Sunday, June 16, 2013

June Stamping Class Technique - Sanding

It was all about sanding, and our Stampin' Up! Sanding Blocks were busy this past Monday.  Here are the wonderful cards that we created!

Also known as “Distressing Cardstock” , sanding creates a cool background.  Works well with any cardstock, but especially if you have cardstock with a white core as the sanding will reveal your white core.  Stampin’ Up! Has just started carrying this cardstock and here is an example.  I just got my order on Friday and did not have time to use it for our whole technique class but I was able to cut enough cardstock to use it on one of our cards.

Distressing card 

  • Take a sheet of textured cardstock, that has a white core. 
  • Holding the sanding block flat and level with the card, sand over the surface.

This will remove some of the color from the surface of the card. Especially effective, if the cardstock has a linen or textured finish, as that will give highs and lows, where the sanding block hits the high points and missed lower areas of the pattern. 
  • Another way to sand, is to run your card through a die cutting machine with a textured folder.
  • Then, sand over the raised area of the resulting embossed (or raised) pattern.
  • Tap off any access dust, resulting from the sanding to reveal the white card.
  • You could ink or paint with dabbers in another color, over the newly exposed white card.
Get clever with it, by selecting a single direction and sanding only in that direction. This gives the appearance of a light source. An alternative to highlighting with a white pen    
Here are the supplies that we used:
Dad's Card:
Stamp Set:  Horse Frontier, Really Good Greetings for the Inside (All Stampin' UP!)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar(new)
Paper:  Bermuda Bay 4 1/4 x 11, Baked Brown Sugar 4 x 5 1/4, Crisp Cantalope 3 3/4 x 4 1/2, Very Vanilla 3 3/4 x 3 1/4
Accessories:  Sanding Block, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Framelits Labels, Designer Naturals Buttons, Dimensions, Brass Brads, Mosaic Punch
  Early Expresso Bakers Twine
Second Card Supplies:
Friendship Card
Stamp Set:  From the Heart
Ink:  Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush(new), Coastal Cabana(new)
Paper:  Coastal Cabana 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, River Rock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Strawberry Slush 5 x 4, Whisper White 3x3, In the Garden DS Paper
Accessories:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Framelits Window Frame and Framelits Floral Frame
Our Fancy Fold was a fun card to make and not that difficult!  This one is cut on the long way so your base card is 11 by 4-1/4. Score at 4-1/4 and 8-1/2. how quick and easy to make plus the circle top opening. Here the supplies that I use
Fancy Fold Card
Cupcake Birthday
Stamp Set:  Create a Cupcake
Ink: Smokey Slate(new), Mambo Melon, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride & Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding(new) 5 x 11, DS Paper 4x4, Whisper White 3 x 4
Accessories:  1 3/4 punch, Cupcake Punch, Large Scallop Punch, Dimensions

Helpful Hint:  The scallop of the circle only has adhesive on the bottom of the scallop, so that when you open your card the white greeting opens up away from the scallop.  So neat!

Here is how the card looks when you open the top flap.

Here is how the card looks when you open the flap.
Next Class is Monday, July 8, 6:30 p.m., Apple Valley Bar & Grill.  The technique will be "Chalkboard". If this class looks interesting to you, watch for the class flyer and sign up, we have fun learning a different technique and have a great bunch of ladies to meet and get acquainted with.  Class is $10 to make all three cards and I have everything cut out for you.  Can't make the class?  I also sell the class in card kits with everything cut out and stamped for you.  Need some stamping supplies?  No problem!!  The class is FREE with a $15 order.
Take care,

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