July 2, 2010

JUNE CLUB PROJECTS

Hi all!! WOW!! I surely did not mean to miss blogging the last few days, but man, this week has been BUSY!! Between closing out the last catalog, starting up the new one, and entertaining my kids, I cannot seem to catch my breath! I need more hours in the day, LOL!!!  So, today I wanted to share two of the Club projects I did with my fabulous Club gals this month! We did embossing on vellum and making flowers out of punches as two of our techniques this month, and so I am going to share the two cards that showcase them.  The first one is the embossed vellum card we did using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and the now retired Bermuda Bay In-Color patterned paper, card stock, and stampin' write marker.  Each flower is stamped in versamark on to the vellum paper, covered in white embossing powder, then heat set.  Then, each flower is colored in from the back side of the vellum, creating these beautiful flowers!! We added some white organza ribbon and some silver brads, but really did not embellish this card too much so the images could stand out! I think this is one of my favorite techniques to teach, it always results in such beautiful images!
This second card has several different techniques going on, but the one one most notable is the flower that is made out of paper punched using the Eyelet Border Punch.  The So Saffron card stock is spritzed with the same color ink using the Color Spritzer tool.  The DSP  is cut out using the Scallop Square Bigz Die for the Big Shot, and a piece of Certainly Celery card stock is across the bottom of the card, having been embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder, and then punched using the Scalloped Edge Border Punch.  The flower is made from Tempting Turquoise card stock that has been punched, then folder in a fan fashion around a small punched circle tht is covered in sticky tape.  This particular flower is done using two strips of paper, but you can use how many you want, depending on how big you want your flower to be!  Once the flower was put together, we sprayed it with Vanilla Smooch, and then added a designer brad to the center.  The main image is from the Eastern Blooms stamp set, and the image was colored using Stampin' Write markers, then spritzed with So Saffron.  As I said, lots going on here, but the card came out great and the gals loved making it!!! Now, I am busy making my Convention Swaps, and getting my class projects together for my new stamp month! If anyone is interested in taking a class or hosting a workhop, please look at my website to see what I have on the schedule and email me if you want to reserve your spot or book a workshop date! Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin'!!!
Card One Recipe:
Paper - Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White,Vellum card stock, Bermuda Bay patterns pack
Inks- Bermuda Bay and So Saffron stampin' write markers
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Fifth Avenue Floral
Accessories - Silver Brads, Versamark, White embossing powder, heat gun, small and large oval punches, organza ribbon
Card Two Recipe:
Paper - Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Whisper White card stock, Flock Together designer series paper
Inks - Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron stampin' write markers, Tempting Turquoise classic ink pad
Stamps - Eastern Blooms, True Friend
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, Scalloped Edge border punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Oval punch, So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon, Tempting Turquoise brads, Square Scallop Bigz Die, Spritzer tool, Designer brad, Vanilla Smooch spray

22 comments:

Lauren said...

So pretty Alex! The colors are just so fabulous.

-- said...

BOth cards are very pretty. I love the bottom card. The colors are so pretty. The scallop edge flower is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

kay said...

Hi, Alex! These colors really came out sooo vibrant. Never thought of combining So Saffron and Bermuda Bay! Now Bermuda Bay is gone... what do we do???? O well, we'll just have to keep on innovating...lol. TFS!!!
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Cindy Haffner said...

So PRETTY Alex I love the blues.

Deb said...

oh wow amazing cards Alex, I love how you used textured card for your punched out strips, they look fabulous! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

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Crystal said...

Alex oh my word are these ever beautiful, I LOVE the colors here sweetie...WOWZA..Your stamping on the first one is amazing gf and I REALLY LOVE the flower on the second..WOW!!! Hint hint you might wanna check out my trade this week :) Hugs!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! i love the 5th ave floral and your 2d card is perfect with the punched flowers! it's always fun to see how you handle SU. finally got my hands on the new catty. now to drool - lol.

have a super fabulous weekend!

stampsndeidre said...

Alex,
First off I want to say Thank You so much for your service! My husband is an Army officer, so the military is near and dear to our hearts! Your cards are so beautiful! I love the blue and yellow combo so sunny and calming all at once. Have a great 4th!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow, wow, wow!! And again, wow!! these are magnificent. I've had the flower stamp on my wish list for a long time...me'thinks it might be rising up to the top of my list!!

kathleenh said...

Beautiful technique cards Alex! Have a great 4th of July!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwww, Alex, these are gorgeous. I LOOOOVE embossing on vellum, and this one with the white embossing and coloring from behind looks fabo!

Love Love LOVE that bright blue flower on the second one. What an eye catcher!

Shannon Willis said...

Hi Alex,

Catching up on my blog reading this morning with my cup of coffee. Wow, you have been busy. I love the true friend card you posted. The colors are awesome and the flower embellishment ROCKS.

pescbrico said...

I love your big flower made with the border punch! Very creative! Have a wonderful day.

Maureen said...

Great cards for your club gals!! Love 'em!!
((()))reen

Donna said...

Pretty roses on vellum and what a fun blue flower! Hope you are having a relaxing weekend after such a busy week!

Lori said...

Just found your blog through SC. Your creations are amazing!

Lori Burkitt
www.stampingwithlulu.blogspot.com

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome girl! Love the embossing on vellum...I haven't done that in AGES! Must do that SOON! Thanks for being so inspiring girl!

Joan said...

Great projects Alex. I love the embossed velum and that flower created with the border. You Rock!

Dani said...

These are SO pretty! Fabulous!

Rose Ann said...

Both are so very pretty, Alex!! Love the embossing on vellum, and your pretty floral embellishment on the second!! Such pretty colors and papers too!!

Chris said...

these are gorgeous!!