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Monday, March 21, 2011

Stamp club Cards

Here are the Stamp Club Cards we made this month:


This first card was inspired, OK, cased from Gretchen Barron's card.  I used the same colors and layout, but changed a few things.   I wanted to use the Easter Blossom set, the lovely flower blossom stamp..and I don't have any of the rosettes, yet... so I improvised.  I used the flower from the Level 1 hostess set and stamped it on baja breeze cardstock with basic gray ink and punched out with the boho blossom punch, added a silver brad and a mini glue dot.  For the greeting, I punched out the greeting with the Decorative Label punch, then placed it onto a larger piece of Always artichoke cardstock like Gretchen said, and it really was pretty easy...with the paper snips...pg 199, the best $10 scissors on the planet.


 This 2nd card was CASED from a card that was from a Demo group meeting that I wasn't able to attend.  I changed it a little because I didn't have the ribbon that was originally used, but otherwise I copied it completely.  Sorry, don't know who to give credit to, but I really like it.
 Here are the cards some of the women in the stamp club made.   See how they are all different!!!  I love it when everyone changes their card to what they like!
 AND here are their other cards...



Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bliss ----Thinking of You card

Here is another card using the Bliss Sale a bration stamp set.    I had a "swap" card from a year ago, that used another stamp set, and I changed it up, using the Bliss stamp set.

The card base is Regal Rose and the stamped layer is Sahara Sand (a color choice from the Color Coach), I started to stamp this just 2 time on the Sahara sand layer, but "dropped" the stamp  (all inked up, of course) and it landed almost center, but much lighter.....SO, I inked up the stamp and stamped off on scrap paper, then stamped on the layer, several times.   I stamped the butterfly in regal rose craft ink and embossed in iridescent ice embossing powder....I didn't use enough ink and so, stamped the butterfly again, this time in regal rose ink classic ink, cut the butterfly out and used dimensionals to "pop" the image up and added a rhinestone in the center. 

ENJOY!
Carol

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bliss--- Sale a Bration Card

This week I am focusing on the stamp set you change choose from when you purchase $50 (before tax and shipping) til the end of March. 

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is receiving a magazine each month that has lots of inspiration,  projects and more.   This card I copied almost exactly from that magazine.   The card is crumb cake and I stamped the main image in crumb cake on the card and also on very vanilla cardstock...I aligned the vanilla image over the card and used dimensionals to adhere to card.  The butterfly is stamped in Pretty in Pink and cut out, I added some dazzling diamonds and some mini pearl rhinestones.   The bird is stamped in baja breeze ink, I also added some scraps of victoria crochet ribbon and some baja breeze seam binding, adhered together with a antique brad, adhered to the card using some mini glue dots.  The greeting, "Just for You" is from the Hostess Level 1 Set, Afterthoughts.

ENJOY!
Carol

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Stampin' Club Cards

I can't believe I didn't post a picture of both of the cards we made for Stampin' Club this month......

Here they are

This first one is the sample...I used Elegant Soiree DSP for the background, the blue strips and the bird.   The card is Soft Suede and the mats for the bird and the greeting are both Soft Suede cardstock.  The bird is punched out using the 2 step bird punch, using both the DSP and crumb cake  cardstock (for wing and branch).   All layers on the card were sponged with soft sued ink.  
 Here are some of the stamp club's creations...All copying off of the sample above.   Notice all the different looks.   I love everyone's individual creativity shown in their cards.

 This next card I posted already, but am posting it again....Below are the different club members cards.
 Again, they are all different, even though everyone copied off of the same sample, each changing theirs to make it their own.....
ENJOY!!!