Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sending You Happy Thoughts

Happy Wednesday Everyone, and welcome back.

I want to show you the 2nd card I presented at my card class last Saturday.

This stamp is from Woodware and it's from their line of bubble stamps. They have about 8 different stamps in that bubble line. They are all really great with the circles in the image. Since I am drawn to circles I just fell in love with these. The flower was colored in and then the color was overlayed with the Wink of Stella to give some shimmer. Sorry it really isn't very visible on the picture. I taught everyone how to make a multi-loop bow for this card using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool and everyone's bows looked great! That tool is so easy to use.

Stamps:  Woodware -  Bubble Bloom - Florence
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Gold CS, Yellow CS
Ink: Black Dye ink
Dies Used: Spellbinders Circles sm   
Embossing Folder: Darice - Circles in Circles
Ribbon, Wink of Stella-clear, Distress Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, corner rounder.

I am submitting the card in the following challenges:

I will be back Friday with my last card from my April card class.Hope to see you then. Thanks for stopping in today, 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Just Celebrate

Hi Everyone,
Well it was the third Saturday of the month this past Saturday, time for my regular card class,The Card Shop class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps.

Here is the first card I presented:

The bird just reminded me of spring. Couldn't pass that up after the winter we've had. Have you used Wink of Stella yet? Well we used it on some of those circles in the bird, love that embellishment, just adds the right touch of shimmer. Also used some pearls from Fabscraps those are yummy.

Embossed the right half of the front of the card, added some gold leafing, layered a gold panel and some designer paper and tucked in a few greenery sprigs and wella!! a darling celebration card.

Stamps:  Woodware - Bubble Bird
Paper/Card Stock
: Cream CS, Green CS, Yellow CS Gold CS, DP
Ink: black Dye ink
Punches: MS Leaves and Branches
Gold Leafing, dimensional foam, Fabscraps Pearls, Wink of Stella - clear

I am submitting my card in the following challenge:

Thanks bunches for visiting me today. Wednesday I will be back with card #2 from my April card class, hope you can stop back then. Have a  great week.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone,
Just posting this to wish you a Happy Easter.

Stop back tomorrow, I will have the 1st of my 3 cards from my Card Shop Class this month.

Have a great day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Water Coloring the Art Impressions Way

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are having a wonderful week. Here in the Greater Cincinnati area we've had 70 degree temps and 6/10" snow all within a few days time. Spring, please come and stay.

Last Saturday, I offered a a class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps, Water Color the Art Impressions Way. I had 8 in my class and we all had a great time.

I guided the ladies thru this easy technique, making 2 panels using 2 different stamp sets. We used stamps from Series 7 Set 1 on the 1st panel

Here is my class sample

After that panel was completed we moved on to a second panel using Series 7 Set 2

Here  the class sample for the 2nd project panel.

The foliage from set 1 is also used when using set 2. Also to achieve the water color effect, water color paper is a must, card stock will bow.. Also the ink you use to stamp must be a water based dye ink. Waterproof or permanent ink will not let the ink move and soften.We used Distress Inks, Marvy Inks and Adirondack Inks. Tombows are also a great marker to use. And you can use markers or pads just make sure the ink is water based. Alcohol inks, pigment, and Memento inks will not work. There are probably other markers and ink pads that can be added to either list.

This was a fun class and the ladies did a fantastic job on their "water coloring the Art Impressions Way."

If you have never tried this technique, don't hesitate. It is really easy and the end result is really nice.

This weekend is my regular card class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps. I will be sharing those cards with you starting Sunday. 

Spring is coming slowly, but it must be on the back of a turtle. LOL 

Have a great day