Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October Stamp-a-Stack

Well, half the month is over and I'm just now getting my SAS cards posted. I like to have them up early so my class attendees know what they will be making this month at my Stamp-a-Stack classes. I always say -- better late than never!!!

This first card was made by my "buddy" last month. The Gateway Glitter 'n Ink group have monthly Buddy Swaps and this is what I received from Judy Summer. It uses the "spotlight technique." I just love pink and black together. Thanks, Judy, for a beautiful card.

This next card I cased here. I just love the fall colors -- tangerine tango, always artichoke, chocolate chip and so saffron. The frame around the sunflowers is so easy. Take a 3 inch square and place it evenly spaced in the dotted scallop border punch. Then punch! Repeat for all four sides. The only trick is to make sure that the card stock is placed evenly spaced on both sides in the punch. In other words, you want the punched image to be in the center of that side of the card stock. Does that make sense? I hope so because it's very easy to do and I'm probably making it harder by trying to explain it. Anyway, check out the card.

I like to look to my favorite blogs for inspiration but this next card I found on Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Connection. It was designed by Cathy Richardson. I changed it just a little to use the supplies I had -- Autumn Spice DSP, More Mustard, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze card stock. Upsy Daisy is one of my favorite sets and I did what Cathy did by using my mustard and cajun markers directly on the stamp -- that way I could omit the tallest "daisy" so there was room for my sentiment. I think it turned out nice and it looks sort of masculine. What do you think?

A few weeks ago I was looking through my stack of cards to find a sympathy card for a friend. I couldn't find one. I started thinking that we don't make sympathy cards at my Stamp-a-Stack classes. You'll see that the above card is a sympathy card -- well, so is the one below. I just got that beautiful "Elizabeth" stamp. I just love it. It is so elegant and makes a simple card look so special. We also used the sentiment "For the Newlyweds" from Teeny Tiny Wishes instead of the "With Sympathy." It makes a great wedding card. You can't see it but there are tiny pearls on the scrolls of the stamped image. Check it out.

Lastly, is the beautiful Christmas card that I found here. I liked it so much that I had to get the Musical Notes wheel to make the center panel. It was a little challenging for my customers because we tried to spotlight the poinsettias. I used cherry cobbler, early espresso, very vanilla card stock and sponged everything with crumb cake to give it a vintage look. I also tried the champagne glass glitter on the center of the poinsettias. It was definitely one of the favorites of the night!

Thanks for checking in. Have a great "hump" day!!


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