I always like a challenge and this Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador looks a great match to my card and paper crafting skills . Last summer, 2018 I designed and taught a card making class at Scrapbook Cove, Mystic, Connecticut using the Sun Kissed beach themed paper. The class included completing four different cards using this beach themed paper. All four cards included a different kind of ‘pocket’ for tags. I typed a list of beach related words to add to each tag. Here are the directions and photos of one of the cards.
Click on the link May 2018 T N T (Tips and Techniques) to download the directions that I write and share in each class that I teach.
April is only a few days away and this Easter card is ready for the mail. This is also for the weekly Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things-MFTWSC430.
I used the Peek A Boo die from My Favorite Things and stamped, Copic colored and die cut Easter set from Lawn Fawn. Some gingham paper for the front and a blue inked background paper. And of course some Nuvo glitter and accent dots. Hoppy Mail on its way.
Here is my submission for the February #Altenew Challenge color challenge. I watercolored the stamped image using Zig markers, then fussy cut, shaped the leaves, glossy accented them. A few paper banners, gold thread, a paper doily inked resist background finish the card layout.
Stamped butterfly images and watercoloring are the perfect match. Stampendous stamps had a beautiful three piece set of butterflies and matching dies. My challenge in preparing and completing this project was to watercolor the stamped images. This was going to be a a February class at Scrapbook Cove and I wanted to teach the basics of using watercolors to beginners. I bought a 8 paint pallete set from Dollar Tree to demonstrate that as a beginner there is no need to invest in an expensive set of paints. It is about the technique of shading, blending and mixing colors. I used a variety of techniques for each card and each image was embossed to accenutate the details in each image.
Stencils are such a versatile tool to use on cards and scrapbook layouts as well. Stencils can be used with inks and or embossing pastes. There are many wonderful resources to purchase stencils or discover stencils that you have in a drawer. I taught a class today at Scrapbook Cove using stencils both for inking, and embossing. Take another look at what you already have and start creating!