Sunday, September 30, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Buffalo Check
October is here! And we are reveling in the season. What is better in autumn than a warm and cozy flannel? I think this may be the first time we feature a background stamp here, but this one goes with everything! So here we go with Buffalo Check!

For the newbies:
What is the Stamp Review Crew, you ask? We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together to do a blog hop on the first and third (and sometimes on a fifth) Monday of each month. For each hop we chose a single stamp set for us all to use, and then we let our creativity loose! We have a blog with all of the hops archived, so you can hop through any of the hops any time. Click here to go to the blog to see all of the hops! To go to the specific post for this hop, click here, or on the banner above.

If you are following along in order, then I am the first stop! If you started somewhere in the middle,  you have just arrived from Mickey Roberts blog. Go Mickey, you're so fine!!

Let's start with a nice autumn/masculine card.

The Corrugated embossed panel started as white cardstock, was sponged with Crumb Cake ink, spritzed with water, then dried with a heat tool. There are also spatters of watered down Champagne Gold shimmer paint.

The leaves started as white cardstock sponged with Mango Melody and Poppy parade (my new favorite combo for sunsets, autumn leaves, and fire!) And some in Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. Spritz and spatter with Champagne Gold shimmer paint. Embossed and diecut with Rooted in Nature leaf dies. (The leaves were actually leftovers from a different project. Love it when things are all ready to go!)

The green panel is Shaded Spruce stamped with the Buffalo Check in the same color, then diecut with the largest square in Stitched Shapes.

The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature, Copper heat embossed on vellum, then fussy cut. I am loving this look lately!

How about a feminine card? This is Blushing Bride. And the Galvanized cardstock with Tin Tile embossing folder.

I adore all of this texture with the soft color palette!

And now we are on to a Christmas card. The snowflakes and the flannel are all the same piece of white cardstock. I started with a 4¼"x5½" panel of Thick Whisper White and diecut the snowflake border.

The snowflakes were masked off with blue painters tape and copy paper, then the Buffalo Check was stamped with the Stamparatus and Versamark ink 3 times (to make sure there was excellent ink coverage) and then Gold heat embossed.

Before the mask was removed, Poppy Parade ink was sponged over the embossing.

The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments and is Gold heat embossed, then diecut with an oval from Stitched Shapes.

I also cut the white panel (the whole thing) two more times. Then I glued all of them together for added depth.

And the snowflakes, they had to have some shimmer too! I watered down some Frost White shimmer pain and brushed it on with a paint brush. It looks fabulous in real life. Maybe you can see a touch of it here.

 In the past, embossing the inside of a card has been something I avoided. But I have found that if I heat the heat tool up for 30-45 seconds, at least, before embossing, then the paper warps less. And then if you let the paper rest and cool down for a couple hours, you will find that it goes right back to a nice flat paper. And then it looks lovely 😊

That is all I am sharing this time, but stay tuned for more projects with this amazing background stamp!

Next up is Ann Schach! She will blow us all away, I am sure!


Linda Callahan said...

What a wonderful lineup of cards! Amazing what a color change can do!

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow! You've been busy and have come up with loads of inspiration, Tanya! I especially love that sweet heart card!

Mary Haugen said...

Yet again, you hit it out of the park, Tanya! Love the corrugated background - will definitely need to try this. Such a great look. The heart card is great. The plaid really pops on it. Love, love, love!

Catrules said...

Wowzier awesome job you really showed this off beautifully! I love all them I thought the leaves at first were real until I started reading. lol Gorgeous

Betty said...

Wow you really went to town with these! I was fascinated how you created the last card. Wonderful!

Cindy said...

You NAILED showing this background stamp to its full potential. Three totally different looks, three SPECTACULAR cards! ❤️❤️❤️

maeilive said...

You nailed the color combination Tanya with the poppy parade and Gold Embossing looks great.
All the cards are a credit.


Heidi Baks said...

Wow, so much color! You are really an enthusiastic sponger! I would lose patience way before getting that rich color. Great, great projects!!

Ann Schach said...

A fabulous trio of cards, Tanya! While I love them all, I would have have to say my favorite is the second one...the heart card. It is absolutely stunning! You rocked this stamp for sure!

Adriana B said...

Gorgeous work as always, Tanya! So many great details on all three and they all demonstrate how you can get a different "feel" with this image depending on how you use it. WTG!

WebDeb said...

Honestly, you are just the master of detail! You inspire me with all the techniques you use on a single card. The corrugated panel started out WHITE???!!! My goodness. You slay me!


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