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In & Out of Studio 3D
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Light and Salvation
Topic: Stamping

Even I didn't realize how many hand-carved stamps I had made until I started this project!

Today's entry is a lighthouse colored with watercolor markers. I extended the rocks beyond the bounds of the stamp with color and then drew in some black hashing over it. 

The yellow cardstock got an aperture cut with a Labels Nestability and then the top was embossed with dots to mimit a night sky and the bottom with swirls to represent waves.

I used marker to draw around the aperture and placed the panel on folded blue cardstock. The text is a clear sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 18 September 2009
Tulip Garden
Topic: Stamping

I carved a little grouping of three tulips for this stamp.  I stamped a repeating border on a folded white card base and colored with watercolor markers. I added a few additional leaves with black Sharpie so the border would not be so predictable.

After adding the clear cross scripture sticker, I added Glossy Accents to all the flowers and leaves. Here you can see the effect this has on the card's wow-factor.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Moon Man
Topic: Stamping

This is the only stamp I have carved using a rotary tool. I did the basic cutting around the image with the carving set and then reamed out the background with the rotary. Sure was faster than hackng away with the tools.

I stamped this guy on white cardstock and colored with watercolor marker and cut it out. He is raised with pop-dots on a labels Nestability panel with embossed and color-distressed edges. 

The label is also raised on pop-dots on a folded blue card base. Shimmery star stickers enhance the background and also set off two corners of a vellum scripture sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
A Man's Man Card
Topic: Stamping

I have never make anything with this fingerprint stamp since I carved it. I could never think of anything that suited! So for this I just stamped it all over the front of a white folded cardstock and THEN thought about it!

I started by coloring them in with grey marker and then drew in a black border on the card. Still no inspiration... So I started looking through my sticker collection and came up wth this tag sticker from my 'things that go' folder. Perfect! 

I used grey marker to add the caption and a drop-shadow on the tag. I went back to the black fine-line to define the grey marker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Little Fisherman
Topic: Stamping

Though I stamped this raccoon on white cardstock, I colored over him with grey marker and a little tan for better realism. We see these little fellas (actually, mostly gals and their little families) almost every night at our place.

I placed patterned scrapbook papers on the top and bottom and then tore out a plain green for the embankment. The raccoon is placed with pop-dots and I created a shadow under him and the bank with grey marker. 

I added some grasses with green marker and then dropped in a little dinner for him to fish for. A grey fine-tip marker was used to draw in some ripples under the paw.

The corners were rounded on the decorated panel as well as the folded grey background card.  Then is wished him good luck with peel-off stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 14 September 2009
Line-Up of Iris
Topic: Stamping

The carved stamp on this card is a single simple iris. I colored the parts with markers, huffed on it, and stamped it. I changed colors between stampings and varied the height slightly as well.

I used a fine-tipped pen to outline each part for after placing the clear text sticker. It just needed more black. 

I applied yellow chalk around the sticker to add a little 'sunshine' to this little garden.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Enchanted Lamp
Topic: Stamping

This little Aladdin's Lamp was carved as a tutorial using a pink eraser. I didn't want to overwhelm it with detail so worked in a very simple manner.

I inked up the stamp with a Whispers ink pad and stamped directly on the white folded card base.

I cut two graduated openings with one of the Labels Nestabilities and used the nesties to emboss the edges as well. These were stacked and attached as a frame to the card front.

I attached only two simple trimmings - a bubble sticker 'enchanted' and a black rub-on border.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Hat in the Rings
Topic: Stamping

Up today is my carved stamp of a summer hat. I colored it up with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush, as usual. After cutting it out I placed it face down on a rubber mat and did some shaping with a ball burnishing tool. 

I attached with glue dots on a Cuttlebug background and placed on a grey folded card base.

Silber stickers and borders were added in completion



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 11 September 2009
A Sip of Silk
Topic: Stamping

Next up in the lineup of hand carved stamps is my favoriet - the hummingbird. I colored him with watercolor pencils and a water brush and cut him out. The background was made by a friend years ago and sent to me in a swap. I mounted three silk flowers with matching rhinestone brads and ribbon stems. 

I popped the bird up on foam dots and placed the panel on green folded cardstock. The text is a clear sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Sympathy on Wings
Topic: Stamping

Today is the start of a new series. I wanted to make a card using each of the rubber stamps I hand carved over the years. I had a couple on hand already (penguin and feathers) so ended up with 21 to make.

For this I used a pale pad from the Whispers ink line to stamp the dragonfly repeatedly on white cardstock. I cut the panel down to fit on the burgundy folded card base and rounded the corners.

I used Stickles on each of the bugs in a different pattern for some variety. Here you can see the effects.


The card is finished with silver stickers for the greeting and some graphic borders.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Butterfly Nest
Topic: Stamping

This sketch stamp was one I bought in Nebraska last month. Like the hummingbird stamp I found that using second-generation stamping was the best way to the the greyed sketched look I wanted. This was colored with watercolor markers (scribbled on acrylic and used like watercolors)

I made the purple elements with a Spellbinders die that cuts and embossed all three parts at the same time. I used Concord Grape distressing ink pad to color the raised areas and applied to the borders of the white stamped panel. 

The 'stitched lines' on the sides and top are actually rub-ons! Then I rounded the corners and cut a pink bordering piece and a blue folded card base. Both got corner rounding before the front panel was glued on.

The text is a clear/gold sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Hope Pray Dream
Topic: Stamping

 This is the lovely sketch stamp again, this time without using second-generation stamping. It was too big for the card I was stamping on so I left off the hummingbird. This allowed me to color the flowers as morning glories.

I cut out the image and, after mounting it to card, I used a grey Sharpie marker to add a drop-shadow.

The text is a clear sticker. I love how the words are added in shadow.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 7 September 2009
Butterfly on a Box
Topic: Work By My Friends

These favor boxes were made by my S-I-L for her sister's wedding. The butterfly is stamped using my handcarved rubber stamp. She added embossing and glitter, pearls and rhinestones to make these just beautiful. 

The butterfly rests on a bow on the box top.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Live Like You Mean It
Topic: Stamping

Well, THIS is a weird one!

 I cut the image with alternating rings of Nestabilities and then cut the background with their opposites. They are then layered in order of size.

I added cardstock stickers for text.

Weird for sure!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Two-Toned Iris
Topic: Stamping

I had this left over piece of bubble background in my scraps. The color match was perfect for the iris I had colored. I used Nestabilities to cut the aperture and added to a cream card base. 

The text is a cardstock sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
My Sympathies
Topic: Stamping

So sad. I made this sympathy card and the very next day had occasion to send it out. 

The image was cut out with a scalloped rectangle Nestability and I used the next larger size to cut a backing for it. The top image is raised on pop-dots.

The background is scrapbook paper over a green folded card base.

I colored the silver sticker with Sharpie marker before attaching to the card.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Circle Birds
Topic: Stamping

I used more of the green 'marbled' paper to frame up this stamping of two love birds. Layers of pink echo the bird colors and a green bow mimics the frame. 

The gold stickers read "Happy Anniversary"



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Glass Scalloped Hummer
Topic: Stamping

I used the distressed stripes Cutlebug folder on the front of the folded cardstock base, selected to match the color of the stamped image. I pulled out the pink from the image with scrapbook paper, cutting a scalloped oval with Nestabilities. 

The corners are enhanced with sticker waste from filigree corner stickers. Then I added the Best Wishes greeting in gold peel-off stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Iris in Diamonds
Topic: Stamping

This is the way I like these iris colored best. I had a scrap of embossed diamond paper and cut the aperture with Nestabilities. Framed up with purple scrapbook paper and mounted on yellow card base. 

I added the bow and it was still too plain so I used rub-on borders to the top and bottom.

No greeting for this yet - it can be added whenever the appropriate occasion arises.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 31 August 2009
Orange Iris
Topic: Stamping

I got a new corner punch and I love it! It even allows for corner punching on the folded edge of the card. How cool is that?

I cut a scalloped window in the green paper and used it to frame the stamped/colore image.  

The final step was to add gold filligree corners and tiny greeting words at the top and bottom.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT

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