Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Blog Hoppin!!!

Welcome to the Studio!

We have another great installment of our technique blog hop. The topic is the “Paper Beyond Base and Shade Stamping” Technique as shown on page 11 in the CTMH Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book! I promise it's not difficult at all. It's simply a two-step stamp process whereby one color is stamped to "color in" the image and the second "outline" stamp is stamped on top. Mostly, this is acheived with a base and shade stamp set and ink. If you want to really jazz it up though, you can use a dark color as your base and use a light colored embossing powder for your outline. It really gives you a lot of options to add character to your stamping projects.

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Debi's Blog. While there, you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. There is also a list of the blog hop participants at the end of this post as well. Enough housekeeping, let’s get started!

If you are coming from Judy's Blog, you are on the right track! This technique is highlighted with the Bliss paper packet in the Idea Book, but you will find variations for its use throughout this hop.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below. If not, please continue onto Melissa's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

I stamped my base flower in Honey and then stamped the outline in Smoothie. I used the same technique with the Garden Green for my little leaves and used Olive for the outline. I added a sentiment at the bottom in Cocoa. For a little fun, I pleated some ribbon. I'm participating in a card swap and all the cards must have pleating on them, so needless to say I'm on a pleating kick for sure;) I wanted to add just a little but of sassy to the card, so I included a rhinestone flower center and a button with twine tied into a bow. It's a super-easy, super-cute card to make, especially if you're pressed for time and need something really nice in a hurry.

Supply List: Friendship Blessings Stamps, D1191; Mayberry Level 2 Paper Pack, X7136B; CTMH Inks in Cocoa, Honey, Smoothie, Olive and Garden Green; Colonial White Button (bulk pack). Other: grosgrain ribbon, brown and white baker's twine, and yellow rhinestone.

Thanks for stopping by! Continue on to Melissa's Blog to continue the hop!

Here is the list of Hoppers:

1. Debi Barber – http://debiistheothersister.blogspot.com
2. Shirley Ross – http://momnmescrap.blogspot.com/
3. Neely Dean – http://neelydean.blogspot.com/
4. Judy Faye Garner - http://www.judyfaye.blogspot.com/
5. Kelly George-www.sassyscrapperstudio.blogspot.com. {YOU ARE HERE}
6. Melissa Robinson – http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/
7. Rebecca Sorge – http://beccascreativeplace.blogspot.com/
8. Teri Baxter – http://themidnightartist.blogspot.com/
9. Tonya Whitehurst – http://heartandsoulscrappers.blogspot.com/
10. Sheila Wilkerson – http://ezscrapbooks.blogspot.com/


  1. beautiful card! Love that stamp set and the ribbon pleating, great idea! As always Kelly, you ROCK!

  2. Pretty card! I just used this same stamp set recently. It is definitely an oldie but goodie!