Monday, March 11, 2013

Contest and Incredible Tutorial!

Hello, My Friends!

I have two things to share with you today....

1.  It's contest time....we will be releasing our next episode of a 30 Second Card {in five minutes!} on Friday.....guess my time for a chance to win your choice of stamp set ($12.95 value).  Just leave a comment on this blog post....PLEASE visit the blog to leave your comment.  Emailed entries will not be entered.


2.  I have an incredible tutorial by Design Team Member, Anna Wight to share with you today....You will LOVE it!!!!

 

Emboss Resist Tutorial    by Anna Wight

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When I saw the gum4backgrounds stamp from The Stamps of Life, it immediately made me think of a fun technique called emboss resist. So, I thought I would use the large background stamp to share with you a photo tutorial on how to do the emboss resist technique using the Stephanie Barnard color Sprays!.

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Here is a detail photo of the panel I created using the emboss resist technique. Let me show you how it's done!

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The supplies you'll need are watercolor paper, embossing ink, embossing powder in white or clear, water, several color sprays, a waterproof craft surface, a heat tool, and of course the stamp.

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Start by embossing the stamp image onto watercolor paper using embossing ink and an embossing powder.

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You can use white or clear embossing powder, or even a clear based irridescent powder. The powder I chose is irridescent and has a bit of sparkle to it as well. Beautiful, and really adds to the "bubble" look of the stamp image.

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Spray your waterproof craft surface with a couple of spritzes of each spray color, overlapping them slightly, but not completely. I chose to use two different blue sprays as well as a bit of purple, for a nice complimentary color palette. Spray water onto the colors until your colors start to form slightly larger pools of color.

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Next, lightly spray the embossed side of your watercolor paper with water. This step preps the paper fibers for absorbing the color sprays. Once your paper is dampened with water, set your watercolor paper (embossed side face down) into the pools of color. Press the paper onto the crafting surface so you get color on the entire surface of the paper.

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Lift the watercolor paper from the crafting surface to reveal the color. You can see how the embossed area resists the color, and leaves you with a beautiful pattern.

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Using a heat tool, dry the watercolor paper to set the ink colors. If you like the results, you can be finished with the coloring stage... or, you can take it a bit further!

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To add more color, tap the dried paper down into the remaining pools of color, adding a random assortment of spots to the surface of the paper. Tap randomly, into big spots and little spots. When you're happy with the additional splotches, heat set your paper again to dry the ink.

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You can repeat this process until you're happy with the results.

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The Stephanie Barnard Sprays! have wonderful, intense color payoff, and blend together beautifully! I was thrilled by how they took to the watercolor paper. I trimmed my dyed paper to size and assembled my card.

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One more thing ... you could simply clean up your craft surface with paper towels, but don't let that left over color on your craft surface go to waste! Use the left over color to make hand dyed ribbon! This is white seam binding ribbon that I used to wipe up my crafting surface after I was finished coloring my paper. Once I had the ink all wiped up with the ribbon, I gave the ribbon a couple spritzes with water to help soften the edges of the inks, and then set the ribbon aside to dry. Now I have some beautiful hand dyed ribbon to use on future projects.

I hope you try out this technique. It's super easy, and so FUN to watch the color transform the white paper (and ribbon!) into a beautiful, one of a kind, surface.

Supplies:
Stamps: gum4background and bubblegum4me by The Stamps of Life
Ink: VersaMark, Black StazOn, Stephanie Barnard Color Sprays in Blueberry, Sky, and Grape
Paper: Fabriano Watercolor, Neenah
Other: bakers twine, button, tracing wheel, Transparent Embossing Powder, heat tool, craft mat, white seam binding ribbon


Thanks so much, Anna!

Friends, don't forget to enter our 'Time Guessing' Contest...leave a comment on THIS blog post.  :)

170 comments:

Tanya Ham said...

That is amazing!!! I've never done techniques like this, but it looks like a lot of fun!!! :)

Becky said...

What a great tutorial! I'm definitely going to have to try that technique, and I love the idea to clean up by making pretty dyed ribbon!

As for the video, I'm going to guess that it will be 11:45. :)

Pamela said...

Cool technique......love it!! I am gonna say it will take 7min 46 sec.....thanks for the chance :)

crazymom said...

Wow, such awesome creativity! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! I loved the colored panel ..Thanks for making a photo tutorial !

Regina said...

Love Anna's card. Will have to play with that tecnique.
My guess for the time would be 14 min. Have a fun day.

s. berry said...

can't WAIT for this friday! 30 second card release... my day off... can't wait!

