Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 2012 Stamp Club Schedule

Our September Stamp Club meeting will be on Wednesday September 12th at 6:15PM  .  This is our last club/class until further notice.  Due to personal reasons, I will be taking a break from stamp club.  I am going to attempt to keep my demo status open, but I cannot be certain that will happen. 

If you are a member of the club or in my downline, there is absolutely no charge to you to make the projects.  

Those who are new and aren't sure they want to commit may attend, but you will be charged a $10 materials fee. 

We are looking forward to having you join us!  If you would like to attend, please contact me to RSVP so I have enough materials cut for everyone!  RSVP's are open until 3 days before the actual meeting.  Click on the 'contact me' button or the Meetup button at the right!  Thank you!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

August Technique Card

This month's technique was bleaching.  While it was fun, it was a little time consuming due to all the small flowers.  If I was to do it again, I'd probably choose an image with one big flower.
Supplies:
Pleasant Poppies Stamp
Wild Wasabi CS
Basic  Black CS
First Edition DSP
Black Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Household bleach
Stamp N Write Markers
1" Square Punch
1 1/4" Square Punch

August Stamp Club Projects

Our next project was another simple one because I knew our technique this month was going to be very time consuming.
Supplies:
Creative Elements Stamp Set
Baja Breeze CS and Ink
Delicate Designs Embossing Folders
Large Scallop Edgelit
Organza Ribbon
Rhinestones
Paper Snips

Friday, September 7, 2012

August Stamp Club Project

Our first project this month is a simp.le, yet stunning one.  I saw this on Mary Brown's website and knew I had to make it.  It uses a technique called Emboss Resist
Supplies:
Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set
Primrose Petals Ink
Pink Pirouette Ink
Certainly Celery Ink
Gumball Green Ink
White Embossing powder
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Sponge Daubers
Stampin Dimensionals

July Stamp Club Project

Our last project for July was really time consuming, but well worth it.  It's very similar to a card I made for my friend Mary a while back.  I think the only difference is that we used DSP in the background and a different sentiment.  This technique is called Faux Patina.  It is created by layering color upon color, then lightly embossing with gold powder.  It really looks like aged metal!

Supplies:
Loving Thoughts Stamp Set
Field Flowers Stamp Set
Not Quite Navy CS, DSP and Ink
Always Artichoke Ink
Calypso Coral Ink (one of the layers in the Faux Patina)
Sahara Sand Ink " "
Tempting Turquoise Ink " "
Early Espresso CS and Ink " "
Whisper White CS
Antique Brads
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Gold Embossing Folder
Heat Tool
Sticky Strip
Paper Snips
Dimensionals

July Stamp Club Project

Our next project was also quick and simple.
Supplies Used:
Everything Eleanor Stamp Set
Perfectly Penned Stamp Set
Basic Gray CS and Ink
Whisper White CS
Pink Pirouette CS and Ink
Primrose Petals CS and Ink
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
Mini Brads
Stampin Dimensionals
Design Credit: Will post when I find it again!

July Stamp Club Project

For our first project, we started off simply with a punch art card.  

Products Used:
Everything Eleanor Stamp Set
Woodgrain Stamp
Tempting Turquoise CS and Ink
Whisper White CS
Real Red CS
Soft Suede CS
Lined Embossing Folder
Two Way Glue Pen
Dimensionals
Word Window Punch
1" Square Punch
1" Circle Punch
Design by Melissa Davies

Popcorn Thank You

When I recently received my Stampin UP order, I immediately went for the Scentsational Season Dies.  When I looked at the little die that is supposed to cut out the wisp of steam for the cup of cocoa, all I could see was a piece of popcorn!!!  Since Tommy needed to send a thank you to a very sweet friend, I thought I'd do just that.

Inside, I wrote "When I think of someone kind, you always POP into my mind"

Products Used:
Whisper White CS
Basic Black CS
Lines Embossing Folder
Real Red Classic Ink
Brayer
Scentsational Seasons Dies
Scallop Edge Punch
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink
Stampin Sponge
Stampin Dimensionals
Paper Trimmer

This card was so easy, but it looks so cute in real life.  The only 'difficult' part was cutting out all the little pieces of popcorn out of one little die.  I found that I could get three thicknesses to cut at one time, so that made it a little quicker.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sympathy card for a friend

Mary, if you're reading this post, you will be receiving this card in a few days.  Sorry for the spoiler.

In looking for a technique for my July club, I found Faux Patina on Splitcoaststampers and fell in love with it!  While playing with different color combos, I made a sympathy card for my friend Mary who lost another of her beloved puppy dawgs recently.  I know Mary loves blue, so hopefully she'll love it.  I cased a card on Lisa Martz's site Get Your Stamp On.  I love this card!  I'll probably simplify it a bit for club since we don't have the time to ink/cut everything.  Unless I get ambitious and do it all ahead of time.

The Faux Patina look is done by layering color upon color using sponges, then lightly embossing with gold powder to create an aged metal look.  It's so cool in real life.  I plan on experimenting around with a bunch of different color combos soon.  Want to learn to do this cool technique?  Come to our July club!  You can contact me any time at chandapie(at)cox(dot) net.
Supplies Used:
Field Flowers Stamp Set
Loving Thoughts Stamp Set
Not Quite Navy CS and Ink
Marina Mist Ink
Crumb Cake Ink
Always Artichoke Ink
Early Espresso CS and Ink
Whisper White CS
VersaMark Clear Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
1" Square Punch (to make flagged end)
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Antique Brads
Stampin Sponges
Dimensionals
Sticky Tape
SNAIL Adhesive
Paper Snips

Monday, June 11, 2012

June Stamp Club Projects

Our next project is one I found on Melissa Davies' site, RubberFunatics.  I love love love everything about this card!  The color combo is so awesome!  I decided to give my girls the choice between two of the new IN colors, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals.  I can't decide which I like more!
Supplies Used:
Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set
Friendly Phrases Stamp Set
Whisper White CS
Basic Black CS and Ink
Going Gray Ink
Raspberry Ripple CS and Ink (top card)
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (top card)
Primrose Petals CS and Ink (bottom card)
Primrose Petals stitched sating ribbon (bottom card)
Basic Gems (colored with Sharpies)
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
1 3/8" Circle Punch
1 1/4" Circle Punch
Stampin Dimensionals