Lost Angeles Rubber Works Stamp Art Gallery


Serendipity Cards

Made by Monica Black aka BlackCats as a class project for the Summer 2006 Cyberstampers Convention.
Stamps used: zaps'n'arrows 215-DU, black sun 513-BU, peace 2917-BU, op art tiles 2933-BU, filled starburst 3723-AU, circle zap 3828-BU
Supplies used: Glossy cardstock, watermelon cardstock, Lyra Aquacolor crayons, Xyron sticker maker, round artist sponge, crystal glitter


STEP 1
<BC-away> RUB LYRA AQUACOLOR CRAYONS CANARY YELLOW #8, ORANGE YELLOW #9 AND DARK CARMINE #26 ON EDGE OF ROUND SPONGE. SPRITZ WITH WATER AND THEN LIGHTLY DRAG, DIP AND TWIST SPONGE OVER PIECE OF GLOSSY CARDSTOCK.

<BC-away> USE SAME STAMPS AS THOSE USED ON THE TOTE. HOLD THE UNMOUNTED STAMP IN YOUR FINGER AND LIGHTLY SPRITZ WITH WATER. THEN RUB A LYRA AQUACOLOR CRAYON OVER THE STAMP, SPRITZ AGAIN IF NEEDED, AND STAMP REPEATEDLY OVER PREPARED GLOSSY CARSTOCK, REAPPLYING MORE LYRA CRAYON AS NEEDED.

<BC-away> THE IDEA IS TO PLAY RATHER THAN BE DELIBERATE WITH THIS TECHNIQUE
<BC-away> DON'T WORRY ABOUT GETTING PERFECT IMPRESSIONS OR ABOUT THE RUNNY, PUDDLED WATERCOLORS. YOU ARE CREATING A BACKGROUND HERE. IT IS BEST TO STAMP IN ODD NUMBERS SO AS TO KEEP FROM GETTING A SYMETRICAL BACKGROUND.

<BC-away> COLORS USED WERE WHITE #1, LIGHT ORANGE #13, VERMILLION #17, LIGHT CARMINE #27 AND DEEP COBALT #43.

<BC-away> USE HEAT GUN TO SPEED DRYING. THEN CUT THIS BACKGROUND INTO 1 1/4" SQUARES. CUT LIGHT WATERMELON CARDSTOCK INTO 1 1/2" SQUARES. RUN BACKGROUND SQUARES THRU A XYRON STICKER MAKER AND ATTACH TO THE CARDSTOCK SQUARES.

<BC-away> RUN THESE SQUARES THRU THE STICKER MAKER AND ATTACH TO A CARD MADE FROM WATERMELON CARDSTOCK. DUST FRONT WITH CRYSTAL GLITTER. THIS WILL STICK ONLY TO THE EDGES OF THE SQUARES THAT HAVE A TINY AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE FROM THE STICKER MAKER. THUMP BACK FOR CARDFRONT TO REMOVE EXCESS GLITTER.

<BC-away> YOU'RE USING VERY LITTLE WATERCOLOR CRAYONS SO IT DRIES VERY QUICKLY
<BC-away> PLUS YOU WANT TO USE A LIGHT HAND FOR THE FIRST STEP
<BC-away> YOU'RE BUILDING UP LAYERS HERE
<BC-away> YOU PROBABLY CAN'T REALLY SEE ALL THE LAYERS IN THE SCANS
<BC-away> PARTICULARLY THE WHITE AND YELLOW
<BC-away> BUT THE ADD TO THE MIX
<BC-away> THIS CARD COULD BE ORIENTATED EITHER WAY
<BC-away> AND HAS INFINITE VARIETIES OF COLORS, STAMPS, ETC
<BC-away> I THINK OF THIS AS A MAN'S OR A GENERAL QUICKIE CARD

<fab> You also might add a message stamp on one of those squares
<BC-away> YOU CAN ALSO LINE UP THE SQUARE ANY WAY YOU WISH
<BC-away> OR EVEN USE A DIAMOND SHAPED PUNCH IN TWO SIZES
<AE-CindyC> or geometric diecuts..... smile
<fab> Could say thanks, or Happy Birthday or whatever
<Judy> or a couple of circle punches
<BurningRubber7> or squares
<cak> the contrast between the loose coloring and the geometric framing is just great
<BC-away> YES, SO MANY PUNCHES COME IN SEVERAL SIZES NOW
<BC-away> THAT MAKES IT VERY EASY TO DO THINGS LIKE THIS
<cak> (and, you're right, great for a guy card)

<BC-away> THIS IS SOMETHING YOU COULD DO WHILE WATCHING TV
<BC-away> JUST GET SET UP ON A TV TRAY AND PLAY
<BC-away> YOU COULD MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS TO HAVE ON HAND
<BC-away> THEN YOU COULD WHIP UP QUICKIE CARDS WHEN NEEDED
<BC-away> MAYBE KEEP THE PARTS IN LIL SNACK SIZED BAGGIES

<boomersmom-15> These squares could be used in a scrapbook page also
<cak> wonderful for throwing a great card together--
<BC-away> YEP, THESE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR SCRAPBOOK TITLES
<noss> you could punch letters out of the paper


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