Sunday, November 4, 2007

Another Fun Friday Night Class...

We had a lovely night stamping on Friday, a little bitter sweet for me because it was my last one in Katherine - for anyone who hasn't heard by now, my family is relocating back to Port Stephens in NSW (which is home for us) at the end of this month. I am looking forward to being back with family and old friends but am very sad to leave the lovely friends and customers I have up here.

Anyway, back to the class - we made 3 Christmas cards, one of which used the 'cracked glass' technique, here's a picture:

This card uses the Renaissance Angels stamp set and All Year Cheer I. The colours are Vintage Violet, Old Olive and Rose Red. The ribbon is Olive Organdy. The angel has been stamped with Jet Black Stazon onto watercolour paper and water coloured with crayons. You then cover the whole piece with Versamark and emboss several times with clear embossing powder (or a couple of times with UTEE - which is what we did at the class!) put it in the freezer, crack the embossing, then rub some ink over the top to define the cracks. A bit of a long process but the end result is well worth it!
One of the other cards we made featured reverse masking. Variations of this card are everywhere at the moment, it's such an simple, elegant and easy card to make. Here it is:

Well, not really - this was one I'd made earlier in a different colour. This is Brocade Blue, the one we did at the class used Not Quite Navy which I think is much nicer. Stamps used are Lovely as a Tree and Many Merry Messages. We put an oval mask on the card, sponged it, stamped the row of trees over the top, removed the mask, stamped the greeting and then stamped the big tree and applied glitter to it with Heat & Stick powder! Easy as that!

I don't have a photo of the third card yet- it was a lovely Cranberry Crisp card with Classy Copper embossed scribbles from my favorite set Scribble This!

We were lucky enough to have talented new SU! Demonstrator Kristy from Hodgson Downs Station join us at the class. You can check out Kristy's blog here - she may even have a pic of the third card!


Jean said...

Hi Karen, Gorgeous work you have on your blog! I have your swap card many thanks and love it! So glad Kristy joined you and you had a fun night!
Tell me, what do you put in the little gift bags made out of envelopes?? I am making them for a stamping arvo next weekend and know how to make them, just stuck for ideas as to what to put in them LOL
Cheers, Jean in Blackwater

Karen Robinson said...

Thanks Jean! When I demo the bag at workshops it becomes a host gift so I put an incentive stamp (that I've demo'd how to assemble) and some wrapped lollies in there! For Christmas themed ones I've used Choc santas or christmas type lollies. Hope this helps! And Thank you for your swap card, its soo cute! I enjoy checking out your blog too!