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.

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