These are the projects that I’ll be doing for this month’s Stamper’s Club. For details on each project, please see the pictures below:
If you’re thinking that this card looks familiar, that’s because you’re absolutely right – it is! This card is totally CASEd from Beate Johns. When I first saw it, I absolutely fell in love with it, and decided then and there that I too needed to own the Fabulous Flowers set. Since the card is not only beautiful but features a technique called Emerging Color, I decided that it would make a perfect club card. There is a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers on how to make this card, so if you decide that you too need to CASE it, all the directions are there. The tutorial doesn’t give you details on the supplies used, so here’s what I used, which I deduced just by looking at the pictures, so I’m not sure if I got it all right.
Stamp set: Fabulous Flowers, Tres Chic, Priceless
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron, Soft Sky
Paper: Groovy Guava, Bravo Burgundy, Soft Sky, Whisper White.
Accessories: Fire & Ice circle Rhinestone brads, Pomegranate stitched ribbon, ticket corner punch, brayer
This next card is one that I mostly CASEd from Kristina Werner. You can see it in her Sept. 21st post (for some reason I wasn’t able to link directly to the post). I absolutely love her clean, simple designs. They are so totally right up my alley! The cardstock colors and stamp set are exactly the same. I used chocolate chip for the base, old olive for the mat, and whisper white for stamping the main image. The stamp set is called Autumn Fest, which is on sale right now for 30% off, as part of the Fall Frenzy promotion. Instead of using the rock and roll technique which she seemd to use, I decided to use my Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad instead, which gave the leaves the beautiful look of slowly changing colors. For the greeting, I used the stamp set Absolutely Fabulous, stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. The thread you see tied around the white and olive mat is linen thread.
The design of this project was based on one that was demonstrated at the Hamilton Regionals. I thought it was absolutely adorable, and would be cute for a 3D project, but when I made it, I found it was way too tiny to be practical. I would maybe fit 4 or 5 jelly beans and that’s about it!. If you look at the picture below, you’ll see the difference in size.
They used a template that they created out of the Print Pattern background stamp. While it made it easy to re-create, the size was limited by the template. I played around with my cheap Basics (an office supply store) cardstock and came up with my own template (I didn’t want to waste any good paper). I also discovered a shortcut to make creating this project a bit easier than what they showed.
The nice thing about this project is that it requires a minimal amount of supplies: a paper trimmer with a scoring blade, designer paper (here I used Fall Flowers), some ribbon and some scissors. Anyways, you’ll get more details in the tutorial, which you will find HERE.