Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oh Boy! May Stamp Class

This month's Stamp Class was all about masculine cards. Cards for men sometimes aren't as much fun to create - maybe because they typically aren't flowery with a lot of bling, but the cards we made during class were fun and very creative.

This single oak tree is from Lovely as a Tree, one of my all-time favorite stamp sets. I colored the leaves with Always Artichoke marker, the trunk with Choc. Chip marker, then 'huffed' and stamped. The linen thread is attached to the card by a button, and the second layer is crumpled packing paper from my last SU order!

"Totally Tool" Stamp Set was used in this unique card - unique because I recycled window screening for the bottom layer! I also stamped the saw twice; once on Whisper White and once on Brushed Silver, then cut out the saw from the Silver and adhered it to the white.

The Stars #2 Die was put to good use with these two cards. First, Night of Navy, Real Red and Daffodil Delight cardstock was run through the die, then the blue was run through the polka dot embossing folder and mounted onto a white card. Red and yellow stars were scattered over the top, and "4 You" was punched with a circle and popped up on a star. Then some of the remaining stars were adhered to Whisper White and run through the Square Lattice embossing folder, mounted onto yellow, then onto a blue card base. Two-for-one!

This bug card was my favorite - loved the colors and the marching ants! Bugs from "Bugs and Kisses" Stamp Set in Pacific Point, Old Olive and Real Red are scattered across Whisper White, mounted on Real Red then onto Pacific Point and all onto a base of white that was cut so when the card is closed, the black ants from the inside bottom edge show. If real bugs were that cute, I wouldn't mind them so much!

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