Quartz Technique

Quartz Technique-A Day at the Fair

One last Quartz Technique card.

Quartz technique 114

I love this ferris wheel image from the stamp set Feeling Sentimental.  Reminds me of a bright summer day at the fair!

Supplies Used (Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental

Ink: Black Stazon, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz and white craft reinkers

Paper: Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding

Accessories: Crystal Effects, window sheet, stylus

Happy Stampin'!

Quartz Technique-Lovely as a Tree

I recently spent an afternoon creating several Quartz backgrounds. I was inspired by the recent discovery of The Technique Twist challenge site.  Their current technique challenge is the Quartz Technique.  The hosts of the site graciously included my Quartz Technique instructions for those who might want to participate. 

 

Quartz technique 091

 

Quartz technique 100

For this card, I used Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, and Calypso Coral reinkers to create a soft morning dawn in the forest landscape.  The stamp set used is Lovely as a Tree, one of my all-time favorite sets.

Supplies Used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Sincere Salutations

Ink: Black Stazon, white craft reinker, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Calypso Coral reinkers

Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe

Accessories: window sheet, Crystal Effects, stylus

Happy Stampin'!

Quartz Technique-Pleasant Poppies

I recently discovered a great new challenge site called The Technique Twist.  Every two weeks, we will be challenged to try a new technique.  This week's challenge is the Quartz Technique and the hosts of the site graciously included my Quartz Technique instructions to pass onto those who might want to participate.  So, of course, I had to get out the Crystal Effects and reinkers and play along with one of my all-time favorite techniques!

 

Quartz technique 096

For this card, I stamped Pleasant Poppies using Black Stazon onto the window sheet before I started the Quartz Technique.  Then, I did the technique on the back side of the window sheet.  I did this because sometimes, despite all my best intentions, the stamping is not to my liking. We've all been there right?  So, then the background that I've spent so much time on is wasted.  By stamping first, I can make sure I am satisfied with the stamped image and can continue on with the technique.  This also helps if you are creating a landscape background.  You can see the image you are working with, which helps with the placement of different colors.

I used Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz and Calypso Coral reinkers.  The Calypso Coral turned out lighter than I planned.  It is closer to the color Crisp Cantaloupe.  I actually like it better as it is muted like the rest of the colors.  This is one of the great things about this technique.  Every project will be different!

Supplies Used (Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Pleasant Poppies

Ink: Black Stazon, White craft reinker, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Calypso Coral reinkers

Paper: Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding

Accessories: Window Sheet, Crystal Effects, stylus

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Quartz Technique Out to Sea

We have a quick and simple sketch this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge site.

Here's my contribution:

Quartz technique 079

For this card, I used the Quartz Technique to create a seascape background.

Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight inks mixed with the Whisper White make for an interesting sunset!  Love the swirling colors.

Quartz technique 083

I intentionally left off the sentiment because I am not sure who will be getting this card or what the occasion will be.  I have a couple of masculine birthdays coming up and then there is Father's Day.  So we'll see....

Here is the original sketch

NAC 41

 

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Jenni

Rose

Sharon

Tammy

 Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up!)

Stamp Set: The Open Sea

Ink: Black Stazon, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue and Baja Breeze reinkers, Whisper White Craft reinker

Paper: Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral

Accessories: window sheet, Crystal Effects, stylus, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4" circle punches, Dimensionals

 

nachodesignteambadge

Happy Stampin'!

Oh Happy Day Quartz Technique-Nacho Average Color Challenge

Bright and cheery are the words that describe this week's color challenge over at the Nacho Average site.

Colors are Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Marina Mist.

NAC 34

 

Here's my contribution:

Quartz Technique 022

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Jenni

Rose

Sharon

Tammy

 

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Pennant Parade, Bloomin' Marvelous

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White (craft) reinkers, Real Red ink

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist

Accessories: window sheet, Crystal Effects, Jewelry punch, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta ribbon,

nachodesignteambadge

Happy Stampin'!

Valentine's Day-Quartz Technique Heart

Happy Valentine's Day!

Quartz hearts 001

 

I cut out out the heart shape on the Bashful Blue card front using my Big Shot and Hearts Collection Framelits.  The Quartz Technique heart is attached to the inside of the card, showing through to the front.  The scored card front is simply matted to a piece of Elegant Eggplant base.  For a little interest, I added some piercing around the front of the heart using my Paper Piercing Tool, Mat and Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack.

The heart for the Quartz Technique was simply cut out of a piece of window sheet, again using the Big Shot and Hearts Collection Framelits.

I love the soft swirls of the Quartz Technique

Quartz hearts 003

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up!)

Stamp Set: all Holidays

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue reinkers, craft Whisper White reinker

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Accessories: window sheet, Crystal Effects, Big Shot, Hearts Collection framelits, Modern Label punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Quartz Technique-Less is More Kraft and Kream Challenge

Less is More is celebrating their 2nd anniversary with a Kraft and Kream color challenge!

Here's my contribution (using Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla from Stampin' Up!)

Quartz Technique 015

For this card, I used the Quartz Technique I learned from Donna over at Butternut Sage Designs.

Be sure to view my Quartz Technique Tutorial HERE.

I love the soft wirls of this technique!

Quartz Technique 010

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Elements of Style

Ink: Very Vanilla craft and Crumb Cake reinkers, Crumb Cake

Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Accessories: window sheet, Crystal Effects, 5/8" Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Crumb Cake button, Mini Glue Dot

 

Happy Stampin'!