Monday, April 25, 2011

April Stamp Club Projects

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.

Thanks for stopping by!


Adriana Benitez said...

4 great projects! Bet they had fun :)

Debra Burgin said...

The clouds -- well, the whole sky effect -- is brilliant on that first card. Love First Edition DSP, and that's just a terrific use for it. Love everything!

Jen Timko said...

Love them all but, surprise, the plane is my favorite!

Yapha said...

These projects are all fantastic!! I love the first one, especially your cupcake clouds!

Holly said...

Great guy card with the plane.. I love how the clouds have words on them from the paper! And that Carrot pouch is adorable! You are making me want to get that Petal Cone die.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

All of these projects are beautiful. I love the nature's walk in blue!

Twila said...

Great group of projects! Airplane card is my favorite.

Karen said...

Sweet projects! Love the mixture. something for everyone.

Tanya Boser said...

Love them all! Clever idea to make the texture marks on the carrot :)

Mickey Roberts said...

Such wonderful projects! Love them all. Cute idea for the banner behind the plane.