Thursday, 20 May 2010

May Stamper's Ten Make & Take Cards

These are the two cards we made at Joanne's Stamper's Ten Make and Take meeting on Tuesday night. I was really chuffed to see we were using one of the new SU! colours, the lush Rich Razzleberry. I struggle with floral punch craft sometimes so Joanne is used to me getting twitchy when I see dimensional flowers she's created. So I went all twitchy when I saw that Razzleberry flower on the Warm Wishes card but Joanne was quick to assure me it was easy to make with no cutting or fiddly flower shaping!

We stamped the French Filigree background stamp with VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder on the white panel. The patterned paper is from the Cottage Wall pack. We scalloped the Rich Razzleberry piece of CS with the border punch.

To make the flower we punched 5 Scallop Circles, pierced a hole in the centre of each flower, spritzed them with water on both sides and scrunched them up. We then undid them and scrunched them up again in a different direction, opened them out again and put each flower onto a brad. Then we shaped each layer, pinching and folding the layers up to get the full foofy flower. The layers are so soft and pliable when they're wet but I can't believe how stiff the flower ends up after it's dried! We used the bird wing from the Two Step Bird punch for the leaves - we used a DEET and moulding mat to add some shaping to the leaves.

For the second card we used the Bloomin' with Beauty set. We stamped the text and flower in Basic Grey ink - stamping off twice for the text and once for the flower. The flower was coloured with ink from Old Olive and Not Quite Navy ink pads and an Aqua Painter. Some piercing to the corners and some Certainly Celery ribbon finished off the image panel and the Not Quite Navy panel was edged with the Eyelet Border punch. The right hand side of the card was stamped with the very pretty Bella's Border wheel.

A very enjoyable evening, as per usual, and the foofy flower was indeed a doddle to make. In fact, Joanne took a photo of how happy I was at how easy and fun it was to make! What a cheesy grin!

Supplies for Warm Wishes card:
Stamps: SU! Cheer & Wishes set, French Filigree background stamp
CS: SU! Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry
Patterned paper: SU! Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Tools: SU! Scallop Circle punch, SU! Scallop Border punch, SU! Two Step Bird punch, DEET & moulding mat, paper piercer, heat gun
Embellishments & accessories: SU! clear embossing powder, brad, glue dots

Supplies for blue blossom card:
Stamps: SU! Bloomin' with Beauty set, Bella's Border wheel
CS: SU! Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy & Old Olive, Certainly Celery wheel cartridge
Tools: SU! Eyelet Border punch, SU! Mat Pack & piercing tool, Aqua Painter
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon


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