Friday, August 26, 2011

August Stamp Club: Strength & Hope Scrapbook Page

August's Stamp Club project is a 6x6 scrapbook page using the Strength & Hope Stamp Set (deadline August 31th).  You'll notice the butterfly is several colors.  It's a technique called Rock 'n Roll.  Very easy and will impress all your friends!  The photo mat is 5 1/2 x 4.  

To rock 'n roll with your stamps, you need two ink pad colors.  Start with the lighter of the two, and ink your stamp like you normally would.  Then, gently roll the edges of your stamp around on the darker color ink pad.  Stamp as usual on Whisper White cardstock.  Crumb Cake and Marina Mist is used here.  You will get ink on your wood block--it's ok!  If you are making more than one, clean your stamp so you won't muddy your ink pad. 

Supplies used: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist Ink & Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Strength & Hope, Vintage Vogue Stamp Sets
Modern Label Punch

Some of this months' card swaps...

Z fold card from Frances reveals a hidden message.

 Lighthouse card from Mary.

 Paige stamped this card using the new host set called Simply Soft (p. 12 IB&C). 

 Birthday wishes from Kim.

 Tina made the baby tag.

Nautical card using The Open Seas from Barb with the inside decorated.   

My card swap.   

The brown paper is from Stampin' Up!  No, you can't buy it.  Consider it a free gift with purchase.   No, its not that either.  Its the packing material that SU! uses to protect our orders during delivery.  

The more crumpled the better.  Smooth it out and die cut with the Fun Flowers die.  Stamp as desired.  Here I used Pattern Pieces from the Spring Mini.  Assemble into layered flowers with a brad and attach to the front of your card. 

Happy Stamping! Bye for now, Maria

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