my week at the a*muse studio challenge blog

This week’s a*muse studio challenge (it was by me this week!) was for dimension. Anything that makes your card not flat qualifies ūüôā

I’ve been using 3D adhesive/pop dots on a lot of my cards recently, so it only made sense that it would be on this one too. I also wanted to try something new, so I added Diamond Glaze to the mix.

I made a mini Halloween card with some glazed candy corn.¬†I’m still learning the best technique with the glaze – you can see there are some bubbles on there. Since candy corn isn’t perfect in real life, I figured it was ok ūüôā


and a side view:

The card measures 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ (a standard A2 card cut in half and then squared.) Here’s the recipe:

  • Cardstock: slate (card base), pumpkin (large square), sugar (small square & cutout)
  • Momento black
  • Copic markers: YR68^ and Y17 (optional: black to color the edges of the cutout)
  • Stamps: too cute to spook* (candy corn & sentiment)
  • Accessories: 3D foam adhesive, glue dots, Diamond Glaze^ (similar to Crystal Clear Glaze carried by a|s)
All supplies are a*muse studio unless otherwise indicated with ^ (holiday catalog items marked with *) and are available through my webstore. Remember, if you want to place an order of $150 or more, contact me so you can receive free product! Also, through Sept 30 there are bonus hostess rewards and an exclusive stamp set, so call or email me (pinkgeekstamper_at_gmail_dot_com) to schedule your class.
Be sure to check out the challenge blog to see more cards by consultants on the team!
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A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA Challenge #2

You know how sometimes you make something and you are super happy with how it turns out? That’s exactly how I felt when I was done with this card. I made it for a fall card ¬†swap I participated in, and it happens to work out that this week’s challenge for AP is Halloween colors!

The card measures 4.25″ wide and 5.5″ tall (1/2 of a letter size piece of paper, folded in half.) Here’s the recipe list:

  • Cardstock:¬†Onyx (card base), pumpkin (sentiment), pebble* (fence), vellum (fence and clouds – Paper Studio)
  • Ink:¬†latte, wasabi* (tree), lemon whip (moon), french roast (sentiment)
  • Stamps:¬†spooky boo day *(tree & moon) essential sentiments (sentiment)
  • Accessories/Tools:¬†cloud duo die, bat trio die*, fence die*, onyx glitter, tombow mono aqua adhesive, 3D foam adhesive, glue dots, glue pen, stamp-a-ma-jig
Techniques:
  • The tree was stamped first in latte ink, then in wasabi right on top of the first image. This gave the color/effect I was looking for. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure that I got them exactly in the same spot.
  • Gluing down vellum on dark paper seems to be an effort in frustration for me. I used the glue pen to attach the clouds to the card. I originally planned on trying to find a different way to do it, but I liked the effect I got. Initially, I also used the glue pen to glue the vellum layer to the pebble layer of the fence and to adhere the fence to the card, but for additional copies of the card I ran it through my Xyron.
  • The Tombow mono aqua liquid glue gave the best results for covering the bats with the glitter.
Here’s a closeup of the bat and fence. I glued the vellum to the fence at a slight offset to try to give it a little dimension/shadow look:
All supplies are a*muse studio unless otherwise indicated (holiday catalog items marked with *) and are available through my webstore. Remember, if you want to place an order of $150 or more, contact me so you can receive free product! Also, through Sept 30 there are bonus hostess rewards and an exclusive stamp set, so call or email me (pinkgeekstamper_at_gmail_dot_com) to schedule your class.
I hope you enjoy the card as much as I do. If you are trying to make it yourself and something above isn’t clear, feel free to ask and I’ll help where I can.
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September a*muse studio blog hop

If you are participating in the¬†blog¬†hop, you should have come from¬†Kelly Spivey’s blog¬†and if not, then you should start from the beginning with¬†Samantha‚Äôs¬†blog¬†until you come to my¬†blog.

The theme for this month’s a*muse studio consultant blog hop is the 2011 a*muse studio holiday catalog. I participated in a consultant card swap a few weeks ago and made a holiday card that I am really happy with. Check it out and let me know what you think! ūüôā

The card measures 4.25″ wide and 5.5″ tall (1/2 of a letter size piece of paper, folded in half.) Here’s the recipe list:

  • Cardstock:¬†candy cane stripe (card base), shimmer french roast (gingerbread man), shimmer buttercup (sentiment)
  • Ink:¬†french roast (sentiment)
  • Stamps:¬†Mini Holiday Messages* (sentiment)
  • Accessories:¬†g-man die*, buttons (french roast and cranberry), cranberry pearls, 3D foam adhesive, glue dots
All supplies are a*muse studio (holiday catalog items marked with *) and are available through my webstore. Remember, if you want to place an order of $150 or more, contact me so you can receive free product! Also, through Sept 30 there are bonus hostess rewards and an exclusive stamp set, so call or email me (pinkgeekstamper_at_gmail_dot_com) to schedule your class.

Now on to your next stop in the hop:¬†Chelsea Comer’s blog

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August a*muse studio blog hop

If you are participating in the¬†blog¬†hop, you should have come from Kari Bell’s¬†blog¬†and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha’s¬†blog until you come to my¬†blog.

This is my very first blog hop – I hope you like what I made for it!

The theme for today’s blog hop was to make a card that shows what summer means to you. This year in particular, at least in the Mid-Atlantic region, it’s meant warm temps – very warm!

The card measures 4.25″ wide and 2.75″ tall (1/4 of a letter size piece of paper, folded in half.) Here’s the recipe list:

  • Cardstock: ocean (card base), shimmer sugar (clouds), shimmer buttercup (sun)
  • Ink: buttercup (sun), french roast (sentiment)
  • Stamps: Make ¬†a Scene (sun), Life’s a Breeze (sentiment)
  • Accessories: cloud duo die, spring washi tape, 3D foam adhesive, glue dots
All supplies are a*muse studio and are available through my webstore. Remember, if you want to place an order of $150 or more, contact me so you can receive free product!
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Now on to your next stop in the hop:
 
Lianna Llama’s¬†blog.
Just in case you get lost along the way, here’s the complete list:
Samantha Kania
Analyn Mattero
Tamra Grandi
Dana Vincent
Cathy Pulickal
Carissa Fulkerson
Amber Smith
Lori Barnett
Pamela Fredrickson
Vanessa Buzard
Kelly Spivey
Kari Bell
Tara Johnson (that’s me!)
Lianna Llama
Melissa Roell

Christmas in July!

One of the reasons I love July 25th as much as I do is that one of the local radio stations plays holiday music all day. It’s not that I don’t have plenty of holiday stuff on my iPod, but it’s so much more fun when it’s on the radio ūüôā¬†Another reason is that, to me, it starts the countdown to all the winter holidays – Christmas,¬†Hanukkah, Yule and New Year’s. So many fun crafts – cards, gift tags, etc.

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My first post!

Hello! I’ve been meaning to start posting on here for at least a month, but I keep thinking that my first post had to be something super interesting or very exciting or crazy informative. It turns out, it’s sometimes easier to just jump in ūüôā

How about a little more information about me? I’m Tara, an “early 30s” computer geek with a multitude of creative-type hobbies. It all started a couple of years ago -I decided that since I spend so much time in front of the computer,¬†I needed some non-computer based hobbies. So I signed up for a sewing class, which lead to machine embroidery and my online store Terra Threads; at the same time, I took a stamping class, which lead to my interest in card making and my becoming a consultant for a muse studio.

That’s about it for my first post, but now that I’ve started, I’ll be back again soon!

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