It's featured stamper time on SCS and this week the featured stamper is Sarah Vrolyk aka Seewah. Sarah had some interesting cards in her gallery, she has a simple and clean style to her stamping. I couldn't decide between 3 of her cards in her gallery which one to make so I ended up making all three. As the cards are of a simple design there don't take toooooo long to make.
The first card I cased was Sarah's "Life Liberty America", I really liked the look of the little tabs with the different words describing what this card was about. I decided to make my card a Father's Day card, I am not sure why on earth I am making Fathers Day cards in June when it is celebrated here in September - but this one called out to me as a fathers day card as I found the striped paper and that does suit a male type card. I wanted to use my word window punch for each word, so I only made my card narrow, basically it is the same size cardstock you would normally use to create a card I just folded it the other way. I had difficultly coming up with different names for "Father", even with a little help from my DH, friend on ICQ and the internet. I really didn't want to resort to using Old Man but I was getting desperate and as all the above had mentioned it I decided ok lets use it. I am sure you will all think of better words I could have used now it is done LOL!
The second one I cased was "Flowers for a Friend", I liked the clean and simple look to this card Sarah had made. As I have to make at least 2 changes to the card you are casing when playing the featured stamper, I decided to change the pink card to cool caribbean and also go with a cat theme rather than flowers - as I like the idea of something solid on those circles. I didn't bother to stamp the dots on my bottom blue panel as Sarah had in hers.
It took me longer to locate the poodle stamp I wanted to use to create this card then it did to actually make the card - arghhhhhhhhhh! And it was right were I thought it was all the time, but I was looking for a different type of stamp - I can tell you there was a lot of muttering go on while looking for it pulling out all sorts of other places it might be. I actually did like the white and blackness of Sarah's "Scent-sational Day" card but of course I had to change two things - and color is always one of the easier things to change so I changed the white to pink. I also decided to go for a "dog" theme this time round, see I have kept the cat & dog lovers happy in this challenge LOL! I used my cricut to create the scallop square and the panel inside it. I also decided replace the flowers with paw prints, I felt it kept better with the theme of the card. I even got my white embossing powder out to emboss the greeting - I do very little embossing these days.
Recipes: Fathers Day Card:
Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps; Happy Father's Day - Stylish Images (Aust)
Paper: Royal Blue; Brown Stripe Flourish - Stamp It (Aust); White
Other: Black Ink; Word Window Punch - SU; Star Brads
Cool Cat: Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley - SU; Cats & Greeting - Pink Cat Studio
Paper: White; Cool Caribbean - SU; Black
Other: Black Ink; Circle Punch; Oval Punch - SU; Oval Punch - Emaginations; Black Eyelets; Black Gingham Ribbon, Scallop Scissors
Pawsitively Fabulous Stamps: Poodle - Bonjour Stamps Kodomo No Kao; Greeting - Pink Cat Studio; Polka Dots & Paisley - SU
Paper: White; Black; Pink
Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink; White EP; Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge; Paw Buttons