Friday, March 30, 2012

Cameo Coral Butterfly

Cameo Coral Butterfly by Andrea G71

The Stamp Club workshop was a small group this month.  As a result,  we definitely had time to make three cards.  Yay!  This is a quick card we made at the end of the evening.  As you can see, it uses the Postage Stamp Punch and the Fresh Vintage SAB set.  One last chance to use this set before Sale-a-bration is done for the year.  :(

Take a look at the fancy ribbon at the center of the butterfly.  I was browsing around YouTube looking for ribbon bow tie ideas and came across THIS TUTORIAL.  Try it out! It is actually fairly simple.


Stamps:  Fresh Vintage (SAB 2012), Friendly Phrases
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB 2012),
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories:  Calypso Coral Everyday Enchantment Organdy Ribbon (SAB 2012), Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Everyday Enchantment Brad (SAB 2012), Postage Punch

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Wisteria Wonder

Wisteria Wonder by Andrea G71

March Stamp Club Card

In the last year or so, you can see doilies everywhere.  From cards to home decor.  Stampin' Up has even gotten in on the fad.  Not only does it have a stamp set that features the doily look in Delicate Doilies.  But it also has its very own Sizzlet die.  You can see the use of both on this card.
Once again, CASEd someone else's card.  You can see where I got my inspiration from HERE.

It is a fairly basic card to make just by looking at the photo and the supply list.

TIP:  When using the Sizzlet Large Paper Doily, create an extra shim to add to your Big Shot sandwich.  I found a thin piece of card board and cut it to the same size as the Big Shot cutting pads.  I placed the sandwich in this order:  Multipurpose Platform (at Tab 1), Cardboard Shim, Cutting Pad, Sizzlet Doily, Cutting Pad.  It felt quite stiff when turning the handle but that is OK.  

Use a paper piercer to poke out the pieces of the doily.  I found that when I added the extra shim, it took less time to poke out the pieces and many of them fell out as I took the doily off of the die. 


Stamps:  Delicate Doilies, Petite Pairs
Paper:  Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink:  Craft White, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  Sizzlet Large Paper Doily, Paper Piercer, Big Scallop Circle (non-SU), 2-1/2 Circle Punch, Bigz Butterfly Die, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Dimensionals, Large Pearl


Whisper White:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 (for doily), piece for 2-1/2 circle
Wisteria Wonder:  5-3/8 x 4-1/8, 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 (for scalloped circle), 2 x 2-1/2 (for butterfly)
DSP:  4 x 5-1/4

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Vintage Postage Stamps

Vintage Postage Stamps by Andrea G71

March Stamp Club Card

Here is one of the cards we made at the March Stamp Club.  It's simple but has the "wow" factor.  Maybe it's because of the Baja Breeze.  Love that colour!  Here are the deets.....


Stamps:  Fresh Vintage (SAB 2012), Bring On the Cake
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red,  Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Postage Punch, Dazzling Details, Smooch Pearlized Top Coat, Dimensionals, Two- Way Glue Pen, Dotted Scallop Border Punch 

A couple of details to take note of:

I used Dazzling Details in the center of the Riding Hood Red Flower.  Smooch Pearlized Top Coat was used to colour in the petals.

Stamp the postage stamp image in Baja Breeze on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Adhere to Basic Grey Postage Stamp punch outs.  I had been holding off on buying this punch, but now I am so glad I did!  Love it.  It adds that little bit of extra specialness to layering an image.  

I used dimensionals to pop up the three postage stamps and the red flowers.

You can find the sample I CASEd HERE  Isn't that a lovely card?!?  I am very sad to say that I cannot take credit.  I like to blame it on my part time job.  LOL.  Just don't have as much time to come up with my own ideas anymore. 


Baja Breeze:  6 x 6
Basic Grey:  5-7/8 x 1/4, scraps for postage punch
Whisper White:  scraps for flower and postage stamp image
Riding Hood Red:  5-7/8 strip for scalloped border
DSP:  5-7/8 x 1-3/4

3 x 6 card

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