Thursday, November 8, 2007
In case you missed it, The Busy Bee held a Preview Day this past Saturday. It was fun to see all the holiday classes that will be offered in November. My make n’ take table had three different techniques that you could stamp…faux shaving cream, faux embossing and reverse masking with emboss resist. Everyone had fun learning something new and it was hard to say which technique was the favorite!
Stamp sets: Snowfall; Hugs & Wishes
Inks: soft sky, bashful blue, brocade blue, not quite navy
Cardstock: whisper white
Technique: faux shaving cream
Stamp sets: baroque motifs
Inks: blush blossom, groovy guava, stazon white
Cardstock: blush blossom
Technique: faux embossing
Stamp sets: Be Happy
Inks: Versamark, rose red
Other: clear embossing powder
Technique: reverse mask with emboss resist
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
This is a simple, quick card using Stampin’ Up’s 2-step stampin’ set, Serene Sunflower. Not only are most of my stamps flowers, but I love to use the 2-step stamp sets. Notice the gingham ribbon? It’s so easy to use your markers to color the black and white ribbon to match your project. I saw this card at the Philly regional and liked how seeds were set in the centers of these sunflowers. Had me thinking if there weren’t some black sesame seeds hiding in my freezer...
Stamps set: serene sunflower
Cardstock: garden green, summer sun, naturals ivory
Ink: garden green, summer sun, more mustard, chocolate chip
Other: black/white gingham ribbon, crystal effects
Sunday, November 4, 2007
How fun is this...you go to a baby shower and instead of everyone sitting around watching the mommy to be unwrap a boatload of gifts, the guests get to stamp the birth announcements! Well, that is what a group of girls did a few Saturdays ago. These are the two announcements that the guests stamped. There were two tables to stamp the parts for each card and then a table that everyone sat around to cut and assemble these adorable tri-fold birth announcements. The girls chatted and laughed and the reports came back that everyone had fun!
Here's just one of the many creative ways stampers are using the Pick A Petal stamp set. Besides pumpkins, I've stamped ladybugs with the polka dot petal. This card will be included in the Fall cards class this Thursday evening at The Busy Bee.
cardstock: garden green, only orange, whisper white
ink: garden green, only orange, basic black