Sunday, January 6, 2008

January Stamp Camp

I'm having a stamp camp in a few days. We will make two each of five designs for a total of ten cards per person. This is card #1. It's a Valentine, obviously. The base card is Real Red. I used Cuttlebug Heart Blocks folder on Whisper White and then rounded the corners. A 1/4 inch red satin ribbon with a "Love" charm was added before adhering the white piece to the base card. The tag was stamped with "Happy Heart Day" tag stamp on Whisper White. This was punched out with the Small Tag Punch. Real Red was punched with the Tag Punch and used for a mat. After adhering the two together, the tag was punched with a 1/8" circle punch, and a 1/8 inch red satin ribbon was added. Then, the tag was adhered to the card.

Card #2 is another Valentine made with Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Basic Grey. The main image from the "Happy Heart Day" set is stamped on Whisper White with Stazon Black and water colored with WCW Crayons and an Aquapainter. The little flower is punched with the 3-4-U punch and embossed. The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White With Rose Red and then punched with the Large Oval Punch. The grey strip was scalloped with jumbo scallop scissors and punched with a 1/8" punch. A gingham ribbon was added before adhering the strip to the card.

Card #3 is a masculine birthday card. The oak tree was stamped on Whisper White with Sage Shadow ink. This panel was matted on Sage and then White, these two layers were sponged and distressed. The sentiment from "Sincere Salutations" was stamped on the Sage base card with Sage ink. There's also a small leaf stamped near the sentiment. Since we're making ten cards, they need to be kind of simple so that each card can be completed in approximately 20 minutes.

Card #4 is a feminine birthday card. The Barely Banana base card is embossed with a Cuttlebug Birthday mini embossing folder. The next layer is Petals & Paisleys designer paper (Saffron) on which a yellow gingham ribbon is added. The cake from "Fun & Fast Notes" was stamped on White with Banana ink. That panel is matted on a Square Step Corner punched Banana piece and then popped up on dimensionals. The cake was colored with Banana marker.

Card #5 is the only "Thank You" design. It's very simple, but I think it looks rather elegant. The main image from the "Embrace Life" set is stamped on Whisper White with Certainly Celery ink and colored in with a Celery marker. This panel is matted on White, Celery, and White again, and all three layers are Ticket Corner punched and then adhered to the Celery base card. The sentiment from "Short & Sweet" is stamped with Celery on White and punched out with the Small Oval punch. The mat was created by punching Celery CS with the Large Oval punch. These two pieces were adhered together and then to the lower right corner of the main image panel. All five of these designs should be simple enough to finish (two each) in the allotted time.

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