Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Olathe Stamp Club - April 2011

The Olathe hostess for April fell in love with waterfall cards, and I can certainly understand why... it's not everyday you find a card that can do somersaults! Guys and kids are especially impressed with these. You can find a nice little review tutorial at dawn griffith waterfall card.

To make a landscape background, we used the branch from Easter Blossoms, the humming bird from Elements of Style, and - did you recognize it? - Pocket Silhouettes for the foliage along the bottom. If you thought you noticed a bit of shimmer there as well, you're correct - I demonstrated the faux mother-of-pearl technique using Stampin' Up's versatile Shimmer Paint on glossy cardstock. It adds just the right amount of subtle shine. IMHO, of course! -Kathy

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lawrence Stamp Club - April 2011

Our hostess for April asked if we could do two things: First, focus on ways to use the stamp set "Pocket Silhouettes"; and second, create some thank you cards to make available to cancer patients. So we made three cards this month.

The first example uses a quick template created with a punch and a scrap of chipboard to anchor the images in a patch of color applied directly to the card. These single-layer cards are so quick to whip out that we made two, one to keep and one to give away.

We also made the card in the second photograph (using buttons in place of grommits), adding a bit of layering in different colors to give it another look entirely.

Stay tuned and I'll post a couple of additional examples of cards made with this very versatile set.