Monday, July 14, 2014

Spritzer Kit Techniques Using Some of Our Wonderful Images

Dye inks are a staple in any stamper's arsenal, and our dear Kathy K (Seaside Stampin' Ink) shows us here how to use them to make an easy, elegant card illustrating one of the many techniques included in the Seaside Mini-Spritzer Kit. Start by spraying a piece of glossy cardstock using a Mini Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and a few drops of an Espresso Adirondack reinker:

Wave the cardstock partially dry to separate the color:

Once it is completely dry, stamp H-1236 Santa, K-1230 Silent Night, D-1333 Believe, and the branch tips of G-1496 Tree onto the cardstock with an Espresso Adirondack Ink pad:

Then sponge around the edges with a Butterscotch Adirondack ink pad:

To add depth, layer with Adirondack Latte ink on top:

A Ginger ink pad adds an even richer look:

A bit of Espresso Ink provides the finishing touch:

And here are the beautiful results:

How simple is that? And the results are beautiful! Let us know if you try out this technique...we'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Poor Man's Polished Stone Technique

Here our Kathy (Seaside Stampin' Ink) demonstrates another of the ways to use our Mini Spritzer Combo Kit:

Here's a terrific technique she shares with you, which she calls Poor Man's Polished Stone. Load the felt stomper (included in the kit) with a few drops of dye reinker:

Let the stomper sit for a moment while you make "blobs" of color on a piece of glossy cardstock with a Krylon Leafing Pen:

Immediately spray the cardstock using a spritzer filled with 91% rubbing alcohol:

Smear your inked-up stompers across the cardstock:

Look how the dye ink mixes with the Krylon Leafing Pen to create lovely striations of color for this beach scene:

Want to add a full moon? Just use your pinky finger to lift off a circle of color (how clever is that!):

Give the cardstock a few minutes to dry, and then stamp your images in black right over the background:

Seaside Stampin' Ink carries many stamps that are perfect for creating wonderful scenic art, which you can find by clicking here.
Add a finishing touch to your card by lining the edges with the Krylon Leafing Pen:

And that's it, you're done! Check out the beautiful results:

Stamps Used in this card are all on sale in our shopping cart...
C-203 Hear The Rhythm
D-233 Soaring Gull
E-242 2 Sandpipers
G-228 Sand Dune Hills
D-236 Single Dune

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Polished Stone 2

In a previous post, you saw how to create the Poor Man's Polished Stone background demonstrated by our very own Kathy from Seaside Stampin' Ink. Here is a similar technique, but the streaks of color and stamped images are placed differently on the card:

Isn't it neat how Kathy completely changes the perspective by applying the ink diagonally instead of horizontally for the beach and adding the water? The DD-295 Water stamp really gives movement to the waves, and this unique image also doubles as tree bark when used vertically.

Kathy shows us here yet another, completely different way to use the Mini Combo Spritzer Kit. She fills a spritzer with rubbing alcohol and adds 8-10 drops of dye reinker right into the bottle:

Then she sprays it onto glossy cardstock:

She does this with a few more colors:

Until it looks like this:

She lays a piece of kitchen plastic wrap right on top of the wet surface:

And then she crinkles it:

Set this piece aside to allow it to dry. When it is dry (5-10 min.), simply lift the plastic wrap:

And this is the STUNNING result:

What a soft, pretty background! All it took to finish was a sentiment (Tradition E-1344) or (Believe D-933) stamped in black and some edging with a Krylon Leafing Pen. Look at the gorgeous finished examples:

Kathy has shared yet another great technique with our loyal and supportive customers!
And while it's always nice to read about stamping ideas online, there's just no substitute for seeing the real thing "live" and in person! So, we invite you to join us at any of the shows we attend, including this weekend (July 10 & 11) in Pittsburgh, PA...

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Beautiful Example, Using Our Rubber Stamps...

The is the creative work of Andrea Cloutier, the first of several new members of our Design Team. We simply couldn't wait to show you...

Stamps used: Click Any Item in the List Below to see that Item in our Catalog -
F-224 Beach Fence
G-232 Dune Grasses
D-919 Paradise
G-228 Sand Dune Hills
F-247 Shells on Beach

More examples coming soon...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Seaside Stampin' Ink MAGIC!

Products Used in this Demonstration are listed below and
Linked directly to our Shopping Cart when you click on them! With our products you can achieve the same results that Kathy does or even better!

