Friday, September 20, 2013

DistINKtive Cards Sept Class Projects

I had a great time teaching this month's DistINKtive Cards class at Scrapp'n Savvy. I have such a great group and enjoy working with them every month! We almost always do 4 different cards and I try to teach them something new every time. Here's what we did:

First up- I attended CHA this year and came across Darcie's stamps and tin pins. I thought they were sooo cute and would be perfect for Copic coloring. The stamps are adorable and most of the main images have coordinating tin pins. I loved the fact that the most intimidating part to color- the face- comes in a tin pin so anyone can create an adorable image! For this card we colored the bear and jam jar with Copic markers (R20, R27, R29, BG15, W1, W3, W5, E33, E35, E37 ).

Card 2- Embossed Acetate Stepper Card. We embossed the acetate card base used a Cuttlebug number embossing folder to add texture. Then we made an accordion folded base and attached it in the inside of the acetate- this makes it stand up on its own. We then added the stamped images and other embellishments including the glittery balloons cut from an Elizabeth Craft design die and her amazing ultra fine glitter. It's hard to see the embossing but it turned out really cute!

Card 3- Birdcage Card- With this card I wanted to show how to take simple flower punches and make more elaborate flowers. We punched two of each of the white flowers- cut fringes into all the petals of one of each pair, cupped them on a piercing mat and adhered them together offset. A pearl in the middle adds the finishing touch. For the bird- we covered it with washi tape and inked the edges for a different look. The base pattern piece was embossed and sanded to bring out the pattern. Overall I think this was everyone's favorite.

And Finally Card 4- Letterpress- I try to keep the last card quick and simple because of time issues. ( Plus everyone is worn out by the end of class ;-) ) This card is made with the Lifestyles Craft Letter Press. I inked the tree plate in gold ink and printed it on cream colored Bazzill Bling cardstock. It printed beautifully. A simple pleated ribbon with a heart brad and you have an elegant and fast Christmas card.

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