Sunday, July 27, 2014

July Shoebox

Today I will share the wonderful cards from our July Shoebox Swap. I meet monthly with a terrific group of ladies and this month we all brought a technique to share. What a fun day we had!
Jay-Dee Veach - Polished Stone
 Although Jay-Dee's card didn't use SU! stamps, and the scan doesn't do it justice, this is the Polished Stone technique. Use alcohol on a cotton ball, drop a few drops of  classic re-inker and a metallic re-inker, then 'pounce' the color on glossy card stock. It's really beautiful in real life!
Marilyn Moseley - Sponged Background
Marilyn used 3 colors of classic ink refill on a make-up wedge and 'swirled' the color on Whisper White card stock. It makes a beautiful background for Lovely as a Tree! I can see this with fall colors and the large oak tree from this set.
Sue Komberec - Felted Napkin
Sue used a gingham napkin, separated the layers and then used 'cheapo' plastic wrap between the card stock and the napkin. We ironed the 'sandwich' until the plastic wrap fused the napkin to the card stock. Great effect, especially with the retired set that Sue chose!
Jen Hern - Shaped card
Jen used the Daydream Medallions and the Floral Frames Framelits to create this Sunflower shaped card. It actually opens because you score the large layer and then adhere it to the back layer (although you can't see that in this pic). Great use of the Framelits to make a super card!
Dawn Bristlin - 2-step Stamping
 Dawn used the new Flower Patch stamp set and the Flower Flair Framelits to create this great 2-step stamping card. She used new In-Colors for the flowers and colored the button with Blendabilities. This card is so cheerful.
Mary Lou Nelson - Marbles
 Mary Lou used 3 marbles and re-inkers to create this great background. Put the marbles in a container that can be closed. Add re-inkers and close the container. Then 'shake' the container as the marbles roll around in the ink, it creates this terrific background!
Jeri Cyr - Shaving Cream
For this technique, take hubby's shaving cream (not gel) and fill a paper plate. Smooth it out and then add a few drops of re-inker (I used 2 colors) and with a skewer, swirl the color around. Then lay your card stock on the shaving cream. Lift it off and put a second sheet of card stock on top (you will get 2 sheets to use). Once you separate the 2 pieces of card stock, use a paper towel in a swirling motion to remove the excess shaving cream.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and techniques and that you are inpired to create and share some of your own. Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time....Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. We always have so much fun together at the shoebox swap! I loved all the techniques everyone shared! I look forward to seeing everyone again! ... and the cherry cheesecake you made was soooo delicious!!!!! :)