Monday, February 27, 2012

February Technique Class Cards

This month's technique class was a lot of fun!

We had Kathy join us this month and we sure hope that she enjoyed the class and comes back again!

The first tutorial was on distressing.  We used inks and sponges, a distressing tool, and embossing folders to distress the various parts that made up this lovely card.

This is a great card for any occasion- note that there is purposefully no greeting on the front.

Stamps:  Forever Young
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Punch:  Eyelet Border
Accessories:  Antique Brad
Colors:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Inks:  Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Tools:  Big Shot, Distresser, Paper Piercer, Bone Folder

The second tutorial was on Bouncing Brayer and Burnished Glitter,  We basically used two techniques on one card.  The bouncing brayer technique made the amazing background for our guitar player, and the shimmer silver star is made using the burnished glitter technique.

Now I know that the stamp and the cardstock we used were retired but when the girls specifically request a card for a teenage boy....sometimes you have to dig into your stash of awesome retired stuff to give them what they ask for. 

Stamps:  Extreme Guitar (retired) Happiest Birthday Wishes
Die:  Stars #2
Accessories:  dimensionals
Colors:  Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Inks:  Stazon Black, Brilliant Blue, Black Classic
Tools:  Big Shot, Brayer, Bone Folder, Sponge

The third tutorial was the Quilt Card.   We used designer series paper and Tombow adhesive to make a "quilt" 

I love how the greeting is popped up in the center adding interest and dimension and the ends are clipped like a flag.  

Stamps: Messages For Mom
Die:  Top Note
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Accessories:  Ruffled Ribbon, Everyday Enchantment Brad, Glue Dot, Dimensionals
Colors:  Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Inks:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Tools:  Big Shot, Bone Folder, Scissors, Sponge
Punch:  1 1/4" square

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