Monday, May 9, 2011

May Class Projects - Part 3/5

Here's a look at another card my students are making as part of my May class.  You've already seen the butterfly friendship card I made using a set that is 30% of for the rest of this month, and you've also hopefully taken a look at the birthday card using Love Letter DSP.  Well, next up is.....

This was my first serious foray into 2 step stamping and HOLY COW, it couldnt have been easier! The stamping part of this card was a cinch - seriously!  We didn't even need to mess with a stamp-a-ma-jig to get the different layers lined up, it was just kinda eyeballed and voila, near perfect placement every time!

First, I stamped the main flower image repeatedly using So Saffron ink, then with the detail stamp, I inked it up using Rose Red ink, tilted the stamp 45 degrees-ish, lined up the edge of the rubber with the edge of the saffron stamped image, and just stamped. Perfect placement!

The rest of this card took a bit of work to design... I created this beautiful 2 step focal panel, but didn't leave a whole lot of room for "other stuff" so it took a bit of finagling to get "just right".    I find I do this alot, I spend a ton of time trying to figure out "what goes where" and it's honestly the most time consuming part of designing a card.  Am I the only person that obsesses about details like this? >.<

In the end, i'm happy with the way this turned out, and the 2-step stamping technique got alot of wows from my stampers (and from me!).

So, that's 3 cards down, 2 to go!
Thanks for taking a peek!

DETAILS - Products are available for purchase from me  at Stampin' Up

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Three Little Words (sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Rose Red, Subtles patterned paper pack
Ink: So Saffron, Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder,  5/8" Organza Ribbon


  1. Love it. Isn't two-step stamping the best?!? Also love your color combo ... something I would never have concocted myself, and yet, I like it a lot!
    Happy stamping!

  2. This is such a pretty card. I love the So Saffron as the background as it is the more subtle yellow which allows the Rose Red and the colors of the DSP to shine. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

  3. I love this stamp set and you made such a pretty card with it. TFS

  4. Love this color combo, great job. You inspire me!

  5. I love the So Saffron/Rose Red color combination! Very striking! As for the time element involved in card making, I spend hours on the design aspect, too. You are not alone! LOL

  6. Ok, I think I picked my favorite!! LOVE the awesome color combo you used. So happy and fun! I think you may have just convinced me to buy that stamp set, too....uh oh! So pretty! :)


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