For last night’s Stamp Club meeting, I had been asked to show a simple example of dry embossing. Stampin’ Up! has lots of great brass embossing templates that coordinate wonderfully both with their stamp sets and their Designer Series Papers.
For last night’s project, I used the stamp set, Eastern Blooms, and the Classy Brass Template, Floral Frenzy, which coordinates will the stamps in the Eastern Blooms set. I chose the Designer Series Paper bundle from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, which has a couple of designs that coordinate well with the stamps and brass template, and homed in on the Certainly Celery paper with the floral design.
As you can see in the picture on the right, I embossed the sprig of flowers on the right side of the top of the card and stamped its stamping cousin on the other side. I also embossed a flower in each of the scallops that I punched using the Scallop Edge Punch. While the line of flowers in the brass template doesn’t quite match the scallop edge punch (it was designed well before the scallop edge punch), it was really easy to move the brass just a bit for each emboss. I finished the card by attached a strip of the Designer Paper on the bottom of the inside of the card and just above the scallops on the front of the card, with some Whisper White Satin Ribbon to "tie it off" nicely.
Note that I did not stamp a greeting on this card. It’s so versatile that you can use it for just about any occasion. I just love to write my own message on the inside of a card, and not feel obligated to follow the dictates of a stamped or printed greeting.
Now that you’ve seen quite a few of the projects that I’ve been doing for my Stamp Club, wouldn’t you like to join the next one?! I will be starting a new Stamp Club very soon, and would love to have some new members. It’s not just that I’d love to share previous projects with the new club members. What I really like is that every one of you has a different idea of what you’d like to learn. And that helps me be creative in trying to get the best project for each stamp club meeting.
Now’s the time to sign up for a club!! Call (808.854.6145) or e-mail me for more information. Have I mentioned that the phone number is an AT&T cell phone number? Most of you can call that number with your cell phone at no charge!!! So don’t hesitate to punch in (that’s the 21st century term for "dial") that number!