To tell you the truth, the cards I envisaged in my head were a lot nicer than the samples I made for the classes. I fretted all the previous week that the cards were not that great and the ladies would not like them. Well I had nothing to worry about because they all loved them. Even the green and brown one that I nearly didn't take along with me...lol
The quilted effect is very easy to achieve. You create the design on the front of your card and then run it through an embossing folder.
For the first card above, we punched out the hexagons and adhered them to a piece of whisper white card stock. Then we ran it through the big shot using the argyle embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped on another piece and adhered using dimensionals. Some thick bakers twine was wrapped around the whisper white layer then mounted using dimensionals onto a layer of So Saffron. This then was adhered to the Pistachio Pudding card base.And yes I know I have used some retired product here, but the classes are designed for ladies who come for some time out at a community centre. So my main aim is to teach them techniques and not sell product.
For this second card, the one that I nearly didn't take because I didn't like it...lol...we stamped the leaves all the way around the piece of very vanilla card stock, then embossed the Argyle embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped and raised using dimensionals and some cotton ribbon was cut and tucked behind.
This third card had the leaves stamped onto a piece of whisper white card stock. Then the top and bottom flowers were stamped onto another piece, punched out and then adhered to the whisper white card stock. This was then run through the Big Shot in the Argyle embossing folder. The middle flower was stamped, punched out and then mounted onto the whisper white card stock with some green die cut leaves tucked behind.
These are the three cards that I had planned for the classes. In the previous week's classes one of the ladies had mentioned about starting Christmas Cards. Well to tell you the truth I had never even given Christmas a thought yet. So I made this extra card and the ladies then had a choice of which 3 cards they made.
For this card the hexagons were punched out, adhered to the whisper white card stock and then it was embossed using the Argyle embossing folder. The flower was stamped 3 times on another piece of whisper white. Three layers were hand cut and mounted with dimensionals under each layer. Again the die cut leaves were tucked in behind.
All the ladies did a fantastic effort on their versions of my cards. Even the fussy cutting of the christmas flower was done with skill, patience and lots of smiles.
Oh and I apologise for the quality of the photos. My parents are visiting from interstate and it always throws me out of my routine. So I just took the photos on the dining table using my phone rather than my lightbox and camera...lazy hey? ...oh well, better than nothing I guess...lol
I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards and I have given you a little inspiration.
Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.