It was my turn to design the cards for yesterday’s class. We’d had requests from some of our regular stampers to make teen and masculine cards, so that was my aim.
The first card started off as a series of black and white pieces, which I shared on my Instagram Stories. Don’t follow me yet? You’ll find all my cards on my page and some bits and pieces of my day to day activities in my Instagram stories. Click here to follow.
All that black & white turned into a colourful birthday with the help of Stampin’ Blends.
The “HAPPY” is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set – stamped on the Stamparatus using the hinged stamping technique to get even spacing. In the between spaces we stamped ‘happy birthday’ from the Timeless Tulips stamp set. And then we added more “HAPPY” using the Playful Alphabet Dies with Foam Adhesive Sheet, coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The stripes on the card base are coordinating Stampin’ Blends using the brush end.
For those that preferred a more muted colour combination, there was an ombre option too…
The second card was inspired by a card in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue (pg 29) using the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears Dies.
The catalogue is such a great place to check in for inspiration. The sample in the catalogue was an invite, but I changed up the sentiment using the Well Said stamp set for either a Father’s Day or birthday option.
The background is Cajun Craze cardstock with Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing. The layers are a Night of Navy 2″ strip of cardstock punched with the Banner Triple punch, a 2-1/2″ circle (this punch is now retired but there are similar options in the Layering Circles Dies) in Misty Moonlight cardstock that has been scrunched for a grungy look and a car from Geared Up Garage stamped in Real Red ink & die cut with the coordinating Garage Gears Dies. Some Linen Thread finished the look and a sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink on Whisper White cardstock. Stampers had the option to fussy cut around the words or punch with the Classic Label punch.
This card brought about the most creativity of the day. There were a few happy accidents with the embossing which led to sideways layouts and cards with fantastic ways to style the words including a sign post variation.
Although there’s a design to guide you, Social Stamping classes are all about having fun and I was so happy to see the stampers letting their inner creativity shine.
If you live in the Bunbury area and would like to join us for Social Stamping, we’d love to see you there! The next session is Monday 31st August at 9.30am at the Taste of Dalyellup cafe. RSVP welcome but not essential via my Facebook page.