Thursday, October 7, 2010

Class Samples

Sorry I haven't posted more samples yet this week. My daughter was in play offs for girls golf this week. She placed 5th in her regional out of 73 girls!! On to sectionals next week. I've also been busy this week teaching at The Cottage Stamper, in St. Charles, IL. If you ever get the chance, stop in, they have a wonderful selection of the latest and greatest stamps and stencils, plus lots of other great products. Here are the cards we did in class this week.

This is the new coiled tree stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils (LG729). The first card used the Metallic Copper Embossing Paste, let that dry, then apply Stamp and Stick Glue with a finger dauber. The glue has to sit for a few minutes to get tacky, then apply a sheet of gold leaf, using a 3/4" stencil brush to pounce the leaf onto the paste. Don't forget to save the gold leaf scraps!

The blue card uses Glossy White Embossing Paste with Metallic F/X Navajo Blue powder mixed directly into the paste before pasting over the stencil. Let dry and embellish as desired.

The shadow technique used on the last card is one of my favorites. Tape your stencil down to the paper and use a small stencil brush to add your color (I used Brilliance Thyme and Galaxy Gold). Clean your stencil and place it directly back over the image. Move the stencil up and to the right about 1/16" to 1/8". Tape your stencil down and use the White Matte Embossing Paste over the image, remove the stencil and immediately sprinkle the paste with Crystal glitter.

Fun easy cards, but don't forget...the right papers and embellishments are what really finish the card.

Happy Creating,


Marijane said...

Beautiful cards! I am so glad you posted them with the instructions. I wasn't able to make class this week but can now apply these techniques to cards in the future.

Wendy said...

Oh WOW Louise!!! These are darling and congrats to your daughter!!!! Have a good weekend!

Deborah March said...

BEAUTIFUL trio...your shadow technique card is OUTSTANDING!!