Lilie said...

Thanks you for this wonderful tutorial. I am guessing your time will be 5 mins 3 sec.

Villa said...

Great use of paint! I love the stamp. My guess is 6 min. 32 sec.!

Susan Gosman said...

Before I run off to try the technique I will guess that it will take you 6 minutes to make your 5 minute card.

Sandi said...

my guess is 7 min 32 sec..... I hope I win :)

lindagk23 said...

My guess is 6 minutes 8 seconds.
Beautiful card and love this technique!

Lollapalooza Crafts said...

I love this technique! My guess is that it will take 7 mins and 10 seconds to finish your 5 minute card.

Jan said...

My guess is 6min.59sec. :) neat card!

Jan

Vickie Lee said...

I love these vidoes. How about 5 min 16 sec.

Anita Braddock said...

Super cool Technique. i will need to do this. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. I was thinking 6min 5 sec.

Lynn Mott said...

6 minutes 12 seconds.

sunmaid said...

What a great idea, now to get the stamp and some watercolor paper. My guess it will take you 7 minutes and 10 seconds.

linda m said...

Hi, Stephanie!
I was reading Anna's technique before you posted. It's such a fun look and added dimension to cards or even a scrapbook page!
I always look forward to your 30 second card videos...this month will have us all smiling and laughing (with you) as well! 6 minutes 14 seconds! Thanks to Ken for all he does, too, at TSOL! :)

sandi said...

My guess is 6min52 sec. Great technique. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy:) said...

Oh wow I love that embossing technique.
Your time....4.53
Thanks for the chance to win.
Kathy U)

Kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Debbie Lienemann said...

My guess is 4 minutes and 52 seconds.

Petra said...

Love the idea! I am guessing 7 min. 45 sec.

Joyce G. said...

My guess will be 5 mins 47 sec.
Have fun

Kris B said...

Great tutorial! Love the idea of cleaning up the excess ink with ribbon!!
My guess is 7min 12sec

Gisela said...

Thanks for sharing this cool technique,have to try this one,it looks like a lot of fun...my guess on the card is 5min 6sec.

Rebecca Johnson said...

I love this technique. I'm guessing 6 mins 22 sec. Becky Johnson

Anonymous said...

Cool technique.
My guess is 5 min 56 sec.
Hope it's a good guess.
Gerry

Barb Guinan said...

Anna does amazing work...thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm guessing 5 minutes 37 seconds for your next 30 second card video! Love, love, love these video's.
Barb g (WV)

Wendy said...

That's a very cool technique. Love the colors you chose.

As for how long it will take for your "30-second" card, 6 minutes and 3 seconds. Ha!

Lynn C. said...

What a wonderful technique. I am definitely going to try it.

I think the 30 second card will take 6 min. and 32 sec.

ColleenF said...

I'll say 8 min 10 secs. I enjoy how you get talking and forget you are timing yourself! Love the technique by Anna and I'm loving her cards on the website.

Anonymous said...

I think it is 5 min. & 32 seconds. What ever it is I think your husband should take you out to dinner.



























Angie G said...

I absolutely LOVE these videos....

30-second card time: 7 mins 23 seconds

Warm n Wonderful said...

Great technique. My guess is 5 minutes 56 seconds. Looking forward to seeing it.

kathy s said...

Can't wait for the card and your time- my guess- 'cause I have great confidence in your abilities :) is 4 min 48 seconds- you are always the best way to put a smile in the day.
loved the card and colours and this technique is so much fun.

Raquel Rodriguez said...

Its a great technique. Thanks for sharing. I love using sprays in my projects.

Cathy P in AZ said...

What a beautiful card! I LOVE emboss resist! I am going to guess 6:14 for your 30 second card. :)

CraftySil said...

Love this technique....it gives a wonderful effect of colors! Thanks so much for sharing....

Dorothy Grundmann said...

Love that idea, looks like spring has sprung on Stamps of Life today.

My guess for the video is 7mins 55secs.

Pam Haueter said...

Hello! Keep the "30 second card" coming Steohaine. Love to watch and see what creative creation you come up with in such a short amount of time. It's funny to see you get so stressed at times and reminds me of me when I'm trying to hurry. :)
By the way.... I am guessing your time to be 7 min. 6 sec.
Pam

Jan Castle said...

Truly a top notch tutorial!!! I never thought of using the irredescent embossing powder...but I will in the future...gives it a really cool look!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

ann said...

