Sunday, May 6, 2012

May Stamp Club projects

With all of the focus on upcoming Mother's Day, I thought we better create a card appropriate for Father's Day or a masculine birthday.   I received my inspiration from Deb Fearns.   Check out her blog:             Here is my version:

Early espresso is used for the card base and is stamped with the anchor from The Open Sea, also in early espresso ink.   A crumb cake layer is stamped using the ledger stamp with early espresso, distressed and splotched using the color spritzer and early espresso marker.   A marina mist circle is cut using the big shot and the 3" circle die.    The ship is stamped on watercolor paper using black stazon and the water is coloured using a blender pen and marina mist ink.    This circle was punched using the 2 1/2" circle punch.  Those mini silver brads work perfectly on this masculine card.

We also created a card that was based on the Build A Bear card I used for the last blog hop:

The Build A Bear version would be too time consuming for a class project so I simplified it.   The crumb cake card base was first embossed using the oval frame embossing folder and then embossed again with the Elegant Bouguet embossing folder.    The embossed flowers were coloured using sponge daubers with rich razzleberry and old olive inks.    A white gel pen highlights the flower centres.   The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped using old olive on whisper white card stock and then punched with the large oval punch.  This punch fits perfectly within the oval frame.   The inside of the card also has a whisper white layer with the bottom corner embossed with the elegant bouguet flowers which are also sponged.   I always try to add a little something to the inside of the card too.

The last card we created in Club was the Bright Blossoms Friend card which I displayed in the last blog hop.   I love this card because of the bright colours - island indigo, real red and lucky limeade.   Another clean and simple card and oh so cute!!

My next post will be the projects we are doing for Club this week.   Thanks for stopping by.


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