Good morning everyone! I have BIG news for all of you - I am honored to have been asked to be on the inaugural design team for a new Stamping Blog called Stamping 411! This promises to be an exciting adventure with some of my favorite stamping friends -- Selene Kempton, Robin Merriman, Connie Babbert, Patti Chesky and Lee Conrey. We will affectionaly be known as the "operators" when you call on Stamping 411 for assistance! This is indeed exciting news for everyone! This blog will focus on stamping basics for new and occasional stampers, but will feature tutorials, videos and weekly sketch challenges for everyone! I encourage you to visit the blog on a regular basis for fabulous inspiration and stamping advice.
The sketch shown here is our very first one! You are encouraged to play along with us and then share your creation by linking it back to the Stamping 411 blog when you add your link in your comment. Be sure to use the sketch number (SSC101) if you are posting your creation to SplitcoastStampers. We can't wait to see what you create!
Here is the card that I created for this first first Sketch Challenge! It uses the delicious Parisian Breeze Specialty Textured Designer Series Papers and the lovely stamp set, Thoughts & Prayers. The featured technique is Stamping Off!
Since this is a teaching blog and adventure, I will be providing a detailed step-by-step tutorial each week for my Sketch card. The tutorial has a list of all supplies used, measurements for each layer and photos and instructions for each step in the process. You may download and print this week's Sketch Tutorial HERE.
We do hope you will share this new site with your friends and colleagues. It's going to be such a great resource for beginning stampers to come and learn from some folks that have a long history of stamping experience. Each of us are eager to share with you, and teach you, some of the knowledge, tips and tricks that we've learned along the way. And we look forward to getting to know you as we share this wonderful and fulfilling art form together.
I'm already working on next week's Sketch Challenge! So get busy! Explore the new Stamping 411 Website! Download my tutorial and start stamping! There's a big, beautiful world of stamping waiting for you!
Blessings, Gretchen (one of the Stamping 411 Operators)