It’s been a very relaxing weekend – enjoying the sunshine, reading my book and entertaining some overseas guests. I haven’t done any stamping this weekend but that’s OK.
My monthly card classes have started again for the year and here are the first two projects the ladies made. They have to make some choices for these cards – a bit tough for the first class 🙂
With lots of wedding anniversaries this month that was our first theme. It’s been awhile since I made a Folded Paper Frame so that’s what we made. There were two choices of patterned paper for the frame and then two choices for the background – decisions, decisions.
Falling in Love DSP or the Falling Petals Embossing Folder on Blushing Bride cardstock
The stamp set is Bloomin’ Love and the sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set. The flowers are cut out with the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits. Our card base is Sahara Sand and the ink is Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride. The heart is heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder.
Our next project combines a couple of techniques – emboss resist, sponge braying and paper piecing to create a beautiful card. More decisions had to be made before we started – which paper design to use, which image and which colour – Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy.
I’ve used the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper for the emboss resist (check out page 172 of the Annual Catalogue) To get the colour onto the cardstock ink up a sponge brayer and roll away. I found that it was best to roll the brayer backwards and forwards in different directions rather than up and down so that you don’t get ink lines.
The dresses, hats and umbrella are stamped with Memento Ink on In Colour Envelope Paper then cut out and adhered on the already stamped image. This is called Paper Piecing. We then coloured in her skin with Watercolour Pencils and blended the ink with blender pens. Very easy but very effective.
I love the Stitched Framelits and they work perfectly with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I also used the Layering Square Framelits and just cut a square for the stamped image.
Have a great week.