August Stamp Camp projects
Here are some cards I’ll be offering at my stamp camp this month:
This cheerful and colorful birthday card was shamelessly cased from JanTink. I simplified it just a bit, not as many layers. She was brilliant in seeing the petal from “Pick a Petal” as a flame for a birthday candle. The flame is stamped in So Saffron on Whisper White and the little flame inside the larger flame is stamped in Pretty in Pink with the small leaf stamp from Bud Basics (so very happy it made it into the new catalog). Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter add sparkle. The candles are leftover strips of Petals & Paisleys designer series paper. The center strip was a little plain so I added some stamped images from Polka Dots and Petals in Pretty in Pink. The little flowers are punched with the Three For You Flower Punch and black brads are added to balance out the Black Gingham. Who wouldn’t want to get this card? Oh, before I forget, here’s Jan’s fabulous blog where you can find even more of her beautiful samples: http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/
This western themed card was cased from a sample found on the “Art From the Heart” CD purchased while at convention. I had to work with supplies on hand and made some slight changes. The base of the card is Sage Shadow (my favorite color to use with Chocolate Chip) and is stamped with the paisley stamp from “Wanted” (a free set we received at convention) in Sage Shadow and the edges are sponged with Chocolate Chip. The patterned paper is from the “Outlaw” designer series paper and the brown strip is crumpled for texture. The horse is stamped in Chocoate Chip full strength on Very Vanilla cardstock and then stamped off on scratch paper to remove some more ink before stamping two more times to give the look of motion. I inked the whole piece in Versamark and embossed with Glassy Glaze Enamel. I thought about cracking it but decided there was already a lot going on with this card. The hodge-podge hardward buckle is added with a strip of the designer paper (I stamped the small star first and then pulled the paper through till it was centerd in the opening). The sentiment is from “It’s Your Birthday”, one of my most used stamp sets.
This card is super quick and easy and uses the Level 1 Hostess set, “Sidekick Sayings”. Start with Certainly Celery cardstock for your base, add a strip of the “Porcelain Prints” designer series paper and a little Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon. Stamp your image in Basic Gray on Confetti White cardstock. The images are watercolored using the Aquapainter and ink from the ink pads (Certainly Celery and Blue Bayou). Layer the piece onto Blue Bayou and add to the front of your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This is another super easy card cased from one of my favorite stampers, Andrea Walford. The base is Soft Sky and a strip of “Le Jardin” designer series paper is added to the left side. Paper piercing along the left edge gives a little texture (be sure to pierce before layering if you don’t want the holes to show through on the inside of your card). I didn’t have the stamp set Andrea used so I had to substitute with “Heartfelt Thanks”. The flowers are stamped with So Saffron on Barely Banana, the sentiment is stamped in Basic Black directly on top. Add a couple of blue brads and some Ivory Taffeta ribbon and layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This card uses a new stamp set I just got, “Leaf Fest”. The images are stamped in Versamark on Confetti White and chalks (Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy) are pounced into the Versamark with Sponge Daubers (the technique is called Poppin’ Pastels). The background is stamped in More Mustard with the Flannel Paid background stamp on More Mustard cardstock. The ribbon is our new 5/8″ Purely Pomegranate Grograin ribbon.