Monday, July 26, 2010

Card Class Projects from July

The theme for July was Thank You/Appreciation.  Any card can be used for a thank you card.  It's all about what you write inside. 
I did create some that weren't  specifically thank yous.  They were such cool cards, I couldn't not do them!

This first card is Faux Iris Folding.  Instead of taking a 1" strip, scoring, and folding in 1/2 before placing in the design.  You just cut 1/2" or 3/4" strips of DSP.  It make for less weight in your card.  This is the only card I will be doing in this style.  It's very elegant, but it's just not my type of card.  LOL  It was easier after doing 1 or 2.  I had to think too much making the card.  It used 5 different designs of Night & Day retired DSP.  If you'd like to try this style card here is a link to a site with info.

This next card is a 2 tone ink card using Watercolor Trio from the Summer Mini.  Only 1 more month to purchase the great items in this mini.  This card could be for any occasion by just switching out the phrase stamp you use.  The flower is the old style Pretties blossom.  I designed this card before the catalog changeover on July 1st.  The flower and button I used are no longer available but can be changed out to something current.  The flowers in the new catalog come in a paper material.  Better for adding ink to them! 

For the third card we did the stamping on ribbon technique.  You can stamp with dye ink, but it is best to use a craft or permanent ink and heat set.  If you use dye ink be warned it can rub off. (If it gets damp for any reason.)  We stamped on Vanilla Satin ribbon with the new Early Espresso dye ink.  It fades some when it dries, so it is best to use a dark ink when stamping.  We used the Stamp A Ma Jig to line up the grass from Inspired by Nature and the Bird from Always.  The feet aren't at quite the right angle for the grass but the sentiment from the new Level 3 Hostess set hid that imperfection.  Corners were rounded, distressed and inked before assembling the card.

The last card was our 3D item.  Not very 3D but it used the Big Shot.  It is a baby bib card cut with the large scallop circle die.  (You place your CS, folded at 5 1/2", 5 - 7 scallops below the top edge of the scallop circle to create a card.)  The "neck" opening can be punched out with the Wide Oval or 1 3/4" Circle punch.  We used the Crop A Dile to punch the holes for the ribbon.  The sentiment is from the new Level 3 Hostess set. and stamped on a 1 3/4" Circle before layering on the larger scallop from Scallop Circles #2.  I ran the bib through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder after cutting the Scallop out.  Just open the card and place one side in the folder before embossing the card front.  The card is made using Pink Pirouette and the edges were sponged with Melon Mambo.

That's it for July.  Next weekend is the blog hop for the New Catalog.  Lots of great ideas to create using new sets from the 2010-2011 catalog coming your way soon!

Happy Stamping!

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