Friday, March 27, 2015

Stamp Club March 2015

The Lotus Blossom was stamped with StazOn jet black, Smoky Slate, and Pink Pirouette, with a Pear Pizzazz stem.  The Fancy Foil Designer Vellum looks great behind it!  And I love the way the Mini Brads pull it all together!  This was the demo card for the night.

We used Chalkboard paper and Yellow Citrus chalk ink for the background.  A little Hello Honey card stock and ribbon makes this card just right for any birthday!  Punches: 2" circle, 1 3/4" circle, and Artisan Label.

This card idea was borrowed from an idea I saw on Stamp With Brian.  The You Brighten My Day set can be yours for FREE if you order $50+ before March 31, 2015!!   The card base is Marina Mist.  The Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder are both 1 3/4" x 5" (plus 2 arrows).  To line up the arrows/houses: Cut a 3/4" x 5 1/2" strip of Marina Mist card stock.  Attach the houses and Soft Sky arrows along the bottom, lining up the bottom of the arrow/roof with the bottom of the paper.  Attach the other arrows and snips off the extra card stock on the ends.  The What's Up punch is the perfect size to punch out those houses.  Love it!

This quick and easy card idea was inspired from a Stampin' Pretty post a few weeks back.  Stamp the words of your choice from Label Love and punch out with the Artisan Label punch.  Attach it to a 2" circle of Smoky Slate, add some candy dots (Regals), a little Adventure Bound DSP (in the Occasionas catalog).  The Island Indigo ink looks great with this paper!

Thanks, Kim, for hosting a fun evening of stamping!!  

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 2015 Stamping Fun Night

This card uses the Moon Lake stamp set found in the Occasions catalog.  I love how I can make manly cards with this set, but it's also great for my fabulous female friends!  We colored the bird with Blender Pens and these colors: Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral.  The DSP is a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice.  Get it for FREE with each $50 order until the end of March!

 The Lotus Blossom photopolymer set is also a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice with a $50 order.  It's sooo pretty!!  The card stock is Rose Red, Whisper White, and Blushing Bride.  Here's how I stamped the flower:
-Stamp flower #1 with Rose Red.  Stamp off once before stamping on your white card stock.
-Stamp flower #2 with Blushing Bride.
-Stamp flower #3 with Blushing Bride.  Stamp off once before stamping on your white card stock.

I had the "arrow" part of the flower stamps pointing directly to the top of the card stock.

It may take a little practice to get used to doing this 3-step stamp, but it is worth the practice!  The flower is so beautiful!  You can also try it with just one color.  Here's how: Stamp #1, stamp off once for #2, and stamp off twice for #3.

I demonstrated this card, using Irrisistably Yours DSP (a Sale-A-Bration choice!).  I used the InColor markers to color on the card stock, then wiped with a paper towel.  Wherever it is embossed, the ink will not stick!  Add some Hello Honey ribbon and attach to Tangelo Twist card stock.

It was a fun afternoon of stamping!  AND the Badger boys basketball team won the Big 10 championship game.  Woohoo!!

Happy Stamping!