Sunday, September 12, 2010

Workshop cards

so here are the workshop cards from yesterday, sorry its a bit late posting, but I was a little tired after the day we had, and just wanted to relax last night.

...this time there are only 5 cards, because we also made a gorgeous layout with help from a very talented scrapbooker called Charmaine - check out Char's blog here!

I still want to do the welded lettering on my robo today, so my LO wont be posted til later or tomorrow! I can see me doing a lot more of them now too. We also had the opportunity to see Char's cricit in action (okay much easier to use than my robo!!) and so everyone was able to personalise their layout at the workshop too, and I am sure this will be the first of many workshops where we can do layouts.

So here are the cards, most had an autumnal feel and I wanted to do some final birthday ones before we head into the halloween and christmas themed projects.

A window card using one of Tracey's Emma images from Fred She Said (these are available in black and white to resize and print, and you can ask for your own sentiment as well as getting the digi kit with general or blank signs OR as pre coloured ones)

some detailed photos from the side so you can see window which was made by cutting the aperture with nestabilities as well as the acetate and frames with nestabilities too, decorating with punched flowers and card candy.

The dea of where the flowers and figure are placed, means you can hide the sentiment or writing inside the card, and still have the window effect without the need for a tri fold card .. hope that makes sense..

two more mens cards this time:

I decided to use an image I have been longing to use for ages now!! also from Fred She said... and also available as pre coloured or black and white digi images!
We decoupaged the precoloured images and did lots of layering with nestabilities dies.
The embossing on the bottom was done with a cuttlebug border embossing folder on pearlised cardstock, so it shows up really well.

The next one has an autumnal feel with the apples and the colours. I found this stamp on ebay and I think its an old PSX one which is retired, just love the PSX images they are very detailed and are just so nostalgic.

We used big n juicy ink pads and a brayer to colour the leaf border which was cut (two strips) using an EK success border punch - nice and messy but great fun, and then we coloured and layered some more!

The next one was made using some of the new lacey circle nestabilities dies, which I cant wait to use again and again on my christmas cards, and some quickutz and spellbinders autumn leaf dies, as well as the spellbinders fancy tags labels (again! I love those so much) and a magnolia tilda stamp.

the stamping was done using two stamps, and a masking technique:
  • stamp the tilda onto card stock and onto thin paper
  • cut out the paper version
  • use the paper tilda to cover the stamped cardstock version
  • and finally stamp the bench over that
  • the end result is the fugure sitting on the bench
...the leaves were arranged and threaded throught the lacey squares...

our final card was using a Sarah Kay stamp and also embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder on the red apple die cut (the die cut is from cuttlekids die from provocraft)

most of the cards in the workshop have been coloured with twinkling H2O's with the exception of the tilda one, which was ocloured using the pencil crayon / sansodor technique.

I hope you enjoyed popping by and email or leave me a comment if you want to know about any of the matyerials or techniques used!

1 comment:

  1. I adore all the cards you've made Jess. Well done on that first one. Woweee. I will come back and re-read. It may be something worthy trying. Well done. Take care, hugs Sharon x