February Bloom/Card Class
I still think life is trying to sidetrack me since there is so much going on in all areas. My goal is to have samples up & ready for sneak peeks a couple of weeks ahead of time and have 1-3 blog posts a week. I’ll get there.
February’s Bloom Class was lot’s of fun. We made 2 sympathy & 2 get well cards to add to our stashes. Since life has been such a ruckus, I decided to stick to the card design that we used for Angel Club. These first 2 are light & bright. Sympathy cards don’t have to be dreary & dark & Get Well cards should be bright & cheery & bring a ray of sunshine to the recipient. Since I am still on limited Fun Stampers Journey supplies, the embossing folders are from my stash. All the cards use sentiments from the Little Big Greetings stamp set SS-0052.
I used ATS stamps Rose Garden AT-0025 and Sweet Chirp AT-0104. I love the ATS Collection in the catalog. There are many choices to fit any style or occasion, they are very affordable at $7.95 and some of them have matching dies that are also affordable. This makes building a stamp collection very budget friendly & when you are hostess, you can earn these stamps for free. The Rose Garden card uses Watermelon Fusion, Pretty Amethyst & Whip Cream cardstocks & I colored the stamp & sentiment with Tombow markers. The Sweet Chirp card uses Lemon Grass, Kiwi Slice & Whip Cream cardstocks & I stamped the image with Lemon Grass & the sentiment with Kiwi Slice fusion inks.
I have been working to include cards in each class that are more masculine or appropriate for anyone. I think these 2 cards on Oatmeal Cookie cardstock bases work well to achieve that goal. I used ATS collection stamps Artful Feathers AT-0115 (this set has feathers in 3 sizes, I used the largest) and Psalm 91:1 AT-0100 (this is a 2 stamp set that includes the bird & the scripture verse). On the Artful Feathers card I used Grape Fusion and Buttercream cardstocks. The sentiment & feather were colored with Tombow markers. The Psalm 91:1 card uses Huckleberry Fusion cardstock & ink. I stamped the bird on Buttercream cardstock & fussy cut the image out (sorry no die for this one). I also used the Journey Circle dies DI-0039 & the Journey Oval dies DI-0042 to complete these cards.
Fun, quick & easy designs with a variation on the basic card pattern means you can replenish your card stash in no time.
Have a Fabulously Creative Week!