Saturday, July 24, 2010

Class cards For July Technique class

Wheels were the big project this month.  We played around with the new Builder Wheels.  We created frames around our images using one wheel.  I showed how you can use 1, 2, or 3 of the wheels at a time using the spacers.
Party Hearty, Birthday Builder Wheel
Wheel Guide
Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, W. White CS
Melon Mambo ink, assorted BB markers
Daffodil Delight 1/8" ribbon

We then created some early Halloween projects by using the shadow wheeling technique.
Jana shows the technique on her blog using 2 different colors. 
We did it with just the wheel and a Black ink pad.
Do not use an ink insert!
Ink up your wheel by rolling across the Black pad 3 or 4 times.  Line your wheel up at the edge of the CS, wheel across. 
This is important!  When you reach the other edge, just lift your wheel a bit then set it right back down and wheel backwards across the CS. The ink is lighter on the second pass and creates a shadow behind the first image. It shows best on the card below.  We also found it helped to use the wheel guide.

We made these cute treat boxes by wrapping our CS strip around a Fancy Favor box.  The Crop A Dile was used to punch the hole for the grosgrain ribbon. We used the center of the Halloween stamp from Sweet Centers, linen thread, and a Scallop punch shape, to create the tag.

Halloween card
French Flair BG, Haunting Wheel
Pumpkin Pie, Black, Old Olive CS
Black ink pad, White craft ink
Old Olive brads, Linen thread

The second technique was bleach stamping.  Using Upsy Daisy we "inked" it with bleach ( I put paper towels and bleach inside an empty stamp box.  Since it can be closed easily, it helps control the smell.)  Rinse your stamps after to wash the bleach off.
Then just stamp directly onto your CS.  Some colors bleach out better than others.  Be sure to use fresh bleach for the best results.  The bottle I had that was sitting around didn't work well.
Early Espresso, Marina Mist CS
Early Espresso 1/8" Ribbon
Early Espresso ink and bleach

The last project was a Tri Fold card.  A very easy card.  Just putzy placing all your pieces.   Here is a great blog for all the how-tos.    We created our own pieces of DSP by using the Very Vintage Wheel and Marina Mist Ink.

Blissful Bride Clear Mount stamp set
Very Vintage Wheel
Square Scallop, Wide Oval, Modern Punches
Top Note die, M&S Modern matching shape
Black , W. White, Marina Mist CS
Bashful Blue, Marina Mist markers
Marina Mist 1/8" Ribbon and craft store wedding rings

Happy Stamping!


Cherie said...

Wow! I love your bridal card! It is just gorgeous. TFS!

lisa808 said...

tfs such great projects & techniques.

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