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Friday, September 30, 2011

Christmas in July Card Club - Serene Snowflakes

Here is the second card we made in July for Card Club. It features the "Serene Snowflakes" (115438) stamp set. We made a stencil with the Ornament punch (119847). The sentiment is from "Four The Holidays" (116921). It features Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Basic Grey cardstock and Classic Ink. We also added some Dazzling Diamonds to this card (but not in picture) on the center of the large snowflake.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Christmas In July Card Club - Dasher

Here is two versions of a card we made in July for Card Club. The top one is the original, the second one is the one I made when I demonstrated the card. It features the A la Carte Dasher stamp (116816). The circles are from the Circles #2 (114526) and the Scallop Circle #2 (113469) dies run through the BigShot. The Designer paper is from a retired pack called Holly Jolly (I LOVED this paper! Sad to see it go...). My original version featured brads, and when I demonstrated I showed it without brads so the ladies could choose which they liked. We added some Dazzling Diamonds (102023) to give it some sparkle!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

August Card Club - Friends Never Fade

Here is a card we made for Card Club in August. Which I TOTALLY CASED from my UpLine Claire Lawrence! I was stuck on a second design for that month, and I just happened to look over and see pieces from a card that she had shown us, but that I had never mounted, and so....Viola! I changed the colors of her card, I went with Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo (two of my favorites), I believe hers was Rich Razzleberry and More Mustard (but could be wrong there, as I only had pieces of her card here). We embossed the piece that was cut into a Top Note (113463)(after we stamped it) with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976) (another of my favorites!!) both of which were run through my BigShot. The stamp set we used was "Friends never Fade" (Clear 120618 or wood 118750). We used blender pens (102845)with the stamp pads to color the center of the flower.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Masculine June Card Club Card

Here is the other card we made for June;s Card Club. It features a now retired "Sail Away" stamp in Marina Mist and Real Red as well as Naturals white, and Crumb Cake. We embossed the real red with the Square Lattice embossing folder (119976) run through my BigShot. The piece of Marina Mist is cut using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275). The sentiment is from On Your Birthday (111664) stamped on the Word Window Punch (119857) then matted on the Modern Label Punch (9119849), and the little Real Red piece is punched out using the Small oval punch (120908). The backgroud is stamped with Crumb Cake using the Sanded background stamp (now retired).

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Brayered Cheep Talk

Here's a card we made for, I believe it was, June's Card Club. It features the Cheep Talk stamp set (now retired) in Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso. The cute little bird is stamped in Pacific Point. The background with the flowers is actually Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink brayered onto Whisper White cardstock! Then I used Early Espresso to stamp the flowers from Cheep Talk on top of that! I love how it looks! I used my Mat Stack to perfectly place the little holes in the corners. (SUPER easy to line them up!!) The branches were done by using my Stampin' Write markers and and then stamping onto the page. I finished it all off by adding a piece of Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon.
Want to know the trick to lining up the bird on the branch, and the sentiment underneath? No trick...the Stamp-a-ma-jig! If you don't have one of these....you NEED ONE!
This card was inspired by a card I saw on Stampin' Connection. A site exclusively for Stampin' Up Demonstrators!

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Brayered Masculine Card Fronts

I created these card fronts after taking a brayer class with fellow PhillyInker Juliana Bibas. She taught us how to use the brayer to create great scenes with Classic Stampin' Up inks, our brayer and sponges!!
I made these for a recent Summer card front swap on my favorite MB. I LOVE how they turned out!!! If I remember correctly I used more mustard, pumpkin pie and Cajun craze to create the sky and sea and early espresso to create the mountains. I added some details in the pcean with my white Signo pen. Then finished the fronts off by adding them to Basic Black cardstock and added the little tabs which are made with my window label punch, and attached with brads. The sentiment is punched out also with the word window and matted onto the Modern Label punch. I stamped the "Sanded" background stamped onto the now retired Dusty Durango cardstock base.

LOVE it!!!!