Friday, August 30, 2013

What have I been doing the past month?

Earlier this month I completed the sale of my home and the purchase of a new one.  I have settled in now and have just about unpacked all my cardmaking/scrapbooking supplies.
Today, I taught a cardmaking class at a local craft group and here are the cards I designed especially for the class. Whilst waiting for all attendees to get to the class, I like to get students to make a gift card of some sort.  This week it was a 3" x 3" card. They made only one card.   The butterfly stamp is from Penny Black and the flower card is Stampin' Up! (r) (SU) Elements of Style set.  You stamp across the card, fold, add a bit of bling and a greeting - a quick and easy card.

The next card, of which there are many variations around in blog land, uses punched edges (or decorative scissors) to create a ruffled look to the card.   This design could be used for birthday, wedding or thank you cards.  It is a simple card but it does take a little time to punch all the edges.
This is another version of the same card with a technique suitable to those unable to use punches.  It features torn edges.
The next card they made is this watercolour technique.  A longtime favourite of mine.  It uses SU stamp set Inspired by Nature (it has retired from their range sadly).  It features spritzing on the background and tag.  The technique is simple - use SU markers to colour the large flower image then spritz lightly with water and then place down on to cardstock.  I used regular CS but you could also use watercolour artists paper. This technique is better suited to large block images rather than say the finer images in Elements of Style stamp above.  The colour has not been captured well it here, the colour is more Elegant Eggplant (purple) than what appears to be blue here. Another technique that is simple but effective.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing these cards designed especially for today's class. .
It is back to cardmaking and scrapbooking for me - between walking on the beach of course.  Catch you later, Margaret.


Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards Margaret

jo pryor said...

Glad to hear all your supplies are finally out of storage. Love the cards you have shown - especially the crocodiles!!

Tracey C. said...

These are very nice cards! I really like the butterfly!


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