Sunday, May 15, 2011

May Stamp Club

Here are the cards that we made last Friday for our stamp club.  Our theme was dads and grads.
This is my favorite of the three cards that we made.  It uses Lovely as a Tree (my all time favorite SU stamp set) and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps.  CS - Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla.  Inks - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi.  It's hard to tell in this photo, but the Early Espresso Layer that's the first layer on the card is embossed using the texture plates.  The Top Note die is also embossed this way and then I used an oval Spellbinders to cut out the middle.  In all, this card went through my bigshot 4 times.  Sponged around the edges of the top note die, inside and outside, an then sponged lightly over the top to bring out the wood grain texture.  Stamped the trees in Early Espresso then sponged color on with the blues and green.  The top note die is popped up with mounting tape.

This card uses the same stamp sets as the first one.  Also embossed with the dots embossing folder.  Card base is Elegant Eggplant with a Basic Black layer, then the DSP and Wild Wasabi layer.  The tree is colored using the "Thumping" technique.

Begin this technique by inking up the tree stamp in the light green color (Certainly Celery), then add more color by thumping the brush tips of the markers on it.  I used So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, & Elegant Eggplant for the thumping and then colored in the tree trunk with Chocolate Chip.  Once the color is on the stamp, mist VERY lightly with water, huff on it, then stamp.  It makes a subtle water color look.  Lots of fun to do, but if you're doing very many at once it can take a while.

I have a friend whose husband was graduating with his Masters Degree from Corban University and she asked me to make open house invitations for him.  I don't have any graduation stamps that would work, so I went to my favorite inspirational place and found this card.  I only made 2 small changes, the word stamp and the gold cardstock.  You can see the orignal card here.  Thank you very much Lori Tecler, for helping me out.  Supplies are SU Shimmery White & Basic Black CS, and shiny gold from Craft Warehouse.  I like the shiny gold better.  The word is from an older SU stamp set that I can't remember the name of.  SU Star Punch and gold brads.

Thanks for looking!

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