I’m really looking forward to stamping with friends at the Library this afternoon. Our little library, a converted fire station and non-county run library is just so awesome. It’s staffed totally by volunteers and is only allowed to be open 3 days/week for 3 hours each day. Since the county who used to claim us does still pay the insurance and rent they get to make those requirements.
My library “Stamping for Adults” class has been going on since February of 2004–when we were a county library. We make two cards each month, envelope included. There are somewhere between 4 and 12 participants normally and we all share supplies around the table, chatting or watching while waiting each stamper’s turn.
This month’s cards are to remind Mother Nature that we’re done with winter and are looking forward to spring. We had several inches of snow just a few days ago!
This is a clean and simple card with only a few steps from start to finish.
- Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, attach 3 rows of 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ strips of Whisper White card stock on the diagonal, starting with the bottom strip. Turn the card over and trim the excess lengths with Paper Snips.
- Stamp the flowers from the Petal Palette stamp set, using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, on a 3″ x 4″ scrap of Whisper White card stock. Color the flowers and leaves using Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Markers or pick up the ink from the lid of the same color stamp pads with an Aqua Painter.
- Use the Big Shot and Petals & More Thinlits to die cut the image. Attach it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Using PearPizzazz classic ink, add a greeting and a few Glimmer Dots and you’re done.
If you’re in the Sonora/Twain Harte/Sugar Pine/Mi Wuk Village/Sierra Village/Long Barn/Pinecrest areas, visiting or living, please join us when you can. It’s always fun stamping with friends at the library.