Whew! Boy am I behind in posting, well, in just about everything. But, for this post, I’m behind in posting pictures of the cards I made for club.
I saw this technique on Patty’s blog. The 5th Avenue embossing folder was used on vellum cardstock, and the water color technique was done on the retired Textiles paper.
This is just the cutest way to give a gift card!
I’ve seen it all over the place, but learned how to make it at my upline’s unit meeting. It looks much harder to make than it really is.
My every-other-month-club made this card.
We used a modified stained glass technique. Stamp image with Stazon ink, flip it over and trace over image with embossing stylus, on paper piercing mat. Color on back side also. It really gives it a 3d look. I used both markers and aqua pen for these flowers. I was going to use this as a swap for convention but never got all the pieces together. I guess I’ll use them for the Regional in Chattanooga, in October!
My upline, Mandy (who is the greatest), used heavy duty foil on a Christmas card and it was so beautiful I had to try it. In fact, my club members liked it so much, they want me to offer it for a Christmas card Stamp-a-stack! Can’t complain about that, it’s just one less card I have to create for the season!
I used the texturz plate on the foil, what a wonderful technique. It’s so simple, and yet it just makes the card pop.
The inside of this card also has pop-up. All you have to do is score your base like usual, then using your Word Window punch, create the pop-up. Slide the punch all the way in and line up the center-notch on the punch, with the score line on the cardstock, and punch .
Turn card around and punch from the other side. Fold card pushing center piece in, instead of out, with the card.
This is what it looks like with the card folded closed. I cut a 4 1/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White and scored it at 2” on the 4” side. I used the Eyelet border punch on both 4 1/4 sides. If you didn’t use the border punch, your piece would only need to be 3 1/2 by 4.
Adhere Whisper White card stock to top of card to hide cut out.
Adhere your sentiment, or whatever you would like, to the inside cut out and you’re done.
Jackie, one of my club members, is so creative that she always puts her own personal touch on each card.
I think I like hers better! I also ran through another pattern to see what that would look like.
I’m thinking the polka dot or diamond pattern would look great on a guy card. It reminds me of a guy’s work room or tool box.
For their 3d project, we covered composition notebooks.
I wish you could see this in real life. It looks so cool, if I do say so myself! The picture does not do this piece justice.
I used the Medallion stamp with Old Olive craft ink, stamped it on to a piece of Natural Ivory card stock, and heat embossed it. I then used a sponge to rub Soft Suede (my favorite In-Color) classic ink over the embossed medallion, leaving the center lighter. I also sponged the card stock leaving lighter areas, then filled-in with More Mustard classic ink in the lighter areas, and also over the Suede. I basically just messed around with it until I liked it. Using the Color Spritzer Tool, I sprayed Soft Suede (so glad they came out with In-Color markers!), Old Olive, and More Mustard all over. I still wanted more texture/depth, so I got out my Itty Bitty Background stamp set. I used the same colors as above, but made sure I stamped-off first so the colors wouldn’t be too dark. It really, really came out better than I expected, especially since I thought it up about 4 hours before club. Just don’t tell them!
Lots of things going on in my stamping world, so stay tuned. I’ll be posting a fall/winter class schedule, Stampin’ Up! specials, and more details on Gifts Galore, etc…
**All supplies used are from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.