Sunday, May 6, 2012

May Stamp Club Cards

This month's club will be featuring a lot of products that are on the retiring list.  We will get to use them one last time!
This first card is a CASE of this card by Erin Gonzales.  It uses the Striped embossing folder to create the gingham look.  I just love the Daffodil Delight/Cherry Cobbler colour combination!  To create the gingham look, brayer Daffodil Delight ink into one side of your embossing folder.  Put a square of Whisper White cardstock into it and run it through the Big Shot.  Take it out and re-brayer the ink onto the same side of the folder.  Rotate your paper 90 degrees, place it back in the folder and run it through the Big shot again.  Voila!  I finished the card off with some paper daisies that I spritzed with my Color Spritzer tool with Cherry Cobbler ink.  The edge is punched with the Pinking Hearts Border punch (another retiring item).
This next card features the rolled ribbon flower and the Beau Chateau designer series paper.  For the ribbon flower, punch a circle (1 3/4" here) out of a sticky sheet (retiring) and another circle of the same size out of neutral cardstock.  Peel off one side of the sticky sheet and adhere the paper circle to it.  Then peel off the other backing so the circle is sticky.  Take a length of ribbon (I used Pretty in Pink satin here, but my club ladies will be using Pink Pirouette taffeta) and tie a knot in one end of the ribbon.  Stick the knot in the centre of the sticky circle and start rolling your ribbon around it, pressing it into the adhesive as you wind it outwards around the knot.
This next card uses the Rolling Marbles Technique.  I've been wanting to try it for awhile.  I thought the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set (retiring) would look nice with it, so I used that.  The ink colours are Pretty in Pink, Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron.
I've been promising for awhile that we would get to try out the diagonal scoring plate with the Simply Scored tool, so as a bonus project, we'll be making this cute little 3 x 3" card with matching envelope, which uses 2011 - 2013 In Color Patterns paper.  The card uses Party This Way, another retiring set.

Blessings to you,

Friday, May 4, 2012

May Scrapbook Club Layout

One of the ladies in my Scrapbook Club mentioned that it would be nice to try and use embossing folders in our layouts.  I honestly don't use the embossing folders a lot for scrapbooking because they're card-sized.  But I came across a fantastic layout at our last downline group meeting that used embossing folders.  I'm not sure who came up with the layout, but here's my CASE of what she had done.
I used the Paisley Prints designer series paper (which is, sadly, retiring along with all the other current dsp).  The squares are all embossed with different folders and laid across some white bakers twine that's attached with silver brads (can you believe they're retiring gold and silver brads!?!).

I also used the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die with Always Artichoke cardstock to make the trim under the main piece of designer series paper. 

Blessings to you,