Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 2010 Stamp Club

These are the cards from the Stamp Club. It was a fun night. I think we all needed some laughs and stamping time after our crazy days! The card above uses the masking technique. I made a mask of the Top Notes die and used the border punch to make the other mask. I placed those on Whisper White card stock, then used a brayer to add the Blushing Bride ink. The hearts were also stamped using the masking technique. When you do this technique, you always want to think about which image you want in the front and stamp that image first.

To make this watercolor flower card, first ink up the stamp with markers and stamp on card stock. I used watercolor paper. Confetti White also works well because it also absorbs more of the water and spreads it around better. But this technique can also be used on any other card stock. I used an Aqua Painter on the flower image (after it was stamped) to get the watercolor look.

To make this spider web, run Basic Black card stock through the Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder in the Holiday Mini. Use a sponge dauber and platinum shimmer paint and rub in a circular motion. Spooky, huh?!

This card is made using the stained glass technique. Emboss an image on Vellum card stock. It's thicker than regular vellum and will hold up better when you emboss. Flip the vellum over and use markers to color in the back. Flip it so the embossed part is out and attach to your card.

This card also uses the stained glass technique. The DSP (Designer Series Paper) is from the Holiday Mini and is called Deck the Halls.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack is coming up in October! See below for more information. You will make one of the embossed tree card (above). Embossing is so much fun, and I love the way it makes this tree look!

You will make 3 of the bird cards. The birds are a builder wheel, colored in with Stampin' Pastels (chalks).

You will make 3 of the snowflake cards. The center of the snowflakes is a jewel from Basic Rhinestones. They are so easy to use because they are self-adhesive. I love the bling they add to this card!

You will make 3 of the Merry Christmas card. This quick and easy card would be great of you are making a lot of cards, or don't have a lot of time to make Christmas cards. The Brushed Gold card stock gives it just enough sparkle.

If you are interested in attending the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack, here is all the info:

When: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Mountain Bay School, Weston (near the corner of J and JJ)
What: Stamp 10 Christmas cards (3 each of 3 designs, 1 of 1 design)
Cost: $15
Early Bird Special: Register and pay on or before September 30th and the cost is just $12!
RSVP: Reservations and payment must be received on or before Thursday, October 7, 2010.

Go to, "Contact me", and then choose "General Question" on the form. Just let me know you are interested in the Stamp-A-Stack. Or contact me by email, phone, or mail.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010