I spent some time a week ago on Saturday at a Make 'n' Take class put together by my friend Tina Dowty, a Stampin Up demonstrator and Cathy Trumbo, who is also a Stampin Up demonstrator. They do a once a month card class in Rocklin. It is about a 3 hour class and for a small fee we get the opportunity to make 8 cards during this time frame.
All of the paper pieces, ribbon, string, are pre-cut and there are examples for us to use as a guide for putting together our cards. We do get to do some of our own crafting, such as stamping the sentiments for the cards, inking the cards if it is a stamped card, and punching out flowers or cutting out butterfly's, whatever the card design calls for. We are free to use our own artistic license in putting the cards together, and we are not required to do them exactly as the examples show.
These are the cards we did this month.
These two were fun. The background paper we stamped on was printed with stars and dots. We inked the sunburst and then sponged over it. When we were done, we wiped off the ink so the stars and dots came through. It was a cool technique. A die-cut of the word happy and stamping the word birthday and we got a cute little birthday card.
These two were our first stamping project for the afternoon. We stamped the butterfly and then used a framelit die to cut out the butterfly. On the background white we inked some scattered dots and a couple of opaque small butterflies. We put some pearls down the center of the butterfly and used some pop dots to raise it off the background. We stamped Happy Birthday along the bottom and then mounted this on some pink card stock and then on craft paper cards. A beautiful little card.
These two cards were our 2nd inking project of the day. It was a layered flower stamp set using pinks, corals, greens, and yellows. It also uses a yellow ribbon to tie everything together.
The final project was a paper piecing project using some reversible paper. That nice thing about them is you can use both sides of the papers to complete your card. This one included a couple different sizes of punched flowers and as a background to the printed papers we had an embossed background in white that was mounted on a black card stock. All of the cards had pearls or jewels/gems of some sort to give them some sparkle.
See you next time! Until then, Imagine, Create, and Enjoy!