Thursday, February 17, 2011

Class Techies

 Last week I had the privilege of doing a class for some advanced stampers.  This was a benefit from an auction basket for our school.  I threw in a gift certificate with the wonderful things that Stampin' Up! had donated.  (And they were VERY generous!  Thank you SU!)  This first card concentrated on learning the ribbon rose and using a circle for a piercing template.  It was also fun to throw on a bunch of the freebies from SAB.  The layout for this card is from last month's Stampin' Success Magazine.  I like the whimsical feel of it.
This card had a few other techniques that I was teaching.  The first was sponging on the backside of vellum cardstock after texturing it in the Big Shot.  Isn't that color behind the roses lovely?  The rhinestone on the sentiment was colored in with a sharpie, which really isn't a technique as much as a wonderful use of your supplies.  The other technique on this card was the reinker spread.  See that lovely rose from Fifth Avenue Floral on the bottom corner?  It was so fun to see the ladies try the technique.  I think half of them thought that they had completely messed theirs up, but once dried and cut out, they were all beautiful.  And since I'm particularly fond of Shimmer White cardstock, this is one of my favorite techniques.

I think this one was my favorite.  We watercolored inside the champagne glasses with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and then covered the liquid area with Crystal Effects.  Isn't it lovely?  Oh, and then I had to show them the hot, new ruffled ribbon look.  They all thought that it was going to be hard, but were amazed that it didn't have to be perfect to look good.  We finished it off with a bit of Victoria Lace and a Bronze Safety Pin from Vintage Trinkets.  This DP is so easy to use and makes simple cards look wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station again.  I'd love to hear from you.

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  1. Wow, what lucky ladies to attend this class!! Wish I could come!!! Whaaa!! Love the ribbon rose and the look of the reinker technique!! BTW, love your browser layout, hope it works out for you because it's really attractive!!

  2. Love them all!!!!! the rose one is GORGEOUS!!
    have a wonderful week!