It's good to be back posting after a very busy week with my Clearance Extravaganza! Whew! I sold lots of stuff, but I still have way too much left over! I will be adding my list of remaining Clearance stamp sets and merchandise to my blog very soon, so stay tuned!
Just a reminder that my "Last Thursdays" card class is coming up this week (the last Thursday of the month!), June 28, at 6:30pm. Make 4 cards for $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed at the event.
This month, we'll be having some fun with lots of new catalog products:
- 2012 In Colors
- Fancy Fan & Argyle Texture Folders
- Elegant Butterfly & Little Labels Punches
- Patio Party & Twitterpated Designer Papers
- Bitty Banners & Apothecary Accents Framelits
- Finishing Touches Edgelits
- Plus, Blooming with Kindness, Betsy's Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners, Lovely Little Labels, & Make A Cake stamp sets.
Techniques include coloring stamps with markers, paper piecing, layering, using wheels, and embossing and die-cutting with the Big Shot.
Want to join us? Simply RSVP by Wednesday, June 27, at 5pm. Hope to see you there!
Delightful Betsy's Blossoms
CASEd from Chiaki Haverstick at Stamping Pro.
Here are Two Cool Betsy's Blossoms cards that you'll have the opportunity to make at our "Last Thursdays" cards class! I love the basic shapes in the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set, but I have to admit that I was having trouble figuring out how to layer the images until I found this card design! I love it!
I stamped the background image in Daffodil Delight, then added the leaf images in Gumball Green. I only inked up half of the leaf stamp, so the stem would be shorter.
The remaining images are all stamped on scrap paper and hand-cut. While it takes a bit of time to cut them out, it's much easier to layer the images where you want them. The bird is in Rich Razzleberry with a cut-out and popped up wing, and a Rhinestone Jewel eye. The small blooms are in Primrose Petals, and the larger flower is in Raspberry Ripple.
The collage is layered on Gumball Green, then wrapped with 1/4" Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.
The side piece is Rich Razzleberry card stock that's wheeled in coordinating ink with the Betsy's Blooms Stampin' Around Wheel. I finished off the card with a Itty Bitty Banners sentiment die-cut with the matching Bitty Banners Framelits.
I know how some of you have a big aversion to cutting out images (you know who you are!), so on this version, I used the 1/2" Circle Punch and the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to punch out the small blossoms. Works like a charm! You could also use the 1" Circle Punch for the large flower.
Come and create your own Betsy's Blossoms card with me on Thursday!
Complete Supplies List:
- Stamps—Betsy's Blossoms, Betsy's Blooms Wheel, Itty Bitty Banners
- Ink—Rich Razzleberry, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Daffodil Delight, and Gumball Green Classic Ink
- Paper—Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White card stock
- Accessories—Rhinestone Jewels, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
- Tools—1/2" Circle Punch (card #2), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (card #2), Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, SNAIL, Dimensionals
Order all of the supplies used on today's projects, at my Online Store!