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Monday, March 22, 2010

March 6 and 8 cards

Cards Made at March 6 and 8, 2010 Stamp Club

All supplies Stampin' Up

Easel Card

The first card demonstrated was an Easel Card. The tutorial for how to make this card can be found at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/. Click on Resources at the top right, then Projects, then scroll down alphabetically until you find Easel Card.

This card was CASED from RobinStamps on splitcoaststampers.com. See her card here (click on here) posted January 29, 2010.

Here is a side view of the card so that you can see the easel set up. Stamp sets: Happy Memories and Whimsical Words (both SAB 2010); Cardstock: Meant to use Pretty in Pink but picked up a retired pink instead, So Saffron, and Whisper White; Markers: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery; Scallop Trim Border Punch (SAB 2010), Soft Subtles brads, Tea Party DSP.

For a 4 1/4" square card, you begin with a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock.

The 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock is
scored at 4 1/4" (show here in pink from the right
edge) and again at 6 3/8". Then red sticky tape
is applied on the left portion as shown.

Then turn the pink piece so it is vertical in front
of you and the part with the tape is facing away
Line up the 4 1/4" square piece with the top of
the portion with the sticky tape and tape down.

When you finish and turn on side, see Sage Shadow above. It should look like a chair with long front legs -- or like a lower case "h".

Then pull the card over so that the base is down. Then decorate as desired. The card we made had "stops" about 1/3" way of base - would have been better to make them at 1/2 the distance of the card base for it to stand better. Here we used flowers punched from the Trio Flower Punch with brads in them as the stopper. Other things used: buttons, punched shapes like circle(s) or oval(s) raised up on dimensionals, ribbon, a panel (with or without decorative edge) at bottom of bottom part, best raised up on dimensionals.

Side Stair Step Card

This card is cased from: craftdoc. See her card here posted on splitcoaststampers.com on March 24, 2009.

Stamps set used: One Good Egg, Cardstock: Green Galore and Whisper White, Basic Black ink pad, Kaleidescope designer paper, So Saffron marker, So Saffron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

Here is a picture of a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock and where the one cut line and the score lines should go. I have more directions in a Word document if you would like me to send you a copy.

Brayering Bride Paper

This card is CASED from calebandmemsmom. See her card here posted at splitcoaststampers on January 27, 2010.
The white Bride's Paper on page 158 of the Stampin' Up Catalog can have ink brayered on. The design in the paper resists the ink, but the background soaks it up. We made sure we had the brayer well inked and inked and brayered several times, coating the paper. If there is some unevenness, it seems to go away after a while -- I think the ink soaks in.

I made a couple more cards trying out Certainly Celery Ink and then Pretty in Pink Ink.

Stamp set used for the greeting is Well Scripted in the Occasions Mini catalog (deadline April 30); wide oval punch is used to punch it out. Card base matches ink color.

The package of Bride Specialty Paper (12" x 12") has 5 sheets of the swirly paper and 5 sheets of the striped paper. I had seen the striped paper used around Christmas with red ink, so I tried that also, but used a birthday greeting from Well Scripted. Ribbon is white taffeta.

Then I tried some more colors. On the left: Yo Yo Yellow, Lavender Lace, then below Sahara Sand, and Apricot Appeal.

On the right: Perfect Plum Pale Plum, and below is Orchid Opulence.