Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Creative Images Meeting

We had six members at last night’s meeting, but only four exchange cards.  Jeannie brought a guest, Phyllis, someone I’ve known almost 9 years, though we hadn’t seen each other in years.  Jeannie sent me and Therese an e-mail that Phyllis would be there, or we would’ve just looked at each other wondering where we knew each other from.  Nice lady.  Hope she joins us. Phyllis is a total newby to stamping!

Our exchange card theme this month was “Embossing,” and everyone did at least some on their cards.  Our project, since Herman is no longer with us, was to make new name tags.  First up, the cards.  Pam’s card is in black and white, a flower shop, with the honeycomb embossing folder at the bottom, sponged for contrast. 


Ella used a different embossing technique, embossing green glitter for the flower sprays.  She fussy cut the little girl for a lovely focus point.


My card also used the honeycomb embossing folder.  I sanded it lightly to reveal the white core of the cardstock.  I ran some brown and peach CS and a piece of the bee paper through the folder, too, then cut out little hexagons to attach to the honeycomb.  Sounds tedious, but kind of like piecing on a quilt.  I’ve always liked fussy cutting, too.


Jeannie didn’t know which embossing we were supposed to do, so she did both.  She used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder on the white CS and gold embossing on the butterfly.  Ribbon and feathers and ric rac finished it off nicely.


I was the only one there last night that needed and/or  wanted to make a new name tag, so here I am with Phyllis and my new tag.

Kathy and Phyllis

Here’s a close up.  Yes, that’s a cute little beaver  and pinecone stickers, three layers on each.  They were given to me months ago by Wanda and I kept track of them enough to finally use them.  I had die cut the letters off mirror gold CS with an alphabet set given to me years ago by my Aussie Buddy, Tracy.  I got pearls and glitter CS from Therese.  Everyone enjoyed watching me put it together and I got feedback as I worked along.  It fits perfectly into a plastic badge holder.


That’s it for this month’s meeting.  Thanks for stopping by.

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~* Tracy *~ said...

Love your nametag :)
and your hexie card is lovely, beautiful colour choices too. Yes, it makes me think of quilting.

~* Tracy *~ said...
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Anonymous said...

Hi, Sis. of course you have a cute beaver on your card...what else..! I like the Queen Anne's Lace stamps too...saw that on several cards.

Anonymous said...

Kathy.. Loved the cards. Where are you meeting? Your patience with cutting is incredible.
Great great cards. Hugs

Anonymous said...

As always, great job!!!!!