Little Package of Passion ATC by Jeanie Sunderman

Jeanie is a wiz at using and making collage art look easy and good. Would you believe that the background is stamped and not a beautiful paper she bought? She started by choosing a sepia toned cardstock and cut it down to 2.5 by 3.5″. She then stamped Prickley Pear’s Clock Face and Bingo Card Stamp onto the surface with black ink and at a diagonal.

The flower on the card started off a as a white silk flower. She used her copic marker and colored the petal tips of the flower and then sprayed with rubbing alcohol. As the flower drys the alcohol makes the ink bleed giving the flowers a soft blended color. Trust us when we say it is super fun and easy to do.

Jeanie then stamped a face from the Faces stamp set onto white shrink plastic. She then colored in the eyes green and lips pink with her copic markers. Once shrunk and cooled, she placed a rhinestone for a tear and adhereed to the center of the flower. This is such a beautiful and fun little project, we just had to share!

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Here is another stunning example of turning those plain silk flowers turned into beautiful flowers that can you can have color coordinate with any project you are working on.

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Published in: on May 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Little Book of Treasures by Angie Pearl

Armed with her stamps, Bind it All, old deck of cards and a bit of imagination, Ange created this darling little book that celebrates love, friendship and her family. She sanded, stamped and distressed each card until she came up with a look that was quite unique. She stuck with the main colors of the playing cards to create a cohesive design.

Published in: on May 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Become a Prickley Pear RS Home Party Demonstrator

mayPPRSAd1We are so exticed to be starting up this program. What a great way for you to add to our Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp Collection or make a little extra spending money! We have some fabulous incentives and wonderful project sheets lined up for this program. Send us an e-mail to find out more!

Published in: on May 9, 2009 at 10:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Copic Coloring tutorial

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is one of the sponsors for the Copic Certification Classes taught by Sally Lynn MacDonald, who is also a member of our design team.  One of Sally Lynn’s favorite images to work with when teaching overall coloring techniques to her students, in either the immensely popular Copic 101 or the all-day Copic Certification class, is the GG0033 Tree Frog.

Here, she has made up a display board for store owners to utilize with their Copic Marker displays, and in their own class handouts.

Watch our Tree Frog go from flat to fab in 5 easy steps!

Tree Frog - with Copic Markers

Tree Frog - with Copic Markers

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps has a lot of wonderful open designs that work beautifully for coloring with Copic Markers.

Sally Lynn will be creating more step-out diagrams as well as the current YouTube videos featuring our stamps, free for viewing online.

Published in: on April 26, 2009 at 6:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Here is a REALLY fun Sample from Mary Coleman

We just LOVE the way she added googley eyes to this kitty. This is a great card idea love-katfor that special someone.

Published in: on April 18, 2009 at 1:03 am  Leave a Comment  

Another Great Sample from Vicki Parson

Vicki really did a bang up job with this card.

She stamped the hearts, cut them then colored with copic markers. She then layered on purple mat frames and layered to the beautiful textured surface shown. Added a bit of ribbon and pearls for the perfect finishing touch. Way to go Vicki!flower_hearts

Published in: on April 18, 2009 at 12:59 am  Leave a Comment  

We Want to See Your Art & Samples!!!

Do you have a fun card or technique featuring Prickey Pear Stamps? We would love for you to send us your card samples for us to post here to the blog and share with everyone!

Please submit only HI RES JPEG files in RGB format – please only submit cards with Prickley Pear Stamps, we do not want to copy wright infringe on other companys. Along with a small written description on a special technique or instructions on how you did the card. For each entry submitted, please provide your address in the e-mail and we will send you a free stamp!

Thanks for playing. Looking forward to seeing peoples art!

Nicole

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Published in: on April 17, 2009 at 1:45 am  Leave a Comment  

Another Beautiful sample from Jennifer

Here is just another stunning sample from Jennifer Greco. She chose blues and greens for this lovely countrypprs_church-jennifer church scene, and WOW, what a fantastic job she did.

Published in: on April 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Samples from Jennifer Greco – DT Member

What a great fathers day card this would make. Jennifer pulled the colors from her cardstocks to color “Moby” as I like to call him. She then added embellishments and ribbon to finish the card off. And, what a great way to coordinate papers! Beautiful job.pprs_tattoofish_jennifer

Published in: on April 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

One Stamp 3 Ways by Vicki Parson

Vicki really did a fantastic job creating so many fun ATC’s and Cards using this one little fish, and wow, did she make each one look so very different from the rest. Good job Vickivickis-fish1

Published in: on March 25, 2009 at 2:53 am  Leave a Comment