Wednesday, May 22, 2013

April Stamp Club Cards

I seem to have gotten behind in my posting again!  Two weeks ago, I ended up getting called in to sub for a teacher whose wife had a baby, so he was with her for several days.  Then last week, I ended up subbing three of the four days of school (Friday was a holiday).  So once again, I've fallen behing on my stamping, blogging and house cleaning!  Anyway, these cards are the ones that my Stamp Club ladies made last month.  I'll post May's cards soon!
This first card uses the Moonlighting technique and was designed by my upline, Winona Semler.  Here are the steps:
  1. Stamp your image (from Serene Silhouettes here) in black Staz-On on glossy white cardstock.
  2. Punch a 2-1/2" circle out of a post-it (make sure some of the sticky part is left in the circle).  Place it over the area you want the moon to be.
  3. You will need two shades of blue (Baja Breeze, and Midnight Muse here).  Begin sponging from the masked circle outward in the lightest colour (Baja Breeze).  Sponge the darker colour from the outer edge of the glossy piece inward to meet the lightest colour.  
  4. Take the darker ink and sponge it on the outside edge.  Make sure you blend the colours.
  5. Remove the post-it circle and you will have a beautiful moon!
This card is on a Midnight Muse base with layers of Basic Black and First Edition dsp.  To finish the card, I tied some Midnight Muse stitched satin ribbon around it and added a silver button.
This next card is a little tissue box card.  That's a real kleenex in the box!  My friend, Bea, showed me this card from LeeAnn Greff's blog, and I had to make it!  LeeAnn has a great tutorial on her blog, so I'll just fill you in on the supplies I used.  The designer paper is from the new This & That collection.  I used Confetti White, Pool Party and Basic Gray as accent colours.  The sentiment is from Sassy Salutations, stamped in Pool Party on Confetti White cardstock and punched with the Large Oval punch. This is layered on a Basic Gray Decorative Label punch.  I embossed the Basic Gray piece with the Honeycomb embossing folder.
This final card has a heated ribbon flower, again designed by Winona Semler.  To make this flower, here are the steps:
  1. Cut a circle out of our Jumbo Sticky Rounds using the second smallest circle on the Circles #2 die and the Big Shot.
  2. Cut a 15" piece of ribbon (here, the Pink Pirouette/Rose Red 1-1/4" ribbon).  Snip at every one-inch interval about half-way up.
  3. Starting at the outside edge, begin pinching the ribbon around in a spiral until the complete circle is covered.
  4. Use the heat tool to apply heat all around the ends of the ribbon.  You need to be close, but be careful not to burn the ribbon!  The ribbon will shrivel as you heat it.  Keep going until the desired look is achieved.
To finish the card, I used Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray cardstock.  The greeting is from the Oh Hello stamp set.

Thanks for reading!

Blessings to you,

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