Monday, August 1, 2011

Snow Much Fun

      I have finally been able to start a monthly stamp club.  I’m so very excited about it!  Until now, I haven’t been able to get enough people together on the same evening to start a club.  Persistence pays off…finally!  Yay me!

      I wasn’t quite sure just where to begin with this group.  It’s a very diverse group of ladies and I think that’s going to make it so much fun and, yet, a bit more of a challenge.  Everyone is on a different level of stamping.  Well, I decided to start easy and explore the Blender Pen.  Along with the pen, we explored the use of different color mediums.


     For this cute snowman card, we used Watercolor Pencils.  I love how you can use the pencil to outline the image and then use your Blender Pen to move the pencil around.  I don’t know why I don’t use these pencils more often?  We, also, made the cute little altered envelope to fit a 4.25” square card.  Check out this previous post for more details.  BTW, I checked with out post office and these envelopes ARE mailable (is that a word?), however, there will be an additional 20 cent fee because it will have to be hand-cancelled.  They can’t send the square sizes through the machine (something about not feeding through the machine 100_3481correctly).  Anyway, good to know!  I can make as many of these as I want now!  And they are so much fun to make!!

     Here is the card that didn’t make the stamp club cut.  Same layout…I just didn’t like the colors of this guy’s hat along with the Nautical Expedition DSP.  Both are such cute cards. 

     I did one more card for our meeting.  We made an easel card.  I’ll show you that next time.  The ladies seemed to like the projects.  My first stamp club meeting was a success!  Now…what to do next month???

     Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to break out the Watercolor Pencils or simply use a medium that you haven’t used in awhile.  You’ll be glad you did.



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  1. Congratulations on getting your Stamp Club started Leslee. I run one too and they are so much fun and something to look forward to every month. I love your first club project! A super cute image and a great technique ♥

  2. Super cute cards, Leslee! I bet your club girls loved learning this technique! One that every standard of card maker loves to try! Hugs xxaxx PS Love the image! xxx