Card Buffet, Cards, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey

February Card Buffet Part 1

Welcome back to my blog!

I’m  running a bit behind my goal to get 2 blog posts in a week but determined to make this week work. Life is still just upside down enough that I also am not getting my samples done as early as I’d like but I’m improving.

Most months of 2017 I will be offering a Card Buffet on the last Saturday of the month. It will include 8 cards for $1 each & you can make as many as you like. Now in order to keep it budget friendly these are simple, basic cards with just a touch of WOW. Also at this price point everyone is required to bring their own adhesives. It works really well & leftover card kits are modified either for Cards for the Troops or the Salvation Army to bless others.

In this post, I am highlighting the first 4 cards.

   

These cards feature our FSJ ATS stamps, perfect size for quick cards as well as Artist Trading cards and very affordable for starting your stamp collection. I also used our newest embossing folders for a bit of dimension. Fun! You can check out the newest products in the Bloom This Way mini catalog, but you’ll need to hurry as this is the last month before the Spring into Summer catalog launches April 1st.

  

These cards are so yummy! I cased the butterfly idea from a fellow coach because it’s so pretty. If you are not a Bloom Box subscriber you are going to have to wait a couple of months to purchase the butterfly. Bloom Boxes are so much fun & at $24.95 plus shipping a great way to treat yourself to a new stamp set & 4 cards kits, plus learn some new techniques each month. Bloom Boxes are a 6 month minimum commitment. You’ll get to play with brand new stamp sets a full 3 months before they are released for everyone to buy.

I used Panpastels on both of these cards for the fabulous bold color. On the banner card, I stamped the background in clear pigment ink & then colored with the Panpastels. The butterfly is stamped in Black Licorice & then colored.

 

Thanks for popping by! Stay tuned for Part 2 of the February Card Buffet.

Cards, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey

January’s Card Class

I am still working on consistently updating my classes. Being sick for a couple of weeks in January threw my time table completely off track. Look for updates soon on upcoming classes.

January’s birthday themed card class was a mixture of old & new since I hadn’t received my Fun Stampers Journey starter kit yet. Which actually made if fun to design with a wide mix of company’s products. And since I had so much fun creating the FSJ Spring Fling bunny card for Nora’s birthday, I figured why not have it for class too.

These top 2 cards were just plain fun. The one on the left was cased from a Pinterest post and of course switched up a bit with cloud dies from another company & using one of the clouds for the sentiment. My vellum was packed so I grabbed a tracing paper pad & used the parchement paper instead. Pre-packing to stage the house means I don’t have access to everything.

 

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The 2nd set of cards were also cased from Pinterest. I believe the originals were brayered but these are sponged. And because we punched out the circle from the mask to sponge the cattail card, the circle got used in the plane card above. I love using elements this way to stretch creative supplies.

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As much as I love creating original designs, caseing comes in handy when I am in a pinch. CASE stands for copy & share everything. When I case I try to change it up a bit. Feel free to case my artwork. Please be mindful of the copyright posted below.

Have a Blessed Week!

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