Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A bit of fun with the STARS

Many of you know I began a local stamp club ages ago called STARS (Stellar Triangle Area Rubber Stampers).  Last Thursday night it was my turn to come up with a project so I decided to use some IKEA frames I had left from another class.  Our swap for the month was to make at least one large background, any technique, that would be cut up to share.  So I suggested we take it a step further and use hand punches and die cuts to create flowers to decorate these frames.

I had made several 11x17 sheets and used a vine die cut so everyone had a base for their flowers.  My color palette was made up of greens & blues with a little raspberry thrown in for good measure.  I'd also made sheets with other colors of course.  Those of you familiar with my "motherboard" will recognize the dimensional pearls and dabber dots & stripes you see on flowers in all these photos.

We began with ink pads to color the frames, then punched oodles of flowers.  One of the girls brought lots of hand punches with the tiniest flowers you've ever seen, and those were a huge hit.

I had asked another member to bring along her Big Kick and a few more flower dies, which she did, so no one was standing around waiting for anything.  In the above photo you'll notice lots of dimension created by curling the petals on each flower. 

No two were alike, which is always the case with this group of talented ladies.  Our backgrounds were also different.  There was overstamping in brown (rather than the black I always use), embossing, textures, even inking and painting over scrapbook papers.  Clever girls!!

For the members who couldn't be with us this time, you missed a LOT of fun!  For those that came, thanks for playing along.  And for those of you out of town and out of state, wish you were closer!

1 comment:

  1. I wish I was there these frames are too cute. Love them.


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