Alex had another party at the weekend... he chose a card from a set that I made a while ago. The cards are the same but different. They all have the same stamp used on them and they all have the same colours but there are little differences on each one. First there are three with a flag which says thank you...
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
We had a lovely crop last Saturday. Lots of chatting, laughter and a bit of scrapping too! The class was a layout page which featured lots of blue! Here are the ladies finished or nearly finished pages. Firstly here is my page, I just love the Prima studs which started out as a frame but we cut them up to make a border for our circle, I also love the ribbon crosses.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
We did two inky technique cards, firstly one made using a block of colour made by blending the Distress Inks together. The top card just had two colours of inks (blue and yellow) but where they overlapped green was created and the lower card had three colours of inks (blue, yellow and pink) and where they overlapped green and purple were also made. We then stamped a bold image in black for a great contrast.
Our second technique used ink blending again but this time the ink was resisted over an embossed area on the card.
Our third card was a simple stamped card, quick but effective with an added touch of Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in the centre of some of the flowers.
Next was a ribbon flower technique which is great for using up those longer scraps of ribbon. Depending on how tight you twist the ribbon gives you different looks.
And last but not least a folding technique to make a stepper card. Great because it folds flat to post so can go as a normal letter (rather than large letter) as long as you don't embellish it too heavily!
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Above is Carole's card. She used the recess in the shadowbox to great effect with some lovely handmade flowers. She has given me a little tutorial on how to make the flowers so I am sure they will feature on a card or a layout soon!
Next we have Carolyn's card with some really pretty stamped flowers and butterflies.
Marie made this bright flower from scratch. Isn't the combination of pink and orange a great contrast to the black?
And last but not least Sue (number 2 Sue... I have 3 who come to the card classes!) remade the shadowbox in white and made this beautiful anniversary card. She did a beautiful job of decorating the inside too... what lovely handwriting!
Monday, 23 May 2011
I have so many photos to upload onto the blog from various events so I will make a real effort to get up to date. So today here are the cards from our March card class. (I said I was behind!) If you want to join us the classes are on the second Friday of each month. There is an afternoon and an evening session so you can choose the one that suits you best. The class is held in Fareham Hampshire. If you want more information please get in touch.
Ok to the cards... Three of the five cards followed our sketch, I wonder if you can work out what the sketch was from the cards? Answers on a postcard!
For our first card there was a choice of colour-ways and the technique was using multiple colours on one stamped image.
Our second card used our colours for the day, hot pink with black and white. I am sure you will agree they make a stunning combination! I won't tell you how we made the pink flowery strip... that would give all our secrets away!
Next a Mother's Day card... April 3rd 2011 if you didn't know.
I taught the ladies the cool ribbon folding technique that I have put instructions for on the blog here
And finally we made a shadow box. We didn't decorate it but the ladies can do that for homework if they want to and bring to show and tell next time! Only if they want to of course... no pressure!