Saturday, February 15, 2014

February 8-9, 2014 Stamp Club Cards

Thanks for visiting to take a look at the cards we made this month in Stamp Club. I was inspired by others with these designs, they are a mash-up of many good ideas.
Simple layout using retired products from last year using More Amour Designer Series paper. Easy colors Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla. I hand colored the hearts in the stamp and added a bit of bling with the red glimmer paper heart in the lower corner.

I hadn't tried the Embedded Embossing technique before but I love it. Pun intended! Color scheme is Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Slush, and Pink Pirouette. Use the Square Lattice Textured Embossing folder in the Big Shot for the effect.  Punch a variety of hearts. I used my 3 heart punch for the variety. The hint with this technique is to use the Two Way Glue or the Glue Stick, not the snail adhesive. Allow ample time for the glue to dry before sending it through the Big Shot. However, if some glue oozes out, the rubber adhesive remover tool works great!

I had seen this idea online from a variety of demonstrators using the Envelope Punch Board but I had to try it for myself. I wanted the finished envelope to fit inside 3.5 x 5 inch notecard envelopes and then I used part of the notecard for the inner Whisper White piece. Again I used retired Designer Series paper and matching cardstock for the inner layer. The DSP paper size is 6.5 inches square with the paper starting at 3.75 inch mark on the punch board. The new Petite Petals stamp set works so nicely for a little pop when you open the card.  One of my customers commented that this size is perfect for giving gift cards. I agree with her.

This card is a compilation of several others cards I seen shared online. Three flower are raised up on Dimensionals on top of stamped images. I used the new Petite Petals set plus matching punch and stamped the flowers in Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, and Crumb Cake on Whisper White. The "Hi" flag is from the Sale-A-Bration set called Banner Blast. The sentiment is hand colored from See Ya Later, also a Sale-A-Bration set. For those of you who might not know what Sale-A-Bration is...Stampin' Up! offers a 6 week window each new year where you can earn extra free product with a $50 qualifying order which goes until March 31 this year. The Washi Tape set also brings in the color scheme with hand cut banner tips. The two ribbon tabs are just folded in half and scotch taped behind on the Whisper White. The Tangerine Tango ribbon is an old one I'd had around for a while, but the white is still available as the Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. I finished off the flowers with Candy Dots.
So I hope you've enjoyed being inspired. Have fun Stamping!
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