Thursday, March 13, 2008

Advanced Technique Projects

As requested, here are the 5 advanced technique cards I made last weekend. I (will) have most of the materials to make these cards.
Leave me a comment & let me know what you think.
A very pretty Acetate card we made for Mother's Day. I made one quite similar as a birthday card for a co-worker using the new She's All That stampset from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.

I also thought this Brayered Sky card turned out SO pretty... except for the middle of the big tree that didn't get inked up enough. D'oh!

This picture turned out better than I thought it would. You can REALLY see the cracked glass by clicking on the picture.

I don't really care for the colors used in this Criss Cross card, but I do like the concept of it. I've already purchased materials to make a card like this using the Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper. If you click on the picture, you'll see an up close image of the Build-a-Brads that we carry. I've never used 'em before so it was fun being able to try 'em out. I also bought some of these to demonstrate in future camps.

This card is such a beautiful card demonstrating the Faux Silk technique. Even though by clicking on the card to enlarge it, I feel you need to see it in person to really see the true beauty of it.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Advanced Techniques Class

Yesterday, I hosted a stamp camp here at my home. Originally, I was going to have it on a Sunday (last weekend), but several gals couldn't make it due to prior commitments but some could make it. So, I had this brilliant idea... I'll have one on Sunday & then one the following Saturday. I have a big house, but not a huge stamping space & so I thought having it broken up into two days would fix that issue...

Well, it would have worked out that way if everyone from Sunday's camp hadn't cancelled to come to Saturday's camp. I had 10 people stamping at my house yesterday afternoon for 3 hours.

I love these gals who came over. I don't get to see some of them all too often & so it's fun to catch up on what's going on in each other's lives.

After my camp, I went to a camp to do a little stampin myself. We learned 5 'advanced techniques' & they turned out beautiful:

1. Acetate Card
2. Criss-Cross Card
3. Cracked Glass Card
4. Brayered Sky Card
5. Faux Silk Card

I wouldn't incorporate all of them into one camp (unless I did *JUST* an advanced technique class), but maybe throw one in every now and again to demonstrate something new.