Monday, May 30, 2011

Stampin' Up Club Cards April and May 2011

These three cards are from our April Stampin' Up Card Club meeting.

On this first card, we used the seam binding to tie the bow. It's so nice to work with... a very soft material... tie, crumple, etc. The leaves are from the Bird Punch, and we also used the Itty Bitty Punch Pack for the flower centers as well as some teeny tiny pearls. The background comes from the Square Lattice embossing folder, color spritzed with Early Espresso.

The base is the label punch with the 1/2 circle punched out of the top.

This card uses some new DSP, and the beveled windows. It's my fault the window wasn't lined up on the paper correctly... it really looks so pretty! The window really highlights the design beautifully!

Of the set of 3 April cards, I think this one is my very favorite! We used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder for the background and inked the edges. Then... one of my favorites... the Top Note Die!!! We cut two - one from crumb cake, and one of our stamped images... we used 3 just for the top piece! 1. the En Francais background stamp, 2. the Medallion stamp, and 3. the bird stamp from the Nature Walk set offered in the Occasions Mini. We also crumpled some seam binding and used one of those very gorgeous brads as an embellishment.

Now you might know that I'm not a big fan of anything green (although that's been changing lately)... but when we made this card this past Monday.... WOW! It's one of my new favorites! I know I'll be reproducing this card very often for lots of occasions!

The stamp set: Vintage Vogue!! Colors: Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke! What an amazing color combination! We also stamped the sentiment in Very Vanilla craft ink, and allowed it to dry without embossing. A little accent with Razzleberry satin ribbon, and it's an amazing card!!

This amazing card was a technique I've always wanted to try but either didn't get around to it, was a little hesitant to try. It's an alcohol technique on glossy paper! We used 2 reinkers... a retired blue, and retired purple (Brocade Blue and Lavender Lace). Lightly soak a cotton ball, drop 2 colors of ink, and a little silver shimmer paint... then swirl all over the glossy card stock!
After it dried, we embossed with silver embossing powder, stamped and matted the image... and you've got a really GORGEOUS card!

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