Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stamp Club Cards

I belong to a stamping club that meets once a month. One of the fun things that we do, is we have card challenge. We are given stamped images and we are to design a card with those images. I gave out the challenge images at the July meeting for the August challenge. Here is what everyone was given. I love these images, which by the way are from set 404 , Ocean Treasures, from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Here is the card that I designed using those images.
You make the challenge and theme cards but you take home someone else's cards. We all look at all the cards and then we hold a drawing for the cards.

Here is the card I received using those images. I think it is so cool to see what others come up with using the same stamps.

The next card I received was a card made using the theme "double trouble". Notice the background, Pat drew that background freehand. It is beautiful, I think. She is very talented.

The last card is a card that we all made. Carol was the tutor this month and she gave each of us all the components for the card. The image was stamped and then copied onto photo paper. Next she passed around shoe polish and we brushed the polish onto the image and then rubbed the polish off the paper with a soft cloth. This gives the image an old look just like your old photos in that album you are still trying to work on. This is a technique she said she learned from Amy Flowers. I loved the background stamps that she made available for us to use on the card. This is a great card and I really love this style.

Last but not least, here is the challenge for next month's meeting. I love trees. I am not sure what I will be doing with this yet, but I have a month to get it designed and made into a card.

Well, I am off to Stampaway, a great stamping convention, right here in Greater Cincinnati. I must say, it is the best I have ever seen and I have been to more than a few this year. This convention has over 40 vendors and tons of classes. I will be assisting in 2 classes and actually attending 5 classes, 2 of which are being taught by Tim Holtz. I will be posting Thursday and Saturday showing all the things I made in the classes. So stay tuned ............

Well that is it for now, thanks for stopping by and see you soon,


1 comment:

Donna said...

Barbara, what a great idea for the stamp club, and in resulting cards! They are magnificent!