Saturday, July 31, 2010

July Workshop

These are a couple of the projects that we did at Kathy's July Workshop.

Back to School Easel Card
I CASE'd this template from my upline Kathy and change the colors to relay a grammar school feel. The base of the project is a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece and a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Take the larger piece and fold it in half to make a square. Then take the top layer and match the front edge back to the folded edge and crease that fold. Place Sticky Strip on this very top 2 1/8" x 4 1/4" layer. Layer the square piece of Whisper White Card Stock on top of the Sticky Strip being careful to line up all edges. Using the Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches I punched a mat from a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Pacific Point Card Stock and layered that onto the top Whisper White layer using Snail Adhesive. To hold up the picture piece, I used a 2" x 4 1/4" strip of Real Red Card Stock that I punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch and adhered that to the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" bottom layer with Snail. The scallops help to lock the top edge into place and keep it from sliding flat. Finally, I stamped the "first day of school" image onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and puched it out using the Curly Label Punch. I layered that onto a Pacific Point Curly Label piece and adhered it to the Real Red strip with Dimensionals. The girls at the workshop thought this would be a really great gift for  Grandma and Grandpa or a desk at work.

When my girlfriend asked me to Demo her Workshop she sent me a link and said, "Can we do this technique?" So clicked the link and there were these cards:
LeeAnn Gref's Instructions can be found here
So, of course, I said "Sure!" This is what I came up with...

The base of this card is Tempting Turquoise Card Stock. To make this amazing color blend for the flower image I used a baby wipe in an empty Stamp Storage Case and with reinkers made my stamp pad. The colors I used are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, and Pacific Point. I inked the flower image from Elements of Style and stamped it onto Whisper White Card Stock. I layered that onto my card base. Then, I inked the hummingbird image in just the Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry ink and stamped that onto Whisper White Card Stock. I trimmed out the hummingbird with my Paper Snips and using Dimensionals adhered it to the corresponding colors of the flowers. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment in Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out using the Large Oval Punch. I then layered that onto a Scallop Oval of Tempting Turquoise Card Stock and adhered that to my card using Dimensionals. I just love how this card came out! The only thing that might make it a little better is some Smootch Spritz.

The last project I did at Amy's and Laura's Workshops in June. My oldest daughter is a Fourth of July baby so I always like to have an "Independence Day" themed page for her birthday pictures.

July Fourth
The base of this 6x6 scrapbook page is Whisper White Card Stock. For the first step I randomly stamped some of the fireworks image from the July Fourth stamp set in VersaMark and embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I love how the fireworks sparkle! I also stamped the small stars image using VersaMark onto a 2x6 strip of Real Red Card Stock to give the look of patterned paper. I also stamped the Happy 4th sentiment with Basic Black Classic Ink. I layered a strip of Night of Navy Card Stock behind the Real Red Card Stock and tied a piece of 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon around it and adhered the whole thing to the base. I used a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Night of Navy Card Stock for the picture mat and puched out stars from Real Red and Whisper White Card Stock using the Large Star and Star (retired) Punches. I layered the stars with Dimensionals and also used Dimensionals to "pop" them off the corner of the mat. This really is a cute 4th of July page for any scrapbook.

Until next time...

Happy Stamping!


1 comment:

county3sgirl said...

Cute easel card, Katie. What a great idea!