Friday, February 22, 2008

Cards for Stamp Camp

Hi everyone ~ I'm getting ready for my first stamp camp of the year and thought I would share the projects we are doing. We usually do 3 cards and 1 project. This time we are going to do a tent topper card, a gatefold card, a layered card and a potted plant project.

For the tent topper I couldn't resist playing with the Lovely Lilac Prints Designer Series Papers. I really like this card in purples. I used Elegant Eggplant and Lavender Lace on the stamp. I added a little bling for the center of the flower, in real life it is much more sparkly than in the picture.
  • Stamps: True Friend
  • Papers: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Lovely Lilac Prints DS
  • Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac
  • Accessories: Crystal, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon
For the next card I did the gatefold style. I'm really loving the Embrace Life set and use it all the time.

I based this off another card I made shortly after getting this set. I changed a few things for this card but really like how it turned out. I watercolored the flowers using my classic ink pads and an aqua painter. The other panel I wanted to be more subtle so I did tone on tone, which gives it a nice look. I stamped the saying on black towards the bottom to help balance the card out. Overall I'm quite happy with how this turned out.

  • Stamps: Embrace Life
  • Papers: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Whisper White
  • Inks: Basic Black, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Yoyo Yellow
  • Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch

Card 3 was going to be a kick stand card, but I was having the hardest time comming up with a card I likes so I went with my newest favorite layout...

I didn't want to make this just pink and brown so I went to to help find some colors that I thought would look good...I will say this is a really colorful card. I really like how bright it turned out.

  • Stamps: Merci
  • Papers: Berry Bliss DS, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue, Gable Green, Very Vanilla
  • Inks: Close to Cocoa, Ballet Blue, Pretty in Pink, Gable Green
  • Accessories: Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Pop Dots

This last picture is the project we are going to do. I was inspired for this by my upline's upline...she called it a Flower Pot.

You start with a 6 x 6 piece of paper and score in 2 inches from each side and diagonally in the corners and fold up like a box. I punched little holes through both sides of the corners and strung thread through the holes and tied a knot to hold it together. I used a really strong glue dot in the middle of the pot and placed a 6 inch dowel on it to make my stem. To help fill the base I used shredded paper that I got from Michael's Crafts (can't imagine how I knew they would have that...). To make this more fun for a party type project I placed mini York peppermint patties between 2 flower punches. This was super easy to make, and really looks cute!! Just beware it tends to be a paper hog, with all those punches...

  • Stamps: Priceless
  • Papers: Wild Wasabi Textured, Summer Sun, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
  • Inks: Purely Pomegranate
  • Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" punch, 1 1/4" punch, York peppermint patties, shredded paper, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, 3/8" dowel, glue dots


Lee said...

Wow Sarah!!! Those are fantastic!!! I've never tried a tent topper yet!! And I've been seeing those Flower Pots in the gallery and they're amazing!!

Jennie Skaggs said...

Love your cards they turned out fantastic. That will be a fun stamp camp and love the flower pot too. Jennie

Jen said...

Love the treats basket, great cards too! The tent one is my favorite.