Well, today was Stamp Club. We were to start at 10:00 a.m., and by the time most of the girls got here it was pushing 10:30. I had one who was out of town, and at the last minute, I called my sister to come over. Carrie had left a comment on yesterday’s post about my tag and her earring being the embellishment. Carrie is not a stamper – she’s a cross-stitcher. She’s bought stamps, I’ve given her supplies, but she has never really gotten into the stampin’ thang. Today was the first day she actually had sat down and made a card.

Carrie Stamping

This next picture I told Mallory I was definitely putting on my blog. She had come in and sat down next to her Aunt Carrie and needless to say Mallory had to start acting silly.

Carrie and Mallory

The tag I showed you on Friday was their last project of the day. I think the girls had a great time looking through all the old jewelry to find their embellishments. I had two other cards for them to make today.

SC A Song of Spring

This was the first time this set had seen ink. I stamped the bird in Archival Jet Black, and then water colored with reinkers. Something quite interesting happened while I was water coloring the image. I had too much red on the bottom, and the blue wasn’t quite dry and bled into the red. To offset the running blue, I decided to paint just a touch of River Rock and look what color I got – a peachy looking color!

Stamps: Flannel Plaid and Spring Song by Stampin’ UP!

Paper: Canson Watercolor; SU Soft Sky and Blue Bayou

Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; SU Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red

Accessories: Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Watercolor Brush; Brads; Ribbon; Mounting Tape

This last card, I can’t say that I am really happy with. I finished it up late Friday night and I loved the image, but the background was driving me nuts. I stamped Perfect Plum on Pale Plum paper. My Club Ladies today stamped Pale Plum on Pale Plum, and the effect was much softer and a much prettier card. For the image, I stamped the lilacs, then over stamped the script and sponged the edges.

SC My Friend

Stamps: Rubbernecker Valentine Collection How Do I love Thee SKU:246-13 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company; Blossoms Abound and Flannel Plaid from Stampin’ UP!

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Basic Gray

Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks; SU Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Always Artichoke

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch; Ribbon; Mounting Tape; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

I hope each of you had a great day. When my Club Ladies left around 4:30, I crashed on the couch and had a nice long nap.

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