Monday, January 16, 2017

Stamp Club January 2017

At Stamp Club this month we had a chance to try out some NEW products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  Plus we visited, enjoyed some snacks, and had lots of fun! 

*=Occasions catalog
**=Sale-A-Bration catalog

Colleen, our hostess, wanted a graduation card.  I demonstrated this card, and all of the Stamp Club members got a how-to sheet that explains the steps to make the graduation cap.  Doesn't it look like confetti coming down?!

Teeny Tiny Wishes
Gorgeous Grunge

Basic Black (5 ½x 8½” and 1” and 1 5/8”)
Gold Foil Sheet (3 ¾” x 5”)
Whisper White (3 ½” x 4 ¾”)
vellum card stock (2 ¼” x 3 ½”)
Gold Glimmer Paper (1/2” x 4”)

Crumb Cake
StazOn jet black

medium envelope- Whisper White
punch- Classic Label
punch- Best Badge
Metallic Enamel Shapes
Stampin’ Trimmer
paper snips
Fast Fuse

-Use the paper snips to make a banner at the end of the glimmer paper.

Here is another card idea with the same graduation cap!

Colleen also wanted a sympathy card.  I don't have any current sympathy stamps so I used a stamp from the retired set Close as a Memory.  I always try to have some sympathy cards around.  

We used the new Watercolor Pencils for the background.  They are so fun to work with!  I really like that they have the Stamping' Up! color name on the side of the pencil.  

Close as a Memory (retired)

Early Espresso (4 ¼” x 11”)
Watercolor Paper (4” x 5 ¼”)

StazOn jet black

medium envelope- Very Vanilla
Gold Metallic Thread
*Watercolor Pencils
Wink of Stella Gold
mini glue dots
Big Shot
*Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

-Color on Watercolor Paper with the pencils.  Use the AquaPainter to blend the colors.  Let dry.
-Flick the Wink of Stella pen with your finger to make the gold splatters.  Wait until the watercolor paper is dry or the Wink of Stella will run.
-You can add a glue dot to the paper, and then add the metallic thread.  I do that because making the swirl of thread behind an image is on my looks-easy-but-I-can't-get-the-hang-of-it list!

Here is the same design, but with the leaf image stamped rather than a die-cut image.

You can also make fun, bright cards with the Watercolor Pencils!

We did a different watercoloring technique on this flower card.  The Watercolor Paper makes blending the colors a snap!

Timeless Textures

Very Vanilla (4 ¼” x 11” and 2 ¼” x 4 ¼”)
Soft Suede (4” x 5 ¼” and 2 ¼” x 4 ¼”)
Watercolor Paper (2 ¼” x 3 ¾”)

Sahara Sand
Smoky Slate
Soft Suede

medium envelope- Very Vanilla
*Lace Doilies
*Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

-Scrunch up a baby wipe and dab directly on ink pad, and then on Watercolor Paper.  Continue with other colors.  Use a new baby wipe to blend colors.  Use texture stamps to add dimension.  I started with the lightest color on top and dabbed it on the entire piece of Watercolor Paper.  Then I did the medium color just on the middle and bottom, and the darkest color on the bottom only.  I only stamped in the middle.
-This technique is called Baby Wipe Watercolor.

This card uses the same colors, but make a completely different look when you add Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Basic Black!

The same technique with bright and fun colors.  Perfect for a birthday card!

We used a marker to ink up the words "so in love".  Then we had to pick the squares from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  There are a lot of fun designs in that stack!  We also stamped the inside.  We are all ready for Valentine's Day!

*So in Love
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Real Red (4 ¼” x 11” and 3 ¾” x 3 ¾ and 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” and 1 ¾” x 2 ½inside)
Whisper White (4” x 5 ¼” and 3 ½” x 3 ½” and 1 ½” x 2 ¼ inside)
*Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (1” x 1” squares)
Real Red
marker- Real Red
Basic Black

medium envelope- Whisper White
punch- Sweetheart
*ribbon- Sending Love combo pack
stamping sponge

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