Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Stampers Club January - From My Heart

Base card: Real Red, 8 1/2 x 5 ½ scored at 4 ¼ 
From My Heart DSP panel: 3 3/4 x 4 1/2
2nd layer: Flirty Flamingo 3 1/2 x 3 3/4
Fun Foam: 3 x 4

Stamps and Bunch Bundle:  Heartfelt Bundle (MC)
Stamps: Meant to Be (AC)
Dies: Stitched Be Mine (AC)

  • Create background paper for hearts using watercolor paper and Pigment Sprinkles. Either heat dry or set aside to dry completely. Punch out two hearts with straight-edged punch.
  • Stamp "From the Heart" on Whisper White with black ink and die cut with largest stitched-edge heart from the Stitched Be Mine dies.
  • Layer the DSP onto the Flirty Flamingo panel and adhere ribbon to the back of both pieces. Adhere all to the piece of fun foam.
  • Layer all as in sample.  Apply bling with glue, if desired. 
  • Inside:  Stamp "Happy Valentine's Day" from Meant to Be with black ink on scrap of Whisper White. Punch out with scallop-edged punch.  Layer onto doily.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Stampers Club November - Believe

This Santa sure does look jolly, doesn't he?  I had fun making this card and thought it would be a good image to use for our technique this month - Stampin' Blends!  Hope y'all like it!

Base card: Cherry Cobbler, 8 1/2 x 5 ½ scored at 4 ¼ 
Strips: 2 x 5 1/2 Wrapped in Plaid DSP and Shaded Spruce

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Christmas (HC)
Dies:  Jolly Seasons and Ornate Frames (HC)

  • With black pigment ink stamp Santa and "Believe" on Whisper White and heat emboss with clear powder. Die cut Santa with matching die.
  • Using a frame from Ornate Frames cut out "Believe" and also from Gold Foil sheet. Cut the frame cut from the gold foil down the center of the long side. Adhere to the back of "Believe" so that a gold border is created. 
  • Put the two 2 inch strips of paper together and cut a banner. (With a pair of scissors cut from one corner to the center of the strip and then repeat on the opposite corner.  Offset the solid strip. Trim to fit card.
  • Color Santa with Stampin' Blends.
  • Layer all as in sample.
  • Gold dots on sentiment are punched from a scrap of the gold foil with an old fashioned standard sized hole punch.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Stampers Club October - Season of Thanks

Seems a little odd making a Thanksgiving card before Halloween - but here it is!  The October technique focused on masking and three different options were used on this card.

Base card:  Cajun Craze, 8 1/2 x 5 ½ scored at 4 ¼ 
First panel: Soft Suede, 4 x 5 ¼
Second panel: Very Vanilla 3 ¾ x 5
Inside panel: Very Vanilla 4 x 5 ¼

Stamps:  Gather Together (HC)
Dies:  Gathered Leaves (HC)

  • With Soft Suede ink stamp the pumpkins, masking as needed to create dimension.
  • Die cut an oval from a post-it note and brayer on Pumpkin Pie ink.  Stamp sentiment with Delicata Celestial Copper ink.
  • Die cut leaf from Copper Foil Sheet.
  • Color pumpkins with Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends.
  • Emboss Soft Suede panel with Hammered Metal Embossing folder.
  • Layer all as in sample.
  • For inside of card:  create a triangle with two large post-it notes. Brayer on Pumpkin Pie ink.  Stamp sentiment with Soft Suede ink.  Stamp leaf with Delicata Celestial Copper Ink.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

In-Color Club - October - Purple Posy

And here are the October cards.

Purple Posy

Lace Sympathy

Base card:  Highland Heather, 4 ¼ x 11 scored at 5 ½ (fold will be at the top)
First panel: Gorgeous Grape, 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Second panel: Purple Posy 4 x 5 ¼ 
Circle element - Whisper White

Stamps:  A Little Lace, Flourishing Phrases (sentiment)
Dies:  Stitched Lace

Vertical Flowers

Base card:  Highland Heather, 4 ¼ x 11 scored at 5 ½ 
First panel: In Color DSP 4 x 5 ¼ 
Scraps: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Purple Posy

Stamps:  A Little Lace
Dies:  Stitched Nested Labels

  • With Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamp the flowers, using the Stamparatus, on Whisper White (2x4). Color with Stampin' Blends. Adhere to Purple Posy ( 2 1/4 x 4 1/4)
  • Adhere a piece of ribbon to the backside of the DSP and then adhere all as in photo.
  • The sentiment is stamped on a scrap of the DSP.

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