Friday, February 25, 2011

February Card Workshop

I had so much fun making February's cards.  One of the things I was most excited about using was the new Close to my Heart Spray Pen.  The "XO" card below is the card we made using it. 

To make this card we took the Spray Pen and put water in it up to the 7th line from the bottom, then filled up the next two lines with Tulip re-inker and then added five pea-size drops of the Pearl Create-a-Shade which is what added the shimmer.  It really looks beautiful.  First step was to spray the card base with the Spray Pen.  Everyone's turned out differently.  We stamped "Love ya" and the small heart in Baby Pink and glued it to a small piece of Tulip Cardstock.  Next we stamped the "You fill my days with X's and O's" on a small White Daisy Cardstock circle and then stamped the big "X" and "O" cutting them out and attaching to the circle before mounting on top of the card over the velvet ribbon. 

Lisa D. wanted to try the Spray Pen with the Tulip color on one of our new ribbons.  We cut off just a flower portion of the ribbon and Lisa sprayed it and you can even see the shimmer in the photograph.  Didn't it turn out great!

The next card is from one of my new favorite stamp sets "Take Luck" which has some great "good luck" symbols like a horse shoe, four leaf clovers and a wishing well.  We stamped the horse shoe and good luck banner in Olive.  The four leaf clover flourish was stamped second generation in Garden Green.  We used the Lucky paper packet for the background.  After the horse shoe was cut out we mounted it on the card and then attached ribbon to the sides of it.  It turned out cute.

The last card we made was this beautiful Damask looking card using the February Stamp of the Month stamp set "Friendship."  We stamped the card base and saying in Wool Grey on White Daisy cardstock.  Then we used Buttercup ribbon using Glue Dots to adhere it in place then we glued the saying onto a piece of Grey Wool cardstock and mounted it over the ribbon.  A simple yet elegant card.

I also wanted to show a fun side to this stamp set so I made these cute little stacking boxes.  The bottom one is a 2 inch squared box and the top one is 1.5 inch squared using a basic box pattern.  I stamped the base in Lagoon color on the White Daisy cardstock and made the lids out of Pear cardstock.  I wrapped them all up in Lagoon ribbon from the Lagoon Mini-Medley packet.  Such a fun little gift to give!

1 comment:

Dena J said...

Very fun cards. The grey and yellow are so pretty together. I ADORE the little boxes - colors are so fresh and bright.