Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Night at the Club monthly stamping club!!! We met last night and had a great time as always! We started with graduation cards. I gave them basic black and whisper white...then each card was personalized with school colors. Forgive my stereotyping, but I let them choose between a "His" and "Her" card...but I won't know where these end up!

Both cards feature Happy Grad from the Summer Mini and Itty Bitty Background stamps. I added Extreme Guitar to the guy card and butterflies made with the Beautiful Wings embosslit die. I decided to use black craft ink and clear embossing powder for heat embossing on the sentiment and guitar guy.

The inside uses (sadly) long-retired sentiment stamps and a simple panel with the slit punch for a gift card. In the picture, I just used my business card for keynote speaking! LOL!!

The other card we made is far more elegant, and I am really pleased with how it turned out! We used some of the Presto Patterns Specialty paper, and brayered rose red ink over it to make that gorgeous background layer!! I then stamped Elements of Style in black, and stamped a tiny portion of the image on a circle from my Big Shot Circles die. By coloring that little bit, and popping it up with a dimensional;, we get the "Spotlight" technique. Cool, huh? Added some ribbon, sentiment on an oval...and it is hard to see, but we spritzed the background and image with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz! Love this sparkle!!

I need 15 of these for a demo swap THIS weekend! Oh My! I will be changing up the sketch just a bit so I don't run out of presto paper. Everyone needs some, right? ;-)

Gotta run...I have more cards to make!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. I really like how you did the background on these cards.. Really makes them stand out!

  2. These are great, I'm sure your club members loved them!

  3. I love the graduation cards and how everyone could personalize them with school colors! What a great idea! The third card is just stunning- so elegant and beautiful! The background is very pretty and the spotlighting technique is perfect for that image. Great work!

  4. I really like the simplicity of the graduation cards. I always need so many this time of year. I also like that the seniment wasn't obliterated by the gift card. TFS!

  5. Great idea letting them customize their school colors!

  6. So awesome! I love them! And the presto paper is awesome too!

  7. Pretty cards, and I love that gift card holder!