Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stamp Club Cards for May

This collection of four cards were our May Stamp Club projects. I wanted something cheerful and fun to create!
This half easel card is a direct CASE from Sharon Burkert of As the Ink Dries. I just loved everything about it. The color scheme of Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Very Vanilla, with a hint of white using the Shimmery White paper to watercolor on. Peaceful Petals is the flower stamp set stamped with Black Stazon ink. Beautiful Wings Embosslit for the small butterflies. Very Vanilla Seam Binding for the bow.

This is an Artisan Team CASE from Constantly Stamping, Connie Collins. Mine on the left, hers on the right. So it is easy to see how I changed it up. I just loved all the mini banners hanging and I loved her bright color choices of Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point. I also switched up the card base combo - Modern Medley DSP and Very Vanilla. I do have the say punching all those banners with the Banner Punch was time consuming!!!

This is my own original design for a graduation card using our local High School's colors of Cherry Cobbler (maroon) and Crushed Curry (gold) with Basic Black. Using the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder you can either use it with Co'ordinations Cherry Cobbler Paper and sand it or just use plain Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Either way it is a nice result.  The award "metal" is made from  5/8" Black Satin Ribbon, Apothecary Accents framelit, Label Bracket Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Window Punch with your choice of "congratulations" heat embossed with gold embossing powder for "pop!"  This card can be easily changed to match any school's colors.

This Mother's Day card can be made with any combination of colors and DSP that you have. I had been seeing this combination of Basic Gray and Summer Starfruit and I had to try it, since the Sweet Sorbet DSP from Sale-a-bration was so appealing. The only thing I would do differently than this sample is to stamp the Chalk Talk tag with Black Stazon instead of the Summer Starfruit ink for more contrast. I fussy cut the sentiment so it would have a border on the Extra Large Oval Punch. On the inside of the card I used Delightful Dozen for the mother greeting placed on top of more of the DSP punched with the Scallop Edge punch.  My ribbon accent was a Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon with the Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon glued on top to become one unit for easier tying.

Thanks for reading my blog. Happy Stamping!

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More Cards from April's Stamp Club Group

Here's the rest of the cards we made at April's Stamp Club. They were all CASEd but tweaked a little bit. Enjoy!

Inspired by Vicki Burdick's design. Stamp Set was Simply Sketched, the verse is from Hostess set Express Yourself.  Color Scheme is Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, and Real Red. My tweak was fussy cutting and moving the bird to perch on the flower stem. I just love to watercolor on real watercolor paper using the aqua painter and our SU inks.

Inspired by Leena Girsa's design. Stamp Set was You're Amazing. Color Scheme is So Saffron, Basic Black, along with retired Designer Series Paper. Do you notice the hot air balloons stamped with So Saffron ink on the card base and tag? I hand cut the Basic Black background to the Apothecary Accents framelit. I love how we could punch out the mini tickets from the DSP with the ticket punch and clip them to the corner.

Inspired by Mary Brown's Masculine Card design using the Gorgeous Grunge set. Colors are Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Night of Navy and Whisper White.  My tweak was moving the Night of Navy blotches up higher on the card.  All my stamping ladies said if I'd used Real Red ink, we could have had a "Dexter" card! I said, "No Way! Not my style!"

This color scheme was inspired by several cards on Pinterest. The Pool Party, Whisper White and Basic Black color scheme is just so refreshing. I dug out my "old" decorative edge scissors to get the postage stamp look around the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. Petite Petal Punch  and Decorative Dots embossing folder also used.

This card was inspired by Kylie Bertucci. I just love the Real Red, Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Whisper White color scheme. The stamp set is called Petal Parade that was available during Stampin ' Up!s Sale-a-bration period this spring. The Decorative Dots embossing folder was also a SAB offering. You can add your choice of sentiment with the Decorative Label punch. How I got the Basic Black around the label was I cut the paper in an "X" and spread it equally behind the Whisper White piece.
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