Sunday, October 27, 2013

November 2-3 Stamp Club Cards

This month's cards are a pleasing assortment of autumn inspired colors.
Inspired by Bonnie Klass
This design uses 3 oldies but goodies sets - Medallion, Baroque Motifs, and Warmest Regards with Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla. Card base is Very Vanilla with a Soft Suede layer. Accents are the 5/8" Crochet Trim and a discontinued taffeta ribbon in Soft Suede.

My own original design - Simple and Clean
Using the Thoughts and Prayers set and A Dozen Thoughts set with Black Stazon Ink this clean simple card is born. The base is Crumb Cake along with the polka dot paper DSP. The  scallop punch edged band is the Cherry Cobbler Co' ordinations paper dry embossed with the Pretty Print textured embossing folder. The final touch is an Early Espresso bow.

 Inspired by Stephanie Faith.  Stephanie used the black and gray striped ribbon along with the Lovely as a Tree Set and Seasonal Sayings set, but I took it a different direction by coloring the stamps by hand with the Stampin' Write Markers in Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Tangerine Tango to give a "fall" effect. I lightly sponged behind the trees with Crushed Curry. I also hand colored the Seasonal Saying verse and sponged that edge too. The card base is Basic Gray with a Basic Black mat with Whisper White to stamp upon. Using the Apothecary Accents Framelits, I trimmed down the height a bit, and finished it off with some discontinued button brads.

Masking Tape Technique inspired by
This was almost a direct case of Susie's design, but I changed the paper color scheme to Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso. I heat embossed the maple leaf from the Gently Falling set in Early Espresso powder, and used the Tags 4 You Thanksgiving greeting with a Crushed Curry 1-3/4" circle punch to make the tag. The top two layers were wrapped with Early Espresso Baker's Twine and finished off with three Cajun Craze Candy Dots.
Happy Stamping! Enjoy!
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Thankful Banner

Using the Stampin' Up! Canvas Banner Flags I wanted to see how they handled just stamping directly on them instead of stenciling. So I combined the Gently Falling set and the colors of Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, and Chocolate Chip to stamp a pleasing background of assorted leaf combinations on each flag. Then using the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, 2" rosettes were made. Starting with the  3" circle framelit with Crushed Curry paper,  sponging the edge with Tangerine Tango ink next, and finally stenciling "thankful" in Chocolate Chip
made the word rosettes pop to life. A variety of ribbon and button accents were added. Once the flags were strung on the jute cord, then scraps of torn fabric were added between the flags.  I hope this idea will inspire you in your Thanksgiving decorating.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Club - Photopolymer Thank You Set

This card looks WAY BETTER in person. I had not yet purchased one of Stampin' Ups! photopolymer stamp sets until this one. I have to say I like them except the ink color doesn't clean all the way off the stamp. It also helps to use the piercing mat as a stamping base so the photopolymer stamp has a cushy base to press into. The color theme is Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, and Early Espresso. That ribbon is Chocolate, not purple in color.  Paper piercing around the edge gives it a nice touch I think.

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October Stamp Club - Six Sided Hexagon - CASEs

Both of these cute cards were CASEd, unfortunately I can't give credit where it's due. I'm sorry. I just like how versatile this set is. So many ways to combine the hexagons to make fun, cheery cards. The hexagon dry embossing folder helps bring the designs together!  I also love the idea of using one of the hexagon designs to punch the bitty butterfly from.

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October Stamp Club - Halloween Bats

This card uses the Bitty Butterfly Punch with the 1/2" circle punch to make the cute bats. I also combined a quote from the Yippee Skippy set with Seasonal Sayings for this cute result. I love Washi Tape too, it really pulls the card together. Using the Deco Label Framelits with a little sponging technique really makes this an easy Halloween card to produce quickly.
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October Stamp Club - Halloween Original

This month at Stamp Club I was emphasizing the Six Sided Sampler set. This card is an original design turning the hexagon into a pumpkin! What do you think? I couldn't resist using some googlie-eyes and a hand drawn mouth. I also wanted to see what dry embossing on Designer Series Paper would look like and I like the result.  Thanks for taking a look.

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