Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mr. Darcy- the cat

Thought you would like to see another one of  Mr. Darcy's favorite places to hang out. This is when he is waiting for me to get up in the morning outside my bedroom door.
The last bonus project is a quick bookmark using the Nature designer series paper in the Occasion Mini catalog. Just cut a 2 inch strip, folded. Stamped the bird from the Nature Walk set in the same mini, the word "simple" from the Define your Life stamp set in black craft ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. . Added 2 sticky backed magnets inside and voila! An easy bookmark.
 There you have it, this month's Stamp Club. Enjoy friends.

So realized that it was almost St. Patrick's Day and "meself" being of Irish heritage decided I needed a card to celebrate the day.
 It's easy enough. Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White cardstock. Used the scalloped heart sizzlet. Background set, Tres Chic, Priceless and Define your Life stamp sets. Pear Pizzaz seam bindiing. Most of it is self explanatory. Email me for more information.

Here is the "technique" of the month. Faux pressed flowers. A fun, fun technique that you can use your paper flowers with. Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla and Daffodil Delight are the cardstock colors. The stamp sets are Elements of Style, Baroque Motifs, and the word is from Flight of the Butterfly. You use a glue stick to glue the flowers down.  Remember to stamp the words before you run it through the Big Shot. When you have it the way you like it, you run it through the Square Lattice textured embossing folder. Notice how I let the edges go over the paper. You can use the paper flowers you buy in the store, but I used ones I punched ones. I used the Scallop trim punch for the border  It feels like SPRING!! .

Queen for the Day card is with Cherry Cobbler also. Naturals cardstock and Crumb Cake. I used the Clearly for You and You're a Gem stamp sets from the Occasions mini catalog. I also used the beveled window frames that catalog also.Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions plate(can you tell I love these) Finished it off with Cherry Cobbler seam binding.


Now we are on to the March cards. Posted before my class members come do the class. I promised my dear friend I would have them up before the class was done so she could see them. She was in our Stamp Club, but has moved back east. I miss her. So Jeannie, here are the cards...one's you will be getting soon.
  Our 1st one is quite simple. I "debossed" with the textured impressions folder, inked over it to bring it out. Die cut with the Flowers die cut with Cherry Cobbler and Encyclopedia designer series paper.Misted with water and scrunched up the one flower.  Shadow stamped "friend" from the All my Heart stamp set. Used the Cherry Cobbler seam binding and tied a knot in the middle of the flower. There you have it.
And this is my color inspiration for this card- my eyeglass case from the dollar store. I love it when things come together!
So now for the "technique" of the month. Black Magic is what it is called on Splitcoaststampers. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/blackmagic/  
This was a fun project. I loved seeing everyone's card and how they all turned out just a little bit different.

This card is with Blushing Bride as the base of the card and layered with the Encyclopedia designer series paper. The stamp set is Artistic Etchings and the sale-a-bration set Bliss. Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions folder.
This card is done with the stamp set, Nature Walk with Soft Suede layered on Marina Mist cardstock. The fun technique on this, is that you break down the fibers of the Suede cardstock and pull it apart so you have 2 layers. I love the seam binding.

I'm catching up

So, here I am, trying to type with a cat cuddled on my shoulder, purring away. He is most comfy, while I type one-handed. I have not been too diligent in keeping up with this, but my goal is to be .I will be posting my February and March classes at the same time. I will break them down for you. So lets start!