I am sure you have seen the File Folder Cards that you make using the Envelope Punch Board. If not you can watch a video that Patty Bennett did this past September. This card will fit inside a regular size envelope. I easily made this card into a pocket card by sealing up the sides. I used my retired slot punch to the insert so it will hold a gift card. This card was an end of year teacher's gift.
I am loving the Soft Sky and Crumb cake together with this stamp set, I hope you don't mind. I do have some new stamps from the catalog that I need to start showing too. I am just trying to get some card ideas together for a card class. I want to offer classes featuring a stamp set and I think the Wetlands Stamp Set will be the first one.
The other day I was on Pinterest, who isn't now a days, anyway. I found this card and fell in love with it. I decided to try and recreate using only Stampin Up products. It is a different take on a Joy Fold Card which directions can be found here.
I did use the new Hostess "Bloom with Hope" stamp set. I fell in love with this stamp set when I first saw it. I first used the Blendabilities when I colored the image, (you can see the image on the inside of the card). I guess I have to play around a little more with the Blendabilites. The image on the outside of the card, I used my ink pads, and aqua painters. I liked the aqua painter more. I will have to revisit the Blendabilities with the darker colors, I think.
I used blushing bride, soft suede, pistachio pudding, water color paper and Natural Ivory. I used some leftover retired DSP paper and flower trim.
Here's a simple masculine card that I made for Father's Day using the Wetlands Stamp Set. The Wetlands stamp set is a set that I first dismissed from the catalog last year. I did not really see the potential of this stamp set. Honestly I was not crazy about the duck at first and now I think it is one of my favorite images.
I started with a piece of watercolor paper, I applied water to the paper using my aqua painter. I than added some Pear Pizzazz ink to the bottom part and Soft Sky to the top of the paper. After I let it dry I stamped the duck image with Early Espresso Ink. I stamped the grasses with Pear Pizzazz ink around the image of the duck. I lightly added some Pear Pizzazz ink to the duck using my aqua painter. You have to be careful, the Early Espresso ink will bleed a little but I liked the look it gave to the duck. I sponged all the pieces with the Crumb Cake ink.
If you have not received a new catalog and you don't have a demonstrator, let me know and I will mail you a catalog. Also if you are in my area (South Anne Arundel County), I am thinking of doing some local card workshops. Please let me know if you are interested.
Paper Crafters Sampler - June Sampler is dedicated to all those lovely couples tying the knot. "Betrothed" offers beautiful hand-stamped card ideas for the wedding couple, creative tablescapes and a special bridal tea ensemble.