Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Stamp Club Cards

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!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful colors!! I love that tri-fold pocket card! And the faux cloisonne is so fun to do! I know that I enjoy the more detailed cards and not always simple ones.......I'm sure your gals will LOVE these!!

Alexandra said...

Totally beautiful projects Shannon, they will adore these!! I especially LOVE the trifold card, funny, I did one for my post today too - LOL!


My Paper World said...

They are ALL fabulous Shannon! xx

Anonymous said...

Amazing cards Shannon! Lots of great techniques and I'm sure they'll all love doing them! ;)

Diane said...

Beautiful work Shannon!!! Love the gold on the last card!

Erin... said...

pretty cards! thanks for visiting our challenge blog. hope to see you there on friday!

Deborah said...

Your trifold is just gorgeous! The paper is perfect! Love the 4 sqaures with the flower, very pretty. Have a happy day! Deb

Diane said...

ooooohhhh! I love ALL your cards! They are great inspirations...thanks so much for sharing.

Haven't been blog hopping for awhile and I'm SO glad I stopped in. Love it all.