Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lisa Spangler is ROCKING NEON for Halloween in STAMPtember™



We are so excited to bring Lisa Spangler to Day 6 of our Stamptember™ celebrations!  Many of you know Lisa as the "Queen of Neon".   Hopefully you have also had the pleasure of meeting her in person.  She has an infectious laugh, a keen eye for photography, and a delightful personality that lights up a room.

Lisa started stamping during graduate school in 1994 when she discovered that stamps were a creative – and economical -- way to create cards and keep in touch with friends and family.  In 2005 Lisa was invited to create card samples for the Hero Arts catalog.  This was such fun that in 2006 she left her job as a software engineer to work for Hero Arts full time.

 
Lisa’s work has been published in several magazines, including Paper Crafts, Somerset Studio, The Stampers’ Sampler, Take Ten and Rubberstampmadness. She was on the design team for The Rubber Stamper Magazine for two years and won several Hero Arts contests.

Lisa and her husband Jason live in Austin, Texas, with their two goldfish, Smiley and Woodfin. When she's not stamping, Lisa enjoys hiking, riding her road bike or mountain bike, photographing native plants, and working to preserve Texas prairies.


Lisa speaks to us below:
card #1 - Washi Wishes :)
This card is all about the little details! I put die cut hearts from the new Simon Says Holiday Shapes die UNDER the washi tape and then burnished around them. This is a subtle detail, so add a gem to the center of the heart to call attention to it.



Also I used Hero Arts' new soft granite mid-tone ink to color the back of the Simon Says Folded Banner die cut to make a shadow -- just ink under the part that folds under the front, or else the ink will seep through!  And used it to color the hat, too. (Love love love love the banner die!!!)  (Used a foam applicator to apply the ink -- I folded it so that I could get into all the small areas -- got the idea from watching Tim's video where he curved the cling stamp!)





Finished off the hat by coloring it with neon gel pens and adding a bit of diamond stickles :)




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Card #2 - Scary Neon: For this card, I wanted to show how you cold color the jack o' lantern stamp using neon yellow ink -- it really gives him a scary glow! Add black gems to bring out the eyes.


This time I used the washi tape as a "ground" -- love doing this with all kinds of stamps, helps make it so elements aren't "floating".



Another trick is to ink the whole stamp with neon orange, then wipe off the stem and color it with a brown marker. And one last trick! I stamped the message bubble (in white) from the Simon Says Stamp For the Record set as a cloud :)

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Thank you to Lisa Spangler for creating these cheerful cards for our inspiration!  Be sure to check out her blog.  She may or may not ;)  have a coupon code for 25% off washi tape in our Simon Says Stamp Store...hint hint!

In stamping fun,


 Heidi and our Simon Family



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43 comments:

  1. Love all of your details Lisa and LOVE the sweet and happy card. So loving STAMPtember! Hugs, Kathy

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  2. These are amazing Love the colours in them :)

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  3. Like the first one the best. The Washi tapes are quite cute.

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  4. I love the way Lisa uses the washi tape and these cards.
    Eveline.

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  5. Wow, these are fab ideas.....got to admit Halloween is my least favourite time of year, and I'm not keen on black & orange together, but you have made them work sooooooooo well together! Great work xx TFS

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  6. Brilliant Washi Tape designs and great cards!! Hugs Hazel xx

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  7. Love the Washi tapes, the cards are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

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  8. Great cards, love how you sponged ink to tale away the stark white.Alos your use of Washi tape is wonderful. I had to go add the banner die to my cart, I just love it.

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  9. Some really awesome ideeas and awesome work shown here. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

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  10. I love Lisa!! So fun to see her here today - what a treat! Adorable cards and love all the wonderful tips and ideas! Lisa, YOU ROCK!!! :)

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  11. aww this is totally adorable...love it

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  12. Oh, my, that hidden heart is inspired!

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  13. Love these. Lisa is so talented!

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  14. I am a long time, HUGE FAN of Lisa's :-)
    I love your cards, Lisa...so fun, as always and totally inspirational!!!

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  15. Such a great idea to put the little hearts under the washi tape! Have to do that on a card also! Thanks for sharing! :-) xx

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  16. These are some GREAT cards. Love the idea of the heart under the washi tape. Gotta try those Neon inks too. Smooches...

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  17. Great Cards!! Love the hearts under the wahsi tape.

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  18. Love the cards. Halloween is so much fun. Neon is my favorite "color" right now so these cards are right up my alley.

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  19. Wonderful Halloween cards!! Love the last one the best!!

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  20. Halloween is one of my favorite occasions and these make me want to trick or treat right now! Awesome cards and I got to get some of that Trendy tape!

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  21. Great cards! Thanks for the tips and tricks. I especially like the hearts under the Washi tape, great idea!

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  22. Lisa these are beautiful cards! Love the barnished die cut hearts under washi - gives me ideas!! And the neon orange pumpkin is very cool :) TFS

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  23. Ohhh these are beautiful Lisa! Lovin your washi tape and the little hearts are a fab idea!

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  24. this tape looks like so much fun! great cards -- especially love all the bright colours on the first one! :)

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  25. phenomenal washi tape usage! i hoard mine ;) love both cards, especially with techniques :)

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  26. Love how you used neon in the pumpkin!

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  27. Kove how you used this tape. Great cards!

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  28. Love the washi tape and I am going to Lisa's
    see if she has a coupon.
    Love coupons at Simos Says
    Maria V.

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  29. I don't usually make Halloween cards, but these have me rethinking that idea. I love the neon ink pads and want to get my hands on them. The cards are wonderful!! Nice work.

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  30. Oh my the hearts under the washi is just genius!!!!!

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  31. Oh I must have all that wonderful tape.

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  32. Great idea using the heart die cuts under the washi tape - very cool!

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  33. Washi tape has come such a long way. Great cards.

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  34. Scary cute, Lisa! You totally rocked the neons!

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  35. These cards are so beautiful and the technique seems to be nice and easy done but the result is gorgeous!! Thanks!

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  36. Fab cards, neon and hallowe'en are a match made in heaven lol x

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  37. Thanks so much everyone! had a ton of fun making these! hooray for STAMPtempber! YAY!

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  38. I love this pumpkin! Both cards are incredible!

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  39. Awesome!! These are so fun and that washi tape is too cool!

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  40. Love your cards with the fun washi tapes. Stamptember is an awesome month.

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