for card)

* Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
* Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (card only)
* More Mustard Classic Refill Ink
* Cajun Craze Classic Refill Ink
* Old Olive Classic Refill Ink
* Shimmer Paint, Platinum

Stampin’ Up! Accessories:
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
* Chocolate Chip ½” Scallop Dots Ribbon (card)
* White Embossing Powder and Heat Tool
* Brayer
* Paper Snips
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Stampin’ Dimensionals

* Waxed Paper or Non-stick Craft Sheet

** 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog


Shimmers Technique:

1. Cover work surface with waxed paper or non-stick craft sheet. Place three drops of Shimmer Paint onto surface, spaced in a straight line about 1" to 1-1/2" apart from each other. Place one drop of More Mustard on top of first drop of Shimmer Pain; Old Olive on top of second drop; and Cajun Craze on top of third drop.

2. Roll Brayer over paint/ink drops, being careful to keep the colors separated (if they get mushed together, you will end up with a nice coppery color, but if you are successful at keeping them just touching, but not overlapping each other, you will get a nice, variegated effect (see samples).

3. Roll Brayer directly onto the stamp covering the solid maple leave image, and stamp on Whisper White card stock.

4. Optional: After paint/ink dries, use Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad to stamp outline maple leaf image over solid image.

* Note: You can get several images from these three drops -- just keep rolling the brayer over the paint/ink, being careful not to mix the colors, and make sure to roll the brayer over the stamp in the same direction as the original. At some point, the colors will start to blend together, but you'll get several good images before that happens. To clean brayer, simply run under a water faucet and set on a paper towel to dry.

Technique Page:
(Unless otherwise noted, SNAIL Adhesive is used for all assembly)

1. Adhere 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" Chocolate Chip card stock to 6" x 6" Old Olive card stock.

2. Use embossing folder to texture the More Mustard and Cajun Craze card stock pieces. Adhere to Chocolate Chip card stock as shown.

(Alternate Step 2: Stamp several leaves and seed pods randomly on More Mustard and Cajun Craze card stock instead of embossing.)

3. Adhere instructions sheet to upper right section of page.

4. Cut out leaf shape and use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to lower left section of page.

Greeting Card:
(Unless otherwise noted, SNAIL Adhesive is used for all assembly)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Use Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad to stamp greeting in lower right corner of 5-1/4" x 4" Chocolate Chip card stock; emboss with White Embossing Powder. Adhere to front of card.

3. Use embossing folder to texture the More Mustard and Cajun Craze card stock pieces. Adhere More Mustard card stock to Chocolate Chip card stock as shown.
4. Tie knot in ribbon, wrap from front to back of Cajun Craze card stock, and adhere on the back. Adhere to front of card over More Mustard card stock.

5. Cut out leaf image and adhere to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals, tucking stem under ribbon.

Fun stuff, huh?! And the most fun part is seeing the different designs you can come up with using this technique! Just like in nature, each leaf will be slightly different from the others.

Cath ;D

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