Sunday, January 24, 2010

January Stamp Camp

Earlier this month, I went to my friend Erin's for her monthly stamp camp.  My upline, Jeanne, does a monthly stamp camp at Erin's and I really loved the cards Jeanne created using the 'A Happy Heart' stamp set (with some inspiration from other stampers).

I wanted to do the same cards at my stamp camp the end of the month, but Jeanne used some retired products that I don't have, so I needed to create some samples with current product.  Here's what I came up with.

The bride specialty card is the same as the one I made at Erin's.

 The blue card is nearly the same.  I particularly loved this one!  I added a Bermuda Bay layer on the back of the card to frame it a bit more.  The Brilliant Blue behind the main image was stamped with the dandelion hearts stamp (Jeanne's was plain blue).  The strip of Bermuda Bay behind the main image (with the brads) was originally supposed to be spritzed and crinkled up before laying it flat to dry.  The right edge was supposed to be a torn edge, but that's out of my comfort zone, so I left it a plain strip of paper.  I just wish it would lie down better.  I'll try some sticky strip at my stamp camp to see if that gets us a better result.

The tic-tac-toe card used retired DSP, so I needed to change it out as I didn't have the same in my stash.  I decided to use the Sending Love Specialty DSP and changed the whites to vanilla.

The last card also uses Sending Love Specialty DSP as Jeanne's card used retired DSP.  I really like how it turned out.  I have some extra Chocolate Chip square envelopes from those old Carousel Notes SU! used to sell, so I'm going to use those to go with the card - it's a perfect fit with the extra bulk of the card.

In addition to the four cards we're making, my stampers will have the option of making the candy tote I made for our team's swap next week (see previous post).  Can't wait until Friday to have some stampin' fun with my stampers from work!

1 comment:

Heidi Baks said...

I love that A Happy Heart blue card!