Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cracked Glass, Sunsets, and a tri fold wonder

October's Technique Class

I have to say I had a lot of fun coming up the designs for these cards. My favorite technique of the three was the cracked glass and I think my girls will agree. If you live nearby come join us! You learn three techniques, create the instruction cards as well as greeting cards with each technique. Class is $10 or $5 with a $25 purchase. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month. RSVP the Sunday before!

The first technique is the Cami Trifold Card. The fold was designed by Cambria Turnbow.

I used the Crab and Company Set since it is 20% off this month with a $20 purchase. The paper is Hawaiian Papaya, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White. We used the scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 punch, 1 1/4 punch and the slit punch. The ribbon is the awesome 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain (I am so glad they brought this one back!)

Moonlight or Sunset Technique
We had fun playing with the colors on this one. I used More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Old Olive and Certainly Celery. The sunset was created using the 1 3/4" circle punch. The set I used was the Prehistoric Pals and Family Phrases. Sponges and a brayer finish out this fun technique. One key thing I learned was the technique looks crisper on Glossy white instead of the whisper white. If you use Glossy though you will need to use StazOn for the images.

Cracked Glass

This technique is a lot of fun! If you are a bubble wrap popper than you are going to love this technique. I stamped the tree from A Tree From All Seasons (on Dormant list for $12.95) and colored it. Now the fun part...Smoosh your versamark pad over the whole image, pour on Glossy Glaze Embossing Powder and heat. Let cool and repeat about 4 times. Once you have done this four times put it in the freezer to cool it super fast. Paper will buckle but no worries. When you pull it out start to bend it slowly and watch it crack. If the paper tears you can always reheat the glassy glaze over the part and cool again. Sponge over image with Cocoa or Chocolate chip ink, wipe off and the cracks should be distressed. A very cool looking technique. The letters are done using the big shot Go Go Boots Alphabet. I wheeled over the scraps with the Harvest Wheel to give the letters some dimension.

Stamps: Sanded, A Tree For All Seasons, Harvest Wheel, Celebrate Everything

Ink: Close to Cocoa, versamark

Paper: Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot, Go Go Boots Alphabet, Earth Elements Markers, Sponge

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