Sunday, January 15, 2012

January Club #1 Projects

Hello everyone.   I hope you enjoyed the blog hop last week.   It's a great way to see a lot of projects and get some motivation!    Make sure to check in the first week in February to see the next round.

It was so good to get back together with my Club ladies.    I always end up with a severe case of crafter's burnout after the Christmas craft sale season.    The little break between Christmas and the New Year does not involve any crafting at all.   However, though the break is nice, it is so hard to get the crafting mojo going again.   My Club ladies are my incentive to get it in gear and once I start again, it's all good.   I love my Club ladies!

Here are the projects we worked on:

This card uses the I (Love) Love jumbo wheel.    The card base is basic black which is embossed on the bottom using the heart folder from the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders found in the Occasions Mini.   The real red layer is punched using the Pinking Hearts Border punch.   The wheel is inked with real red and run on whisper white.   We coloured basic rhinestones using a permanent marker to add just a bit of bling to this card.    This works well as a masculine card.   I actually gave this card to my husband for our anniversary yesterday.

Our next project used the shaving cream technique.   The card base is in marina mist, layered with whisper white embossed with the vintage wallpaper folder.    The blushing bride layer and the shaving cream glossy layer are cut with the new Labels Collection framelits die.   This die is so perfect for layering!   Our shaving cream layer is done with marina mist and pretty in pink ink refills on glossy paper.    The ribbon is the new pleated ribbon in blushing bride.   The pearls were coloured using a permanent marker.

Our final project was a romantic layout.    I always do one this time of year as it is our anniversary and Valentine's Day is coming up so it seems appropriate.    This layout uses a crumb cake base.   The very vanilla layer is stamped in early espresso using a stamp from Artistic Etchings.    The envelope is cut using the Big Shot and the scallop envelope die.   The luxurious paper used for the envelope comes from the Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper.   Love this paper!!   The image behind the envelope is stamped in early espresso using a stamp from the Notably Ornate set.    The insert for the envelope is also from the Notably Ornate set and it has the date written on it.  The hearts are silver glimmer paper sponged with more mustard and cajun craze and punched out with the large heart from the Heart to Heart Punch.

My next post will include the projects used in Club #2 and the Beginner Card Class that was held yesterday.   It is so exciting to meet new stampers.   They thoroughly impressed me with their craftiness!   

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