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GUEST DESIGN for Lawnscaping Challenge #40

Patterened paper

Back with another guest design for Lawnscaping Challenge #40: Make Your Own PATTERNED PAPER WITH STAMPS

Fun or what?!!! Some seriously fab faves going on here–Chevron, vibrant ombré hues, knock-out letters!

I clear embossed one of the chevron patterns from the Chevron Backdrops Set, and then rubbed some water-based dye inks over the top to create the ombré effect. And, the knock out die cut letters allow you to see the contination of the pattern without blocking it. LOVE!

Some tips:

  • If you're repeat stamping with Versamark to emboss an all-over background, it really helps to stamp one row, heat emboss it, and then you can see much better where to position the next row. It also helps to have a plastic tub with your embossing powder in it so you can just spoon it over top and let the excess fall back down into the tub; otherwise, if you use scratch paper, you have to stop to re-funnel it back into the jar each time. No likey!
  • Water-based dye inks such as Adirondack or Distress, tend to work extremely well for resist because they have the least amount of "drag" on the paper surface and can be buffed off the embossed areas easily with a tissue; inks with more permanent or non-bleed characteristics tend to either create more drag (tearing your sponging tool apart) OR they stain the embossing and can sometimes be impossible to buff off.

Thanks to Laurel, of the Lawnscaping Challenge blog, for inviting me to guest design (a.k.a. play!), and thanks to you for stopping by!

Hope this livened up your Mundane! *chortle*



WINNER! > Die Cutting Online Class, Seat Giveaway

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On May 28, 2012 at 08:31 AM Tris said…

Wow…thanks for the opportunity!

Congratulations, Tris! Number 43 was pulled by the Random Integer Thingie bobby and you are the lucky peep!
Thank you to all who played!  The class is so worth it and even as a contributor, I learned a ton from all the projects and techniques shown by these fabulously talented gals!
Have an awesome weekend, everybody!

Die Cutting Online Class, Seat Giveaway

It was so much fun contributing to Jennifer, Kristina & Nichol's die-cutting class! The interactive class is now over, but you can still take it as an independent study–totally worth it! They've broken the independent study into two parts, manual and electronic, so you can take your pick, altho I highly recommend both–it was seriously awesome!


A Cut Above – a die cutting online class from Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire and Nichol Magouirk was a huge success! The class is now offered in two parts: Part 1 for Traditional Die Cutting, and Part 2 for Electronic Die Cutting (Silhouette).

A Cut Above – Part 1 – Traditional Die Cutting

  • 21 videos
  • Over 25 card ideas
  • Tips and innovative techniques for using the Big Shot, Vagabond, Cuttlebug and Grand Calibur
  • Features various types of dies and embossing folders

A Cut Above – Part 2 – Electronic Die Cutting

  • 30 videos
  • Over 30 card ideas
  • Focuses on using the Silhouette (all models) and Silhouette Studio software
  • Covers everything from basic uses to custom designs and advanced techniques

You will leave class with everything you need to know to make the most of your die cut systems! For further details of techniques taught in each class, click here.


And, I have a seat to give away to both the manual AND electronic combined! Just leave a comment on this post by 6pm, PST Thursday, May 31st, 2012. I'll draw and announce a winner on Friday, June 1.

Thanks for playing! :)

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