Friday, July 20, 2012

Comfort Cafe` Shutter Card

Our second project for our Happy Stampers Club meeting on Wednesday was this shutter card. It looks REALLY hard but is more labor intensive than difficult. You will see why another photo. When I finished the card I wasn't very happy with it. I thought it needed something but wasn't sure what. See what I mean? Kinda blah! So I asked a couple of my stamping ladies what I should do and this next photo is the result...
All I can say is WOW! made a huge difference. It looks even better in person! I guess this would qualify as another Step-it Up project. It doesn't take much to go from blah to WOW!

A big Thank You to Dawn Griffith for a great video tutorial for making this card at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts

I am so struggling with getting the right lighting for my photos right now. I had a chance to purchase a photography light box with 4 backgrounds, lights and tripod for $30 (regular price was $100) and I didn't do it! I am still kicking myself. I will keep looking but if you see something let me know.

For this project I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

  1. Card stock: Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla
  2. Comfort Cafe` Designer Series Paper
  3. Stamp Sets: Creative Elements and Sassy Salutations
  4. Classic Stampin' Pads: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Summer Starfruit
  5. Other: Basic Rhinestones, Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals
This is what the inside of the card looks like. I will probably add a few birthday sentiments to the card before sending it off but didn't have time to do that before Stamping Club. This project took more time than our club projects usually do but was sooo worth it!

The Stampin' Up! Convention is currently under way in Utah so all demonstrators who were not able to attend (me!) are anxiously awaiting news of fun changes to the company we love! So I will keep you posted on anything that will make your stamping experience better. Speaking of better, if you haven't tried the NEW Stampin' Up! Foam Stamp Pads, you are really missing something! It is taking me a little re-learning but I LOVE them! You just lightly tap the stamp on the pad not press and grind like the old ones! The coverage on the stamp is great and the stamped image almost looks printed. They are truly amazing!

Well, that's it for me today! I have a house to clean and some food to cook:( Guess I should be happy I have a house and food, right?!!! Anyway, join me on Sunday evening for the Sunday Night Chit-Chat and I will have our third Stamping Club project for you on Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend! Kat