Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inspired by a card I saw - a cute card for any occasion

I saw a similar card on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator site, and had to break out my stamping goodies.  Remember you can get all the products in my online store. Tomorrow is the last day of Sale-A-Bration, so be sure to take advantage of free stamps with every $50 in purchases!

Used Simple Friendship stamp set

Using Whisper White Cardstock

First stamped the large flower using Elegant Eggplant.

Colored the center of the flowers with daffodil delight, then dotted a little pumpkin pie in there

Used a blender pen to pull some of the purple around the center of the flower (to give it a lighter purple haze around the center of the flower).

Used a Versamarker to color over the flowers, added clear embossing powder, heated it.

Using Certainly Celery ink pad, inked up the small Music Notes wheel and ran it across the cardstock a few times.

Wipe off the excess ink from the embossed flowers (careful not to smear it onto the cardstock)

Using smaller flower and Elegant Eggplant, first stamped off on scrap paper, then stamp on card (this gives them a softer look).

Wipe off excess ink from Embossed flowers (taking care not to smear it on the card).

Using Always Artichoke, randomly stamp the swirl image around the flowers.

Wipe off excess ink from the embossed flowers (again making sure not to smear it on the card).

Using a Stampin' Sponge, sponge the entire cardstock with Certainly Celery (leaving center light)

Using same sponge, sponge around the edges of the project (and in part way) using Wild Wasabi ink.

Using same sponge, sponge around the edges and bottom using Garden Green ink.

Wipe the excess ink off the embossed flowers.

Using Elegant Eggpant ink and the large Butterfly stamp, stamp the butterfly image.

Mount on Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Friday, March 11, 2011

March Stamp Club - Just Believe Stamp Set

Come and learn the Shadow stamping technique, and Second Generation Stamping technique.
Get a new cool Stamp Set, and enjoy some time crafting!  Here are the 5 projects you'll make with your kit :)

Class Options:
Clear - $25.95 (base stamp cost) + 2.60 (shipping) +  1.86 (tax) + $6 for kit = $36.41
Wood - $33.95 (base stamp cost) + 3.40 (shipping) +  2.43 (tax) + $6 for kit = $45.78

Sign Ups/Payments Due By Tuesday the 15th so the order is delivered in time!

Friday the 25th - 12:30 - 3:30
Friday the 25th - 6 - 9pm
Saturday 12:30pm - 3:30pm

I am organizing a monthly Stamp Club without a monthly commitment.  Every month, I will put together a set of cards featuring one of my favorite stamp sets ! Rest assured, I really like stamps that are very versatile, and the projects I put together show off their versatility and I am a technique Junkie, so I include a couple of those in the projects as well :)

For the class, you are purchasing the Stamp Set featured (yours to take home), and I also add a fee to the class to cover the materials for the cards you will be making in the class, I will supply a list of tools and inks prior to the class (once payment is received) and you can bring what you have, if you are missing some of these tools or inks I have no issues letting you use mine :). In the class you will make each card from scratch.  Full printed, step-by-step instructions are also given to you for each project, for you to take home.
The Best thing about the club is that you can take some time out, enjoy the company of friends and enjoy stress-free card making :).

For the time being, I am limiting each time slot to 4 members.  If this is something that becomes popular I will look into either bigger tables, or a better meeting place.  For now I will have these events in my home.
If for some reason you can't attend a class, I can still provide your stamps, the materials for your kit and instruction sheets and either make a time to meet or I can mail it to you (I'd ask for you to cover the cost of shipping if this is desired, I have lots of flat rate boxes to do this).

I will ask for your name, address, and email information, so that I can enter the order in the online ordering tool with Stampin' Up!.

Payment is due up front - this is because when I order the stamps, I have to pay for them first :).  I can take credit card, check or PayPal, whichever is most comfortable.

You are more than welcome to order more items from Stampin' Up! as well. 

Keep in mind that Sale-A-Bration is going on right now and for every $50 ordered you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration item!  (The $50 must be pre-tax and shipping and does not include the kit cost as this is above and beyond the stamp set).

Visit my online store to see what you can get to Sale-A-Brate!!