Adirondack Dye Re-Inkers:
Stonewashed or Denim which is a bit darker, so just do not use as much

Krylon Leafing Pen
Glossy Card Stock
- this is Kromekote - the "TOP SHELF"!

2 Sandpipers - E-242
Beach Theme Sheet of Rubber
Sand Dune Hills - G-228
Single Dune - D-236
Soaring Gull - D-233
Soaring Gull Left - D-234
Simple Pleasures - C-202
Water - DD-295
God Made Heaven & Earth - E-2703
Tree - G-1496

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Holiday Greetings...

We were in Philly last weekend for a show at the Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (near Valley Forge), Pennsylvania. A GIANT thank you to all of the wonderful folks who came out and visited us there. We are truly grateful for your support. To those of you who attended the Make & Take Party last Friday evening, I hope that you enjoyed yourselves and had fun. It was a new experience for me and I was tickled with your support of a "man" working with you on our Seaside Stampin' Ink card project.

This card is the beautiful creative effort of the newest member of our design team, Vicki Follet. She will most likely read this before I have had a chance to welcome her to our team. This should be a nice surprise for her. She has been a customer of ours since "way back" in the Seaside Stampin' Ink store days and continues to offer us encouragement and support. I am sure you will agree that she is a very talented artist and we are absolutely delighted to have her!

Images Used in this Card: Please note that the sand dollar & seashell have been used in a very subtle way in the background as well...

Believe - D-1333
Small sand Dollar - B-224
Channeled Whelk - E-248

Be well and happy paper crafting!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Resist Technique

In this example, our very own Kathy K (Seaside Stampin' Ink) shows a cool resist technique.
Start by stamping Frankincense (DD-1420) which is included in our DaVinci Theme Acrylic Mount Stamp Set with a Ranger Perfect Medium Pad on our special glossy card stock:
As it dries, load a stamp stomper from our Mini Spritzer Combo Kit with a few drops of dye reinker in various colors:
Use a mini spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol (91% works best & costs the same) to spray the stomper:

Swipe the stomper across the piece of glossy cardstock:

Watch the magic and see how the resist pad did its job and, well, resisted the ink so the stamped images stood out:

Once this has dried, which does not take long, use an Adirondack Dye Ink Pad - Pitch Black
pad to stamp Leda's (E-1323) face onto the card:

Cut out a post-it note mask and placed it over the image:

This is done so you can use additional images to fill the card without marring the face:

A silver Krylon Leafing Pen makes a quick and instant border:

Lift off the mask to reveal the finished card:

Stamps Used in this Card: Click Any Item in the List Below to see that Item in our Catalog -
Frankincense (DD-1420)
Leda (E-1323)
Leo's Letter (JJ-1324)
Leo's Signature (G-1322)
Discover (G-909)

How simple is this? And the results are beautiful! Let us know if you try out this technique...we'd love to hear from you!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Seaside Stampin' Ink

Kathy will be demonstrating this card at the Rubber Stamp Show Close to You.
It uses our Beach/Snow Fence , our Tree Stamp & some other goodies...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Moonlit Night Card

Here it is at last…
Most Products Used in this card description directly links to our shopping cart so that you can easily shop at the same time you learn exactly how to make this card.  Simply hover over the Product Name and click…  it is that SIMPLE…
Beginning with a darker blue cardstock, stamp our Tree (G-1496) image and our Beach/Snow Fence (F-224) image with Perfect Medium Pad & Emboss with black detail embossing powder...

Then lightly swipe in one direction the Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue Stamp Pad across the entire card...

Wipe the card with a paper towel...


Using your pinkie finger…  Take a SMALL drop of Brilliance Moonlight White ReInker and make a small moon in the sky.  Use another of your DRY fingers to spread the white ink to create a hazy or blurry effect of the moon.  

Additionally, using perhaps that same inky pinkie finger, smear the Brilliance Moonlight White Ink about ¾-1” along the bottom of the card to create the effect of snow on the ground under and through the fence to add depth.  Wipe this with a paper towel.

Again, using the Brilliance Moonlight White ReInker, paint with a small detail brush on only one side of the fence uprights and the top side of the branches creating the effect of snow which “sticks” to the Tree (G-1496)  branches and Beach/Snow Fence (F-224).

Finishing touches might include our Warm Words (E-917) stamp using an Adirondack Pitch Black stamp pad.  The Stamps used in this card are also available as a cling set called appropriately – Moonlit Night Acrylic Stamp Set...