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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Denim anyone?

As I was doing laundry a few days ago, I notice a big rip in my son's jeans. I know rips and tears are in on jeans but this one was in an inappropriate place. :)

I was going to through them out as I am not a sewing kind of gal.... But then I thought... Hmm... I need a fun project for me and my stamping buddies... What if I stamp on the denim?

Here it is.... Our project from yesterday using denim as the stamping surface...

I was really pleased because the die cut actually cut through the denim with the exception of the ends which it almost cut through. I think it would have but my boards are very warped for my CB and I think it prevented it from completely cutting out the denim. I handcut the ends.

Couple of things I tried and didn't work...

  • Bleaching on this denim. (Too light of a surface to begin with and the stamps need to be less detailed.

  • Coloring on denim. The copics do color but the color is different due to the blue tint in the background. This would require more play time and a bleached surface.

  • Stamping on denim. Didn't give enough punch of color so I used embossing powder to make the color really pop.

Couple of things I tried and liked....

  • Glimmer mist on denim. I really liked the effect. It added a glisten to the fabric. I then stamped in versamark on top and embossed with a white embossing powder and it looked fantastic.

  • Ranger Puffy Embossing Powder - Fun effect added another layer of dimension. Need to play with colors to see which look the best. (Does not work for any really detailed images/sentiments)

  • Die-cuts and the denim. I die-cut even a small piece.


  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Zing - Chestnut Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts - Silhouette Burst, Silhouette Spray
  • Impression Obsession - Lofty Dreams
  • Spellbinders - Nestabilities
  • Rangers - Stickles - Pink

Thanks for stopping by...



  1. Love the sparkle and the pink with the denim. You are a genius!! ;)

  2. That is a great idea - wonderful recycling Suz - and a great result, too.

  3. That denim piece looks brilliant Sue. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Thanks for all the tips... Brilliant idea and love your sharing.

  5. Neat idea, and thank you for the do's and don'ts!!!! Will be trying this for sure.

  6. Wow, Suzz!! I really like this idea and so appreciate your tips. Lovely card, love the touch of pink w/ the buttons. TY :)

  7. very inspiring Suzz... who would have thought to use the denim like this!!! Way to go...

  8. Very pretty! Love the denim look.

    Aloha & Hugs,

  9. What a remarkable idea...and such a wonderful those buttons!

  10. Totally brilliant love love this and congrats on the twitter

  11. Your efforts certainly paid off, what a beautiful look, and yes, I can totally see how difficult it is to work with this kind of material! I've yet to try, thanks for the inspiration!

  12. What a great looking card! Thanks for the what works and doesn't too!

  13. Great experimenting, Sue! I love how well it die cuts and the frayed
    edge looks so cool!

  14. what a cool idea, Sue!! you don't stop amaze me with your stamping and gorgeous projects!!! LOVE this!!

  15. All I can say is WOW! This is amazing!!


  16. What a great recycling project. I would have never thought to stamp on denim. And cutting it in a shape is really terrific.

  17. You know I have been wondering whether you could stamp on denim or not! Suzz, this looks amazing, you are so clever! Jo x

  18. Hola Suz, espero que hayas tenido una buena salida y entrada de año. Veo que el nuevo año te ha traido nuevas genialidades, me encanta. Es el primer trabajo que veo despues de las fiestas y ahora empiezo a ver lo anterior. Encantas Tu siempre a todas. Bss

  19. Wow... amazing result. Thanks for sharing how you did it and what did and didn't work... interesting list! will have to keep my eyes open for rips and tears now too! LOL!

  20. How cool is this, Sue!! Totally amazing, love it!

  21. Wow Sue, gorgeous card and brilliant recycling of demin! Love it!

  22. Such a cool idea! Amazing result. I think I will have to try this!


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