Not the cards I was planning on posting today, but hand a ton errands to run after this month’s First Wednesday Card Club meeting!!
Speaking of Club… we had a ton of fun this month!! Members made three cards and an Easter Bunny Treat too… Lots of fun, and laughter, LOL it got pretty loud for a while too! How much noise can a bunch of stampers make? The answer is A LOT!!
The first card today features autumn colors, taking cues from the Well Worn Designer Series Paper (DSP).
The stamped focal image is from the On Your Birthday Stamp Set and included the faux stitching around the image. The stamp was colored using markers, and then punched with the Extra Large Wide Oval Punch.
Five gold brads were added to the DSP… looking at it in the photo I suddenly realized that instead of evenly spacing them using a mat pack and paper piercing tool, I probably should have simply pierced the center of each circle and added a gold brad… DUH!!
Funny how you see things in photos that you don’t see in the heat of a stamping frenzy!!
Just for fun, I carried a faux stitching element onto the brushed gold card stock… eyeballing placement of the pierced holes. I could have made it easier on myself by using a round piece of plastic canvas works fairly well, or a smaller circle punched card stock centered in the gold circle to use as a guide… but not this time!
I’m on a poppy parade kick lately… it seems to be my go-to card stock these days… LOL, even made an Easter card using poppy parade the other day. I think I’m beginning to panic about losing poppy parade…. as the plan is to drop all the 2010-12 in-colors when the new catalog launches June 1.
Tomorrow’s card is lots of fun… and the one I originally planned to share today. After sharing it with club members, they all wanted to know WHEN we would be making it and tomorrow I’ll tell you (and them) the class date!
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