Every Chapter

Towards the back of the mini catalogue I spotted the Every Chapter stamp set. I say set but it's really one large stamp. Below you can see an image of the set.

I chose it for our February class as I thought we'd mask some or all of the words and possibly add our own. Upon using it, I changed my mind and went down a totally different route.

I'm sharing the cards with you today, but in a different order to which they were made because I'll share my favourite two last. 

On the card I'll show first, you'll see that we stamped and heat embossed on vellum, we then coloured the image on the reverse in Stampin' Blends using deep colours. The reason for this is that the colours appear softer when viewed from the front plus the deep colours ensure that they are not too wishy washy and can be seen.

For the next card we used 7 shades of green from our colour families. The strips are cut 2cm deep and adhered to a piece of cardstock. We then stamped in Versamark and carefully heat embossed the image, taking care not to melt the adhesive we'd used when assembling the strips. The card has been embellished with ribbons and a gem to give the impression of a bookmark. This card is easily made from card scraps.

Next is a card in neutral shades. A base of white, mat of black, topped with crumb cake onto which we randomly stamped the image in Versamark before stamping the image centrally in Memento black. The image has been highlighted using a white gel pen and a chalk pen.

Finally, a more labour intensive card. White base card, a white frame which is raised on adhesive foam strips and attached to the front of the card base, whilst  the inner piece from the frame has been embossed with the 3D Brick and Mortar folder and glued into place.

The image is first stamped onto white card, fussy cut and then cut the cup and glasses from the top and set that to one side. Next I stamped the image onto each of four pieces of coloured card and cut one book from each colour to be paper pieced on top of the white, fussy cut card. This is another card on which you can use up your card scraps. Parts of the image were then stamped again (leaves and flower) onto scraps of white card, coloured, fussy cut and adhered to the front of the books. The whole piece was added to the brick embossed card on stampin' dimensionals.

The cup and glasses which had been set aside, were coloured then fine tip glue was added to the lens of the glasses and left to dry for a few hours. When ready, this was added to the front of the card. It was glued into place rather than on dimensionals, so the cup and glasses appear to be sitting on top of the books.

I'd made four rather different cards from one straight forward stamp and I was quite pleased with the first two shown above and very happy with the last two.

Do you like them? Which is your favourite?

If you'd like to view any of the products use, or to purchase them, simply click on the relevant image below. The list seems extensive but the cards do not require so much product if you use up our cards scraps.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post. 

Happy crafting!


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  1. Fabulous cards Lesley, each card you made is so different! Thank you for giving some great inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments Summer Sunflower!

  2. Absolutely fabulous cards Lesley, what a great class, makes me want to out that set straight into my basket next order x

    1. You are too kind, my friend, but thank you x