Monday, January 27, 2014

January Stamp Club Cards

I finally have a few moments to get a blog post in!  Here are the cards that my club ladies made this month.
For this first card, I used the Watercolor Wonder designer series paper that's in the Celebrate the Everyday catalogue.  The banners are from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration set, Banner Blast, which has a coordinating punch!  I used Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry for the colours. 
This next card uses the Painters Tape technique, which I now love!  I CASEd this card from one shown to me by my upline, Winona Semler, which I know that she CASEd from someone else but I don't know who!  I stamped the image from Serene Silhouettes in black StazOn.  Then I put a strip of painters tape into my Crisp Canteloupe ink pad and pressed it down.  After that, I pressed the tape onto the stamped cardstock, pressed it all down, then peeled it off.  The ink stays on the cardstock in a streak!  LOVE IT!  I did the same thing with Soft Sky and Smoky Slate ink.  To finish the card, I stamped some texturing with the Gorgeous Grunge set in Smoky Slate and added some Calypso Coral baker's twine (which goes amazingly well with Canteloupe) before layering the stamped piece onto Soft Sky and Smoky Slate cardstock.
The final card is a Valentine card using the Flowerfull Heart stamp.  I stamped it in Real Red and cut it out with my heart framelits.  I spritzed a paper doily with Coastal Cabana ink (fill a spritzer 3/4 full with rubbing alcohol and add a few drops of re-inker).  It curled nicely with the moisture, and I crinkled it even more to give it some texture.  I layered those onto some Coastal Cabana cardstock with some Fresh Prints designer series paper.  Some Real Red Stitched Grosgrain ribbon finished off the card, which is on a Whisper White base.

Blessings to you,

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Janaury Club Layout - Friendship

I've been subbing full-time for the past two weeks, and I'll be subbing again this whole week, so I haven't had any time to post anything! And at the beginning of February, I'll be going back to work full-time teaching grade 2 for the rest of the year for a lady who's going on maternity leave, so I'm afraid my posts may be few and far between until the summer!  I managed to take a photo of the scrapbook layout that my club ladies will be making tomorrow, so I figured I'd better post it!
I CASEd this layout by Christine Gaydos, but I changed out the designer paper and the colours.  I used the Kaleidoscope designer series paper that's in our Celebrate the Everyday catalogue and paired it with the coordinating Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Basic Gray.  It's actually a pretty simple layout.  There are 40 hexagon-punched pieces arranged mosaically.  The "Friendship?" sentiment is from the From My Heart stamp set, and the "Sweet, Sweet Moments" stamp is from Happy Day.  I added a silver button to the greeting, tied with some white baker's twine.  Enjoy!

Blessings to you,