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.
Mother’s Day Paper Flowers Card
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)
As always, your comments & feedback are welcome and appreciated!
Look what my girls made in the Mini Workshop I hosted on Monday! We had a great time – I mean really, how much more perfect can girls night out be when it includes great company & crafting?!
Each workshop I host as a demonstrator, I always create a tutorial / handout for the participants to take home with them after the workshop so that they can recreate the cards again at home. As a little bonus for all you stampers out there, I have included a link to download the PDF tutorials on how to make each card from that workshop! Some of the other cards I have featured in other posts also have a PDF tutorial – if you are interested in one, please comment below or message me & I can email you a PDf copy.
Stampin Up Pinwheel sizzlits with Subtles DSP & stripes embossing folder
This card is super cute, but the pinwheel sizzlits can be a serious problem to put together… that is if you don’t know the trick to assembling them! Check out this video on the easy way to assemble these little guys with ease and no frustration: http://youtu.be/9PCjFyN7-qs
The other WAY COOL technique I taught the group was the “fork bow”. Who knew you could use a fork to produce consistent, easy to make bows!! I found this YouTube tutorial on how to make easy ribbon bows: http://youtu.be/RBza9q1rKRo
Papillion Potpourri Window card
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THIS CARD: