Stamp Club 10.3.09 - Part I -- Workshop Cards etc.
This first card was probably the easiest of all to do at October Stamp Club. I needed something simple since the Bleach card we did had a lot of steps. So - am starting off showing you this one first. Wheat stamp from Autumn Days stamp set was embossed in white (after de-static -ing with Embossing Buddy) toward top of the smaller Soft Suede cardstock piece - leaving room at bottom for Dusty Durango ribbon (11 1/2" length - trim after tying), which we tied on, then layered that Suede cardstock piece onto a Whisper White piece and set aside. Then we stamped "Happy Thanksgiving" from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Dusty Durango ink and punched it out with Word Window Punch. Punched Modern Label punch out of Durango cardstock and glued Word Window sentiment to it, then put it at bottom right of Soft Suede card front. Then went back and adhered the wheat layered pieces to the Soft Suede card front and attached to card base (that has fold on left). On the inside is a sentiment from Falling Leaves stamp set. There's something beautiful about the simplicity of those wheat stems...
CASED from http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ -- poster: discoverstampin -- dated July 30, 2009.
This next set of pictures uses the new Ornament Punch that is in the Holiday Mini. I'm LOVIN' that punch! Ran across so many neat ideas to use it for, which you'll see in a picture further down. (Since it is the the Holiday Mini the ornament punch won't be available after January 4, 2010 - the punch MAY or MAY NOT be in new regular catalog come July.) It has proven quite popular. This first card is one I had on display in September - had done it very quickly just so I could show a card that time using the ornament punch. This one was done with plain Rich Razzleberry cardstock - but I bet it would have been really neat using designer series paper .
So -- that shows you the Ornament Punch used to make an Ornament. Now -- another use for the ornament punch: a vase! I did two versions below. The one I was casing had the leaf from Great Friend stamp set embossed in white on the "vase." Of the two, I really like that one the best. The white leaf just gives the vase some definition. I made the simpler one on the left in case someone didn't want to take the time to emboss the leaf on there. Everybody did though.
The berry stem coming out the top of the vase is from Autumn Days (I said somewhere else -- I'm loving that set - it's a great masculine set, the berry branch is perfect here on the birthday card, and the other stamps can be used for Fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas as well . The card base is Sahara Sand. I REEAALLLY like the Sahara Sand, White and Night of Navy color combination.
Card on right (one with embossed leaf on vase) is CASED from: Butternutsage - dated September 18, 2009 - on Splitcoast.
The more simple vase on the left has Happy Birthday sentiment from guess what set? Teeny Tiny Wishes. A birthday verse from Curvy Verses is stamped inside. The other vase on the right has sentiment from Heard from the Heart Stamp set. I didn't stamp anything inside of that one.
Thought I'd show you how to get the vase from the ornament punched shape - since it took me about 4 tries. I tried first cutting off the bottom with my paper cutter -- too much; not straight. Finally, as you can see from my display below -- with my paper snips I cut off just a teeny bit of the bottom of the ornament. And was happy.
There was a list someone did on one of the forums about different things could use ornament punch for -- how's this for a list?
I know Erin said something about a hot air balloon -- so she came up with that one --I had not read that list out at stamp club.
And next - this month's technique - Stamping with Bleach. We all survived, I think, without our clothes being, as Kristina so aptly described her earlier experiences with bleach - a bleach magnet. (What a perfect word description for what happens!) I made the paper towel bleach stamp pad in a Rubbermaid dish pan and we stood up and worked on the island in the kitchen. Had aprons too. And wore clothes that were Ok to get messed up had the bleach jumped on us.
Card CASED from krischir - dated August 11, 2009. She used Autumn Splendor from the Holiday Mini for her leaves though.
I had already cut the Top Note die piece out with the Big Shot. We used the oak leaves stamp from Lovely As a Tree stamp set. This set has been around a long time, but so rightly so. I think someone said they heard it has been the best selling stamp set of all time, and I can see that. It can be used for sooo many techniques and for so many occasions. It is probably THE most versatile set and the most used set. I've seen it used for masculine cards, birthday cards, sympathy cards, fall cards, Christmas cards. Techniques I've seen used are embossing, thumping, highlighting, bleach, brayered background (or in my case I used sponges - that was one of the most beautiful cards I think we've ever made -- while Laneah was still meeting with us, marker to stamp, as a background image for other stamps, etc.
Here's the Technique card for Stamping with Bleach.
Stamp Club 10/3/09 Part II - Samples on Table
These are samples that were made and displayed on table (course I called attention to them when I was talking too) at Stamp Club on October 3. Lawanda Shepard was the hostess, and she has commented several times that she liked the medallion made using the Scallop Edge Punch. So I made two cards using that medallion. To make this medallion, you start off with a 2 3/4" square. Place it in your scallop edge punch under the lever part so that the same little amount of space shows on both ends (or top/bottom - depends on which way you're looking at it) -- and then punch. Move around to each side of the square and do the same til you've done all four. Result is pretty neat, huh? I understand that this can be done with some of the other edge punches -- I'll have to try the eyelet border punch soon.
Above card CASED from jdance13 - date June 25, 2009, on Splitcoast.
This first card above has the 2 3/4" square cut from Soft Suede cardstock and when ready to assemble it is positioned in the diamond position on the white card base. Before doing that, I cut a smaller square to fit right inside the scallops (I don't remember the measurement.) Then using Soft Suede and Always Artichoke markers, I colored direct to the pine cone/bough stamp and stamped on the Whisper White square. The pine cone/bough stamp is from Autumn Days (like that set a lot!) Then glued that white square to the Soft Suede square and adhered to top part of card base. Then stamped sentiment "Season's Greetings" from Snow Swirled stamp set at bottom. Tied a bow out of Always Artichoke ribbon and set it aside. Put Always Artichoke ribbon strip across (and taped on inside of card) the front of the card. Then put a glue dot on back of the bow and adhered it in the middle of the ribbon. (Believe me, that's a lot easier and it turns out better than trying to tie ribbon around front and then tie into a bow!)
Above card CASED from chrisations.ink on Splitcoast - date October 19, 2008.
I've been wanting to make a card with A Flower for All Seasons set - with the poinsettia stamp. (I have a thing for poinsettias - I remember Mama saying she liked them.) So I made another medallion with the Scallop Edge punch out of Whisper White and stamped the poinsettia pot image directly on the medallion. Then I adhered the white medallion on top of a square of red that was bigger than the medallion. Colored the stamped image with Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Real Red Markers. I adhered to white card front. (The fold for both this one and one below is at the top. I just punched a Crushed Curry wide oval and didn't stamp anything on it yet -- (mostly because it was REALLY late and I didn't want to go upstairs A-GAIN and bring another stamp back down). But one could do a card this way and then go back and add a sentiment later - like this could be used for a Christmas card or a December birthday card.
This circle above was also done with the Bright Blessings wheel with Dusty Durango ink onto Dusty Durango cardstock. Backed it with Crushed Curry cardstock. Oh how I wished I had the Circle Scissors Plus and mat when I did this. I'm adding them to my Wish List! I then adhered this circle to the bottom of a clear plastic disposable plate with glue dots. I scanned it, but something won't let me upload it to the blog. Maybe I'll take a picture with the camera and upload the plate picture later (like next week or two). I really liked this plate when I saw the one I cased from.