In April, DH invited the club over to have an inspection of their little British cars by a couple of very knowledgeable members to see what might need attention before it became a problem. For the guys who might be interested in seeing the cars, here’s a link to the event – LBC Tech session. For us gals, the event wasn’t our cup of tea, so a few of us got together to stamp. Two of the participants had never done this before, and I think we have new converts to the addiction, LOL!! Gail (my ace Stampin Up demonstrator) brought over her Big Shot to do some die cuts, along with two really great designs for us to copy. First was an Easter card, as this was a few days before the holiday.
We began by cutting out our elements.
Gail had the brilliant idea of embossing the eggs, so we did that too. I had a die for a butterfly, so I could add that to one of my cards. But, I forgot to do the embossing of the white background.
So my second attempt had the embossing all done, and no die cut butterfly. The embossing of the white adds a bit more texture and interest, elevating the card from nice to wonderful.
Inside was Happy Easter with stamped butterflies.
The second card was an all occasion design. Gail had the demo one with Happy Birthday Wishes, and I did mine with Thinking of You. I have more of those to send than any other. I love the lighter flowers stamped first to give a feeling of depth.
The envelope got a flower too. Once again, embossing the background add texture. I’ll add my personal stamp to the back, and leave the inside blank for now, so it is ready to go the next time I need a card fast.
A couple more shares for you, this postcard came from my blogger friend Vicki, who blogs at Colorways by Vicki. See her post about it HERE. And then read about her incredible thread stash and how she matched up the colors exactly!
I also have to share with you the incredible card I received from my stamping buddy Carol W. Her design sense creates stunningly, beautiful work. This one is stamped, and delicately colored by hand, with dimensional butterflies.
But the real surprise is the dimensional quality, you lift on the little tab and tuck the end behind the dimensional butterfly for a beautiful card display.
How cool is that!!
What are you working on today?