Thursday, July 10, 2008

July Technique Class

These are the cards we made last night at Technique Class. I was so glad Stampin' Up! didn't retire Lovely as a Tree, so I bought it. This card uses the Reflection/Mirror Image Technique and the Thumping Technique. The trees were colored with SU! markers in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. The tree brances were thumped with Always Artichoke and Garden Green. I think this technique would work so nicely for a fall card using reds, oranges, and yellows. {For You recipe}
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky
Paper: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, retired SU! designer paper
Accessories: Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, acetate, markers, sponges

Just recently, I also ordered the Seaside stamp set, thinking it would be good for a summer workshop or class. Of course, it's now on the dormant list. At least I was able to use it before we forget all about it. The technique for this card was dry embossing stamped images on vellum cardstock. I stamped the shells on vellum cardstock and let them dry. Then I turned them face down on a mouse pad and used a stylus to emboss the main lines of the shells as well as the inside area. The finished result are shells with texture and shape adhered with pop-up glue dots. {Seashell Birthday recipe}
Seaside, Cheesecloth, Sincere Salutations
Ink: White Craft, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Conqueror White, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder (swirls), blue brads

Saturday is the Recipe Box Class featuring Summer Picnic DSP and Tart & Tangy. I'll post pictures this weekend.


peanutbee said...

Whew, girl, both are GORGEOUS!!

Lynn said...

These cards are beautiful!!!
I made a card about a year ago very similar to this with Lovely as a Tree except not nearly as pretty as this!
I love the sea shell card and how you stamped on vellum and the textures of the embossing and cheesecloth background!
Your ladies must have loved these cards!

LeAnne said...

Kim, these are both stunning cards. I never could figure out how to do the reflection should do a tutorial! And those shells are just gorgeous. Yes, why does SU retire such popular sets (cheesecloth & linen???)?
Very nice class.

Pamela Smerker said...

WOW these are both completely gorgeous!! I love the vellum!

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Nancy Riley said...

TALK ABOUT JAW DROPPING !!!! BOTH of these cards are SPECTACULAR !!!! I can't believe these techniques ... you did both so very very well !!! Fantastic examples!

Maren said...

So impressive!! Love them both!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Kim, these cards are both beautiful! Love the seashells dry-embossed on the vellum...FAB-U-LOUS!

Becky Carafa said...

Marvelous! That shell one is just amazing, though!

Marie said...

Oh, these cards are beautiful!!! I'm adding you to my blogroll - so many GSG girls out there I can't keep up!!! ;)

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Thanks for the award. And all I can say is wow! That For You card is my favorite! It's beautiful. What a great class. Now you've just added another set to my wish list. haha Thanks for the great inspirations. Mahalo, Jenn

Silke said...

Fabulous cards - I bet your group loved them!!!