Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Night at the Club

Stamping Club, of course!!

My September hostess loves cards, but wanted some unique techniques or folds. It was great for full-time job has been extra busy prepping for the Walk for Life. I could have easily resorted to the same-ol'-same-ol' stuff.

Instead, we made 2 very different cards. The first is an easel card. I had never made one before, but received one in a demo swap. It is an easy technique with a great "wow" factor. Here is a tutorial. I used crumb cake, baja breeze, very vanilla, not quite navy, and garden green card sock, and elegant soiree dsp. My new bird punch got a good work out...I love how you get the branch, body and wing with one punch! Inside, I added a big designer button from the Candy Cane collection, found in the Holiday Mini, with a bit of hemp twine. The sentiments are from On Your Birthday, stamped in not quite navy. Fun, huh?

Next, we made this warm autumn card. Years ago, my hostess and I were in a club with a different demo, and we made a card with glossy white card stock and a brayer. Well,my hostess wanted to try that here is a card using the serigraph technique. I learned this technique for Virtual Stamp Night early this year. Here is a tutorial. (Note: I did not use white embossing powder...but instead used clear powder over chocolate chip craft ink.) The card base is more mustard, with a layer of cajun craze. On the glossy white card stock, we randomly brayered old olive,more mustard, and cajun craze classic ink. I stamped the large medallion and sentiment from my new Day of Gratitude stamp set, found in the Holiday Mini. I added a large brad from the ice rhinestone set, and a bit of old olive grosgrain ribbon. It is hard to see, but inside we placed a strip of the new Autumn Spice dsp on very vanilla...Yummy!!

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  1. Awesome cards, Kim! I really like the easel card- how cool and I definitely want to check out the techniques used in the other card. Both are great for something "different".

  2. Lovely cards! I LOVE the colors on the 2nd one. I forgot all about that technique and should give it a try again.

  3. Two beautiful cards, but I love the second one - the colors are just stunning. I must try both of these techniques. TFS.

  4. Kim, both of these cards are just gorgeous!! I love the clean and simple style of the easel card and the brayered background looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too! Have a great rest of your day! :)

  5. Kim,

    These are great! I am sure your hostess appreciated the extra effort you put into giving her something different. I really love the look of the Fall card, and I love those punched birds too!


  6. These are great cards. I really like the color combo and layout of the bird card. The background on your medallion card is so interesting.

  7. Such pretty cards. I really like the easel card, those birds look great.

  8. Those are great techniques for your club members!

  9. both cards are pretty but i'm in a fall mood and the second one really spoke to me. it's so pretty! I love the technique and the colors you chose. Awesome.