Today I am sharing the cards I did for my recent card class which was themed 'For the Boys'. I let the ladies choose the sentiments on each card so they could make father's day cards, birthday cards or anything they wanted.
The first card uses the Open Sea stamp set and a technique I learnt from Lynn Fahey at our regional training event in Telford last month to make the watercolour-wash effect background. I don't know if this technique actually has name but it involves marker pens or ink pads, an acrylic block and a water spray bottle and it is so much fun! I was going to explain how it was done but I've just found a video on Lynn's blog so do check it out!
Stamps: Open Sea
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Markers: Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy
Card stock: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Other: Early Espresso Bakers Twine
The second card uses the Up Up and Away stamp set which is retiring next month! This card would be suitable for anyone of any age I think. The cloudy background paper is from the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series pack - one of my favourites. The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of Vellum card and wrapped around.
Stamps: Up, Up and Away, Perfectly Penned
Ink: Basic Grey, Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Markers: Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Vellum Card
Papers: Lucky Limeade from Designer Series Paper Stack, Sunshine and Sprinkles
The third card we made features the very popular owl punch! Most people who use this punch want one for themselves and I have sold a few in the last few weeks. This card is so cute with the owl peeping through the hole and the wood effect background paper is really effective.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Papers: Natural Composition, First Edition
Punches: Owl Builder,Bird Builder, Circle, Scallop Circle, Word Window, Modern Label
After a break for a cuppa and some cake we sat down and did this shirt and tie card involving some relaxing origami to make the folded tie. It looks more complicated than it really is - which is always the best way round I think!
Stamps: For my Family, Notable Alphabet
Ink: Midnight Muse
Card stock: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
Papers: Sahara Sand from Designer Series Paper Stack Subtles
Other: Mini Brads, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch