Monday, April 12, 2010

April Card Class - Reece SWIC

What a fun evening! My card class ladies left a couple of hours ago and it was great to laugh and chitchat and be creative together! I love hanging out with them! I really worked them tonight as we did scoring and scor-bugging and cut shapes with nesties and set eyelets on vellum with the crop-a-dile and we embossed on vellum too. it wass crazy fun! Reece is on sale this month as a buy 1, get 1 free paper pack so I had fun challenging myself to use Reece with Spring cards as I normally think of this paper as a Christmas paper pack. It was a lot of fun to look at it in a new way. How do you think I did? Scoring can add so much to a card when you're working with solid colored cardstocks. Add the texture made by the scor-bug and you've got even more ways to enhance the solid cardstock to make an interesting background paper. Nestabilities Labels 4 provide the shapes for rest of the pieces on the card. A white souffle gel pen adds some visual interest around the largest label shape on the inside of the card. And, tie a little floss around ribbon and you've got another special touch to the card. Isn't that wonderful?
How about some embossing on vellum? Isn't this pretty? I had some vanilla scented embossing powder so it smells as good as it looks! It's nice to have that extra little touch. Eyelets set with the crop-a-dile hold the vellum to the distressed cardstock. Versamark Dazzle brings a very subtle shimmer to the watermark images on the Kraft cardstock. And, a little jute ties it all together. love that touch, don't you?!!!
This Mother's Day card features chalk popping, nesties and ink smooshing on glossy cardstock! I got that background idea from Cardmaker magazine. What a wonderful magazine! The next card lay-out is from there too! It was a big hit with the gals (they cursed me a little too but all in fun (or mostly - lol!). :)
Make four of your little elements and pop the 4th on the inside of the card - a little extra surprise for the person who receives the card. Isn't that fun?
And, last but certainly not least - the card that is least like my normal style and yet, I really like how it came out. I should do layering of stamps more often. This uses the script background, wishing happiness and seeds of blessings - all from The Angel Company. The Marvy flower punches, a color duster, nestabilities Labels 4 and the scor-pal bring this card to life.
Can you see how the sentiment from seeds of blessings is nestled in the opening created by the nestie? I just love this card design which as I mentioned earlier was in the latest issue of Cardmaker Magazine. And, did you catch the sparkle here and there? That was made with a flower from Simply Divine which was stamped using the essential glue pad and glitter was sprinkled over the top. love that "glue" stamping medium!

So, lots of different tools used tonight but absolutely no coloring. It was really fun to put it all together! Looking forward to next month's class! Happy Stamping!

9 comments:

  1. Seleise: These are absolutely gorgeous! You did an amazing job.

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  2. Wow. Looks like a fun class! Vanilla scented embossing powder! Need to try some of that some time! Great job on all your cards girl!!

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  3. Loved, loved, loved, the cards we did last night.They were just beautiful.You are sooo creative. Now if I can just remember to send the Mother's Day card next month ;)

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  4. Great collection of cards! You did a wonderful job on all of them! I am sure your group had a great time creating them!

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  5. Looks like fun! Love that first card! TFS!

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  6. Awesome cards! Absolutely love the last one - the butterflies on top of the script stamp is so very elegant! All of your techniques are fabulous! rita w

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  7. WOW - you did an awesome job! Love the scoring technique you did on the first card. Each card is so unique - very cool!

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  8. WOW! These are all great cards!!!! I love the way this last one opens!! FUN!!!!

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  9. These are all fantastic, Seleise!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that last one... so much stamping and then the inside window... wonderful! The embossed vellum one is simple & elegant... love it :)

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