A New Year

Dear Fellow Crafters,

A new year is fast approaching and to some of us, it’s a time of reflection, a time to “change things up”, or a time to dream again. People change with time and so do their aspirations. Over the years I have heard from a lot of people what they resolve to do each new year. Some of them are:

  •      quit an addiction
  •      go back to school
  •      get fit/healthier
  •      learn something new
  •      travel
  •      get more organized
  •      get a make-over
  •      give up a bad habit

Some of us believe that a new year is a time to transform our lives. Some transformations to aspire to this year could be: teach others a new skill (like stenciling) start a journal , open the door to creativity and finally be ONE for someone this year. I  saw this while surfing. It so inspired me that I printed it out to glue into my journal. My question for you is will YOU be the ONE for someone else this new year?

Have a safe and happy NEW YEAR!

~Sallie

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Color Mist Stamping

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Color Misting is a technique that includes water, color and a rubber stamp. There are a few types:

Misting directly onto the stamp:

Ink a solid shadow stamp with dye ink. Mist the stamp directly with water and stamp on the paper. The more water you use, the more diffused the image will be.

Misting the paper:

Mist the paper first. Then stamp. Solid stamps work well.

Water Color Paints: To create a soft watercolor stamped background, start with a solid image. Paint watercolors directly onto the rubber of the background stamp. When complete, mist the painted surface of the stamp 3 or 4 times with water and then stamp directly onto the paper.

Double Stamping: To create an image over the watercolor stamped background, use the same technique of painting watercolors directly onto the rubber part of the stamp. Choose an image that will be dramatic against a muted background.

Hint: if using silk flowers, adhere the flowers to the paper first before stamping. The flowers will soak up the color and give the card a blended effect.

~Sallie

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Excerpts and links may be used provided that full and clear credit is given to Sallie and uniquelyyourscards with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. You can reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscards@outlook.com