May 24, 2010

2S4Y is 2 and we are celebrating!

This week is a super fun & hot one at 2 Sketches 4 You.   Not only is it our 2 Year Anniversary *yay* but we have two fun sponsors that are helping us celebrate!  WPlus9 has the most adorable stamps.  I worked with the Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions set which comes with a variety of foliage, birds and a butterfly :) 

I am also excited to bring to you for the very first time a product that I saw at CHA that rocked my world:

I love so many things about this stampers positioner tool including the large surface (I am a scrapbooker too), the non-slip positioners and how super easy it is to achieve very professional results!  Following is a small tutorial of my card for this week using WPlus9 Stamps and Cathie Allen's Position-it

Cathie Allen's Position-it Tutorial

The Position-it comes with a large grid surface that allows you to perfectly align your paper and stamp in the exact same place over and over again.  The 'non-slip' main positioner is secured with removable pegs which allows you to snugly fit your stamper in position without moving.  The non-slip sub-positioner allows you to perfectly align your wood and cling mount stamps on your paper and work over larger areas - even 12x12 scrapbook pages.  Once I stamped my image on my paper I stamped the same image on the clear acetate sheet and placed it in position over the area that I wanted to stamp. To achieve the darker shades of green I simply stamped the same image over and over again without smudging or creating double-vision images.

To achieve a stamped image with an outline I used two WPlus9 stamps.  I first stamped the solid leaf in green.  Line your paper up on the Position-it grid.  Using the clear acetate square, stamp the outlined image and line it up over the solid image.  Secure paper against the main positioner with the sub-positioner and stamp the outline image over the solid image..

There are so may fun techniques to try with your Position-it including stamping on dark paper, stamping perfectly aligned backgrounds & borders and filling in color.  Next week I will bring you another tutorial showcasing a different technique so stay tuned :)  Don't forget to check out the sketch and Design Team's cards at 2 Sketches 4 You . Each Designer also has a tutorial on their blogs!

Have a fantastic Monday


Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous card Kazan!! Happy Anniversary to 2S4Y!!!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Here's to another fabulous year.

~amy~ said...

fabulous card Kazan and a very Happy Anniversary to 2S4Y....

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sabrina said...

I love It! It is absolutely Beautiful! And thank you for the tutorial too. Happy Anniversary.

Kay said...

Beautiful card Kazan! Great tutorial, too!!!! ♥♥ Kay

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Kazan! So soft & serene looking. Happy Anniversary & thanks for the amazing sketches to play with :)