Sunday, April 29, 2012


IMG_1317 by Andrea G71

April Stamp Club Card

I am pretty sure I found this layout on the lime doodle blog.  She has some really nice clean and simple cards.  Easy to CASE exactly or step it up a notch with more layers. 

As you can obviously see, I used the watermelon image from the Mouthwatering stamp set.  Unfortunately you cannot smell the watermelon scent of the embossing powder.  The ironic thing is that I do not like watermelon or the real or fake scent and flavour of this fruit.  But for some strange reason I just had to buy the e.p. so I could use it with this stamp.  So, even though I don't eat watermelon, I really like the look of this card.  :)

Here are the deets....

Embossing Watermelon image:

Colour stamp using Riding Hood Red and Old Olive Marker.  Stamp on Whisper White scrap card stock.  

Tip:  Use the 2-1/2" Circle Punch to punch out watermelon. (Or you can just use scissors to cut it out.  :)  )  Then use scissors to cut straight edge of watermelon.

Place stamped image directly on Versamark ink pad and gently tap so that entire piece gets covered with Versamark ink.  

Cover with embossing powder (Watermelon Scented used here) and heat.  

There seems to be a lot of cards out there with a banner on the card.  If the banner is not too wide, you can always use your square punch to make the bottom edge into the two flags or points.  This card stock was wider and I didn't want to measure where the center of the card was and then have to cut it out.  So I used a label framelit to cut off the bottom edge of the card stock.

 Banner Tag using a Framelit Die

All you need to do is place your card stock on your Big Shot and place the top edge of the Labels framelit on the bottom edge of the card stock.  Make sure it lines up evenly and then run it through.


Stamps:  Mouthwatering (2012 Occasions Mini), Friendly Phrases
Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Domestic Goddess DSP
Ink:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red Marker, Old Olive Marker, Versamark
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Watermelon Scented Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Labels Framelits, BigShot


Whisper White:  A2 card base, 2-3/4 x 5-1/4 (trim after using framelit die), scrap (for watermelon)
Old Olive:  5-3/8 x 4-1/8
DSP:  5-1/4 x 4

Thanks for stopping by.

Butterflies are Fabulous

IMG_1319 by Andrea G71

April Stamp Club Card

As time goes by, I find myself more and more drawn to butterflies.  I seem to have quite a few stamp sets with butterfly images.  I've even filled a picture frame of butterflies using the Beautiful Wings embosslit.  It looks something like THIS but with a dark brown frame.  And above it, I have a wrought iron butterfly.   So here is a card using a butterfly.  What is hard to see in the photo is the Crystal Effects covering the entire butterfly image.

Butterfly using Rock and Roll Technique with a Twist:

Stamp one half of the butter fly in So Saffron ink.  Stamp the other side of the butterfly in Certainly Celery ink.  Roll butterfly stamp around the edges of the stamp in Pool Party ink.  Stamp on card stock.   

Tip:  Apply Crystal Effects over the entire butterfly image.  Make sure you do this once the card has been completed and assembled.  Or you will have to wait many hours until the Crystal Effects dries before adhering it to the card.


Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Word Play
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink:  Pool Party, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Basic Black
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Crystal Effects 

Thanks for stopping by.