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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