This first card we will be doing at our May Stamp Clubs is a Trifold Pocket Card. It was actually a lot more time-consuming than I thought it would be! But that's okay - it was a lot of fun to make. I chose Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper as a starting point (I just love the Wild Wasabi/Blue Bayou combination). I used one of my kid's plastic plates to trace the curve at the top of the card and insert. As a bonus, I got to use my Crop-a-Dile (how much fun is that thing?)!
I used my Wild Rose set, since it matches the paper. I've found that the 5-Petal Punch is a great punch for making leaves behind flowers (as opposed to having to cut them out by hand), so I used that for the band. I just stamped the leaves on some Wild Wasabi cardstock before punching out the flowers so that they had a leafy texture.
Since all the On Board stuff is on sale this month, I wanted to use some chipboard in this month's clubs (we'll be using it in my Scrapbooking Club as well). I know this card looks a little strange because I've covered the chipboard pieces in two different ways, but that was just to show a couple ways to embellish them. The ladies in the clubs will be able to choose if they want to do both the same or not!
I had a whole bunch of chipboard hearts since I bought a bulk package of them, and I thought they matched the hearts in the Greetings Galore set pretty well. I basically chose my colours from the chunky glitter colours (so I used Rose Red, Bashful Blue and Elegant Eggplant)! For one of the hearts, I inked it in Eggplant, then embossed it with Iridescent Ice ep. For the other, I inked it in Bashful Blue, then used my 2-way glue pen to add some chunky glitter. We're also going to talk about all the MANY different ways to embellish chipboard at the club meeting.
I had this card up on my board at the last club meeting, and I had a few requests to make it. I used the faux cloisonne technique for this one, using an old Holiday Mini Catalogue for the flower. I stamped on it with VersaMark and embossed it with gold ep before cutting out the flower image. Then I matched the cardstock colours to the colours in the image (Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip and Naturals Ivory). The squares are punched with my 1 3/8" square punch, and I used my corner rounder punch to scallop the bottom edge.
I hope everyone enjoys these projects! They're a bit more complicated than I usually do, but everyone's a pro now, so it should be lots of fun!