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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Favorite Technique

Hello all!
I hope you're all having a great week.
Today I'm posting about one of my favorite techniques.
Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is "Favorite Techniques"
I have long been a fan of the Simon Says Blog and just recently became acquainted with their challenges.

One of my favorite techniques is stamping on pages from old books.
I love the look of it, the vintagy feel and I really enjoy coloring on these pages.
Here are 2 cards where I have used this technique.
On this card I used "Rose" (#17505) from Eureka! Stamps and colored it with watercolor crayons.  Using these crayons, you must be careful not to use too much water or the paper will literally crumble.

This card was made with a stamp from Stampin' Up, sorry I don't know the name of it, but it was a hostess special a long time ago.
Again I used watercolor crayons to color it and used another of my favorite techniques and 'fussy cut' the image.
I know a lot of people don't like fussy cutting, but I love it.
Where many say it makes them nuts to do all that cutting, I find it to be very relaxing.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Leave a comment if you will then
why now pop on over to the Simon Says blogs and check them out.
I'm sure there will be tons of great techniques to see not only from the design team, but from others entering the challenge, like me.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Candy C said...

Hi Kristie!
Your technique of stamping on pages of old books is really cool! Those flower images are gorgeous! You did a beautiful job of sharing and coloring with those watercolor crayons. Your cards are really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love stamping on old book pages too and you have used it so effectively here with your image. Beautiful colours too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Beate said...


both cards look great. Lovely coloring and images.
Hugs and smiles

Susan (rainy) said...

The fussy cut card is beautiful and I LOVE the technique you used on the first... so vintage and elegant. Both are lovey cards.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love how this looks...need to find some old books to try this with!

Roxie said...

Both cards look wonderful, I like the text, stitching and Kraft with the flowers.