Stamping Sisters Camp - Day 1!


Hello sweet friends!

Welcome to my blog and Day #1 of winter camp!
For the next 4 days, we 4 friends (Barb, Darlene, Jeanette and myself)
will be bringing you a 'class a day' with a fun, interesting,
and definitely unique technique!

We are sharing it to inspire YOU as well!
Maybe it's something you are familiar with
or will be seeing for the first time ~ like me!

This is our camp class line up:

Monday/January 24th  ~ Jeanette @ Creativeplay 
Tuesday/January 25th ~ Kelly @ Sandcastlestamper
Wednesday/January 26th ~ Barb  @ inkingintoretirement
Thursday/January 27th ~ Darlene @ Accordingtobijou

Jeanette gave us these directions:  The idea to feature embossing folders came to me as I was organizing (and purging) my huge collection of embossing folders. I realized I rarely ever use them. It is time they see some action so I knew for my challenge, three things had to be present...

1. The embossing folder/s MUST be the star of the card.

2. No stamped images are allowed on the card.

3. Sentiments are optional.

Today's class is taught by Jeanette and 
I was today years old when I learned AND tried luster rub on! :)

My set of luster rub on paints were definitely full of shimmer and sparkle
and I ended up buying a set that was a little brighter and colorful.
Because of that, I dug through my embossing folders
fully intending at first to do a floral 
(since the yellow/red/greens lended to that)
BUT it was absolutely hideous.
I had a house full of people, cooking, talking, laughing
and just absolutely could not think of another way to make it work.
So I tossed it, went back to the drawing board
(as they still ate, talked, laughed!) and thought 
Grass, sun, sunburst!

And a ta-da moment was born ........
I used a Taylored Expressions starburst embossing folder
and white embossed a sentiment to match.
At first I used my blending brushes (da junky ones!
the luster is absolutely messy!)
but then just switched to my hands and did RUB it ON, as the name says!

And I. was. out. of. black. cardstock!

I used dark purple :)

This card is just okay - not my favorite but not my worst ;)
Definitely a learning curve!

As you can see from my pots, this stuff goes all over!
I need to wipe it down but it was get this up and blogged, first!

And that's it for Camp day #1!
I hope I get at least a C+ :)

This was fun!
Try it out!

And come back tomorrow - I'm the teacher.
Er'body gets an A!



  1. Simply Stunning!!! I LOVE it on the purple! I have the same stencil...and was so tempted to use it to try the pigments...but didn't. I think your card is amazing.

  2. This is beautiful! I love the colors of the sun rays and the TE folder was perfect for this challenge. I know you will make more fun cards in the future with these metallic rub-ons!

  3. Oh my goodness, Kelly, this looks amazing! I love that you used the TE sunburst EF. It goes so well with the colors of rub on... and the purple! Gorgeous in every way!

  4. What an amazing card Kelly, I love the lustre that you've achieved on the sun rays, brilliant design, Kate x