What a great idea! Just received the other 2 new release stamps, and now I guess I have to order that one! My guess is 5:03.

Jenny McGee said...

I am guessing 6 minutes and 5 seconds. Thanks. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

P Myers said...

What a great idea for the background stamp. Mine just came today, so you know what I will be doing this evening. My guess is 6 minutes, 51 seconds.

Lissa said...

That tutorial is AMAZING!!!! My guess for the 30 sec card is 5 min 59 seconds

Sue Trapp said...

Great idea! I'm going to use this one for sure! My guess is 6:20 on the 30 second card. Stephanie, you crack me up!

Teresa said...

I am going with 5 minutes and 13 seconds for your 30 second card. I am going to be at the Pleasanton Scrapbook Expo on Friday so I can ask you how long your card took!! HA! Love the tutorial also.

lanejoy1 said...

My guess is 5 mins. 34 secs. Love the tutorial.

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for sharing these! I love dying and stamping seam binding and this emboss resist tutorial is fabulous!!

My guess for the time is (6 minutes 10 seconds) "she whispers" ;0)

Take care, Amanda

Unknown said...

6 min and 27 sec. Great tutorial! Thanks!

Ronda said...

My guess is 6 min 15 sec. I learn a great deal from your 30 second card and some times watch it more than once. Thanks Ronda

pj said...

Love this technique,and especially the ribbon idea & saving the ink spray.

Just joined the Club and look forward to getting my stamps.

I think about 5 min. 23 sec. for the 30 second card this Friday.
Tx., Phyllis W.

Anonymous said...

I think it will take you 6 min.& 33 seconds
I like the idea of you sending tutorials....

cardchick's world said...

Very cool tutorial...going to give this a try..as for you 30 second card..I will say 5min 40 sec...hope you right on this time frame...LOL

Leonie Beer said...

OOOOOhhhhhh that time of the month again!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see the 30 sec card. I think it is going to be 10min 45 sec. I like the tutorial alot.

Laura said...

Five minutes, 37 seconds. Maybe........

Penny Hazen said...

Let me see.....my guess will be.....7 min and 15 seconds. Woohoo....hope I win....

Norma said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I loved seeing the step by step process. :)

I think it will be 8min and 10 sec.

Dawn said...

My card guess 4 mins 7 secs

Dawn said...

My guess will be 4 minutes 7 seconds

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Christa said...

Just love it, colours are beautiful, must have stamp!

Christa said...

My quess will be 5min and 11 seconds!

Anonymous said...

Loved the reusing spray mist for the ribbon. Great idea! I think the 30 second card will take 4 minutes52 seconds. (My name is Vesta but I couldn't get the other logins to work.)

Lara said...

My guess is 6 minutes and 48 seconds.

Anonymous said...

7 minutes 51 seconds

Anonymous said...

I guess it will be 6 minutes and 24 seconds .
I hope I am right ;-)
X Marjolein Bohnen

Glynda said...

Great card!
I'm going to guess 6 minutes 11 seconds.
Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Glynda Olive

FrancineB said...

I guess 6 minutes and 7 seconds.

Love the background for this card. Thanks for the tutorial.

stamptramp said...

Great idea! Love those inks, and your mop up idea. I've got alot of mop up cheesecloth, papers and tags laying around. Try coffee filters, too! My guess for the 30 second card is 7 minutes flat.

Carin said...

I guess 5 min and 9 sec.
Carin

JustYolie said...

Hmmm...my guess it's 11min 13sec

Bonnie Brown said...

My guess is 4 minutes 48 seconds!! Let's go Stephanie!!

JenR said...

I'm gonna guess 6min 12sec. :)

Liz said...

my guess is 5 minutes you can do it!!!!

Sherill Lynne said...

I absolutely LOVE your stamps!!! I especially love all the different cards you can make with it for any occasion!!

My guess is 5 minutes and 17 seconds. :)

Lisa Cardenas said...

What a beautiful technique!! And i love that the ink didn't go to waste, what a fab idea!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Tobbi Dixon said...

I'm guessing 6 min 33 seconds!!

Monica-FC said...

I am guessing 4 min and 45 seconds

s. berry said...

i'm guessing you're gonna use the bubblegum4me stamp set at LEAST... and then you'll do some 2 step stamping & play b/c the set is too cute... so i'll say 6 min & 34 seconds!

Michelle said...

My guess ifs 5minutes 45 second

Pamela Romero said...

I'll guess 4 minutes 20 seconds!

Donna Lewis said...

