if you're interested in testing out this card making hobby, taking a live class is great! There are a ton out there, check out your local Michael's, Joann's or local craft store. Other options are paper supply stores like paper source or your city's park and rec center.
Paper source's class was reasonably priced ($28) and they supplied all the materials and tools! (#bonus!)
If you have some supplies and want to go the online route for classes check out:
Here are the cards and small projects I made at the paper source class. The class was made even better with a friend :)
Here is a card for a baby shower I made recently for a friend who is having TRIPLETS!
I die cut and stacked about five die cut pink and blue colored card stock and then added a white card stock on top of each "row". I decided to keep this a CAS (clean and simple) card. Inside sentiment is using the hero arts cut and stamp alpha set I've used for the last few projects.
Overjoyed for my friend and her husband for their little ones on the way!
die: memory box
card stock: Simon says stamp (blue), neenah (pink) and neenah (solar white)
Ink: memento tuxedo black
a big project I did recently was making save the dates for my sister. I did the prep in stages,
First was all the paper cutting. I saved my paper trimmer by going to kinkos to cut my paper in half to make it easier to die cut. Then I used my spellbinder rectangle dies to cut down my paper into various layers.
I also cut through neenah solar white for my die cut hearts and then inked blended with antique linen and vintage paper to give a sandy look. (I still have the callous from the blending :-l)
On my lightest panel I also ink blended with a starfish stencil for dimension and slightly tone on tone.
In the heart I inked two starfish, one in red, the other purple (my sister's colors!)
For the text I used a hero arts alphabet stamp set. Hardest part was to get the spacing to fit the center panel. To make this project easier on myself I broke down and got the MISTI. Oh my goodness. Thank you MISTI. This project was hard enough but the MISTI saved me a lot of heartache with spacing and repeat stamping. #yay
To embellish I added wink of stella to the red and purple starfish. I added purple, red and blue enamel dots by doodlebug.
Simon says stamp card stock:
Still working through my most recent cards in the last few months.
Here I did another water color set using my prisma watercolor pencils.
Have you ever had a stamp set you haven't used in a while and forgot how to use it? Well that was this set for me. The set is from rubberneckerstamps. I picked up the set last year at the scrapbook expo in my area.
The stamp has two pieces, the petals and the outline. Well I embossed the outline first and thought "oops!". I should have colored the petals first (usually use my distressed markers and add water). Then adding the outline over it gives a more abstract look.
Well, I kept going which is where the water color pencils can't in play. I filled in the petals with yellows, oranges and reds abd blended with my water brush. Still came
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