I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. It is hard to believe it is almost July already! I just wanted to show you the cards we made at my last stamp camp. I tried to keep to a summer theme. The first card below could be used for a wedding gift card or an anniversary. It was so simple to make as we used the Elegant Note (116450, 15 for $9.95) cards and punched out the design. We then just added burgundy paper to the back and dressed it up with some butterflies and a flat backed pearl.
I CASED this card from "The Queen's Scene". The layout was from a challenge she completed. I changed up the colors and stamp set. This was a favorite of a lot of the gals from the stamp camp. I have to admit that I even like it, even though it is blue. (Nothing against blue, I just prefer other colors) The girls had their first experience with 2 step stamping. Two step stamping is really a fun way to add depth and color to your images. It doesn't have to be right on, so it leaves room for individuality.
What is summer without some ice cold watermelon? I found this card on splitcoast stampers. I think it was originally made in 2007 with pink and lime green. I changed the colors up, but kept the layout the same. The watermelon slices were made with the 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches. The seeds were hand drawn on the melons.
I remember when we first came to Texas. We were living in Kingsville and somewhere between there and Corpus Christi was a field of sunflowers. It was so beautiful! I had my husband stop and I went into the field and took pictures. This card reflects my love for sunflowers. The images are Stampin' Up, but I don't recall the name of the stamp set. The sentiment is from the new stamp set Vintage Vogue.
The last card we made was this cute little popsicle card. This is a CASE of a card that Jennifer Jackson made in July of 2009. Once again I found it on splitcoast stampers. I just love looking at everyone's creations. We used the cherry from the Tart and Tangy stamp set and stamped on the card front with Versamark. Versamark makes your stamped image just a little darker than the color you stamp on, kinda like a watermark. The popsicle was made with the tag punch (119866),the bite mark was made with the scallop punch (119854) and the popsicle sticks were made with the word window punch (119857).
Of course Stamp Camp wouldn't be fun without my stamping friends. Here is a picture of a couple of the gals who came last Saturday - Kiara and Judy. We had the best time. There is always room for more so check out my upcoming events and hopefully we will see you there!