Sunday, 1 August 2010

New August club stamps from Little Claire

Here are a couple of cards made with a great new stamp set from Little Claire.  The Lazy Days set is available here as the August Club set - if you fancy joining the club you simply buy the current set and sign up to receive the new stamp/ set for 6 months, it also entitles you to 10% off all your other purchases.  You can also see all the fab cards from the other DT members on a slideshow and in the gallery on the Little Claire site.

My first card was made using the little washing line stamp from the set, curved slightly on the stamping block (they're clear stamps so they bend nicely).  I stamped it onto ivory linen card, then again onto plain white card.  Coloured the shorts on the plain white card with promarkers, cut them out, then turned them over and rubbed an embossing tool over them just to give them a little bit of dimension.  Then I covered them in glossy accents and once set, glued them into place using pinflair glue.  The sentiment stamp is also from the set, mint and brown cardstock from my stash.

For my second card I've used the hammock stamp from the set, coloured with promarkers and paper pieced using gingham paper.  The papers are Making Memories, cardstock is coredinations and again used the sentiment stamp from the set.

I'm entering my hammock card for a couple of challenges: Donna's Den (green) and One Stop Craft (patterns).

**I have blog candy at the moment - click the link at the top right if you'd like to enter**


mckinkle said...

Really lovely cards Lisa, the washing line is such fun!

Lovely cas style that I wish I could do!

Keryn x

Helen said...

Great cards - the stamps are really good for those 'hard to make' men's cards.

Helen x

MARY B said...

Love what you have done with this set. Mary x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards, them both....great paperpiecing!
xxx Margreet

Lori said...

Love these cards Lisa. But the first is such a simple design it's just stunning, awesome job!

Lindsey said...

These are so gorgeous Lisa. I love the simplicity of the first card and the paper piecing looks fantastic on the second.
How rae you today?

Linds xx

MissyB said...

Hi Lisa,

Love the cards, they are both really great.


missyb x

coops said...

2 fantastic cards lisa.the washing line one is the glossy accents and the clean and simple layout.the hammcok one is brillaint.great image and love the colours and layout.

xx coops xx

Faye said...

I love both these cards, both different but both fab. xx

Georgina said...

Both cards are great. I really like the glossy accents finish. Great colour combinations.

gina g said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Jackie said...

Both cards are fab but I love the simplicity of the washing line one :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh these are gorgeous but my fave is the shorts on the line, wonderful.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, I really love both cards, the washing line one is fab! Love what you have done with the glossy accents. hugs Heidi xx

Chrissie said...

Both of these cards are just fabulous. I think I must check out these stamps!
Thanks so much for joining us in our patterns challenge at OSCC this week!

Carrie said...

What simple mens cards...this is FANTASTIC!!! I have such a HUGE problem doing mens cards lol...

Thanks for playing at one stop crafts xx

Donnas Den said...

Lovely card, Lisa. I just received this stamp today and joined the club.

Thanks for joining us over at Donna's Den of Crafts and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

Debs said...

Beautiful cards Lisa
Love the washing line - fab idea!
Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Louise said...

Fab cards Lisa x

Elsina said...

I only just found your blog. I am always looking for more inspiration to make great cards. Love these especially the top "happy birthday" one. I like the clean crisp style and colors.