by Stacey Cogswell, Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I had my friend zoodle a design for you... :)
Original Zentangle Art by
Stacey Cogswell
Design for Oregon Fugue Ultimate

This is so exciting for me!  This past July I was asked by Clark's Printing to design an original Zentangle print for the Oregon Fugue Ultimate Frisbee team.  The original design was done in black and white, but I like the color that was added.  To see my art in print is an amazing feeling!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!
I thought it would be fun to try to use the new Big Shot Leaf Die a little differently for this card.  This card also uses the MOJO Monday sketch number 266.  I used two new stamps sets, Serene Silhouettes (pg 75) Everything Eleanor (pg 112) for the background swirls and Curly Cute (pg 138) for the greeting.  I cut out the leaf with the Big Shot and then used More Mustard, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo to sponge the colors across it.  Once you have the colors the intensity you like, then you can stamp the image onto it.  I used Early Espresso for this and the greeting.  The background pieces were pierced, sponged and stamped with the swirl stamp from the set Everything Eleanor. Add your button with ribbon and you've got a pretty cool looking card.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Triple Stamping

If you've been surfing the web lately, you've probably seen this technique popping up everywhere.  Of course I had to give it a try.  It's another one of those easy techniques that looks hard, but it's not.
Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!
Pretty cool isn't it. All you do is figure out the three sizes of Vanilla card stock you would like to use, layer them one on top of the other and stamp with a little bit of repositional adhesive.  Stamp the greeting first (I used Early Espresso ink) and then the leaves (I used Cajun Craze), making sure you over lap the images onto more than one of the pieces of paper.  For this card I used the stamp set French Foliage.  After stamping, take the pieces apart and layer them with a darker color card stock, here I used Early Espresso. Add some Baker's Twine and button. Finally, adhere the layers together with dimensionals.  This technique can be used with just about any stamp set.  It also looks pretty cool with floral stamps or the The Open Sea stamp set for a nice manly card.  Hope you like it.