Happy Tuesday, everyone! I am really draggin' today...of course, the gray skies and snow flurries I see out my window might have something to do with that...and the prediction of another nor'easter on its way tomorrow. That will be #4 for March 2018!!! And it's the first day of spring! Anyway, I wanted to share the projects my club participants did this month; I really enjoyed designing them and my stampers seemed to love them too!
Since once of the SAB promotion items is this lovely Springtime Foil DSP, I thought doing an ombre effect with SU's brayers would be fun:
We brayered layers of Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral on a pane, then added a flower from Flower Shop and punched out with the Pansy Punch, colored with a SU Blend. The sentiment is from Basket of Wishes, punched with the Tailored Tag punch, and finally, we added a border diecut with the Flourish Thinlet; to make it easier to adhere, it was backed with some Adhesive Sheet, so all we had to do was peel and stick! And here are a couple of other samples I showed them using the same technique:
For the second set of projects, I went "old school", using the One-Sheet Wonder technique that I learned a long time ago when I first became a demonstrator! Basically, you stamp a whole sheet of cardstock (in our case, just a half-sheet) randomly to create your own designer paper. Then we cut it into smaller pieces and made two full-size cards and one note card with our stamped panel:
The set Blooms and Wishes is perfect for this type of project; we used Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky for a springy palette; the sentiments from the same set (and an additional one from Beautiful Bouquet) were stamped in Basic Gray and all diecut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits:
You can't see it here, but some of the flowers were embellished with a Wink of Stella pen too! Finally, they learned how to tie a "One-Hole Bow", which is great for keeping your ribbon from slipping off your card. I did a tutorial for it and you can see it HERE! And since there is no DSP on these cards, I am entering these in the No Patterned Paper challenge from Cards in Envy!
Ialso made a little gift for my hostess using the Wood Crate Box and the Seasonal Layers Thinlets; my friend Wendy made some really cute Easter-themed ones (you can see them here), but I didn't have any bunnies or chicks or eggs that were current, so I made a spring one with cherry blossoms and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes:
Phew, are you tired of all the photos?! Thanks for hanging in there with me!
About fifty family members and friends from church went bowling on Saturday; it's really tough for wee ones to get that ball down the lane without going in the gutter (I struggle with it too!):
Mommy helped with the ball guide, and a few times we put up the bumpers too:
But that scoring is really the hard part...checking out to see how she did:
Enjoy your day and be blessed!