I used: Paper: Not Quite Navy CS #101722, Real Red CS #102482, Very Vanilla CS #101650 Stamps: Delicate Doilies #122592, Word Play #120651 Ink: Not Quite Navy #103008, Real Red #103133, Crumb Cake #121030 Other: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275, Linen Thread #104199, corner rounder #119871
I made 24 of these little cards and 80+ of the tokens. These are for my ladies in my online card club. My first one comes to a close this month. I wanted to say thank you to all of them for taking a chance on this idea with me. We have had a great time and I am so appreciative of them for going through this first one with me. Some of you have earned a free stamp set or are close to it with your frequent buyer tokens!
A new online card club starts in August. We have 5 spots open in our last group. Email me if you are interested.
I have a bit of a mistake on this page -but I am okay with imperfect pages. I originally stamped the image with versamark and clear embossed the Just Believe stamp but it ended up invisable. I was wanting a very subtle background image. I went over it with Not Quite Navy ink and it is better but you will notice the left hand side is a bit messed up.
Country Club Simply Scrappin' #122371, Just Believe Stamp Set #120453, Not Quite Navy Ink #103008, Not Quite Navy taffeta ribbon #122978, Naturals White CS #102316
Using the image from yesterday's product profile (watercolor paper), I wanted to use the image with some of my FAVORITE DSP (designer series paper), Playdate. I love the color combinations in this paper and have reached for it so many times. In honor of the upcoming back to school night, here is my card:
I used: Paper: Real Red CS #102482, Tempting Turquoise CS #102067, Early Espresso CS #119686, Watercolor Paper #122959, Play Date DSP #retired Stamps: Greeting Card Kids #120633 Ink: Tempting Turquoise #100058, Old Olive #100079, Early Espresso #119680, So Saffron #105114, Real Red #100052, Blushing Bride #119801, StazOn #101406 Other: Buttons -Brights #119747, Dimensionals #104430, Linen Thread #104199, Glue Dots #103683
Next month is my 1 year anniversary of being a demonstrator, and it marks one year of committed daily blogging. I thought it would be good to add something new this year.
My first new addition to Joan's Daily STAMPede is Trending Tuesday. I will attempt to re-create a card I see in a current magazine and do it using only SU! I can't always promise a video will accompany the card, but I will do my best.
Mojo Monday #200! I went a bit over the top for this card. I don't think the picture is very good but hey, I don't know how to take the picture to make it better. Thank you Mojo for all of the inspiration and giving me a place to play with other stampers!
I used: Paper: Very Vanilla CS #101650, Basic Black CS #121045, Cherry Cobbler CS #119685, Love Letters DSP #retired, First Edition DSP #121878, Always Artichoke CS #105119 Stamps: Sense of Time #retired Ink: Basic Black #100082, Cherry Cobbler #119681, So Saffron #105213, Crumb Cake #121030, Early Espresso #119670 Other: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch #, Antique Brads #117273, Black Brads #119736, Seam Binding Ribbon -Cherry Cobbler #120992, Very Vanilla #120999; 5 Petal Punch #retired, 2-Step Bird Punch #117191, Distressing Tool #106958, Stamping Sponges #101610, Dimensionals #104430
This page may earn me the bad mother award. My baby had a kindergarten graduation and I didn't go. I have always been of the belief that a kinder graduation is a bit silly. My oldest didn't attend kindergarten because he was home schooled. My daughter attended the local public school which doesn't have a graduation because the school is for grades pre-K, K, 1st & 2nd....even 2nd grade doesn't have a graduation. So I thought it was a bit strange to have a kindergarten graduation. My husband attended and when Joel and Daddy walked through the door loaded with metals, trophies, and certificates, I knew I had missed a moment in Joel's life. It was nice that daddy got to be the parent to take it all in. Here is the page I made to remember Joel's "Big" day.
I used: Same as above plus . . . .
Wild Wasabi CS #108641, Distressing Tool #106958
Step #3 CARD:
I used: Same as above plus.... Baja Breeze CS #111352, Smooch Spritz #118772, Basic Pearls #119247
I am posting a close-up of #3 for two reasons... One, I want you to see the shimmer on the page by using Vanilla Smooch Spritz. Two, I wanted to show you what can happen when you get a little too much spritz on your image. LOL!
I saw a card similar to this but it wasn't using any SU products. It was so cute and I thought it would be easy to re-create using all SU! One thing I would do differently.... I would use craft ink to give the stamped image a really bright and bold look. I am still pleased with the way it turned out, but I would like the image to be bolder.
I used: Paper: Crumb Cake CS #120953, Basic Black CS #121045, Patterns DSP Brights #117155, Very Vanilla CS #101650 Stamps: DelicateDoilies #122592, Grunge Rock #120555 Ink: Real Red #103133, Basic Black #101179 Other: Lace Ribbon #118480, Modern Label Punch #119849, Dimensionals #104430
Can you believe I have never used watercolor paper? Like most everything else, I have been too cheap to try it. I like to use what I have and I didn't see a need to purchase special paper. Oh, I can be a silly fool sometimes. I have been itching to color more but my time has been limited. This past weekend I took my time and did something I have wanted to do. In my quest for achieving that rich color & coloring that I see with copics, I pulled out some watercolor paper and used my dry aquapainter technique. I am pleased with the results.
I am planning to change things up on the blog. Try to bring in a regular thing to each day. Maybe I will have a coloring day that will feature all the different ways to color using SU. You might get bored with the dry aquapainter technique, but I personally use it a lot.
I used: Paper: Basic Black CS #121045, Pumpkin Pie CS #105117, Garden Green CS #102584, Patterns DSP Stack Brights #117155, Watercolor Paper #122959 Stamps: Greeting Card Kids #120633, Loads of Love #115022 Ink: Rich Razzleberry #120970, Pumpkin Pie #105115, Garden Green #100080, Crumb Cake #120967, Soft Suede #120973, Basic Black #100082, StazOn #101406, Blushing Bride #119801, Basic Gray #120966, Daffodil Delight #119677 Other: Circle Punches #119850, #119860, #119861, Taffeta Ribbon #nla but you could use #120930, Brads #119736
I copied this card from someone on the net. She had a stack of blue papers that were straight edges. I decided to round the corners on one end and take out a bit on the other to make it look like a stack of books -but you don't need to. I also grounded the stack by using my dry aquapainter and some crumb cake ink. This is the Summer of reading for me. I have gone through 1-2 books a week since school let out. I think this card is charming. You could make it in your favorite color. I can see myself creating a few of these to send to my favorite people.
I used: Paper: So Saffron CS #105118, Very Vanilla CS #101650 Stamps: Elements of Style #120045, Butterfly Prints #120738, Four Frames #123442 Ink: So Saffron #105213, Basic Black #101179, Real Red #103133 Other: Seam Binding Ribbon #122330, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Butterfly Punch #119848, Basic Rhinestones #119246