I have two Hostess Clubs, one the first Monday of each month and one on the 3rd Friday of each month. It’s a great way for stampers to get together and stamp 3 specially designed cards and have some fun! There is always laughter, joking around and sometimes a little snack. (That’s besides the offerings in my candy jars!)
We rotate the hostess benefits so during each session everyone gets a turn at being the special Hostess! They get all the Hostess rewards and get to pick a special gift from me.
With all that said here are this months cards. I always try to use something new, fun folds and a special technique.
This is not my actual sample. I had a stamper here this morning that could not make it Monday night and she stamped all three cards, but, took my sample card instead of her own!! Opps! Those things happen!
This card uses the kissing technique. However, instead of “kissing” two stamps together, we kissed a background stamp with our new brick embossing folder. After they “kissed” we placed our naturals white cardstock onto the stamp and whala! the image is transferred!
I’m loving this new stamp set called Awesomely Artistic from our new annual catalog!
We did a little sponging and masking on this card. I did get my inspiration from a card I saw on Pinterest. You take a piece of cardstock and tear it making hills and valleys. Starting at the bottom of your soon to be picture you use daubers and pull down the color. (Not sure if I’m describing this correctly, you place your mask on the cardstock for the front of the card covering up most of it. What’s left exposed for the first step is what is now green.)
Then you move your mask around and pull down the mountain color. Always starting on the masked area so that you do not have circles from the dauber. You will repeat a few more times.
When you are happy with your mountains, place a 1 1/4″ circle punch from a post it note, (so that it will stay in place) and have the circle cover part of the mountain. That will give the illusion that your moon/sun is setting. Then I daubered the sky in with bermuda bay, leaving some of the white showing through.
I framed it in elegant eggplant and layered it on bermuda bay cardstock that had been embossed with our Elegant Dots embossing folder. I stamped my verse on crooked, so I gave my stampers the option of stamping it straight or crooked like mine!
Here’s a perfect “kids” card or for someone young at heart! I used the No Bones about It stamp set for this fun pulley card. We did a similar card in one of the breakout classes at Camp Stamp in Oga. It was so much fun I decided I needed to make one with my stampers!
Here is the pulled out card:
One super fun trick with this card that we learned about by mistake. The solid dino matches up with the bones! So, if you stamp the solid image and then stamp the bones over it, you see the shadow of the bones. It looks really neat, you should try it!
That’s all for now. Peter is calling me to lunch!