Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June Stamp-a-Stack Cards

Here are the cards I made for this month's Stamp-a-Stack (SAS) which I hold on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. For the summer months we are making 6 cards (2 of 3 different designs). We don't want to give up stamping but our schedules are just a lot busier. I actually had hoped to "Stamp on the Patio" in June. I have a beautiful, peaceful patio with a gazebo, ceiling fan, water fountain and lush plants and flowers all around. I had visions of a cool summer evening with a pitcher of pink lemonade and other snacks where we could stamp with the sound of crickets, frogs, etc. Well, the 2nd Tuesday in June was cool enough but we had thunderstorms (no stamping outside that night). My other SAS was last night (moved to the 4th Tuesday because of VBS) and the temperature was in the 90s with a heat index near 100 degrees. Just a little too hot to stamp outside -- it's not "sweating with the stamps."

Two cards this month have a summer theme (which would have went nicely with my outside idea). This one I cased from here. I changed it just a bit but the minute I saw it I loved it -- watermelon is one of my summertime favorites! The seeds were hand drawn and then we put Crystal Effects on them.

Stamps: Tiny Talk
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Green Galore & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Black marker, Scallop Circle punch & Crystal Effects

For the second card I used the "Life's a Breeze" stamp set which is retiring. I bought it over a year ago and I never used it. I figured why not use it quick before it's gone! I cased this card directly from Splitcoaststampers. I loved it so much that I made it exactly like the original.

Stamp Set: Life's a Breeze
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Yo Yo Yello, Real Red & Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Yo Yo Yello, Real Red & Whisper White
Accessories: Square punches, Real Red Striped Ribbon

My last card was made with a stamp set one of my customers wanted me to use "Bird on a Branch." I admit at first it was not a stamp I liked but after making the card and seeing what other demonstrators made with that set I think I have to buy it myself. I found my inspiration here but decided to treat them to the new In Colors and the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. I think it turned out really nice.

Stamp Set: Bird on a Branch
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White & Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo & Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' dimensionals, paper piercing tools

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Karen Graff-Povis said...

So glad you are back to sharing your talent! Love your cards!

Christy said...
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Christy said...

Love the cards! Any club happenings in July?

P.S. I removed my other post for a typo! :)

Emiko said...

Love your work as always! Have a great day!