Sunday, September 19, 2010

Monthly Stamp Club Cards

Once a month I attend a stamp club meeting where we make cards. I used to really be into rubber stamping but don't do much of it any more. I go to the meetings mainly to be around other artsy people and get inspired. And it helps when birthdays roll around...I can dig through my stash and pull something out for almost any occasion!
Rarely do I make the card exactly like the sample. I like to change it up and do my own thing. The one on the right is mine (the top of it got cut off in the scanner). The little white flowers have a 3D effect. Lay the flower on a surface with a little give, like a foam mat. Take the eraser end of a pencil and push in the center until the flower begins to buckle.
Here is another sample, the left side is the instructor's card, the right is mine. The flower was made from a punch, with a little black circle and a pearl in the center.

The top one is mine. I wanted to layer the circle with a larger white circle underneath, but that was not available so I did the next best thing I could think of--brush the edges with the white ink pad. The brown kraft paper was ridged to look like wainscoting using a scoring blade of a paper trimmer at 1/2" intervals, then lightly sponged over with brown ink.

I'll try to remember to post next month's cards and make this a series. Hopefully these images will inspire you to make your own cards!

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1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Sure do love the style of your work. These cards are wonderful, with their dimensional style. You must never run out of ideas!

Happy to connect with you; I found your link on a friend's Etsy shop page.

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