Saturday, March 31, 2012

Last Minute SAB cards

I love, love, love quilted cards!  I couldn't resist making a few of them using the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper.  This was one one of my stamp club projects for this month. I let the ladies choose their own color combinations.  Here are the samples I made:

One of my special club girls, Kim, wanted to use Labels Framelits to cut out her quilt.   I thought it was a brilliant idea!  I should've taken a photo of her creation.  I hope to remember my camera for the next club meeting.

I think I had other creations to share here using Sale-a-Bration items.  Alas, today is your last day to get SAB goodies!  I'm sure we'll have beautiful options for next year.

Next week, I'll be showing you some more quilted cards using the Summer Smooches designer series paper.  So stay tuned!

Stamps: none
Paper: Everyday Enchantment designer series paper, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips, Vintage Wallpaper tief, Snow Burst tief, Petals a Plenty tief, various ribbon

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Bunny ATC Turned Greeting Card - HSS Inspiration Challenge - Easter

Last weekend I created some ATCs to trade at my local ATC club called the Transit Traders.   WOW!  That group of ladies is amazing!  I came home from that meeting inspired to create using a few new techniques!  However, there is NEVER enough time in my day. Someone is always hungry at my house!

Anyhow I had a few cards leftover, so today I created an Easter card with one of them to enter into the Hand Stamped Sentiments Easter Challenge.

I made the bunny from an idea taken from Jackie Topa's Blossom Petals punch class.  What I was going for in this card was to create a picture frame image. So I added a Soft Suede layer, then a Very Vanilla layer stamped with the Woodgrain stamp in Soft Suede and sponged with Crumb Cake ink.  Then I added a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" layer of So Saffron designer series paper and added that to a Soft Suede card base.  It's almost like you're looking out your cartoon window to the outdoors.  If there was a caption, what do you think the bunny would be saying?

Stamps: Woodgrain
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Garden Green; Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink markers
Accessories: Blossom Petals punch, Cupcake Builder punch, small oval punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, White Signo gel pen, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions embossing folder, Snow Burst textured impressions embossing folder

Happy Stamping!


Paper Players Challenge Meets Summer Smooches

Looking for new ways to use the Summer Smooches designer series paper, I turned to another challenge, The Paper Players.  Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:

I inked up the stamps with various marker colors to get the look I wanted.  I changed where the sentiment is because, well, I goofed up punching it out and wanted to get the card finished.  Which way is one supposed to angle a sentiment, to the right or left?  According to the sketch, it's to the left.  So that's how I hung my sentiment.

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Temping Turquoise, Summer Smooches designer series paper
Ink: Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Eyelet Border punch, Daffodil Delight seam binding

Happy Stamping!