Techniques

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June Technique Class

I’m back as promised to share my June Technique Cards with you.

First up was a quick and easy one showing the Watercolour Wash technique.

All you need for this technique is some Watercolour Paper, an Aqua Painter and a couple of coordinating inkpads.

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Just Believe
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Sponge Dauber, Aqua Painter

For the second card we did Crayon Resist.

Usually when I’ve done Crayon Resist in the past I’ve used Gloss Cardstock. Seeing how Stampin’ Up! aren’t selling Gloss Cardstock from 1st July I’ve done the technique using Whisper White cardstock.

This card was inspired by one I came across online made by Paula Dobson, but I’ve made a few changes and additions to make it a little more my own.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, Word Play
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Stazon Jet Black, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Sponges, Elegant Eggplant Dotted Scallop Ribbon, White Wax Crayon.

Those that attended my class made one of each of these cards and a sample of the technique. The sample is attached to an instruction card provided for future reference.

November Technique Class Cards

I’m finally here with something I can share with you. I haven’t been doing a lot of crafting of late but what I have done I can’t share as it’s for Secret Sister swaps, so will have to wait till January after the December reveal. Apart from these swaps, I’ve just been busy with life and preparing for our trip to Fiji in a few weeks. We are all getting excited now. Still lots to do and lots of other things happening between then and now though but I do hope to start getting back a bit more often.

So on to the cards.

This months techniques were ‘Kissing’ and ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’.

This is the card we made using the ‘Kissing’ Technique.

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Ornate Blossom, A to Z, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Greenhouse Gala DSP.
Inks: Stampin’ Write Markers – Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie & Baja Breeze, Veramark inkpad.
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Circle Scissor Plus.

For the Rock ‘N’ Roll card I created a Pocket card which was demonstrated at our Regional Training Day last Saturday.

This is a really quick card to make. The colours are from the new Colour Coach.

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, Occasional Quotes.
Card: Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Rose Red DSP – Subtles Prints Stack.
Inks: Marina Mist, Rose Red, Perfect Plum.
Accessories: Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon, Modern Label Punch, sponge dauber.

Till next time…..

October Technique Class Cards

These are the 2 cards we made during my October Technique Class.

The card on the left is done using the Baby Swipe Technique and the card on the right is a Catty CASE using the Colour Spritzer Tool.

Here’s a close up of both cards.

The Baby Swipe technique resembles brayering but all you need is a Baby Wipe and some reinkers on gloss cardstock.

The Colour Spritzer Tool is a wonderful tool which I admit I don’t use enough. It’s great for adding a bit of ‘texture’ to you card especially where there is a lot of ‘blank space’.

After I made the Baby Swipe card I thought some embossed butterflies would like nice only to realise that I hadn’t yet purchased the Beautiful Wings embosslits die. I have now corrected that and made the alteration to the original card.

What do you think?? With or without? Or do you like both?

Baby Swipe Card Supplies:
Stamp sets: Inspired by Nature, Elements of Style
Card: White Gloss, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Inks: Stazon Black, More Mustard inkpads, Reinkers – So Saffron, More Mostard, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Basic Black 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Sponge Dauber, Baby Wipe, Optional extra – Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

Colour Spritzer Card Supplies:
Stamp sets: Just Believe
Card: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Inks: Crumb Cake inkpad, Crumb Cake & Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Very Vanilla  3/8” Taffeta ribbon, 1 3/4” Circle Punch, Neutrals buttons, Linen Thread, Colour Spritzer Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Till next time….