April 8, 2008

Stamp Club Challenge

I had some old scraps (just the pieces you put on the base) from a workshop I did so I made them into kits. Instead of using the normal base color (Old Olive) I changed it to Sahara Sand and you know what? I think I like it this way better. I gave these to my Stamp Club members as a challenge to see what they could come up with keeping all the cardstock the same size. I cut extras for me that way I could give them some extra ideas. These are the ones I came up with. It was fun!

Supplies all Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Carte Postale & Fundamental Phrases & Leaves a la Carte Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Ink: Purely Pomegranate and So Saffron
Accessories: Old Olive Polytwill (Occasions Mini), 3/16" Corner Rounder (for Scallop edge) and Stampin' Dimensionals.

This is the first one I did and I didn't like it too much, so I did my 2nd one:

Stamps: Same as the first card
Paper: Same as the first card
Ink: Same as the first card
Accessories: Same as the first card

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig (yes I finally got one!) to line up the "CELEBRATE".

This next one is my favorite! I Love this stamp set!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: same as cards above
Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels (So Saffron), DS (double Stitched) Purely Pomegranate Ribbon (threads removed) and Crafters Tool Kit (Paper Piercing).

I used VersaMark to stamp the big flower on the Sahara Sand base. Then I stamped the "leaves" in Purely Pomegranate on Pomegranate for a tone on tone affect. I adhered the So Saffron to the Pomegranate and paper pierced it. Then I cut the ribbon to size and removed the thread and tied it around the cardstock. For the Focal image I stamped the "flower cluster" in old olive and colored in the petals with so saffron pastels and stamped the sentiment underneath it in Purely Pomegranate.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed these cards!


Beth Fox said...

Very cute! I like the third one too. I may be the only SU! Demo there is who doesn't own "embrace life". Nice job.

Tiffany said...

These are great cards!! I really like the third one too...I love that stamp set!!!

laos348 said...

Very cool - I like the vaiations.

Robin said...

the third one is my fav also :) nice job!

Kerry J. said...

Great cards - love the different look that all three have. The third is also my fave - cause I love that set!

Jana Emmert said...

These are all so pretty! I never thought of pulling the threads from the ribbon.

Debbi said...

Great ideas for great projects!

Stampin' Colleen said...

I love the variations! Great cards!

JazzyH said...

Great cards. I love the colors.

Alana said...

I think they are all wonderful, but my favorite is the last one. I love that flower image.

Stephanie (sluman) said...

Very pretty!

Rosella said...

What a great variation of cards. Great colors!!

Stacy said...

Lovely cards!