Thursday, September 01, 2011

August is gone...

....where is the summer going?  I cannot believe that today is September 1st.  My mother always said, wait til you get older and time will just fly, and she was totally right!

Today I am sharing a card I made for work.  Being in Human Resources, once each year I prepare a Benefit Statement for each employee, which shows the cost of benefits provided.  This week I completed that project and distributed the statements enclosed in the following card.

I used the Very Vintage wheel on Basic Gray card stock, with a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  The thank you sentiment comes from the new Perfectly Penned stamp set, layered on black Decorative Label punches.  Since I had to make 100 of these, I couldn't get too intricate, but I think they came out nicely.

I also wanted to share one of the August stamp club projects.  This card uses a Letterpress plate called Fancy Fan.  These plates are a bit different from the embossing folders as they "de-boss" the image as well as lay down the ink.  It was fun experimenting with different papers and shims to get a good debossed image.  I agree that using watercolor paper, as recommended, did give the best results.

The card background actually uses Cherry Cobbler card stock with white Craft Ink.  This resulted in a much softer background that didn't detract from the focal point of the card.  I inked up part of the background stamp "En Francias" and laid a piece of Very Vanilla on it, very lightly tapping my finger down only one side.  This gave me the light image along one side and left space for me to stamp the sentiment.  The flower image was colored with markers and comes from another new stamp set called "Love and Comfort".  A bit of sponging, and off center layering with Early Espresso and it was done!

Today marks the start of the new Holiday mini catalog, and all these fun new products are available for purchase!  If you haven't gotten your personal copy, please let me know and I can get one out to you.  You will want to take a close look at our new Simple Scored tool.  It sure came in handy when I was making those 100 cards for work!

1 comment:

  1. I must say that card was probably my favorite from August club!

    Love the new Mini!!! Hmm...I need a little of this and a little of that from it! :-)