Great tutorial Anna..can't wait to try it.
Stephanie...my girl...come on now...you can do this...I am going to say 5 minutes and 27 seconds (because you chnaged the 5 to a 6 ;) )

T CADUTO said...

WOW! This could go so many ways. Did you go under the 5 min and you're wanting to celebrate? Or did you just miss it OR did you blow it all together? Hmmmm.....you don't go under very often, so I will go with that.
4min and 58 secs.

Denise Gaines said...

5 MIN. 22 SEC.

Sabine said...

I'm such a fan of Anna Wight. Great tutorial!
I'll say 5min.30sec.

carchin said...

Love the tutorial!! Keep them coming. Thanks!!

For the 30 second card, my guess is 6 minutes even. Good luck!!

Jennifer said...

im guessing 4 min 16 seconds, only cuz i have a 4 year old and a 16 month old

Shelly Cooksley said...

Awesome tutorial!! My guess is 6 minutes and 17 seconds.

Kathy Harrison said...

Love the tutorial! I'm going to say the time will be about.. 5 min: 43 seconds.

Peggy said...

Love the tutorial. The gumball machine is fun to stamp. I'm going to guess 6min 10 seconds for Stephanies next 30 second card.

Christine said...

Awesome technique. My guess 6 min 34 sec.

Anonymous said...

30 second card in.......5 minutes 6 seconds

sillyp said...

I love this contest. I always try to guess from day one of the 30 second card videos. So my guess is 6min. 33sec.

Anonymous said...

My guess is 5 mins 37 sec. From : Sanisah

Anonymous said...

My guess is 5 minutes, 47 seconds. Thanks! Nicole B

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial! Love the clean up by dying ribbon technique. Waste not our precious ink! Reminds me of the method to dye ribbon that Stephanie taught, placing the die and ribbon in a baggie. For those who don't have a craft mat, I suppose a large plastic bag would be a good alternate surface for the resist dying shown above. My guess is 5:26. Linda Vigil.

Dania said...

Great technique! Oh and I just got this stamp. For once I'm ahead of the game. :-) I think 7 min and 5 sec. Will be the time. Fun!

Anonymous said...

Love the technique, can't wait to try it for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie, I guess your time will be 6:02.

Lori C said...

My guess is 7 minutes and 2 seconds.

clbrown47 said...

I think your time will be 5 minutes and 37 seconds

Laura M said...

I think you will use the new gumball set and for time 6 min 45 sec :)

Anonymous said...

7min 39 sec

Gwen
Gracevela@comcast.net

Sue said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!! I'm guessing 5 minutes, 53 seconds... :)

Colleen said...

Great card! 5 minutes 31 seconds.

Heidi said...

I love this technique and can't wait to try it. I think your 30 second card in 5 minutes will take you 6 minutes 15 seconds (6/15 is my birthday). Thanks for the chance to win.

Terri Braun said...

Love the tutorial--thank you! My guess for this month's 30 second card is five minutes, 16 seconds. Good luck everyone!

sher_lars said...

Really great idea... can't wait to try it. Ok... 7 min 31 secs... Let me win...fingers crossed!!!

Lisa C said...

Great tutorial, love it! My guess is 5 minutes 56 seconds. Thanks for the chance!

MaryBeth said...

My guess is 5 min 20 seconds! C'mon you can do it!!! I;m routing for you!

Jenscrapstoo said...

I'm going to say...5 min 33 sec
I hope, I hope, I Hope!!!!!

Colleen said...

Love watching the 30 second card videos, for this one I guess 5 minutes and 15 seconds. You can do it!

Trina said...

My guess is 7 min. 21 sec. Can't wait to see what you come up with this time.

Linda Sanchez said...

6mins and 29 seconds is my guess. Go Stephanie.
Luv your 30 second card videos.

thumbelina said...

Hope to see more tutorials. My guess is 5 minutes 41 sec

Julia Nowosielska said...

My time estimate is 11 minutes and 23 secs.

Susan Ontiveros said...

Cant wait to try this with my daughter! Too cute!

Anonymous said...

I believe in you being quick this week, Stephanie. I say you will complete your project in 5 min, 32 seconds.

I have to say though that I love how you talk with us like we're in the room with you. You make it a lot of fun to watch.

Mary R.
Chattanooga

Jackie Hendershot said...

I'm going to guess you will complete your card in 6 min and 19 sec.

Jackie Hendershot

Betty said...

Your expression on the FB post looks a little dismayed, so I'm gonna guess 6 minutes 54 seconds. Whatever the time, I LOVE the 30 second card in {5 minutes} video series. You're a hoot!! TFS

Danielle Stephenson said...

