Here are the projects we made at the April Stamp Club meeting. First I wanted to highlight the Plane & Simple stamp set with a Father's Day card. I really love making masculine cards.
My new favorite thing is making clouds with the Build A Cupcake punch. We sponged behind the plane with Bashful Blue ink and a scallop circle mask and also highlighted the cloud punch-out with more sponging. This card uses Inkspirations sketch #65.
Stamps: Plane & Simple, Sanded BG; Paper: Early Espresso, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Botanical Gazette DSP, First Edition DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Bashful Blue; Accessories: Brad, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Linen thread, Build A Cupcake punch, Scallop Trim edge punch, Scallop Circle punch, 3" Circle die, Petal Cone die, Big Shot.
We hadn't used Nature Walk yet, so I turned to the Splitcoaststampers' Creative Crew color combo challenge this month to pull this one together. This also used Mojo Monday #186 layout.
We watercolored the butterfly with both Pacific Point and Not Quite Navy and sanded the tulip-embossed design on the DSP to get it to stand out a bit more.
**TIP - I learned NOT to leave water in my aquapainter over a long period of time. It got clogged! :( I am currently trying to declog it with vinegar, which is sort of working. Don't make my mistake, and dry out your aquapainter after use.
Stamps: Nature Walk; Paper: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Botanical Gazette DSP; Ink: Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy marker; Accessories: Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Aquapainter, Sanding block, Scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch, Tasteful Trim die, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Big Shot.
And we made a little Easter or Mother's Day basket with the Petal Cone die and Easter Blossoms stamp set. After cutting two petal cone die-cuts, fold each die-cut in half, and lining up your top "petal" score line, score at 2" and cut at 2-3/4". We added 1-1/2" square pieces in the bottom of the box for extra stability.
Stamps: Easter Blossoms; Paper: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Springtime Vintage DSP; Ink: Baja Breeze; Accessories: Vintage Flower Adornment, Baja Breeze seam binding, Crop-o-dile, Little Leaves die, Petal Cone die, Big Shot.
A bonus project, I reworked the carrot box from the previous stamp club into a carrot pouch using the Petal Cone die-cuts I had left over.
Stamps: Something to Celebrate; Paper: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla; Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White Craft, Pumpkin Pie marker; Accessories: Petal Cone die, Big Shot.
Don't forget that the Occasions mini items, highlighted in the projects here, are only available until April 30.
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