Thursday, May 29, 2008

stamp camp

Here's what we made at my upline's house on Tues. The first card's image is from Tart and Tangy in the mini catty. The red flower behind the scallop is a die cut bloom. The grad card set is in the main catalog, but I'm not sure of the name of it. We stamped the "grad" image on first. Then stamped the "G" onto scrap paper, cut it out, and layered on a So Saffron circle. Then we added a sentiment from "Absolutely Fabulous." The large flower on the teal card is cut out of the Bali breeze paper with a Tempting Turquoise brad. The box is cute, but not very sturdy. It can be made from one piece of designer paper. The bottom of the box is 7 x 7. The top of the box is 5 x 5. Score each side of the bottom at 1 3/4. Then score the smaller piece of paper on each side at 11/16. Looking at the right hand corner (either sized paper) cut the vertical score line up to the lower horizontal line. Turn the paper 90 degrees and cut this corner the same way. Do this for each corner of the top and bottom of the box. Fold on the score lines and adhere the box together.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Finally....Time to Stamp :)

I finally had time to stamp over the weekend. I used my new Gina K stamps for these cards. The first card's image is from the set Text Messages. I love that phone. I used the Whimsy Wheel on the bottom of the card. I used the SU paper piercing template the punch the holes in the corner. The second card is from the set Just so Hippy. I stamped the Hippo once on the bordering blue piece, then stamped it again and layered it on top of the first one so the booty stuck up. Then I stamped the little heart on her booty. I used a white gel pen to color the tooth and the eye. I stamped the side with the Daisy Dash wheel. The sentiment is punched out with the large oval punch, then layered on the Designer Label punch, which was layered on the large circle punch. I ran the pink layer's edges in the black ink to get them to stand out. The third card's images are from the Owl set (I can't think of the name right now). I colored it with Pastels, and layered the sentiments like the hippo card, but added a rectangle with ticket corners behind it. Those owls are so cute. I can't wait until the SU owl set comes out in Aug!

Clipboard and Carousel Note

At this camp (at my upline's), we made a clipboard and a Carousel Note. For the clipboard, she let us choose whatever paper and accessories we wanted to use on it. I used the Cutie Pie paper and put So Saffron ribbon from the Sherbert Originals on it. At the top, I used a circle from the Die Cut blooms and the 5 petal punch to make a flower. I put a Build-a-Brad in the middle of the flower. For the Carousel Note, we used the Classy Brassy template that matches Pick a Petal. We punched the holes first with the template, then dry embossed circles in the scallops. We used the colluzle to cut a circle from Ginger Blossoms paper, then cut the circle in half and flipped one half over. The images come from the Embrace Life set, and we finished it off with Groovy Guava and HPH.

Masculine Cards

Well, I've gotten stuff unpacked in Augusta, and even had time to stamp this past weekend. I haven't had much time to stamp at all the last month with moving, and then all my stuff is in GA and I'm not. But I've decided to update with cards I made at my upline's house. These cards were for our "Masculine Card" camp. The first card uses the main image from Thoughts of Father. We also used Hodgepodge hardware on it. This will be retiring at the end of this catalog. I colored the car with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and blender pens, and I like using the pens with them much better than the aquapainter. It was the first time I actually liked coloring with the crayons. The second card's image is from the set Winds of Grace. We used the Shaving Cream technique for this, and I will definitely use the technique again. We put the shaving cream on a paper plate and randomly dropped reinker onto it. Then use a fork or straw to move the color around however you like. Using Glossy White paper (the other kind won't work as well) press the paper down onto the shaving cream. Scrape it off, then set the paper out to dry. The third card's main image is from All Holidays. We colored the stamp with markers to get the 3 colors. The fourth card was a bit complicated. We punched out the stars, some of them from paper that we'd stamped with the Canvas background. To make the buckle in the middle. We wrapped ribbon around the HPH, and put brads through the ribbon to hold it down. I love how it looks!