Friday, 18 January 2013

First Class for 2013

We are off to a great start, at my first class for the year, we made these two cards, which I love and had fun creating.  
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This card is CASEd  from Kari Metzger via Glenda Mollet, thank you ladies for your inspiration. 

I had trouble using the brayer on plain Whisper white card so I used Gloss card, and found it was much more forgiving and easier to use.

First brayer the  Gloss card with Bashful Blue, then ink up with Marina Mist and brayer one end-for the sky. ONLY go to half way or even just before half way; then ink up brayer with Pear Pizzazz and repeat this process on the other end for the grass;  the ink needs to blend and have a misty appearance in the center of the card.

The leaves are interesting; cut a long shape by folding a 2 cm strip of Pear Pizzazz in half [length is important you don't want a short fat leaf], now cut the shape; holding the folded side, start cutting from the bottom [wider part, for the base] and cutting out to the edges making sure the shape is becoming a rounded tapered shape to the point of the leaf, once you have done this, run  through the crimper, unfold and 'voila' you have a leaf shape with texture. 

The flowers are from Daffodil Delight and using the Bigz Die "Fun Flowers" medium and small sizes. You need to cut two of each size. Score the larger flower in the center of each petal, and score the smaller flower at the base of each petal, and remember to curl the petals to give them character. I made the stamens by cutting a piece of Daffodil Delight about 6 mm wide and 
15 mm long, cut strips from the one end, leaving a 2 mm edge on the opposite end, 5 cuts about 1 mm apart should do it. you will end up with a "fringe" effect. With fine point tweezers, hold one of the strips at the end with the 2 mm edge and turn the rest around the tweezers, secure with glue and place in center of flower, when dry splay out the "fringe" to get the effect seen below, or in the  photo above.

this photo [above], shows how the petals look with daubing around the edges looks much nicer...I forgot to do the daubing while we were making the card and realized when everyone went home...we could have daubed the leaves as well giving them added dimension. My excuse for my forgetfulness is - too long between classes - !!! 

Below is the second card we made, again using Daffodil Delight, and the Build a Blossom stamp set from Stampin'Up!  This is also a CASEd card, this time it's  from Splitcoast Stampers by 'Dbamesberg'   called "Spring Blossoms". 

Notice the detail outlining the petals, scalloped along to indicate there is a center of the flower where the pearls are, turning this into a 3D  image. Using the Stampin' Write marker same colour as ink, in this case Daffodil Delight pen was used, mark scallops around the top edge of the image to highlight the flower petals, and continue making scallops free hand, [not following any lines but using your imagination] marking the front of the petals. This is a clever technique, I wish I'd thought of it, alas I can only  share what I've seen.

There were two Textured Impression Embossing Folders used when creating  this card, 
the perfect polka dots folder and the flower garden folder.

This is a simple yet elegant card and I just love it. I've seen this made in blue tones, also very nice on the eyes.

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