Took another FABULOUS card class today from Bonnie Klass and AS USUAL learned new ideas... Although I loved all the cards we made today the last card was a favorite to me --- nice thing about Bonnie's card classes is she helps all of us, tells us tips and tricks, and then gives us a print out of all products used for each card so you do not leave there with a beautiful card but not knowing that products you used. Here is the first card:
Used Stampin Up Coastal Cabana for the card stock base. Used the Darice Crackle embossing folder for the embossed white card stock front. Stamped a butterfly stamp from Stampin Up Best of Butterflies. The scripted background strip was stamped with a stamp by Penny Black, Love chapter. For both the butterfly and scripted pieces we used gold Encore ink and then heat embossed them. Used the aqua painter ad added colour to the butterfly.
This next card is Stitched Flowers:
Used the Penny Black Stitched Flowers stamp set and coloured that using pencils and a blender pen. Added a greeting and white sequins to the card front with a detailed butterfly by a flower.
This next card is my favorite and so happy I already own this Paper Smooches die set!
Card stock base Stampin Up Crumb Cake. Sponged yellow, green, and blue in the center a piece of white card stock. Using the Stampin Up Silhouette Sentiments (already have it :0) ) we used makers for the stems and the flowers and stamped them on the lower left front of the card.
Used the Paper Smooches Bird house die and cut out the birdhouse and post die using the die cutting machine and we cut them out of a piece of cardboard from a box!! WHO knew?? Bonnie explained she just peeled off one side of the cardboard plain paper which show the corrugated card board with the backside of that being plain cardboard plain paper on the other side. (If you peel back your piece of corrugated cardboard you have one side with plain paper, the corrugated cardboard, then another piece of plain paper). The die easily cut through this cardboard with one pass and the cardboard makes the birdhouse and post look like wood. SO cute! We used liquid glue by TomBow to put the birdhouse, roof, and post on our sponged card fronts.
Using scrap card stock we stamped our "Just A Note" greeting and used dimensionals to put that piece across the front of the wood post. Added two little birdies (also in that same Bird House die set) to the birdhouse and greeting piece. So .... more cardboard will be used on my future cards --- can't wait to add this to card fronts. Adds not only a surprisingly element to your card front but also dimension so it gives the card front some depth. Plus -- we all have a cardboard box around the house so adding this element to our card fronts will be free!!
A BIG thanks to Bonnie for opening her home to us for her card classes and for such inspiring cards with each one using different products and ideas. And for "thinking out of the box" (haha -- no pun intended) for this too cute bird house card! CARDBOARD??? WHO knew??? TFL