Thursday, August 30, 2012

2011 August Card Class- Summer Silhouettes

This is the final card we made during August card class. 

It features the stamp set entitled "Summer Silhouettes" found on page 82. 
The card base is River Rock, and the mat is Basic Black.  I punched one side of the mat with a border punch.  The stamped images are stamped in River Rock ink and Basic Black ink.  The butterfly is stamped from the Pappillon Potpourri stamp set on page 115, then punched out with the new butterfly punch found on page 184.  The greeting was stamped and then "flagged" using the square punch found on page 183. 
Very striking card.....

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2012 August- Paper Pierced Card

This is the third card we made in August card class.  It features paper piercing techniques using the new paper piercing templates.

We made this using the large 2 1/2" circle punch, a small heart punch, a large heart punch, and the scalloped border punch. We assembled the card front and then pierced it using the paper piercing templates on page 181 with the new paper piercing tool and the new stampin pierce mat.  Then it was mounted on a Rich Razzleberry card base. Doesn't the piercing just finish this card nicely?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 August Scrapbooking Class- Layout 3- Word Search

This is the third layout we made during Augusts Scrapbooking Class.

It features a Word Search puzzle as the title- how cool is that! 

I just used an Excel spreadsheet and formatted the letters in a way that I could have it spell out my title! 

This layout features my sons, now grown men, when they were just 6 and 8 years old.....talk about a trip down memory lane for me!  A journalling card with "fill in the blanks" was a cute addition.  I used "foam candy" under the photo and just used permanent bic markers to color them to match my layout. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

2012 August Card Class- card two- Pretty Postage Emboss Resist

This is the second card we made in August card class. 

It features two techniques.  The card base  technique is called " Artist Canvas" and is achived by rubbing the ink pad direct to paper and then filling in the open areas with a coordinating color and a sponge.  The colors used here were Crumb Cake and Midnight Muse.

The focal image features the "Emboss Resist" technique and is achieved by stamping an image with clear embossing powder and versamark.  Heat set with the heat gun.  Then using sponges sponge color all over the image as desired.  Here i used Midnight Muse and Soft Suede.  Then use a dry papertowel to remove the excess ink from the embossed areas.

My girls LOVED this card....so much fun!