This weekend was my monthly Stamp A Stack class. The unique thing about this months stack is that normally most of my cards have rhinestones on them but I managed to create an entire stack of cards that didn't need a single rhinestone embellishment.
Two of the cards I taught at my August stack class featured the Thoughtful Branches stamp set that is only available until the end of August.... just a few days away. It is SUCH a beautiful stamp set and one that I highly recommend investing in because it is so versatile.
Here are this months cards.
The first card was made with Thoughtful Branches. It features a simple two step stamped tree that would be perfect for stamping Christmas cards in the upcoming holiday season.
I also used a strip of the Fabulous Foil acetate on this card. One tip I forgot to mention is that when you use this beautiful acetate there is a thin film on it that needs to be removed. Just rub your finger nail on the back corner of the acetate until the film begins to loosen and then gently pull it off.
I added a gold foil circle with a sentiment layered on top of it to match the polka dot pattern of the acetate. This sentiment stamp also comes in the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.
The second card I did also was created with Thoughtful Branches. This one featured this amazing tree that was created with the framelets that come in the Thoughtful Branches bundle. I showed everyone how to use the precision plate and new Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the little pieces in a snap.
I love the subtle colors on this card. a combination of Sahara Sand, Mint Macaroon, Pool Party and Very Vanilla. The little pop of Real Red featured on the small bird stamp is all that is needed to make this card complete.
The next card was also done in shades of blue and green. This card featured a set called The Places You'll Go and was a class favorite for some who attended. This card was super simple and also featured a little touch of Real Red to make it complete. I used the Heart Confetti border punch to create some heart confetti and then I just took three of the largest sized hearts and used glue dots to adhere them to this card to give it just the finishing touch it needed.
The little touches of Red remind me of my friend Lynn who recently moved to the mainland and I am missing her greatly. Lynn hosted a monthly stamp a stack in her home for the past several years and it has been hard adjusting to her not being close. I know when she reads this she will smile and understand why the little touches of RED reminds me of her as well as this card that appropriately says, missing you!
The final card was this beautiful Flourishing Phrases card that many commented looked like a pattern you might find on a Mexican floral embroidered dress. I love the bright colors on this card. Even though it is a card you have to color, the coloring is easy and I love the combination of Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz and Calypso Coral.
My next stamp a stack is the last weekend of September so if you live in Honolulu I'd love to have you join the fun but be sure to let me know early as this is my most popular class and space fills up fast.
Thanks so much to all who came and stamped with me this weekend and also to those of you who enjoyed reading about these cards here on my blog. I look forward to stamping and/or sharing more creative and fun projects with you soon!
Until then, Happy Stampin'