I always try to put all my class cards on my blog, but whoops, this one got missed! We actually did it at class almost a year ago. What is clever about this card is seeing how it pops out of the flower pot....
We stamped the flowers with Mixed Buch and punched out with the matching Blossom Punch. The leaves were stamped using the French Foliage stamp set and the greetings come from Petite Pairs.
Another class project today. This one features the Field Flowers and Papillion Potpourri stamp sets. We used Wisteria Wonder cardstock with matching ink -plus Elegant Eggplant ink for the top layer.
The stems are stamped in Lucky Limeade ink. I love the lace, which is a demounted wheel called Viola's Lace. (If you want to know how to de-mount a stamp, check out my videos - I have one that shows how it is done).
The technique we used is two step stamping on the flowers. You stamp the bottom layer in the paler colour and the detail with the darker colour over the top.
To do the butterfly, we stamped with Elegant Eggplant then spread the ink with a blender pen before punching out with the matching punch.
I also made a step card version of this card - again there is a video on how to make a step card.
Today I am sharing one of the cards we made in class this month. We used the delicious Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, and stamped the background at the bottom of the card with the En Francais background stamp.
We added half of one of the Paper Doilies from the Spring/Summer catalogue from Stampin' Up! We topped it with images from the Collage Curios stamp set. We heat embossed the ring with Gold Embossing Powder.
Do you see that Natural Trim Ribbon - also from the Spring/Summer catalogue. I just cut a couple of inches and frayed the bottom to get that effect.
I picked up the ink colours from the paper for the greeting, (Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze).
Here is another version I did with this design. I used the Soda Pop Tops, whose sizes match up with Collage Curios.
You can see on the close up that while the small Soda Pop Top is as it comes in the packet, the larger one has been run through the Big Shot to flatten our the edges. I played for a while until I got this right and used some thick card to protect my plates.
I hope you like todays cards. Back soon with more.
Today's project features the Core'dinations Cardstock in Primrose Petals. I started by running it through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. Usually I would use no tabs, but in this case I used tab one on the Big Shot. This means that the embossing is extra deep and you can actually gently tear along the edges of the honecomb shapes to separate them, as you see below. I layered them up on Naturals White cardstock.
Using the Sanding System from Stampin' Up!, I sanded the top to reveal the lighter layer below and make the honeycomb pop.
The greeting and flower come from the Oh, Hello stamp set. I used the Decorative Label punch to create layers for the greeting.