Friday, May 31, 2013

Variety Is the Spice of Life

I found just a few minutes to pull a card together and make it under the wire for the OWH Design Boot Camp deadline this month.  The theme is Variety Is the Spice of Life - with tips on varying value, texture, color, shape, or size.  I really liked the sample card by Lee Mae with 3 different colors of the same flower, so I CASE'd her idea.  It's a pretty simple card given my lack of time, but I hope you like it!

sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
patterned paper - SU! Twitterpated
cardstock - SU! Blushing Bride
inks - SU! Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo and Baja Breeze
flower stamp - SU! Secret Garden
die - SU! Secret Garden

Thursday, May 30, 2013

May SU Stamp Club

First I want to apologize to my followers - life has taken over my time and I have not been able to craft like I used to.  Hopefully now that school is over I will settle into a routine again, but I doubt it because my transcription job is in full swing along with my newest part-time job at The Container Store.  Don't you just hate when life interrupts your crafting?!

At least I still have my monthly Stampin' Up! Stamp Club to look forward to if I can't manage to find time to craft on my own.  This month we made two cards that have nature themes - one with a huge butterfly and the other with a hydrangea.  I laughed when I saw the butterfly card because my mom sent me a card using the same image that she made with her Stampin' Up! gal.  I thought I'd show off her card as well.

Mom's card:

My card:

I think I prefer the simplicity of the card my mom made over the one I made.  Plus, you can't tell from this photo, but the blue embossed butterfly really pops on the dark brown background.

The other card we made at Stamp Club uses an image of a hydrangea that we "colored" using ink and sponge daubers.  We "dyed" the ribbon using the sponge daubers, too.  It's fun to try techniques at Stamp Club that I would never do on my own!