Monday, February 15, 2016

Card Class

Had another card class with Brenda Cook on Saturday so thanks to Brenda and Diane for holding this class and an enjoyable time --- In the classes Brenda teaches she always has cards or a project for us but she also teaches us a technique -- the technique we learned for this class was Faux Mosaics and here is the card we made featuring that technique:


As with any mosaic projects you begin with small pieces that altogether make up your mosaic pattern. For this card Brenda had us use hearts for our mosaic background. Here is a closer photo of the hearts background technique:


For this technique you need your pieces of card stocks that you are using for your mosaic pieces. For these hearts Brenda had us use a hearts border punch so punching out the hearts from scrap card stocks did not take long.

Once the hearts were cut out we used ModPodge and a foam brush and put the ModPodge on our card stock piece in a small area -- press your hearts onto ModPodge and continue adding ModPodge to this card stock piece, adding more hearts as you go, until your card stock is covered with hearts. Once that is covered set this piece aside to dry. (You need to use a thin coat of ModPodge on your card stock to hold the hearts so it does not take long to dry).

While your hearts/mosaic piece is drying you can  stamp the other parts of the card and begin putting it together. Stamped the heart and punched that out, sponged the edges, and used pop dots on the heart to put on the card front piece. Stamped the greeting below that. Added a coloured pearl brad to the stamped card front piece. Set it aside.

By now your hearts/mosaic piece is dry enough to finish the technique. Cover the hearts piece with VersaMark ink and sprinkle your embossing powder over this. Using a heat tool set your embossing powder. Once that is done you can put your hearts piece on your card front above the printed card stock. Put your twine on the front of the card attaching it to the back of this piece. Once the twine is on the card front now put pop dots behind the heart/brad piece for the card front for dimension.

Another pretty card from Brenda's class and a new learned technique -- a BIG thanks to Brenda for opening her home/classroom to us and for Diane that helped.  TFL and YOLO

1 comment:

MaryH said...

Oh wow! This is so pretty. Looks like a lot of work, but well worth the efforts. And with the punches, easy to get the small pieces. Lucky you to have the classes available, and at your time frame too. TFS