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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kid Card Class Day 2 -- Half sheet wonder

For Day 2 of my friend's class for elementary school kids, we will be showing how you can make 4 coordinating cards designed around a 1/2 sheet of decorative paper.   I think this class could be used for adults as well, just increase the complexity of the cards.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Punch animals...Kid class Day 1

I am helping a friend by designing some cards that she will be teaching to a group of 2nd-5th graders at the end of the summer.  The class will be 2 hours a day for 5 days.  We decided on making some cute punch animal cards for one the days.  I borrowed the idea from an old British card magazine called "The Complete Cardmaking Handbook".  The punch animals were designed by Michelle Powell.  I think they the samples I made turned out cute. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What do you do with a tag?

Since during grand opening weekend of the Hen House Paperie we will be doing some make-n-takes with tags, I thought I would show how you could use a tag on a card. 

The tag was made with distress stains (fired brick and wild honey) directly on the stamp (bottom flower) and then distress inks on the larger flower (fired brick) and the swirls (peeled paint).  Sponged the edges (vintage photo) and the large flower (fired brick).  Used a SU embossing folder for the background card (SU cherry cobbler), which I sponged with  a darker distress ink (walnut stain).  Mounted the tag on some brown card stock.  Stamped, punched and then sponged the sentiment with the same distress ink as the tag (vintage photo) and a touch of fired brick.  I also stained the string with some fired brick and vintage photo.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A little more fun with distress stains and ink

Been working on a quick and easy make-n-take to showcase the distress stains and inks.  This tag took all of 3 minutes to make.  I used three colors of distress stain by rubbing the daubers directly on the stamp.  Then misted with a little water and stamped the image on the card.  Next I used two complimentary distress inks to stamp the script background and the "CREATE".  As a final touch, I sponged the edges with another distress ink.    What do you think?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tim Holtz Distress Stains

Sorry it has been so long since I posted.  I have been dealing with some major family issues and we went on vacation for a week.

Got to play with Tim Holtz's Distress Stains today that I bought while on vacation.  Such fun and so easy to get vibrant colors.  Here are 3 cards that I made: