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In & Out of Studio 3D
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Birthday Bouquet
Topic: Stamping

Are you as surprised as I am at the sheer number of carved stamps? Only one more to go after this one, though.

This is actually a set of three roses I carved - a large rose, a medium rose, and a bud. This is, without question, the stamp set I have made the most use of.

I used masking to create layers in this bouquet and colored with three layers of watercolor markers to define the shadows and highlights in the blooms.

Green marker was used to color the bases of the buds and to add greenery around and within the bouquet. Then yellow was used to color the background. 

I used Nestabilities to cut the border, using a bit of creative finangling to make a long rectangle into a shaped wide rectangle.

Placed on a green folded card base, the bouquet was enhanced with a double-ribbon bow and a cardstock text sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 28 September 2009
I Just Had an Idea
Topic: Stamping

A tiny stamp becomes a brilliant border by stamping repeatedly with yellow ink. Just once, I stamped in black in the center.

All of the bulbs were colored with yellow watercolor marker and a panel border of grey was drawn in. I added text with individual rub-on letters and added Stickles to every one of the bulbs.

After the glitter was dry I placed black brads in the 4 corners of the panel and attached to a folded card base with a black printed scrapbook paper.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Smile or Smirk?
Topic: Stamping

This is one carving that I am particularly happy with, It is done on carving block with the Speedball carving tools and I simply love how it turned out. I haven't used it much since I don't have a lot of call for llamas, but I do think he is sweet.

I stamped on white card and cut/embossed the panel with a shaped rectangle Nestability. The border was distressed with ink and then mounted to a sweries of panels with rounded corners. 

The stack of panels was added to a folded purple cardstock base and the text was added with white rubons.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Meshing Style
Topic: Stamping

This stamp was carved based on a sketch I did in church of the pattern on the dress of a lady sitting in front of me. How fitting, then, that it be used for a scripture card!

I stamped on a folded white card base and colored with watercolor markers. I colored the background blocks with light blue marker and then drew in the mesh and the border with light grey. 

The scripture text is a clear sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 25 September 2009
Topic: Stamping

I have no idea what species of fish this is supposed to be so I colored it up (watercolor markers) like no fish I have ever seen! The carved stamp is just the black lines, and I did repeat stamping as I often do with a smaller stamp.

The swirling water is also colored with markers and I added rubon text at the top of the card. 

I added Glossy Accents to the water and the fish eyes then applied Stickles to the fish. Here you get a better look at that effect.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Oh, Joy!
Topic: Stamping

So, what do you do with a stamp of a dip-pen? You write something with it!

I added a clear text sticker at the tip of my carved pen and then cut the panel down to size. After placing on a green folced card base I went to town with clear poinsettia and holly stickers from a set. 

I used gold border stickers to define the panel as a last step.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Window on Home
Topic: Stamping

The scrapbook paper I chose to stamp the window on is supposed to be a basket-weave. But when the window gets stamped on it and colored with some grey marker, I magically turns to brick!

I used a Nestability shaped rectangle to cut bothe the brick panel and the underlying burgundy panel. The burgundy also has embossed edges which were distressed with color.

I cut out the windowpanes with a craft knife and glued a farm scene behind the window. 

After adding the panel to a violet folded cardstock I added clear stickers of pen and ink and then placed a carstock sticker to the top.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
How Do I Color?
Topic: Stamping

9 little crayons stamped in a row, colored with a variety of Whispers inkpads. I cut the strip out and then made slits to weave the ribbon through. A bow ties between to on the right.

I added a sticker of a little school-girl and a text sticker. 

Two borders of fine-tip marker doodling define some panels.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 21 September 2009
Postcard Card
Topic: Stamping

Upper-right corner has a stamped stamp! I carved this with PoStUdIo at the bottom and 3d at the top. It has been stamped in black ink and colored with watercolor markers. I added a travel sticker in the lower left and the greeting in the upper left. The flowers in the greeting matched some others on the sticker sheet so I placed these as a bottom border. 

I pulled the colors from these elements to color in the stamp. A fine-line pen was used to add borders and the address lines.

Since this is a card rather than a real postcard, the address is left blank and any further greetings will be placed on the inside.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Classy Card
Topic: Stamping

This fish in the seaweed was inked up with markers and stamped three times across the bottom of folded white cardstock. I also colored in the fish and the background with markers, as well.

The border was created with stickers and some doodling was added to connect them to each other and to the card. 

The lettering was hand drawn and colored with markers.



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

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