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Friday, May 14, 2010

May Card Class cards

So much for having these pictures up to show my card class attendees BEFORE card class! Haha! Things have just been to hectic for me lately. I actually designed and made these example cards just this last Tuesday night....when my first class was the next night! Yikers!

For this class I wanted to show the versatility of using only one stamp set for all three cards (besides sentiments) and how they can get very different looks. I chose the "You're Sweet" stamp set from the new Spring Idea Book. This is such a fun and cute set!

For this first card, I just showed an easy way to use the basic image of this pear. We used the "Rock & Roll" technique to make a "green" pear and a "red" pear. I also showed them the often-forgotten technique of dry embossing and then sanding to get the cool corner effect.

This second card is similar to the things I've seen with cherry images here in blogland with using buttons for the cherries. Nice and simple, yet super fun.

This last one, I really wanted to show them how they can get a completely different look from both the same paper pack and the same stamp set. We took a somewhat plain looking dp and added "dots" which is actually the cherry image from this stamp set. Then we did some more dry embossing and sanding on the sweet leaf cardstock. Then I showed them how to turn the strawberry image from the stamp set into a pretty flower. They had a lot of fun with all these cards. My far the cutest ones I've come up with!
Materials: All CTMH. Cherry-O Level 2 paper pack, You're Sweet stamp set, Say it in Style stamp set, hemp, cocoa grosgrain ribbon, clear buttons, embossing stylus, corner rounder. Tulip, chocolate, cocoa, black, crystal blue, sweet leaf, buttercup, and blush inks.
Other: Foam tape, red buttons.

1 comment:

Nancy Ball said...

Jenn, these cards are great! I have one more card to make for a class I'm doing on Sunday. I love your use of the strawberry for a flower and I may lift that one...or I also really love the pear card! Thanks for your inspiration!