Saturday, July 19, 2008

July Stamp Club

Here is what we made at our July Stamp Club. First, we did a card using the chalkboard technique. You can find the directions here on the tutorial in the Resources section of Splitcoast Stampers.

We used SU's Big Bold Birthday stamp set. The card base is SU's tempting turquoise cardstock. We stamped some of the random images fromt he stamp set in tempting turquoise ink to make a fun background. The layers of cardstock are SU's basic black, tempting turquoise, and pixie pink cardstocks. We used SU's photo corners punch on pixie pink and lovely lilac cardstock for the corner accents, with one of the ice circle rhintestone brads. For the main image, we stamped the cupcake and candle stamps in SU's craft white ink, then used a small pompom to put stampin' pastels over the white ink. We used tempting turquoise, pixie pink, lovely lilac, and summer sun chalks in the stampin' pastels. Make sure to use the embossing buddy over your black cardstock before stamping your image in the white craft ink. This makes it easy to get the extra color off from around the image with a swiffer dust cloth.

I wanted to use some retiring stamp sets in the other projects for the club. For this card, we used SU's wild wasabi cardstock for the card base. We stamped SU's Print Pattern background in wild wasabi ink. We dotted the end points of the background with the white signo gel pen. We stamped the frog image from SU's Unfrogettable stamp set in jet black staz-on ink, then used a blender pen and wild wasabi ink refill to colr the frog in. We used the cameo coral and certainly celery markers to ink the flower image from the same stamp set in the frog's hand. The main image is stamped on whisper white cardstock with sponged cameo coral ink around the edges, then layered onto barely banana cardstock. We stamped the hoppy birthday sentiment from the same stamp set in the jet black staz-on ink onto a piece of wild wasabi cardstock, punched out with the designer label punch. This was then layered onto a cameo coral piece punched from the 1 1/4" circle punch, then onto a barely banana piece punched from the 1 3/8" circle punch. Then we tied some of the wild wasabi striped ribbon (that I LOVE!!!) around the card front.

We did a 3x3 card for the third project. The card base is SU's certainly celery cardstock, with whisper white layered on the top. We inked the flower image from SU's Year After Year stamp set with regal rose and certainly celery markers for the main image. We stamped the thank you sentiment from SU's All Holidays stamp set in regail rose beside the flowers. We used the regal rose wide organdy ribbon to form a tailored bow. This size card fits in SU's mini square envelopes.

June, & July cards - forgotten and left behind

I was looking at the creations I've put on my computer, and realized there are some I have forgotten to share. Here are some I made in June.

I have two cousins, who are brothers, with birthdays
consecutively, that I changed very little between their cards. I had done the one with the car originally, for a swap between friends. I simply changed the image.

I used SU's basic gray cardstock for the card base, going gray cardstock for the image to be stamped on, and basic black for the layer. The images were stamped using jet black staz-on ink. The car is from SU's Classic Convertibles stamp set, and the motorcycle is from SU's Born to Ride set. I sponged basic gray ink around the image of the going gray cardstock. The sentiment is from SU's Celebrate Everything stamp set, and is also stamped in the jet black staz-on ink. I used SU's basic gray tafetta ribbon, and non-SU silver accents.

Keith's cousin was just recently married. I made this card for her bridal shower. I used SU's basic gray for the card base, pretty in pink for the layers, and shimmery white for the main image piece. I embossed white vellum in my Cuttleug, using the Swiss Dots folder, and layered it over the pink layer. I stamped the dress image from SU's Blooming With Happiness, and colored it in with the pretty in pink marker, and also with going gray ink here and there. I went over the bodice section and some of the flowers with my Versamarker, then covered with heat & stick powder to adhere dazzling diamonds glitter. I stamped the sentiment from the same stap set with basic gray ink. I accented the vellum layer with SU's pretty in pink & basic gray tafetta ribbons.

The wedding was earlier this month. Here is the card I made for it. I wanted to keep it sleek and elegant, so I stuck with my new favorite, basic gray. The card base is basic gray with a full card front of white vellum over it. I used the basic gray tafetta ribbon to hide the adhesive. I used the heart image from SU's Year After Year stamp set and the sentiment is from SU's brand new set Heard From the Heart, being released to customers in August. First I stamped them in basic gray on the basic gray cardstock. Then I stamped the same image in silver encore ink on the vellum. I really love how it turned out in real life.

This was a Father's Day card that I made to send out to my grandpa. I used SU's always artichoke for the card base, chocolate chip for the layers, and whisper white for the image to be stamped on. I used SU's Print Pattern background stamp in chocolate chip on the chocolate chip strip, then used my white signo gel pen to dot the corners of the diamonds on the background. I tied SU's chocolate chip poly-twill ribbon around that strip as well. The image from SU's Classic Convertibles stamp set is stamped in jet black stazon-on ink, then colored with a blender pen with blue bayou, soft sky, and yoyo yellow inks. The sentiment is hand-written. I also used non-SU silver dot accents along the chocolate chip layer under the main image.