Thursday, September 13, 2007

Technique Club Project



Our monthly Technique Club met this evening with the topic "Tools Don't Count." This is a joke between our group meaning the tools we purchase are non-consumables and we can use them again and again and therefore, should not be subtracted from the stamping budget (similar concept men use when purchasing a new tool to finish a project that they are doing.) I have a friend whose husband won't start a project unless it justifies the purchase of a new tool- lol! Anyway, this is the project that I demo'd. I hadn't actually lost my mojo when I tried to make this card but I'll tell you it was mighty tired and weary!!!! So I relied on the talented Beate Johns to inspire my SU creativity. You can find her card here that gave my mojo the will to stamp on... Anyway, this card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 but the folded card actually only measures 5 1/2 x 3". We used the perforated cutter from the Cutter Kit so the last 2 1/2" can be removed and used as a bookmark. Not a new idea, but new to everyone in the Technique Club which was neat. The other tool that this card features is the Color Spritzer Tool to add the Chocolate Chip speckles on the Sahara Sand panels. This tool went over very well, too. The card is pretty straight forward and that was good since tonight's club met on a "School Night." Heading for Birmingham tomorrow so may not have time to post. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and remember to Take Care!

Bookmark card recipe
Stamps: Garden Silhouette, Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker
Accessories: 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, 5/8 Chocolate Chip ribbon, Kraft taffeta ribbon, Mat Pack, paper piercer, Color Spritzer Tool, Cutter Kit, Circle punches, slot punch

8 comments:

Tex said...

Although I don't have it, I just love that image. It looks especially lovely here ... and the glitz is a perfect addition!

~Tex

Jill said...

Great bookmark card. I really love that flower image.

Linda McClain said...

What a great card. The spritzer tool is one of my favorite but still underutilized tools. Great card.

Hulda said...

I need to try this some day. Love thecolor combo you chose for this one!
I got my blog candy today!!! Thank you so much, it's awesome!
Have a nice weekend!

Debby Winters said...

How Pretty! I love the bookmark idea although I have never tried one. I really want to now!

Beckie said...

Beth....
I love your motto! Tools don't count. I am totally going to use that one! Great card too. I love that cutting kit. Mostly, I just love saying "perforating"...cool word!

Rose Ann said...

What a gorgeous project!! I love it!

Theresa said...

I love your "tool" rule!!! Gotta remember that one! You created a lovely card!