Good Morning Stampers,
I’ve started a new Stamper’s Club with some lovely women in Ladner and Tuesday was our first club. We made 3 cards all with sets from the fabulous Spring Mini which I love (too much my wallet says!).
The first card used the new Round Tab Punch to create a basket. This was NOT my idea – I received an adorable card from one of my downline, Lisa Pedrini, using the punch in this fun way and so adapted it for this card. I’m not sure if Lisa thought of the technique or added to a card she’d seen elsewhere but I think it’s brilliant. I’ve seen the basket punched out and then markers were used to create the ‘basket weave". Instead of markers, Lisa used the stamps from the Wonderful Weave set to add the basket weave detail and I thought it was a "SHUT UP" moment (my regular customers will know what that means!).
The handle of the basket uses both the small and large oval punches and the "eggs" are made with the small oval. I’m going to use this design again with flowers in the basket for Mother’s Day.
The second card is a direct CASE from Joan Ness (SCS) using the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set from, what else, the Spring Mini. I love the simplicity of this card and again it uses both the Petals & Paisley’s background paper and the Round Tag Punch.
Lastly, I CASED another card from jpmayo (SCS) using the Petals & Paisley’s paper and the That’s Nice stamp set from the Mini. It also uses the Polka Dots & Petals set as a background design. I love this type of stamp set – it’s like the Little Pieces, Big Pieces and Seeing Spots sets that I also love. I love the colours that she used so I didn’t change it one bit. What fix what "ain’t" broken.
I’ve added some new cards to my gallery – some I’ve received in swaps, others I’ve CASED from the internet from other talented stampers – I give credit to the original artists if I know who they are.
One of my favourite blogs to visit is Tracy Durcan – you can find her blog here. Everytime I click on her blog I find another card to ohhh and ahhh about – her style is elegant, simple and crisp. She knows when to stop adding stuff to her work and always ends up with a stunning card or project. Sometimes less really is more and she proves it time and time again. Just fabulous ideas which she generously shares with us all in blogland.