Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Club

Here are the projects we made at October club. Club sign-up is coming up again after December. If you like these kind of projects and would like to join us, just contact me!

This card is called the tri-shutter card, which is all the rage on SCS. We used the wet watercolor crayons technique. The basic method is to color directly on your stamp with Watercolor Wonder Crayons, using a couple colors for dimension. Then spritz with a water mister 1-2 times from 6-12" away and stamp directly onto Watercolor Paper. It gives the stamped image a soft watercolor effect. The edges were sponged for additional antiquing.

Here is the card opened. Everyone loved this card - it is a nice heavy weight after attaching all the layers.

Stamps: Autumn Leaf Prints, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Autumn Traditions DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Raffia, Word Punch, Sponge, Watercolor Crayons, Water Spritzer, Paper Piercer.

For our second card, I really wanted to use the Santa image from Wandering Words (in the Holiday mini). Well, brayered background seems like the best technique choice, but I was very nervous about using this technique on regular cardstock for club. Thank goodness everyone seemed to do well with it. It just required a little bit of patience.

After masking off a moon with post-it notes, we inked up the brayer with Bashful Blue classic ink and rolled the brayer back and forth in the horizontal direction. Reink and go in the vertical direction. Reink again and brayer diagonally. Just keep inking and working the background until it evens out. Any slight imperfections were covered up with sponging with Brocade Blue ink. I used a dabbing technique *with the pad of your finger to avoid nail marks* and then a swiping motion. You may even want to "stamp off" on paper before sponging your background to give yourself just a light amount of color to blend. Again, be patient and keep blending. I finally sponged with Night of Navy on the top 1/2", and with this color it is important to stamp off first since it is very dark. Just keep working and blending until you are satisfied, and then finish up your card.

Stamps: Wandering Words, Branch Out; Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White; Ink: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Basic Black; Accessories: Post-it notes, Circle punch, Sponges, Brayer; Semi-CASE of 'stampspaperglitter' on SCS.

After all those techniques, we needed an easier 3-D project. We made sour cream containers with Halloween Designer Series Paper and Halloween stamp images (ghosts, bats, crows, spiders, etc.). The directions for this one is in SCS Resources, and it is super quick, easy, and fun. They would be great for party favors. I chose to put a window in my sour cream container so the colorful candy corn peeks through.

Stamps: Halloween Frights; Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Cast-a-Spell DSP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Circle punches, Circle Scallop punch, Window Sheet, Sticky Strip, Crimper, Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Linen Thread, Candy.

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