Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stampin Up Club

Wow! Can't believe it has been almost a month since I have posted. I have been so busy with work and then Stampin Up business :-) Yesterday was our Stampin Up Club. It was a great time! I think the ladies liked the cards and they certainly liked talking to each other. The hostess invited a friend and also her two nieces so we had a big group but they all worked well together.
This was the first card - an easel card for Easter. The card stock is Shadow Sage, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla. The stamp set is Abundant Hope. We used the 1 3/8 inch circle, Modern Label and Ticket Corner punches. Watercolor pencils and a blender pen were used to color the flowers. This uses a technique called Spotlighting - the ladies loved it!

The second card was a masculine 'flip' card. This was a real challenge- the Elegant Eggplant paper was hard to work with for all the scoring and cutting since the black numbers and marks on the cutting guide did not show up very well in the lighting where we were working. But the ladies worked hard on it and they all made it through. The card stock used on this one is Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard and Soft Suede. We used Elegant Eggplant ink and rick rack. The brads are some I had on hand from before SU days - but you could easily use some of the Vintage Brads on this one. Punches are the Designer Label, Wide Oval and Small Oval.
And our last one was much easier but still something other than the traditional card style. This is called a gate card. The paper is Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pixie Pink and Kaleidoscope designer paper. The stamp set is Three Little Words (one of my favorite and you can get it free during Sale-a-bration - ends March 31). We used Tempting Turquoise ink.

Now - to get everything cut and ready for a card party on March 30 - but first a 3 day meeting in Chicago and then returning there next weekend for our family Stampin Up club. Busy - but I love it!