I think the time is going to be 6 minutes 17 seconds!

Cynthia Clark said...

I'll say 6 mins 45 seconds. Thanks for the chance.

angelsforever said...

My guess is 6 min. 13 sec.

Risa Lauren said...

JJs guess is 6minutes and 28 seconds! ;)

Jamie Blades said...

love the technique! Will have to try it soon! My guess for the time is 9 min 37 seconds. Thanks!

Barb Moore said...

Love these contests! My guess is 5 min 2 sec
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Amy said...

I'm guessing 5 min 19 sec. I can't wait to see the video. :-)

Karen said...

You always make everything so fun! I am guessing 6 minutes and 28 seconds - but it never matters how long because you have such a great time and it is so contagious!

Janice Ormiston said...

My guess is 8 min 40 sec. This one will be a very detail one right.

Mary said...

I think this month is 5:33.

macmomma said...

I am going to guess 4 minutes and 59 seconds!

DeniD said...

Your time will be 4 min. 40 seconds.
You'll be under the 5 minute mark!!

Cindy Techlin said...

I think your time will be 4:15. You have a lot guesses well over 5 minutes. I believe in you Stephanie!!

Marlene said...

I love your stamps. I'm going to guess 5 minutes 18 seconds

Anonymous said...

I've only been a member for 2 months but I love everything about Stamps of Life! I guess that Friday's 30 second card will be released at 3:15 am.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to say 4 minutes and 54 seconds. Go Steph! Linda R.

Anonymous said...

Love the 30 second cards! My guess is 6 minutes and 13 seconds! Buddy

auntjen4 said...

I guess 7 min 47 seconds

tyhaymom said...

Looove this tutorial!!! I'm going to guess 6mins 22seconds :)

~ANGIE~ said...

My guess will be 6 mins 8 secs

Susan said...

My guess for the video is 6 min EVEN.
-- Susan Smith

Cheryl said...

Hey Stephanie, I'm guessing that you made the card in 4 minutes 50 seconds.

shelley said...

I'm guessing you did the card in 4 minutes and 5 seconds

Linda Trzos said...

I'm guessing 5 mins. 47 seconds. :) Love your stuff!!!

mgpm@comcast.net

Kourtney said...

6 min. and 34 sec

marcia diane lindall said...

3:26, Stephanie talks fast..lol

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph.. I'm guessing...4:53...make it work..lol

not sure if I can get this to work tho..lol
Margaret Schaefer

froglady63 said...

I have complete faith in you! I guess 5 minutes!! Looking forward to seeing you in Manchester, NH next month.

Judee2 said...

I guess 5minuets and 42 seconds and Kenny should take you to dinner no matter what time you make. lol

CandyScraps said...

I'm guessing 6:22! :D

Marianne said...

6 min 3 seconds

I love the emboss resist technique - the results are great.

Judy Anderson said...

I'm guessing 7 minutes and 47 seconds!

Kaylene Martinez said...

Card Time: 5 minutes, 55 seconds

Jenny Henderson said...

Card time 6 minutes 32 seconds.

Joyce said...

My guess for the contest is 6 minutes and 17 sec.

Stacy S said...

7 min. 7 seconds!

Sister R said...

Card time: 6 min, 43 sec

Regine said...

I say 5 min and 13 seconds

Kim Britton said...

My guess is 4 minutes 53 seconds

LeAnn said...

I love the technique, definitely going to have to try that and need to find some of the ribbon.

My guess is 6 min. 30 seconds! Can't wait to see the new video.

Robin said...

i think 8 minutes and 48 seconds! thanks again for the opportunity to win!!

robinslarson@yahoo.com

Lynn B. said...

Someone was ahead of me with my original guess. I'll guess 4 min 57 sec (hopefully I didn't steal someone else's)

Bertha Robles said...

30 second card...3 minutes 52 seconds

brwneydgrl8 said...

I think your time will be 5 minutes and 32 seconds.

Liz said...

We just love ya Stephanie, you always come up with the best videos and so much fun for all of us!
I guess your time will be 6 min. and 12 sec.! Good luck to all!!!

crafty1964 said...

I am going with 4 minutes 46 seconds. Come on Stephanie, I know you can do it! I wanna win something!!..hehehe

Jenrex4 said...

6 min 49 sec

Reenec said...

4 minutes 12 seconds. Love it

Stephanie Barnard said...

Contest Closed! Thanks for playing!

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