Friday, March 7, 2008

Club Cards

Here are a couple of cards that we made at club the other night. A lot of my club members are new to stamping so I started off with something really simple. Yes, it is simple, but I LOVE this card. I love these colors together, and I love the Absolutely Fabulous stamp set.


On a side note: I know the girl who designed this stamp set. She works for Stampin' Up!. I met her last year when she posted that she was looking for a roommate at convention. (For more pictures click on the convention 2007 link on the right hand side of my blog under categories.) I got lucky and ended up being her roommate not knowing that she worked for Stampin' Up! at the time. Some of you may know of her. She has a blog that is absolutely fabulous (how convenient that that's the name of the stamp set). Check her blog out at kwernerdesignblog.

Now back to the card: This card was so fast and sooooo easy. I just stamped the flower from the Priceless stamp set on Whisper White cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink, and punched it out with my 1 1/4" circle punch. I put a brad in the middle and then layered it on pretty in pink cardstock that I punched out with my 1 3/8" circle punch, and layered that on chocolate chip cardstock that I punched out with my scallop punch. Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I put the saying You're absolutely fabulous on under the flower.


Still keeping it simple for my club members, I used the same flower but added to it and changed the saying. I stamped the flower in Pretty In Pink, then took my Chocolate Chip marker and colored around the outside of the flower to bring in another color. This is called the stamp to marker technique. After I got the brad in and the layering done, I took my 1/16" hand punch and I punched in the center of each scallop "petal". I used dimensionals to adhere it to the card. For the stem, I used Whisper White craft ink. I also used the same ink for the saying at the bottom. I added some Pretty in Pink grograin ribbon, rounded the corners off with my corner rounder and called it good!

16 comments:

Janine said...

Simplicity is beauty !! Have a great weekend.

NancyK said...

Both are fabulous cards - sometimes the simple ones are the best! Thanks for sharing - those beginning stampers will be hooked by these examples!

Quilt Nut said...

love these cards!

Jamie Martin said...

I love the colors too! Your cards are very pretty, bet your club loved them too :)

SBS-5

the dreamer said...

Hey, Kanani, thanks for the well wishes on our trip. We're having a blast. =) Although a bit tired from the hectic week of preparations and adjusting to the slightly colder weather from back home.

Oh gosh, these cards are just amazing. And oh my gosh, that's just white ink that you didn't emboss? Been looking for a nice white ink. Thanks for sharing. =)

Nina
SBS5 sister

Juliann said...

These cards are just beautiful!

Hope said...

I love the cards. Pink and brown are one of my favorite color combinations. Looks great.

"Jany" said...

I really like these cards.

LaY hOoN said...

Both are beautiful !

Julie Koerber said...

Those are so fun! Love the colors and the simplicity of them!

Belas Creating Place said...

very nice, I like the pink and chocolate one.
Bela

Nikki said...

Beautiful, love the mainly brown one the best though.
Nikki SBS5

Cheryl said...

Love the simplicity of these cards! They look fabulous!

Charlotte said...

Fab cards!!! I really love them both. TFS!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the simple type cards and you did a great job. Have a good week.Pat

Hope said...

I thought I had left you a little comment on here but I guess it didn't work. I love the cards so pretty, pink and brown are so great together!