Friday, May 23, 2008

June Stamp Club Cards

Have you ever had one of those months where you didn't get anything done that you wanted to, but you were busy all the time? This has been one of those months for me. As you can tell from my (lack of) previous posts, I have not been doing much crafting or blogging. I'm starting to really miss all of my blog friends! And I've been wanting to try the Stamp Something and Sketches by Tamara challenges (not to mention Beate's WSC), but haven't had a chance. I'm hoping that June slows down a bit so I can have a bit of fun!

So this will be a "work-related" post (I can't really call stamping work, but the crafting I have been doing has been in preparation for my Stamp Clubs!). These are the cards we will be making at the last Stamp Club meeting of the year. I can't believe the year flew by so quickly. It's always so much fun getting together with my Stamp Club ladies and chatting and being creative together.

I went onto Splitcoast Stampers to find some ideas, and I found this technique called salted background that looked really cool. I basically CASEd the layout of the card given in the tutorial, but I changed the colours and stamps. I think it's a really neat background effect.

I used Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum because those are the colours of re-inkers I have! I added Basic Black accents (photo corner punch with black brads) and stamped the flower from Heartfelt Thanks with black StazOn.

The second card is an acetate card. I made it smaller (4 x 4") so that I could make two from one transparency sheet (I don't have very many left!). It's a little difficult to see in the photo, but I like how it looks IRL.

I started by stamping the acetate with my Baroque Motifs set in white StazOn. I used Blue Bayou and Soft Sky as my main colours. I broke out my Take Three set (this is the first time I've used it) for the front of the card, and I finished it off with some Whisper White taffeta ribbon.
The final card is an oldie but a goodie - the classic Waterfall Card! I think this is one of the first "specialty" cards I learned how to make. I decided to put a little twist on it by using squares of designer paper instead of plain ones on the waterfall part. I went with Bali Breeze since it's got so many fun colours in it. The base is Purely Pomegranate, and I used Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive to accent. I stamped the little words from Everyday Flexible Phrases onto the squares in Turquoise to read "my sweet special friend".


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh......Shannon.....they're just beautiful!! I saw the Salted BG technique and definitely want to try's just gorgeous!!! And the waterfall card......I've never made one of those yet either!!! Fabulous!!! I'm so glad to "see" you back and can't wait to see more creations!! Enjoy your Stamp Club!!

Diane said...

Hey your back!!!! Missed ya!!
Those cards are gorgeous!!!