Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Another Stamp Club Challenge

I'm ahead of the game for our October stamp club challenge so yay for me! After I had this card completed, I realized it was supposed to be a sympathy card.....whoops! But anyway, here 'tis.

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The stamps are new from Just Right's set Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves. On a piece of glossy cardstock, I created a background with alcohol inks using reds, greens and oranges. I then stamped the three leaves on the created background cardstock and cut out. The background paper behind the oval and strip is Beau Jardin Poppy from BoBunny and is from a few years ago. (Liked it so much, I stocked up before it went out of circulation:)

I stamped the sentiment (from the same set) on white cardstock cut with the new Spellbinder's Floral Oval. The white strip through the center was embossed with the leaves folder from Sizzix. I bent the leaves and pop-dotted. The gold leaves findings are from my stash.

I really like the sketch that you provided Ann.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Ya, ya, I know, a little bit early but I love creating Halloween cards.

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The main image and sentiment are Northwoods Rubber Stamps from last year's fall release. I colored the main image with Copics and added orange Stickles to the buckles and pola dots. I cut the images with Spellbinder's Deckled Edges Rectangles. The tape is from Michael's and their Reflections line. Mounted the images on designer paper, purple cardstock and Certainly Celery cardstock from SU.

Looking forward to seeing the "girls" at stamp club tonight and sharing our creations.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Autumn Stamp Club Challenge

It was my turn this month to provide the challenges for our stamp club. I followed the sketch except for the length...couldn't help myself but to create a longer card since I had a particular idea in mind. It's been several months since I used my stencils, no more shims pad and some metal from Spellbinders.
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I used the maple leaves stencil from Dreamweaver's and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the No More Shims pad. I cut the the maple leaves into three separate sections and began the process of manipulating the metal with various metalworking tools. Once done, I filled the back side of the leaves with filler specifically made for this process.

The white base cardstock is 7x8-1/2, scored and folded to 3-1/2 (fits in a no. 10 envie). The embossed vellum is from Penny Black and edged with a gold foil pen. I placed strips of gold metallic cardstock behind the images along with silver metallic cardstock but with Spellbinder's Fancy Labels. Added a few pearls for a finishing touch. This was a fun card to make and must remember to pull out my stencils more often!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Brown Eyed Susans

I created this card with stamps from Stampin' Up and Hero Arts. I started with water color paper spritzed with water. I colored the SU stamp with various colors of Distress Markers and then spritzed the stamp with additional water and stamped the damp water color paper.
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Once the paper was dry, I inked an older Hero Arts word stamp with Tea Dye Distress Ink and then wiped some of the ink off the stamp prior to over-stamping the brown eyed susans. I cut the image with Spellbinder's Labels Eight along with some designer paper with the next size up Labels Eight. Layered these onto 5x7 white cardstock and rounded the corners. Added a bit of ribbon and done. Simple and speedy card to use for birthday or just as a note card.