Monday, July 19, 2010


Because I Care - July Make and Take 1

This is the first card that my guests made at the July Make & Take. It uses one of the new Hostess sets. To get a Hostess Set you have to hold a workshop and sell at least $150 worth of merchandise and you will earn one Level 1 Hostess Set and $15.00 of FREE merchandise! Contact me or your local demonstrator for more information on holding a workshop. Now for the card that we made. Take a look:

Stamps: Because I Care
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink: Black Stazon, Early Espresso
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Die, Stampin Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Up Markers: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise

The card base is Marina Mist cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". A piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4 " x 5 1/4" was run through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions die and adhered to the card front.

The image panel is a 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. The hydrangea image from Because I Care was stamped in Black Stazon. Since we are coloring this in you want to use Stazon because it is a permanent ink and the lines won't bleed when you go to color in your image with the markers. If you used the classic Basic Black ink you might have trouble with the lines bleeding when coloring in your image.

I used Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, and Tempting Turquoise markers to color in the flower.

Note: When using Stampin Up markers start coloring with the lightest color, then add your darker shadows, and after the ink has dried go over the entire thing again with the lightest color. This helps to blend the colors on your image better. If you let the ink dry completely before repeating the lighter color you won't have any problems with the color on the image contaminating your marker.

The White Gel Pen was used to highlight the centers of the hydrangea blooms. Then little dots of Crystal Effects were placed over each of the White Gel Pen dots and Dazzling Diamonds glitter was added. I knew if I didn't put glitter on this card one of my guests would say "It needs some sparkle!". The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink in the bottom right hand corner of the card.

This image panel was then adhered to a piece of Maria Mist cardstock cut at 2 3/4" x 4" and then to a panel of Early Espresso cardstock cut at 2 7/8" x 4 1/8". This was adhered to the card front using Stampin Dimensionals.

I love using this beautiful new Hostess Set and plan on making lots of cards with it. Come back tomorrow to see another Make and Take! Have fun stamping!