Yesterday I ran my first craft retreat, with my lovely friend and upline, Eimear. It was a particularly suitable day for it – World Card Marking Day. We had a great day, with 11 lovely ladies who were brilliant to spend time with. We shared the teaching responsibilities along with everything else, and I ran the Christmas stamp-a-stack session in the afternoon. We made 16 cards, four each of four designs. Today I thought I’d show you the first card we made, a simple one layer card. I got my inspiration from my recent Design Team card for CAS Colours & Sketches and was thrilled how it turned out:
I curved the ground stamp to form a hill and stamped it in Emerald Envy. The trees are stamped in Archival Basic Black and the pine tree is filled in with Emerald Envy, stamped off once. I re-made this card last weekend and didn’t stamp it off, but stamped it full strength. I think I preferred the stronger look – have a go and see what you think. The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set (Autumn Winter catalogue) and is stamped in Real Red. We finished it off with a gold star, from the Metallic Enamel Shapes (Annual Catalogue). Bling is always good!
If you’d like to join us on our next retreat the date is already set – Saturday 4th March. Save the date and come along!
See you on Tuesday.