Well, the stamp set is called Summer Afternoon but it is a beautiful Autumn afternoon today in Auckland.
This card features one of our current Hostess Stamp Sets & I think it is just so cute.
I stamped the image on watercolour paper with black Staz-On then coloured it in using a Blender Pen & Aquapainter. The Midnight Muse cardstock in the background has been stamped with the Netting background stamp. I find this a very versatile stamp to give a subtle texture that really gives your card a lift.
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My Stamp Club this month is having a "girly" theme so we are going to make a Mother's Day card.
I am really pleased with how this has come out & I got to play with some new product from the current Seasonal Catalogue.
Stamp Club meets once a month & the girls take turns at receiving the Hostess Benefits. Each month I provide a free class tailored to your experience & each member makes a minimum purchase ($60 for 6 months). The great thing is that you don't have to do anything except provide supper on the night that you are the Hostess.
Amazingly this card has changed my opinion of the colour Primrose Petals. It really works well with Pool Party.
To make the flowers I used the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch to punch out 9 circles out of our Creped Filter Paper for each flower. I then used Sponge Daubers to colour them in Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals & Pretty in Pink (3 of each). Finally I layered them together with a brad.
I love the new Honeycomb Embossing folder too. I used it with the Pool Party Core'dinations CS & then sanded it to show some of the white core.
The finishing touch is a butterfly using the Papillion Potpourri stamp set & matching punch.
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Watercolouring is one of my favourite techniques. Each card you make is completely unique & sometimes what looks like a disaster can turn into a masterpiece (that is how the poppy card came about!)
For this card I started by inking the Pleasant Poppies stamp with Stampin' Write Markers & stamped the image on Watercolour Paper. Next I sprayed the paper with water, let it run & then left it to dry. I finished it with a Baja Breeze wash. I was planning on mounting this on Baja Breeze CS but it stood out better on the Real Red with a black background, then I thought "oh, Caterbury colours" then I thought "Hang on, poppies, red, ANZAC Day!"
This card uses exactly the same method but I changed the colours to Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum & used the Serene Silhouettes stamp set. I have also embossed the contrasting CS with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder on both cards.
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This is the card I made for our team's masculine card swap. I think most of us struggle with masculine cards so it was great to receive some many fantastic examples.
Most of the "stamp brushes" (stamp images) came with the MDS software, I did purchase the Open Sea brush set though. I love how you can add layers to build up some depth. I printed the card on Crumb Cake CS, then distressed the edges & mounted it onto Early Espresso CS. I then hand stamped & punched the greeting.
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