I am pleased to say that this weekend marks another successful workshop! I had the pleasure of running a private workshop with Leyla – it was a great experience for us both. As she is new to paper crafting, card making and Stampin Up in general, I really loved having the opportunity to work one on one with her to show her all the tips & tricks that I have learned along the way.
When I was planning the workshop, I tried to put a lot of thought in to which techniques would be good to work with for beginners while still making fun & appealing projects.
The theme of the workshop was “May Flowers” so I wanted to make a card similar to one that my upline had made with the Fancy Flower punch. I found this video tutorial from Dawn on how to make a different style of a paper flower and LOVED the look of this technique.
I added an extra step to Dawn’s tutorial and sponged the edges of each flower layer with crumb cake ink; it is a bit time consuming to ink / sponge the edges, but it REALLY makes a difference and give the flower so much more dimension. You could also use the coordinating ink to match your card stock, or use a contrasting ink to give it an extra punch of color.
Here’s what we used to make this lovely card:
- Crumb Cake card stock (4.25 x 5.5)
- Very Vanilla card stock (4 x 5.25)
- Pretty in Pink ink (background stamped image)
- Crumb cake ink (sponged on edges of flower petals & along edge of very vanilla mat layer)
- Fancy Flower punch
- Itty Bitty Banners
- En Francais background stamp
- Pink Pirouette card stock (flowers)
- Champagne glimmer paint (on flowers)
- Twitterpated buttons
As always, your comments & feedback are welcome and appreciated!
Until next time stampers!