Friday, February 7, 2014

Warm Hug

Hi Everyone!
It's been a while since I last posted. Life has been crazy busy- you know how it is, right? I can't believe its 2014! It's been a great year so far- I'm teaching a lot more at Scrapp'n Savvy and enjoying it very much! I have three classes going on- DistINKtive cards- my technique driven card class, Copic Cards- where we color images together to practice and improve Copic coloring and put them on simple cards ( its all about the coloring in this class) and The Garden Club- where we make one of Sizzix Susan's Garden flower dies a month- I teach you how to use the dies and construct the flowers. So much fun!! I've been teaching non stop since my last post so I have lots of cards to share with you over the next few weeks. Thanks for hanging with me!

The first card I'd like to share with you is like a warm hug- it's a sweater card! I've seen this design floating around the blogsphere for a while and couldn't wait for it to get cool enough here in Texas to justify making it :-) in class.  The key to this one is the embossing folder- you can change up the look of the sweater with whatever embossed design you like. I went traditional with the argyle look for this one. The center strip, collar and pockets where crimped for texture. I added a tiny flower in the pocket for some color and also added tiny stitch lines with a red Spica pen everywhere there should be stitching. The collar is made using your favorite edge punch. Pearl for buttons and you are all done. With the current chill outside I think I need to make some more of these and send them out to my loved ones! Everyone can use a warm hug...

These are the roses we  made in the January Garden Club. Aren't they lovely? The look so realistic and beautiful! You could use them anywhere you would use a silk flower. Perfect for wreaths, centerpieces or decorations on packages and gifts. They take a little time to put together but are well worth it.  Next month we will be making Dhalias.

Thanks for stopping by! I Love comments!!  Have a great weekend!


ManuK said...

Welcome back, Debra! I actually needed a warm hug, we are covered in snow here! :)
Both the card and the flowers are very beautiful!

Sharon Fontenot said...

I loved making that sweater card. You always keep up with the latest types of designs available.