Friday, February 27, 2015

CAS Valentine



At most of our classes, Lou and I offer 3 cards or projects.

This is the final card from Lou's February Men's Night Out.

This clean and simple design introduced his class to a new technique:  inking stamps with markers.  Ink, huff, stamp, assemble, done -- the kind of simplicity many stampers enjoy in their card making.

Added bonus:  the participants were delighted that they didn't have to run to a big box store and hunt through racks of mass-produced Valentines, but could proudly say to their honey, "I made this for you".  Proud moments for all.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hearts Abounding

Lou loves variety in his card making.  This is one of his cards done with his February Men's Night Out stamping class.

Details make this card a winner:
* masked and sponged cascading hearts
* classic color combo
* textural elements: Candy Dots, marker outlined heart, dimensionals and sweet paper ribbon

It's a winner in my book!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One-of-a-Kind

My husband Lou is not only my supporting demonstrator, he is a stamper in his own right.  Recently, he started offering a monthly class for men only.  Over the next few days, I will be sharing some of his newest cards.

This is an updated version of a card Lou CASEd a while back from "Stampin' Success", a magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

Don't you just love the mix of textures, colors and shapes?
Sophisticated enough for an experienced stamper, yet simple enough for the neophyte.  This versatile card design is perfect for a wide variety of occasions and recipients.

 Hats off for the hubbie!