January 21, 2007

Remember Glossy Cardstock?

Way back -- 4 or 5 years ago -- an SU demo showed me how to brayer on glossy cardstock. Wow! So shiny and mysterious looking! It got me hooked on stamping and on Stampin Up. I haven't used glossy cardstock in a long time. It is old hat for serious stampers, and a bit passe in some stamping circles, but it almost always gets a "how did you do that?" reaction from a non-stamper. So, today I pulled out some glossy cardstock and felt like I was back in Stamping 101. Too much fun!! All supplies are from Stampin Up, unless noted: Stamps: Both Way Blossoms and Circle of Friendship; Glossy, Black, Garden Green and Pixie Pink cardstocks; Black Memories Ink; Assorted Markers; YoYo Yellow, Saffron, Summer Sun, Mellow Moss and Garden Green dye inks sponged onto the background; Black Gingham Ribbon; 1 inch cirlce punch (not SU); 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches. (The Circle of Friendship fits perfectly into a 1" round punch).

9 comments:

  1. Your comments about glossy cardstock made me laugh. I definitely remember how excited I was when I learned the crayon resist technique -- loved using my white crayon for those highlights! Your card is so bright and pretty -- even if it is an "oldie but goody" technique!

    p.s. thanks for popping into my blog tonight!

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  2. Love the colors you chose for this card. Yes, brayer and glossy is making a comeback. Was in the recent TJ Newsletter. I too used to do more of it than I do now.

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  3. I have never used a brayer on glossy card-stock. I will have to look up a tutorial on this. Your card is so pretty Joan.

    Mary

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  4. I still use glossy cardstock...my cards most always go to non-stampers so they are usually impressed! I love your card. I never thought of using that stamp set the way you did - great idea!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I never pull out the glossy CS - I guess it is time to! TFS

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  6. LOL. I didn't realize that glossy was uncool - I just 'discovered' it when I discovered photo stamps! Beautiful, vibrant card.

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  7. I dont know much about how use glossy cardstock. And many of my cards go to non-stampers too. I'll have to read up on this. Adelle

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  8. Joan, your cards are always so beautiful. I really appreciate your great "how-to" instructions. I thoroughly enjoy subscribing to your blog! Stamp on, girl!
    Chris

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  9. Very pretty!!
    Jenny (jfstamps on scs)

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