Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stamp Club #1 - February projects

With Valentine's Day coming up, I needed to show my Club ladies some love.   Here is the treat that I had for them on club night:

The Hershey nuggets were wrapped with regular copy paper stamped with Love from It's a Wrap Holidays in real read. I trim the regular paper to fit the nugget and then stamp. The regular paper wraps quite easily around the nugget. A piece of real red card stock behind the nuggets helps keep them in place and makes them show up a little better. The top note die was used to cut the retired Love Impressions Specialty DSP and makes a perfect topper for the cello bag. The final touch was the fork bow made with real red 5/8" satin ribbon.

Here are the projects we worked on:

This card is a CASE from Diary of Two Crafty Girls using the French Foliage stamp set. Check out their blog here

I love this blog and these ladies are a constant source of inspiration for me. My version is a little different as I do not have the Winter Post stamp set for the postage stamp. This card could be used for a Valentine card or for a wedding/anniversary card. The vintage feel is what really appealed to me. The cutter kit was used to rough up the edges of the naturals white layer. The french stamp uses early espresso and the water drops are done with crumb cake. Color spritz with early espresso adds even more of an aged look. The hearts are sponged with espresso as well. A trinket key would look so nice but I did not have enough for all of my club ladies so we used the key from the Artistic Etchings set and the phrase from You're a Gem.

This card uses some Occasions Mini goodies. I have posted other versions of this card before. The set used here is Sweet Cake and is so very versatile - it can be used for a Valentine card, birthday card or a thank you card. This time we used the vanilla scented embossing powder for the icing. My craft space sure smelled like a bake shop after eight ladies heat embossed their vanilla! The icing was coloured with a pretty in pink marker before embossing. We used a versa marker to apply the embossing powder where we wanted it. The embossed image has a shine to it after heating but we still added dazzling details to give it more bling. The layers were cut using the labels collection framelits. I am so hoping that we get more versions of the framelits in upcoming catalogues. The possibilities are endless!!

Our final card is a sympathy card using the Love & Sympathy stamp set:

I love the colours!! The card base is island indigo and the whisper white layer has a sponged area using pool party. The edges are sponged with island indigo. The image and phrase are stamped with island indigo as well. The basic pearl and whisper white 5/8" organza ribbon add a delicate touch to this card.

We recently started doing Club challenges. Our challenge for February was to come up with a male birthday card. This was definitely a challenge as I don't seem to have many masculine sets. In the end I had to resort to using a retired set called Plane & Simple in the same format as our sympathy card:

Note to self: invest in more masculine sets!!!

I hope you enjoyed our projects. Thanks for stopping by!


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