Thursday, March 19, 2009

March Stamp Club

At Stamp Club last night, our technique was faux alligator skin - so chic! We made little purses that actually open and close with a small velcro latch on the front. It looks very impressive, but in reality is quite easy; the technique involves using VersaMark clear ink, clear embossing powder, an embossing gun, and something sharp to run the diagonal lines across the paper (bonus - the less perfect you make the lines, the better it turns out!).

We also made a small 3x3 card to go along with the purse; it has a great sentiment on it: "A girl should be two things - classy and fabulous." Miss Chanel was so wise. For this card, we colored in the bags using Stampin' Up Aqua Painters, which are basically like using watercolor paintbrushes. However, the pen has water already in it so you just dip it in your ink and you're ready to color! It gives the images a really soft effect.

Two other cards for the evening. One features more stamps from the set used to make the above card, Classy and Fabulous; the other is the first Easter card of the year (using A Good Egg Stampin' Up stamps).

We used an oval punch to create the two eggs, and then stamped designs on them. The grass is simply a strip of green paper with lots of scissor snips. The background was sponged with blue ink to create the speckled sky look.


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