Yes, I know - it has been FOREVER since I have shared something new, and I apologize. All of my "FREE" time has been taken over by my children's activities, and every spare moment I can squeak in to stamp has been spent getting ready for my Stamp a Stack this weekend. I love doing Stamp a Stacks, and they really do force me to get creative and use my stuff! AND I get to spend time with people I like doing my favorite thing! I am really looking forward to this weekend - we are making a variety of Thank You and Friendship cards. And since I have not done anything else creative this week, I thought I could at least share these with you. I really strive to create cards for these events that are simple to create, but really interesting - visually rich and appealing. Here are the cards for this class...If you are a customer and are coming to this event and want to be surprised - QUICK - Shut your eyes! (lol)
This first card is made with Artfully Asian and the Weathered background. I used Watercolor Crayons to color the focal image, and sponging for detail. I really do love the Tafetta ribbon, and this color (Bashful Blue) is just so pretty. Cardstock Colors are Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
This card is very simple to create, but I really love the color combination, and I personally think ANYTHING made with Baroque Motifs is just gaaaawgous! The colors here are Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and So Saffron. I used craft ink to stamp the focal image, and sponge daubers to apply ink at the edges for a richer look.
Okay, I may have mentioned that Fabulous Flowers has climbed into my FAVORITES - I seriously LOVE this big flower! I did have a hard time coming up with "simple" for this set. But I am really pleased with how this came out. I used Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky ink and cardstock, basic stamping and some cutting. (with just a touch of glitter) I love these colors together! I do have some customers who DON'T love cutting (imagine that) and 3 layers per card might do them in, so I offered an alternate for those who preferred.
This is the alternate card. This color combo is much cuter in real life - I used Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal and Rose Red ink and Cardstock, with the In the Spotlight hostess set.
I really like this card. I CASEd this one about a year ago for my own use, and unfortunately did not record where I got the design idea from, and can not find it again! So if you are the original designer - holler so credit can be given. Anyway, I stumbled upon the card while planning and thought it was just right for this class. I used the Linen and French Flair background stamps, Carte Postale, and Sincere Salutations, and circle and square punches. Colors are Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. I used the White Signo Gel Pen to accent the swirls and add dimension.
And of course I needed a MANLY thank you...I love these western sets! So much fun to stamp with. For this card I used Bronc Buster, Wanted, Sanded (my new favorite background) and Amazing to Zany. I used a snip of the Outlaw Designer Series Paper, and a Pewter Jumbo Eyelet set with the Crop a Dile and tied with Hemp. I also distressed the edges with the cutting tool, and sponged. Colors are Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Kraft. Focal image was stamped with Craft ink.
And finally, this card made using True Friend - I SOOOOOO love this set. It just makes me smile every time I use it! SURE do hope it makes it to the next catalog (hoping hoping hoping). For this one the colors are River Rock, Really Rust, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla. I used Apple Cider designer paper (fab!) and Chocolate Satin ribbon (yum!). I also got a chance to share my scallop punch ... LOVE it!
Whew. That is all of them. I better get back to cutting...thanks for stopping by and have an awsome day!