These are the cards my Stamp Club will be making on Tuesday. I wanted to show them a few techniques as well as some of the new Stampin' Up! products, so I tried to combine everything! All of the tutorials are found on Splitcoast Stampers (I've included links to the specific techniques with each card).
This first card uses the Emboss Resist technique. I totally CASEd the card design from my upline, Sarah Hunter. I stamped the flower from All Through the Year in VersaMark all over a piece of Whisper White CS (tip: for a really cool effect, you can stamp on glossy white paper as well). Then I covered the images with clear embossing powder and heated the powder with a heat tool. After the images had cooled, I sponged Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava ink over the entire piece of cardstock. Then I wiped the ink off of the flowers with some kleenex so they showed up better, and voila! To finish off the card, I tied Celery grosgrain ribbon around the embossed piece (I can't wait until we can order from the new catalogue - they have double-stitched ribbon in all the new In Color colours!), then mounted it onto Wild Wasabi CS. The card base is Groovy Guava. I stamped the sentiment from the Vases in Vogue set in Wild Wasabi ink.
The next card is using the Polished Stone technique. I just love this technique - it's so easy and it looks so elegant! I used some different colours this time. (You can see the other card I made with this technique here.) For this card, I used Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery re-inkers on glossy white paper. I soaked a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and put a few drops of dye from the re-inkers on it. Then I sponged it all over the glossy paper. After the ink had dried, I stamped the image from Garden Silhouettes in black Staz-On ink. I mounted the paper on Basic Black CS, then tied black grosgrain around it. The tag is from a tag sheet, stamped in Basic Black ink with a sentiment from Vases in Vogue (actually, I didn't have Celery tag sheets, so I traced around one that was a different colour, cut it out and punched a hole in it using the 1/8 inch circle punch). I tied the tag onto the ribbon using gold cord. Then I adhered the whole thing to the Certainly Celery card base.
The final card we will be doing is a Triangle Tri-fold card. You can see one of my previous examples here. I love the new designer series paper that you can get in sixteen different colours! This card is made using Soft Sky. I like the monochromatic look, so I stayed with Soft Sky and Whisper White for this card. I used the Baroque Motifs stamp set for the stamped images. For the front part of the card, I stamped the circular design, then put a light blue rhinestone brad through the center (the brad is from the new Ice rhinestone brad package). Then I adhered it to the Soft Sky matte with dimensionals. It is all tied together with white organdy ribbon. The card base is made from Soft Sky CS.