Before I launch into the last two cards from my first ever workshop, I have to blow my own trumpet a little. I entered a Fab Friday challenge (encouraged by my sister, Liz) – the card I made is here. I was really pleased with it but was amazed and thrilled when it was selected as one of the”runners up”! I’m very inspired to try some other challenges now.
Anyway, back to the Workshop cards. I actually held my second workshop yesterday – two friends and a friend’s sister came and we made the same cards. Carolyn, one of my friends, went a little off piste, mostly by leaving a few elements out but everyone had a great afternoon and immediately asked when the next workshops would be (Friday 5th December and Saturday 6th December, if you’re interested). Because Christmas is approaching (I have 90 cards to make!), I made sure one of the cards was Christmassy:
Isn’t the White Christmas stamp set gorgeous?
Materials and Measurements
- Real Red card, 148.5 x 210mm, scored and folded at 105mm
- Whisper White mat, 143.5 x 100mm
- Trees, snowman, snow, star and “Thinking of You at Christmas” all from the photopolymer White Christmas stamp set, stamped in Always Artichoke
- I coloured in the snowman’s nose using a Stampin’ Write marker in Pumpkin Pie and then coloured in his hat and scarf using Real Red and Bermuda Bay markers. I’ve used other colours – they all look great! I’m not sure I would have coloured in any parts of the snowman, if my upline, Eimear hadn’t done it in a class I attended. Copy and Share Everything, right?
- Lastly, I dotted Tombow liquid glue on the trees, in the star, along the line of the hills, on the snowman’s tummy and even on the tiny bobble of his hat! Then I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter all over the card, and shook and tapped off the excess.
Both classes loved this card.
My final card is very much a take on a card I previously posted, this time using all current materials. I had a message from one of the attendees of my first class, Anna, who said she’d just sent this to someone and was hoping for some compliments after it was received!
I loved how this turned out.
Materials and measurements
- Lost Lagoon card, 200mm x 100mm, scored and folded at 100mm
- Lost Lagoon Background DSP from the 2014-2016 in colours stack, 96 x 96mm
- Strawberry Slush, 90 x 90mm, embossed by running it through the Big Shot using the Arrows TIEF
- Lost Lagoon cut out using the Deco Labels smallest-but-one framelit die and the Big Shot
- “thank you!” from the Big News stamp set stamped in Strawberry Slush on Whisper White, lined up using the Stamp-a-ma-jig (essential when you want to place stamps accurately) and cut using the smallest Deco Labels framelit die. For some reason I struggle to find that “thank you!” stamp. I generally go through all my stamp sets twice, and just when I think I’ll have to check the catalogue to find out which set it’s in, I find it! Maybe now it will stick in my head.
- Finally, I punched out the small star in Lost Lagoon, using the Star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set and added a small rhinestone for a bit of sparkle. Again, I got the feeling that all the attendees loved adding bling to their projects!
So, there are my final two workshop cards – hope you like them!