Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Basics 103 class

I love this little ensemble. It was inspired by Mary Fish's designs.
Colors:Are a Lovely combination of Sahara Sand,Artichoke, and Vanilla
You can see the fancy favor box in the back that I doubled up and attached two of them together.
This card was made with the EXCLUSIVE Level one Hostess Set
"Because I Care"
which you can only receive if you have a workshop in the amount of $150.00 or more. I must say our Hostess stamp sets are AWESOME this year!
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder on the sand layer 5 1/4 x 4
I stamped the flower in Artichoke on the Sand cs then I used the small flower stamp in the set and stamped about 15 flowers on a scrap piece of Sand and used my bitty flower punch from the bitty punch set($16.95 for 3 small punches)but, first I colored them in with my Uniball White gel pen and used the 2way glue and dazzling diamonds on them, then I punched them out and used dimensionals to pop them up creating a 3-D effect on top of the flower. Then I used the gel pen to color the stamped image around the edges where the flowers are not popped up. I used the mat pack on the artichoke layered piece behind that sand base stamped focal point. Then I sponged white craft ink around the edges of the top Sahara sand piece giving it a faded in look, this looks so cool up close. Then I stamped the sentiment on artichoke" Because I Care" and used the medium oval punch to pop it out and adhered it with dimensionals and used silver cording to tie my bow.
I also used the mat pack to line up and put the holes in for the silver brads at the bottom.
The ladies in my class went wild over this card and the 3-D ensemble we made to go with it.

A closer view of the flowers

We made this box #2 with the Big Shot and used our oval scallop punch to punch the hole in the middle and used acetate behind it and stamped on the acetate with white stazon. I also stamped Elements of Style on the base of the box with sand ink giving it some depth. Then we used the butterfly embosslit to embellish it with butterflies in artichoke with artichoke ribbon bow on top.

Then we switched gears and headed to the NEW Newspaper DSP and the Artistic Etchings stamp set. This card is inspired by my upline Lisa Curcio.
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and NP DSP and Vanilla
Inks: Black and Cherry Cobbler
BS: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder on the cherry cobbler layer
The flower is made with NP DSP and the NEW extra large scallop punch and the circle scallop punch with a 5/8 circle white brad in the middle

1 comment:

Helen said...

Wow! that was a lot of cutting.