Julie Nutting

Julie Nutting was the guest teacher at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps this weekend.  I think this is her 3rd visit.  Julie has a lovely line of doll stamps and beautiful scrapbook papers.  I so very cleverly forgot to take photos from the class.  This is my norm, sigh.  I have great intentions but always get busy and forget the photos.

I will have to make sure to take photos of her projects when I am back at the store tomorrow


and you can see more of her work at her blog:  Julie Nutting Designs

Cards using paint and reinkers

I like to make cards that have interesting backgrounds.  Here are two cards that I made recently using Paint and Archival Ink reinkers.

First the card made with Adirondack Paint Dabbers

Card ranger adirondack paint dabber

I placed Sunset Orange and Sunshine Yellow paint onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I dragged my cardstock through the paint mixture.  I then spritzed the card with more water allowing the paint colors to mix.  I dried the paint and then repeated the steps till I was happy with the look.  The paint “glows” on the background and looks really rich and saturated with color.

Ranger adirondack paint dabber

I stamped using Dylusions Love Struck Lucy stamps and Black Archival Ink on the card.  I used a Black Pitt Pen to connect the hearts and circles . . . .and then I used Glossy Accents to highlight the stamped images.

Here is another view.  The paint looks washed out in this view but I wanted to show a close up of the texture.

ranger adirondack paint dabberNext is a card I made using Rangers Archival Ink and Reinkers.  I also used Tim Holtz Stamps and Idea-ology findings to accent the card

Ranger Archival Reinkers Shaving Cream Ranger Archival Reinkers Shaving Cream Tim HoltzThe background was made using Shaving Foam with the reinkers drizzled on top.

The randomness of what you get makes this card fun to make and would make a perfect masculine card

Ranger Archival Reinkers Shaving Cream Tim Holtz

The card front was popped up on top of a coordinations cardstock that had been embossed using an embossing folder and then sanded to reveal the kraft core.

Ranger Archival Reinkers Shaving Cream Tim HoltzI love how the card smells as well.