Sunday, February 14, 2010

Phew! last weeks Stamp a Stack was a real marathon. Hopefully I have learnt to keep it simple from now on. Sorry to the ladies who may have found it a bit of a hard slog. Some of you, it didn't seem to worry and you got through all those cards without even breaking a sweat. :)

The next class is next Tuesday 16th February and that is a technique class. We are doing Masking and Reverse Masking. Here are the cards we will be making.

At Last weekends workshop, everyone had fun trying out a few different techniques and getting some hands-on experience with some of the tools that they may not have used before. We used the stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp placement tool. This was used to make sure that the second stamp from the 'two step stamps' went in exactly the right place. They also enjoyed doing some colouring in using Watercolour Pencils and Watercolour Crayons. To finish off the session everyone made a lovely Valentine's Day card using the Raspberry Tart DSP and lots of the Stampin' Up! punches. The punches used were: Heart to Heart, Eyelet Edge, Scalloped Oval, Wide Oval and the Butterfly Punch.

Here are the cards I made from the samples I demonstrated:

This little tag card and the next two cards, are from demonstrating the different colouring-in methods. I used Stampin Markers, Watercolour Pencils and Watercolour Crayons along with the Aqua Painter to blend the colours.

These two cards are the Valentine's Day card I mentioned earlier plus a card using Trendy Trees stamp set (I used the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig for the two step stamping. Plus the Stampin Wheel "Funky Forest"). I inked up the wheel using an Old Olive ink pad, then using the Stampin Write Markers went over the tree trunks with Chocolate Chip before wheeling it onto the card. Such an easy way to get a two tone effect with a wheel. Because the Chocolate Chip ink is darker than the Old Olive it doesn't effect the marker by going over the already inked wheel. If you do get a little discolouration using this method, simply scribble the marker on some scrap paper until it comes clean and back to it's original colour.

Thanks for Looking, and Happy Valentine's Day Everyone.


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