The countdown to Stampin' Girls Convention is on!!! Only 2 more sleeps till the big day. My up-up-upline hosts a really fabulous stamping convention each year for her downline. She really goes all out and we get great speakers, lots of swaps and displays, a yummy lunch and wonderful make and takes. One of the fun things she does is set aside some time for speed demos, where lots of great ideas are shown from start to finish in two minutes or less. This means lots of swap-outs along the way, but that just makes me feel a little bit like Martha Stewart, which is a good thing ;-)
I'm demo-ing stamping on painted cardstock for my speed demo. Basically, you paint some acrylic paint on dark cardstock (and admit it, you have some in your craft drawer!) and let it dry. It won't take long. Then, stamp your line art image with black stazon and colour in with markers. Because of the paint, you won't get great blending and the colours will lighten quite a bit as they dry. For my card I overstamped with Weathered once it was coloured. Then finish your card as desired. For this one I went a bit crazy with the matting, but I think I like it. The background is kraft, stamped with Canvas (in sahara sand) and the Itty Bitty Background spatter (with heavier concentration at the bottom) and the stitched exotic leaf (my current favourite stamp for adding the perfect finishing touch) in burgundy. (I'll re-make this card using my Judikins mosaic background for a non-SU event - I think it would be perfect!)
Thanks for looking!
All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted: Stamps: Fruit Stand, Weathered, Canvas, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Stitched Exotics; Ink: black stazon, sahara sand, bravo burgundy; Paper: always artichoke, bravo burgundy, blush blossom, kraft; Other; sahara sand eyelet, mellow moss ribbon, slit punch, acrylic craft paint (Plaid).